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Adam Abraham’s “When Magoo Flew”

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · American cinema, Animation history and criticism, Animation studios, Books

Adam Abraham’s new book, which has just been published by Wesleyan University Press, is an easy book to recommend to anyone interested in film or animation history. I was one of the anonymous readers Wesleyan engaged to evaluate it. A brief excerpt from my confidential evaluation is used on the back cover as an endorsement; […]

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UPA News: Two DVDs and a Book

November 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · American cinema, Animation history and criticism, Animation studios, Books, DVDs

Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew breaks the news that two DVD sets devoted to UPA’s theatrical cartoons are coming out soon: UPA Jolly Frolics due out on March 5th from Turner Classic Movies and  The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection 1949-1959 which s due out June 19th from Shout! Factory (both are available for preorder). Until now, the […]

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2011 McLaren-Lambart Award to Pierre Floquet

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

I’m a bit late posting on this, but it’s never too late to acknowledge Pierre Floquet receiving the Society for Animation Studies’ 2011 McLaren-Lambart Award “for the Best Scholarly Book on animation” for his Le langage comique de Tex Avery, published in 2009 byL’Harmattan.  Floquet, who’s on the faculty of IPB, Bordeaux University. His 1996 […]

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Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas — The Google eBook Edition

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Anime, Books, Harvey Deneroff

Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas, the book I helped Fred Ladd write about his involvement with anime (as producer and adapter of films/programs for the American market), as well as his view of the post-Astro Boy history of Japanese animation, is now available as a Google eBook. (It can be ordered here.) […]

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Frames of Anime

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Anime, Books, Japan

I just received a copy of Tze-Yue G. (“Gigi”) Hu’s long-awaited Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building recently published by Hong Kong University Press, and distributed in North America by University of Washington Press ($28.00 paperback and $55.00 hardcover). Gigi, who teaches Asian Studies at the University of Oklahoma’s School of International and Area Studies, […]

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Japanese Edition of Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Anime, Books, Japan, Television animation

The Japanese-language edition of  Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas, by Fred Ladd (with my assistance) has been published by NTT in a translation by Kumi Kaoru, the author of two books on Hayao Miyazaki.  The Japanese title is Anime ga Anime ni naru made (How the Japanese Cartoon Became “Anime”’). Kumi-san emailed me […]

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Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas Now Available on Kindle

December 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Anime, Books, Harvey Deneroff

 Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas, Fred Ladd’s personal history of his involvement with producing the American versions of such early Japanese animated TV series as Astro Boy and Gigantor, has now been made available as an Amazon’s Kindle Book for only $9.99, which you can order here. (The original print edition is, […]

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Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas Is Now Available

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Books, Japan, Television animation

Though the official publication date is March 2009, Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas: An Insider’s View of the Birth of a Pop Culture Phenomenon, Fred Ladd’s personal history of anime and his involvement in it, is now available and is priced at $35.00. (I am the second author, though save for writing […]

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Émile Cohl: L’inventeur du dessin animé

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Books, DVDs, History and criticism

Currently, there is an almost total lack of films by Émile Cohl, the pioneer French animator, who also worked in the United States,  available in on DVD; I know of two DVDs that I  that have his seminal Fantasmagorie (1908), which is often seen as the first fully animated film to explore the artistic possibilities […]

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Book Note: Fred Ladd’s Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Anime, Books

Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas: An Insider’s View of the Birth of a Pop Culture Phenomenon by Fred Ladd, with assistance from myself, has now been officially announced by McFarland, which is publishing it on November 30th. (It is also available for pre-order at Amazon.) The book is Fred’s story of his […]

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