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French animation history
Table of Contents
Introduction: the rise of animation in France. The beginnings of animation ; Stop-motion animation attractions -- Silent animation: Emile Cohl and his artisanal legacy. Emile Cohl, caricature, and the rise of studio animation ; Emile Cohl at Pathé, Eclipse, and Eclair Studios ; Graphic art and the cartoon: Lortac and O'Galop ; But is it "Animation"?: French avant-garde and moving pictures -- French animation and the coming of sound. Ladislas Starewich's fabled puppets ; Berthold Bartosch' L'idée: a working-class allegory ; Jean Painlevé's La Barbe bleue ; Alexandre Alexeieff, Claire Parker, and the print screen ; Niche cartoons: lyrical Joie de vivre and the surreal La fortune enchantée -- Toward an alternative studio structure. Paul Grimault and the artist-owned animation studio ; Transitional animation: from high art to made-for-TV ; Toward a new era of micro-studios: Laguionie and Laloux -- French animation's renaissance. Le cartoon plan ; Michel Ocelot's alternative mode of production ; Comic book aesthetics and niche studios ; Contemporary French animation: 2006 and beyond -- Conclusion: French animation today.