Wells provides an overview of the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose.
About animation, common people and specialists alike had (and still have) many ideas, but all remarkably confused. Animation – Genre and Authorship swept a lot of rubbish away – although never enough. The author, Paul Wells, is a British professor, author of many excellent books. In this case, he goes back to the mode of production and to the secrets of the craft, in the end challenging live-action movies as primary and pristine form of visual culture.