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By Noell K. Wolfgram Evans

Within the phrases of Walt Disney, "Animation can clarify regardless of the brain of guy can conceive." half biography, half background, half creative statement, this quantity seems at numerous significant figures within the box of animation and discusses how their contributions to the paintings of animation have affected the process the industry--and in lots of instances, had an instantaneous impression on pop culture as an entire. those proficient artists are divided into a number of classifications: Idealists (Art Babbitt, John Hubley); Mavericks (John Kricfalusi, Terry Gilliam); Technicians (the Fleischer Brothers); affects (Frank Tashlin, Matt Groening, Ray Harryhausen, Ed Benedict); Trailblazers (Lotte Rieniger, Lillian Friedman); Teller of stories (Henry Selick); lecturers (George Newall, Tom Yohe, the FMPU); and Storytellers (Joe supply, invoice Scott, Michael Maltese). every one animator is represented by means of an inventory of his or her key movies and awards.

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Unfortunately the government saw things differently, and as Hubley refused to cooperate, pressure was placed on UPA to take action. On May 31, 1952, John Hubley was fired from UPA. ) When John Hubley left UPA, he took with him the creative spark that had taken the studio to such glorious heights. ” In a matter of years UPA would be turning out the same formulaic cartoons that they had been formed to rail against. With its principal creators forced out, there was a type of poetic justice to the studio’s demise.

He took images from magazines and old photographs, cut them up, and animated them in a stop-motion (what he calls the Magpie Approach) fashion. ”9 This style was born half out of necessity and half out of inspiration. With time and budget pressing against him, he focused in on his background and found something he could cannibalize. While he was living in New York he had the opportunity to see Death Breath (1964, Stan van der Beek). It was a simple, stop-motion short starring (pictures of ) Richard Nixon trying to talk but having trouble because his foot kept literally getting stuck in his mouth.

John Kricfalusi 33 1996, but the glow was off. The public could tell that they were not watching the “real” Ren and Stimpy in action but someone trying to figure out how to put the pieces together. Like many an animator before him, Kricfalusi turned to commercials to keep the lights on in the studio. Fortunately for him he also had something none of his heroes did — the Internet. Even in its early iteration, Kricfalusi saw the Internet as more than just a viable delivery medium. He had learned from the mistakes of so many of his animator heroes years ago who sneered at the emerging marvel of television as an evil stepchild.

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