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By David Perlmutter

Animation has been a part of tv because the begin of the medium however it has hardly obtained impartial reputation from media students. extra usually, it's been ridiculed for supposedly negative technical caliber, accused of trafficking in violence geared toward little ones, and overlooked for indulging in vulgar habit. those accusations are usually made categorically, out of prejudice or lack of knowledge, with little try and comprehend the significance of every software by itself phrases. This publication takes a significant examine the complete style of tv animation, from the early topics and practices in the course of the evolution of the paintings to the current day. reading the productions of person studios and manufacturers, the writer establishes a method of knowing their paintings in new methods, while discussing the ways that the style has usually been unfairly marginalized by way of critics, and the way, specially lately, manufacturers have either challenged and embraced this "marginality" as an integral part in their paintings. through taking heavily whatever usually regarded as frivolous, the ebook presents a framework for figuring out the continual presence of tv animation within the American media--and how strangely influential it's been

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Itself began producing television animation in the 1990s, though, in their case, that was somewhat intentional. METRO -G OLDWYN-MAYER (MGM) The most financially affluent and artistically extravagant of the major studios of Hollywood’s Golden Age, MGM had no interest in animation during the silent era and seemed generally uninterested in it until Disney’s revolutionary success in the late 1920s and early 1930s. 76 This arrangement produced generally undistinguished product, and the studio ceased the arrangement in 1933.

In 1957, MGM chose to close its animation studio for financial reasons, the belief being that they could simply reissue older cartoons to theaters rather than be encumbered by the cost of producing new ones. Consequently, Hanna, Barbera and their staff chose to enter the new and burgeoning medium of television—with spectacular results, as this book will show later on. 83 UNITED PRODUCTIONS OF AMERICA (UPA) The last major animation studio of the theatrical animation era was also the one whose shadow ended up looming the largest over television animation, due to chronological, artistic and personnel symmetry.

The truth was that a new generation of animators was entering the field through television and they had fewer qualms about working in it because they could foresee the more lasting and enduring value of the medium, as well as the place that animation would be able to hold within it. It was, therefore, this generation of animators that would maintain the faith in animation as an art form during this uncertain time period in the field’s existence. The First Major Television Animation Series: “Crusader Rabbit” “Crusader Rabbit” was the first major television animation product to be seen as a weekly or daily series, one of the first to feature continuing characters and plotlines, and one of the first to be broadcast as part of a regular broadcasting schedule.

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