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The encyclopedia of animated cartoons
Lenburg, Jeff.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Checkmark Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

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NC1766.U5 L46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
NC1766.U5 L46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material
NC1766.U5 L46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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"The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons is the most comprehensive

Author Notes

Jeff Lenburg is the foremost authority on animated cartoons. He is also well versed in the history of every major Hollywood studio. For his work as an animation historian, he has been inducted into the Cartoon Legends Walk of Fame in Hollywood. He resides in Rancho Mirage, California.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Now your patrons can find reference material on The Simpsons and South Park. The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, which covers cartoon series, specials, and feature films, has 800 new entries on recent animated features, cable and network television shows, and specials. Entries include production credits and voices. The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons (not to be confused with Horn's World Encyclopedia of Comics [RBB Ap 1 99]) is broader in scope, examining caricature, editorial and political cartoons, sports cartoons, and syndicated panels, as well as animated cartoons.

Library Journal Review

This exhaustive work covers every animated feature-length, short, and made-for-TV film shown in the United States. Its coverage of international animation, including Japanese anime, is also impressive. The one reference source that no library should be without. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Significant revisions mark Lenburg's impressively thorough and authoritative update of his earlier reference work, The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series (CH, Dec'81). Introductory, well-informed commentary on favorite animated features is combined with data on silent cartoon series (some quite obscure treasures resurface), television series and specials, and theatrical cartoon series. Detailed notes on titles, dates, and key creative personnel provide an abundance of research material for film scholars and cartoon buffs. Illustrations and a selected bibliography are limited, but sufficient. No other work has gleaned and marshaled such a rich and comprehensive, truly encyclopedic, mass of valuable historical and filmographic items for the student of the American animated film. Recommended enthusiastically for all libraries, students, and general readers as a standard reference source.-T. Lindvall, Regent University



The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide of its kind. More than 2,200 cartoon entries encompass all aspects of this 20th-century cultural phenomenon: creators, directors, production studios, voice talents, episode titles, and dates of release. With a foreword by June Foray (the voice behind Granny and Rocky the Squirrel), more than 150 illustrations, and a nutshell history of American animation, this ready reference details every cartoon and every cartoon character ever created. From the provocative Betty Boop who was censored out of theaters to Mel Blanc--the supreme master of cartoon voices at Warner Brothers for more than 50 years--no star in the cartoon constellation is overlooked. This revised edition features:Every production from 1911 to the present, including animated features and television shows produced in the past five yearsSilent cartoonsSound cartoonsFull-length animated featuresAnimated television specialsTelevision series cartoonsAwards and honors. Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons by Jeff Lenburg All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Nutshell History of the American Animated Cartoonp. 1
Silent Cartoon Seriesp. 18
Theatrical Sound Cartoon Seriesp. 49
Full-Length Animated Featuresp. 160
Animated Television Specialsp. 215
Television Cartoon Seriesp. 353
Awards and Honorsp. 553
Selected Bibliographyp. 562
Indexp. 563