French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history.
Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
The first book dedicated exclusively to this history
Explores how French animators have forged their own visual styles, narrative modes, and technological innovations to construct a distinct national style, while avoiding the cliches and conventions of Hollywood's commercial cartoons
Includes more than 80 color and black and white images from the most influential films, from early silent animation to the recent internationally renowned Persepolis
Essential reading for anyone interested in the study of French film