Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, The Silent Era Abstract
* Winsor McCay conceived animation as an art form instead of a trade, and he became disappointed when he saw what others animators were doing with the practice.
Chapter 2, Walt Disney Abstract
* Black and white film, as well as the silent era limited the extent of animation.
Chapter 3, Max Fleischer Abstract
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