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The Animated Films of Don Bluth
Written by John Cawley
Introduction by John Tesh
1991 - Image Publishing

This was the first comprehensive look at the career of Don Bluth. The book was released by a small publisher, with an initial print run of around 2000. An error in printing caused sections of text to be inadvertantly dropped. A few years later, the publisher went out of business. Copies of this book are extremely rare.

Cartoon Confidential
Written by Jim Korkis & John Cawley
Introduction by Bill Hanna
1991 - Malibu Graphics

14 essays including "Animated Super-Heroes of the 60s", "Sex and Censorship in Animation" (referenced by Time Magazine), "Toons on the Air: Radio Toon", "Snap, Crackle, Cartoons" (cereal characters as cartoons), "Born Again Toons" (attempts to revive old characters), and "Prime Time Animation B.S. (Before Simpsons)". Also a complete listing and description of every animated short to win an Oscar.

The Encyclopedia of Cartoon Superstars
Written by John Cawley & Jim Korkis
Forewords by Leonard Maltin & Jack Hannah
1990 - Pioneer

Contains detailed biographies of 25 key animated characters - Alvin & the Chipmunks, Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Casper, Coyote & Roadrunner, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, Droopy, Felix the Cat, The Flintstones, Heckle & Jeckle, Huckleberry Hound, Mr. Magoo, Mickey Mouse, Pink Panther, Popeye, Porky Pig, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Roger Rabbit, Scooby-Doo, Smurfs, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and Yogi Bear.

Get Animated!'s Animation Art Buyer's Guide
Written by John Cawley & Jim Korkis
1992 - Malibu Press

One of the most comprehensive books on the topic of collecting animation. Included are chapters on the history of animation art collecting (studios began selling art back in the 1930s!), how to protect your collection and a glossary of animation art terms. Also included is a major interview with Phyllis Craig, who worked as a cel painter on Disney classic features and was one of the first people to operate the studio's Xerography equipment. There's even tips from such major collectors and dealers as Ruth Clampett, Linda Jones, Andreas Deja, Scott Shaw! and others.

How to Create Animation
Written by John Cawley & Jim Korkis
Foreword by John Musker
1990 - Pioneer

Not another "how to draw book", rather this is a series of in-depth interviews with those who create contemporary animation. How they got into the business, what their job is, the productions they loved, the productions they hated and what their daily routine is. Talents include Don Bluth, Chris Buck, Glen Keane, Darrel Van Citters, Ron Clements, Scott Shaw!, Pete Alvarado, Ed Gombert, Mitch Schauer, Mike Giamimo, Bob Givens, Bill Lorencz, Phil Phillipson, Mark Kausler, John Pomeroy, and Gary Goldman. Also included are comments from classic creators like Bob Clampett, Jack Hannah, Chuck Jones and Bill Scott.

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