Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1898-1928

NEW METAPHOR BOOKS

Before Mickey first edition cover
  • Before Mickey first edition cover
  • Before Mickey first edition interior spread 1
  • Before Mickey first edition interior spread 2
  • Before Mickey first edition interior spread 3
  • Before Mickey first edition back cover
  • $ 30.00
Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1898-1928
Donald Crafton
MIT Press / 1982 / out of print / first edition / hardcover / 6.6 x 9.1 in / 413 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780262030830 / weight: 1.6 lb
Condition: very good, still bright, minor shelf wear on edges of dust jacket, interior clean and unmarked

Description:
This first edition of Donald Crafton’s 1982 Before Mickey is still the only in-depth history of animation covering 1898 to 1928—a thirty-year period of radical experimentation the likes of which we might never see again. This lively account captures the spirit of pioneering animators such as Otto Messmer, Winsor McCay, and Ladislas Starevitch while deftly explaining their individual styles, including their habit of injecting themselves into their art by appearing on screen as characters. From techniques of sketching and feats of mechanical ingenuity to innovative marketing campaigns, Crafton goes into fascinating detail about the era’s most important animated films including,  Felix the Cat and Girdie the Dinosaur. Before Mickey is easily the best book on the history of animation ever written.

Success! You are welcome to continue shopping or go straight to your cart .

c