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Betty Boop, Felix The Cat, Fantasia: The Origin Stories And Lasting Impacts Of Early Animation




circa 1950: Animators working at Transfilm studios, New York.
circa 1950: Animators working at Transfilm studios, New York.
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The new book “Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries that Inspired the Golden Age of Animation” tells the stories of the artists who developed some of the most iconic cartoons to date and how they made a lasting impact on the world of animation. Author Reid Mitenbuler dives into the origins, rivalries, music and even politics that made way for animation as we see it today. Larry sits down with Mitenbuler to discuss.

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Reid Mitenbuler, author of the new book “Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries that Inspired the Golden Age of Animation” (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020); he tweets @ReidMitenbuler