ANI 206 History of Animation

Winter 2012-2013
Class number: 25956
Section number: 502
MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
CDM 00708 Loop Campus

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Week 1 This schedule is subject to change throughout the semester.

Introduction to the course. Pre-Cinema animation and early cinema devices: Reynaud, Plateau
Readings: pages 35-53.
The evolution of animation in France and US: Blackton, Cohl, & McCay
Readings: 49-53, 62-64, 73.

Week 2

European experimentation: Starewicz, Reiniger, & Fischinger

Readings: pages 58-59, 80, 84, 88-92, 102-104, 109-110, 112, 116-117.
The US studio system: Otto Messmer and Max Fleischer

Readings: pages 60-61, 65-69, 74-75, 81, 100-101, 106-107, 115, 126-136.
Week 3

Walt Disney and the quest for realism

Quiz 1

Readings: 75-79, 96-99, 105, 11, 118-120, 138-139.

Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett & Warner Bros.

Readings:121-123, 141-142 .
Week 4
Banned cartoons: Racism and WW II Propaganda

First Analysis Paper due

Readings: 143-144.

Animation behind the Iron Curtain: Jiri Trnka and Yuri Norstein

Readings: 114,150-151, 174-175,185, 188, 201-202, 240, 272
Week 5 .
Norman McLaren and the National Film Board of Canada

Research paper subject due: send as email, with R Paper in the subject.

Readings: 55, 158-159, 228, 260.

John Hubley and the stylistic legacy of the UPA

Readings: 124-125, 144-145,152, 156-157, 178-179, 186-187.

Week 6 Hanna-Barbera, Jay Ward, Art Clokey and the birth of TV animation

Quiz 2

Readings: 127,155,170.

Films for adults I: Animal Farm, Allegro Non Troppo and Yellow Submarine

Readings:146-147, 162-163, 204-205, 230-231.

Week 7

Films for adults II: Fantastic Planet and Fritz the Cat

Readings:218-219, 222-223

International stop-motion: Peter Lord and Nick Park. Eastern European modern stop motion masters Svankmajer and Barta.

Second Analysis Paper due
Readings: 252-253, 268-269, 301-303, 346-347,354-355.

Week 8
The return of the feature: Richard Williams and Don Bluth

Readings: 221, 245-247, 261, 274-275, 282-283, 290-291, 293, 294-295.

Research paper due

The Japanese Disneys: Tezuka and Miyazaki

Readings: 71, 176, 190, 197, 212, 224,
240-241, 257, 273, 278-281,305-306, 311, 317, 332.

Week 9
TV grows up: Groening, Kricfalusi, Judge, Stone and Parker

Quiz 3

Readings: 284-285, 288, 296-297, 307, 309, 319.
Stop motion and special effects animation: O?Brien, Harryhausen and Tippett

Readings: 86-87, 108, 160, 172-173.

Week 10 Visual Effects CGI: ILM, George Lucas, James Cameron , Peter Jackson and WETA

Readings: 56-57, 255, 292, 388.

Character CGI : Tron, Pixar and the birth of character CGI

Readings: 166, 225, 238, 248-249, 263-265, 298-299, 314-315, 328-329, 342-343, 348-351, 369.

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