Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Test | 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 the obstacles to early animation. What struggles did animators like McCay and Cohl overcome in creating animation?

Essay Topic 2

Which studio made the biggest or most significant contribution to the animation industry? Why do you think this is true? Which studio can you learn the most from?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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