About the Author: Jerry Beck helped create Animation Magazine and has contributed to such publications as Hollywood Reporter and Variety. and PDI, reprinted with permission by Dream Works Animation; Mutant Aliens © Bill Plympton; Gulliver’s Travels.
He is the author of six books, including Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide and Outlaw Animation. B367 2005 016.79143’75—dc22 2005008629 Front cover design: Leslie Cabarga Interior design: Rattray Design All images courtesy of Cartoon Research Inc. and PDI, reprinted with permission by Dream Works Animation; Photograph from the motion picture Ghost in the Shell 2 ™ & © 2004 Dream Works L. Back cover images (left to right): Johnny the Giant Killer, Gulliver’s Travels, The Snow Queen © 2005 by Jerry Beck All rights reserved First edition Published by A Cappella Books An Imprint of Chicago Review Press, Incorporated 814 North Franklin Street Chicago, Illinois 60610 ISBN 1-55652-591-5 Printed in the United States of America 54321 For Marea Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction ix About the Author and Contributors’ Biographies xiii Chronological List of Animated Features xv Alphabetical Entries 1 Appendix 1: Limited Release Animated Features 325 Appendix 2: Top 60 Animated Features Never Theatrically Released in the United States 327 Appendix 3: Top 20 Live-Action Films Featuring Great Animation 333 Index 335 Each provided wisdom.
Many competing studios simply churned out second-rate childre n’s films. To my surprise I learned there was ve ry little published on the history of animated features. and decided I had to compile the information myself. He is the former vice president of animation for Nickelodeon Movies and has produced several animated television series. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title. \Jerry Beck helped create Animation Magazine and has contributed to such publications as Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He is the author of six books, including Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide and Outlaw Animation. He has taught courses on animation at the University of California–Los Angeles, New York University, and The School of the Visual Arts. These movies use live-action photography of puppets. This was my first line in the sand—limit the list to U. Robot Carnival (1991) listed herein contain original animation created specifically for that film)—nor does this list include numerous foreign-animated features that have been dubbed in English and that have appeared on U. This book contains the most accurate and complete list of U. and various festivals of animation (package features such as Fantasia (1940). Fo reign titles that went direct to video—like Mi y a z a k i’s Kiki’s De l i ve ry Service (1989) or It a l y’s The Magic Voyage ( 1 9 9 2 ) — we re also excluded. It does not include marionette and puppet films like Thunderbirds Are Go (1967).x Introduction I began collecting data on animated features while at Nick Movies and kept doing it after I left the department. A theatrical release must have played in legitimate movie theaters (college campus showings. If it was a Japanese feature released only to television. keeping close tabs of new animated films as they were released. I set up criteria for what films to include and exclude. and film festival screenings do not count) and should have some re s i dual evidence of its release: distribution accessories such as a movie trailer. T h e re are literally thousands of animated f e a t u res from all parts of the globe (though Japan certainly holds the world’s record). Doing so allowed me to add new titles as they came to light. back in the 1980s and ’90s showed many foreign-animated features. then online as part of my “Cartoon Research” Web site. I started a work-in-progress list of titles in chronological order—first on paper. from The Animatrix (2002) and Lil’ Pimp (2005) to all the Land Before Time movies and numerous Disney “sequels. or a new computer-generated image is created specially for each frame of film. He has taught courses on animation at the University of California? Front cover images (clockwise from top left): Photograph from the motion picture Shrek ™ & © 2001 Dream Works L. Los Angeles, New York University, and The School of the Visual Arts.