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An inside look at the creation of today's most famous animated TV shows and feature films. Forty-seven interviews with artists and industry representatives ranging from "Shrek" director Andrew Adamson to "Rugrats" producer Gabor Csupo chronicle the artistic challenges and commercial dynamics behind blockbusters such as "The Simpsons", "Southpark", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Dragon Tale". From first drawing board sketch to wriggling TV character, it details the thrills and challenges of making animated cartoon movies as told by the industry's most successful creators. Through first-hand accounts, the volume covers the entire process of animated movie creation from idea finding, writing, financing, directing, designing, animating, voicing and composing music, to distributing and promoting the show to TV channels and networks. The author, an accomplished animation artist and writer, intersperses his comments with 75 drawings and photos, anecdotes, and a true "toon" artists' sense of humour. Featuring technical know-how, career advice, and trivia, this resource should be of interest to cartoon lovers and aspiring creators of animated films and television series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581152692
ISBN-10: 1581152698
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Allen Nuewirth

Allen Neuwirth is a prolific writer, producer, director, and creator / developer of animated TV shows and commercials. His work for clients such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Fox Family has earned him numerous awards and the respect of leading animation artists and industry icons, including the makers of Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas. He has produced the prestigious children's animation Fix and Foxi for the BBC and has written for many other noted animation projects. He is the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Chelsea Boys, which is currently being turned into an animated TV series by the producers of The Simpsons, and is profiled in Who's Who in the World. He has taught writing for animated TV at New York University and the School of Visual Arts and is the owner of a flourishing animation company, Neuwirth Design. He lives in New York City.