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eBook The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons ePub

by Leonard Maltin,Jerry Beck

  • ISBN: 1608870030
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Leonard Maltin,Jerry Beck
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Insight Editions; 1st edition (July 6, 2010)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1317 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1261 kb
  • Other: mbr rtf azw lit
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 592

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jerry Beck is the author of over fifteen books on animation history.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. com and blogs about modern animation at AnimationScoop. A former studio executive with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney TV, Beck currently teaches animation history at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, where he lives.

The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons is a 2010 hardcover book covering the greatest one-hundred Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated cartoons. In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection.

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Start by marking The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Early in his career, Beck collaborated with film historian Leonard Maltin on his book Of Mice and Magic (1980), organized animation festivals in Los Angeles, and was instrumental in founding the international publication Animation Magazine. In the 1990s, Beck taught course on the art of animation at UCLA, NYU, and The School of Visual Arts.

Publisher:Pocket Books.

Jerry Beck, Leonard Maltin. In a world of sarcastic rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, stuttering pig, & dancing frogs what defines greatness? This questions was posed to thousands of fans, historians, & animators who were asked to select the greatest Looney Tunes episodes of all time based on historical significance, biggest laughs, & important milestones.

I would like to congratulate Jerry Beck on his fine work, and recommend 'The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes' cartoons as a gift to anyone who has grown up, but still appreciates how wonderful these animated shorts were, or to somebody you're trying to convert. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself digging out the DVDs, or heading onto YouTube to watch some of the cartoons after reading about them.

cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection. About Leonard Maltin.

This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection. Evaluated on their comedic brilliance, innovative animation, historical significance, and creative merit, cartoon historian Jerry Beck and the Cartoon Brew team of animation experts reveal the amusing anecdotes and secret origins behind such classics as "What's Opera, Doc?," "One Froggy Evening," and "Duck Dodgers in the 241/2th Century.

Cartoons, by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald (1989), Henry Holt .

Cartoons, by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald (1989), Henry Holt, ISBN 0-8050-0894-2. Chuck Amuck : The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, ISBN 0-374-12348-9. That's Not All, Folks! by Mel Blanc, Philip Bashe. Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-39089-5 (Softcover). ISBN 0-446-51244-3 (Hardcover). ISBN 0-452-25993-2 (Softcover). ISBN 0-613-64753-X (Hardcover).

Cartoons (with Will Friedwald, 1989) alongside The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons (2010). He is also an authority on the making of modern films, with his books detailing the art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, DreamWorks' Madagascar, and Bee Movie. In the 1990s, Beck taught courses on the art of animation at UCLA, NYU, and The School of Visual Arts. As the title states, it covers a list of one hundred of the greatest Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, hand picked by fans of the series. Jerry quipped on one forum that he felt the book should have been called The 100 Looney Tunes You Must See, implying that there are far more great shorts that didn't make it.

The 100 greatest Looney Tunes Cartoonsis the definitive, and illustrated, answer to a question posed to over 10,000 participants, then researched and written by Jerry Beck and cartoon experts like Mark Evanier (Kirby King of Comics, Abrams), Jeff Smith (Bone, Scholastic), and Paul Dini (Batman The Animated Series). In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to createThe 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitiveLooney Tunescollection. Evaluated on their comedic brilliance, innovative animation, historical significance, and creative merit, cartoon historian Jerry Beck and the Cartoon Brew team of animation experts reveal the amusing anecdotes and secret origins behind such classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “One Froggy Evening,” and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.” Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives,The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoonssettles the debate on the best of the best, and poses a new question: Is your favorite one of the greatest? Includes Guest Commentaries from notable authors, animators, and comic book writers, including:Mark Evanier, Jeff Smith, Charles Carney, Paul Dini, Mark Newgarden, John Canemaker, Leonard Maltin, and many, many more!

Comments

Lightwind Lightwind
For this aged baby - boomer who grew up watching and loving these cartoons this book is a perfect fit and gift. The Warner Brothers {WB} cartoons and their characters are {in my opinion} by far the best known, best loved and most entertaining cartoons of the golden age of Hollywood that not even Walt Disney cartoons can top !!. The 100 cartoons represented in this book are the like the cream from them skimmed right off the top. I couldn't quarrel or dispute any of the choices and I applauded and appreciated the informative, pithy narrative and comments allied to the excellent pictures. My favorite character "Yosemite Sam" was well represented but pride of place in the book goes to Bug Bunny, Tweedy, Slyvester and Daffy Duck whose comic personna's continually evolved to keep them fresh and up to date.

The marvelous creative team of the WB cartoon department is beyond exemplar - cartoon directors Bob Clampett, Fritz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Arthur Davis and Robert Mckimson, music director Carl Stalling, the unique voices created by Mel Blanc, Bea Benadaret and June Foray {that always perfectly match the characters}, story lines by Frank Tashlin, Michael Maltese and Ted Pierce and all the other technicians and artists get well deserved kudos for their contributions that make these cartoons so entertaining and special. WB produced almost 1000 cartoons and it is astonishing that the cartoon department was able to keep the frantic pace, humor and creative energy at such a high level of excellence for almost 3 decades.

Most of us have one particular favorite cartoon and mine is on page 112 - "Little Red Riding Rabbit" with Bugs, a cross dressing, dim-witted wolf and an obnoxious Bobby Soxer Red Riding Hood {unforgettably voiced by Bea Benadaret} with Red skreeching "HEY GRANDMA !!" one time too many galvanizing Bugs to take an 180 degree turn to settle with her "once and for all ". I love these cartoons, loved this book and I give it 5 stars - Highly recommended.
IWAS IWAS
I love the old studio-era cartoons, and recently saw Chuck Jones on a Dick Cavett show re-run. Very, very interesting, and that inspired me to start checking out cartoon history and cartoon overview books. Chuck Jones mentioned that Warner Brothers had trashed, or otherwise discarded, hundreds of thousands of cartoon cels and drawings, which both he and Cavett thought was a historical loss of major proportions.
nadness nadness
The Looney Tunes book arrived quickly & was in excellent condition for a so-called "used" book (no way!) - especially since it cost just a fraction of the price. This book gives you the complete history of how Looney Tunes came to be. I didn't realize how little I knew. It was fun reading about my favorite episodes even though there were so many I'd never seen before. Anyone that likes watching the older cartoons will enjoy reading this book.
Domarivip Domarivip
The whole run of classic Looney Tunes from the 1930s through the 1960s totals somewhere around 1000 films. This book does a decent job of cutting that jungle down to size, sifting out the best, the funniest, the most acclaimed, the most influential. For somebody not already steeped in Looney Tunes knowledge, this is an outstanding introduction.

So what's missing? Pepe Le Pew is represented only by a single brief appearance. Taz, Witch Hazel and Pete Puma are nowhere to be seen. The list is understandably biased toward the 1940s and 1950s while revealing little of the B&W learning curve of the 1930s (Foxy and Bosco didn't make the cut either) or the awkward, budget-starved efforts of the 1960s. In his introduction Jerry Beck freely admits, "One hundred slots weren't nearly enough to cover all the greats!" This book doesn't try to be an exhaustive guide or history book, and I think that's OK.

Each cartoon is given a two-page spread with photos, a plot summary, commentary from various cartoon scholars and professionals, statistics and credits, and often a brief additional comment from Mr. Beck. They're presented in alphabetical order, which I think was a good call. At the beginning is a thumbnail index which makes it easy to find any cartoon in seconds. In the back is both a director index and a character index, also mighty convenient.

This is a small book, which some have complained about. To me it seems like a convenient size, and big enough to show what needs to be shown. By its nature it's a summary. Instead of showing lots of big, beautiful pictures, it assumes you'll proceed to watch the actual cartoons!
Xmatarryto Xmatarryto
The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons is an essential reference for anyone interested in animation, especially the golden age of animation from Warner Bros.

Each featured animation is given a thoughtful profile with samples and synopsis plus other neat bits of info and insight.