Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Mickey Mouse and Animation Links

GreenCine Daily reminds Film Studies For Free that it's Mickey Mouse's birthday today - eighty years to the day since his first film appearance in Steamboat Willie. GC Daily points us in the direction of a nice annotated photo gallery with informative text by Neal Gabler, author of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, at the Guardian Online. And once there you can find a tribute video with some wonderful clips (you just have to endure a short advert to watch them). The BBC also offers some infotaining fun with the old mouse, too. If Disney World's anthropomorphism or cultural imperialism are not your cup of tea, then check out another cultural text that 'age cannot wither ..., nor custom stale': Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart's enduringly essential How to Read Donald Duck.

Anyhow, on the occasion of this mousepicious anniversary, the ever event-driven Film Studies For Free decided to gather together in one place (below) all its current animation online-resource links (to archives, online films, weblogs, e-journals and noteworthy articles, e-zines, discussion and research groups, and podcasts):


Anonymous said...

Catherine, I'm not sure if you've ever referenced Philip Brophy's huge site of his writings at philipbrophy.com - including many texts, lectures and course outlines on animation, especially anime. Philip is an Australian critic and artist who wrote both 100 ANIME and 100 SOUNDTRACKS for the BFI, and his work goes back some years before even his famous mid 80s SCREEN article "Horrality" - his stuff deserves to be better known internationally.

Catherine Grant said...

Thanks a lot for your suggestion, Adrian. And I'm sure to add the link you've passed belatedly to the above post and to other relevant sections of FSFF.

Catherine Grant said...

Just to clarify: the belatedness is all mine and the helpfulness al yours!