Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons - Study Guide Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, "Paul Terry and Terrytoons," is a look at the work of Paul Terry, a man who was interested more in the product of film rather than the artistic love of the medium. Although Terry's studio was much smaller than that of rival Disney, Terry managed to turn out 26 films per year. While Disney was spending months, perhaps years, on a feature, the staff at Terrytoons was cranking out a film every two weeks. Beside the hard work that went into the cartoons, Terry believed in spending as little money as possible to produce films, hoping to increase the company's profits.

Terry came from a California family, most of which boasted some artistic talent. In fact, Terry was one of the first working animators in the country. Terry eventually moved into photography although he kept his hand in the art of cartoons. Everything...

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