Tuesday, 24 March 2009


Understanding Animation by Paul Wells is a book that covers a very wide range of topics within animation. It includes a variety of case studies and thorough analysis and theories about animation. The book starts with Film Studies theories and a bit of its history , followed by Animated Films which talks about the Disney studios, Animation theory which compares orthodox and experimental animation, Narrative Strategies, 25 Ways to Start Laughing and Issues with Representation. The topic that I'm most intrested for my essay is 25 Ways to Start Laughing where the author goes in-depth talking about comedy. It includes the beginning of comedy and the different types, as well as theories of why we find certain things funny and how it has been used by animators in animation.

This book proves to be quite helpful since it covers comedy in a broad-way.

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