The work of animators has brought joy, laughter, and excitement to countless audiences ever since this lively art first flickered onto movie screens in the early 20th century. Today, those responsible for many classic and popular characters, films, and television shows hold an honored place in American pop culture. A new, first-ever biography series now chronicles the lives and work of eight icons fitting this description in Legends of Animation (Chelsea House Publishers) by author Jeff Lenburg.
As Lenburg, an award-winning author of 30 books and nationally acknowledged expert on animated cartoons, stated,“The subjects I chose to include in this series are among the most honored and recognized from the worlds of film and television animation and their classic characters are known and loved around the world and the most imitated and admired today.”
Each title in the eight-book series surveys the life of each animated selected from animation’s more-than-100-year history, whose technical wizardry and creative inspiration have made him a legend. Emphasis is given to each animator’s professional achievements, impact on popular culture, and the innovations pioneered.