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 at least two rivalries present in the animation industry. Why did these rivalries come about? How were they resolved? Was there a clear "winner"?

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate Paul Terry's career as a whole. Was he successful? Why or why not? Describe the setbacks and failures that Terry experienced. How was he able to still be considered successful?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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