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. Who was Krazy Kat distributed through?

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

3. When was Iwerks offered his own studio?

4. How long did it take Iwerks to complete "Plane Crazy"?

5. When did Iwerks and Disney meet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast UPA, MGM, and Paramount. Which studio was the most successful? The least? Identify unique qualities about each studio and then list similarities between the three.

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 military and war on the animation industry. How was Walter Lantz's career affected by war? Which other animators were directly affected by wars and how?

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