Animation, Sport and Culture

Authors: Wells, P.

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.

About the authors

Paul Wells is Director of the Animation Academy, Loughborough University, UK. He has written widely in Animation Studies, including Understanding Animation, Re-Imagining Animation and The Animated Bestiary. He is also an established writer and director for TV, Film, Radio and Theatre, conducting consultancies worldwide based on his book, Scriptwriting.

Reviews

'Wells thinks deeply about animation and sport as cultural fields. In this frame, he identifies their preoccupations and possibilities, unpacking their entanglements and interfaces. Thus, the monograph is at once history, cultural analysis, cinematic criticism, and meditation on sport and society. In each of these pursuits, Animation, Sport and Culture makes valuable contributions that recommend it to readers... [It] deserves a broad, interdisciplinary readership... And while it has value for specialists in these areas interested in animated film, it will surely reward others concerned with physicality, narrative, and culture more generally.' - C. Richard King, Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, Washington State University, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sport and Animation: A Good Match?

    Wells, Paul

    Pages 1-29

  • Body Languages — Early Sporting Animation

    Wells, Paul

    Pages 30-57

  • Good Sports — Re-Imagining the Cartoon

    Wells, Paul

    Pages 58-96

  • Olympianimation — Global Forms and Perspectives

    Wells, Paul

    Pages 97-123

  • Animated Art, Sporting Aesthetics

    Wells, Paul

    Pages 124-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animation, Sport and Culture
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02763-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137027634
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02762-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43966-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 233
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