Everything you need to understand or teach Of Mice and Magic by Leonard Maltin.
Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons" is a work of non-fiction. The book is comprised of 13 chapters as well as a glossary and filmographies listed by studio.
The book begins with "The Silent Era," covering the birth of the cartoon short. The Silent Era ended in the 1920s when sound was first introduced in the film industry.
Chapters 2-12 contain history on the major players in the animation industry. Maltin covers how the industry grew and evolved, the major players involved, and the inventions and innovations that were enabled animation to evolve to its current level.
Maltin pays homage to the early influences in the industry, such as Winsor McCay and John Bray.
The chapters focus on individual studios, their contributions, techniques and people that made each of them great.
After the Silent Era, Maltin focuses on Walt Disney, by far one...
Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Lesson Plans contain 99 pages of teaching material, including: