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Cartoon Animation

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  165 ratings  ·  10 reviews
This is the one sourcebook that cartooning and animation enthusiasts have been clamoring about for years! A time-tested classic, this tried-and-true reference is often used as a textbook in cartooning workshops, and beginning and professional cartoonists alike are known to have copies of Cartoon Animation in their libraries. In this comprehensive title, famed animator Pres...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Walter Foster Publishing
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Stephanie Yuhas
Paired with "The Animator's Workbook" and online software tutorials, you can learned more from this book than a 4-year degree from arts school. Believe me, I know - I just paid off that degree a few weeks ago.
Max
Jul 27, 2013 Max rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Written by Preston Blair, an animator for both Disney AND MGM during the Golden Age of Animation, this book talks about animation, creating cartoon characters, and depicting their actions. While he talks about animation principles towards the back of the book, don't write off this book as being useless to anyone else.

Blair demonstrates the principles of geometric shapes, constructing your characters, and depicting action. These are solid principles that make up drawing in general and should be...more
Simon
A combination of two Preston Blair books which present his iconic design and animation style. Blair worked for Disney (Fantasia and others) and Hanna-Barbera (Flintstones). My favourite period however is at MGM with Tex Avery (satirical, racy and very funny films). This book includes some familiar characters such as the dance routine from Red Hot Riding Hood.
Sharp reproductions in colour and black and white, glossy paper.
Nina Harp
This is hands down one of the greatest reference books for those interested in hand drawn animation and provides great insight into transforming your workspace into a home animation studio on the cheap. Invaluable tips on squash and stretch, walking, running, and simplified anatomy.
Luke
fantastic. my college animation professor turned me on to preston blair's books. i was able to get the two large size editions before they combined 'em into this one book.
Nada Muhammad
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I highly recommend this book for all the beginners in animations .
Liston Morris
This is a quick and handy reference. Preston Blair let go a lot of secrets in this book and almost got in trouble.
Sky
I must for anyone doing any kind of animation from cell to stop to 3D!
Michael
One of the best books EVER written about animation.
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