Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Leonard Maltin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mintz's primary concern?

2. Who were many Warner Brothers animators told to copy?

3. Who is described as being "animation's forgotten man"?

4. Who was Van Beuren's most successful character?

5. In what year was "String Bean Jack" created?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe McCay's career and inspiration. How did he become an animator and why did he choose to become one? What successes did he have? What were his downfalls? What contribution did McCay make to the animation industry as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of Walt Disney's animated features that you are familiar with. Analyze the aspects of animation that you think Walt Disney personally liked or would have liked. If it is a post-death piece, analyze whether or not it is true to Disney's high standards.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the role of the major studios (Paramount, Warner Bros) in the lives of smaller studios like those run by Walt Disney and Fleischer. Describe at least two instances of interference, either positive or negative. Then evaluate whether or not the major studio presence was negative or positive overall.

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