". its encyclopedic style will find it a place in the library of everyone interested in the subject." Kirkus Reviews"This exciting and informative encyclopedia... is a worthy and welcome addition to our library on world-wide cartooning... this is a marvelous compendium, one that belongs on the coffee-table and on the scholar s shelf." Journal of Popular Culture..". this valuable effort... promises to be the basic reference on its subject for some time to come." Booklist"Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film." Choice"Best of all, though, are the author s unexpectedly clever insights." Los Angeles Times Book Review"This encyclopedic survey of commercial and fine art animation is well illustrated and international in scope; few new books on animation contain as much material as this important volume." Wilson Library BulletinThe long-awaited English-language edition of a classic study of world animation, Cartoons provides the first comprehensive, detailed history and critique of cinema animation world-wide. Over 70 countries, 2,000 animators, and 3,000 films are covered in this lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and encyclopedic account."