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2-D Animation Paperback – 25 May 2001

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (25 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2880464455
  • ISBN-13: 978-2880464455
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 23.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,247,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2-D animation is the longest-established and most wide-spread animation tradition encompassing the one-man band type operation as well as the huge studios producing feature films such as "Rugrats". As each of the 15 animators in this volume reveal, techniques vary as much as style - Polish animator Plotr Dumala creates film from scratching on plaster, Michel Ocelot uses cut-out animation and Alexandr Petrov paints on glass. The book also features animators who use traditional cel animation and those who exploit the possibilities offered by new technology. This highly-illustrated work devotes one chapter to each animator who will discuss in-depth three commercial projects and one personal project.

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It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it's certainly a good book.
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HASH(0x94ad6780) out of 5 stars fresh review for wonderful art 30 Jan. 2002
By Hung-Jen Liu - Published on
Format: Paperback
This first book of new series bring me a fresh new world about animation. The artists introduced in this book must be the most creative ones. Under this impression,I will highly expect the next book of this series.
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HASH(0x95382cd8) out of 5 stars Animation is Alive and Well, Thank You! 30 Jan. 2005
By R. Jurosik - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you are curious about the state of international animation, purchase of copy of "2D and Beyond". It was through this book that I first learned about the likes of Michel Ocelot, Daniel Greaves, Wendy Tilby, Koji Morimoto and others. The still frames are marvelous, the production sketches are fantastic, and the articles really bring the reader closer to the featured animators.

These fabulous animators deserve greater exposure. Since I've read this book, I've sought out every opportunity to see the work of these artists. The introduction mentions that this book is the first in a series. If that's so, I eagerly await the upcoming volumes. My only request: please include a DVD of the short films!

If you purchase and enjoy the book as much as I did, check out "Animation Now!" - a more recent text which does include a DVD with brief clips of a few of these works.
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