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Canemaker, John

Works: 116 works in 293 publications in 3 languages and 6,488 library holdings
Genres: Animated films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Film adaptations  Drama  Fantasy films  Biography  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Director, Animator , Editor, win, Author of introduction, Commentator, Artist, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Canemaker
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Winsor McCay, his life and art by John Canemaker( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canemaker reviews and fully analyzes McCay's achievements in print and film, examining his work in relation to his life, his family, and to American culture and values of the period. Original art from all of McCay's endeavors and rare personal photographs, all lovingly preserved by the family, provide a lavish visual counterpart to Canemaker's fascinating text. This painstakingly thorough biography begins with McCay's childhood in pioneer Michigan, circa 1870, and explores his earliest attempts to find an artistic voice in Chicago and turn-of-the-century Cincinnati, his work with circus posters, as a quick-sketch newspaper reporter, as a headliner chalk-talk artist in vaudeville, as crown jewel in William Randolph Hearst's grand line-up of newspaper cartoonists, and as the greatest of the early animators
Paper dreams : the art & artists of Disney storyboards by John Canemaker( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmakers from Orson Welles to Federico Fellini would never have created some of their most brilliant masterpieces without the help of a seemingly simple technique called storyboarding. But storyboarding itself was born from another type of masterpiece--the animated film, specifically the animated features of Walt Disney." "In the early 1930s, artists at Walt Disney Studios invented the storyboard when they found that a film's visual and narrative flow could be easily discerned, and hence developed, by simply pinning a series of sketches on corkboard. At Disney, storyboards were, and still are, an essential intermediary stage coming after concept designs, but before actual animation. They are key in helping artists and writers develop characters and themes." "Paper Dreams explores this creative search for memorable stories, and the development of the situations and personalities that makes every Disney animated film a classic. Included are the storyboard developments for the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony shorts of the 1930s; the earliest features such as Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, and Fantasia; and current masterworks, such as Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and Tarzan, among others. Book jacket."--Jacket
Treasures of Disney animation art by Walt Disney Productions( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney's nine old men and the art of animation by John Canemaker( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of the nine original Disney animators explore their relationship with Walt, their artistic accomplishments and failures, their personalities, and their contributions to character animation and moviemaking
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short and the winning animated short
Felix : the twisted tale of the world's most famous cat by John Canemaker( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handsomely illustrated with over 150 photos and with full-color inserts, Felix is a stylish account of the intrigue behind the creation and marketing of the most popular, well-executed, and lucrative cartoon of the silent era. Based on a combination of "Sammy Johnsin" (a Sambo caricature) and Charlie Chaplin, Felix the Cat was the first cartoon character to exhibit an individual "personality" in moving pictures, preceding Mickey Mouse by a decade. From 1919 to 1933 Felix was internationally celebrated, as popular as Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Felix's producer, Pat Sullivan, a journeyman artist, chronic alcoholic, and convicted rapist, claimed credit for creating and developing Felix. But, as John Canemaker discovered, in truth it was Otto Messmer, Sullivan's brilliant, self-effacing production manager, who conceived, animated, and directed the more than two hundred Felix films during the period of his greatest popularity. And by focusing on Messmer's amazing achievement, Canemaker illuminates the entire world of film animation in the years before Walt Disney." --Publisher description
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook
Winsor McCay : the master edition( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and most influential artists. His creations -- Little Nemo, the intrepid traveler in slumberland, and the mischievous Gertie the Dinosaur -- were bona fide movie stars who continue to astonish audiences today. [This collection] features every surviving film by McCay ... Completing this exploration of the great filmmaker's work is John Canemaker's wonderful documentary 'Remembering Winsor McCay'"--Container
Before the animation begins : the art and lives of Disney inspirational sketch artists by John Canemaker( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born from daydreams, meditations on color, character and form, and sheer inventiveness, Disney's pioneering animated films begin in the imagination of the "inspirational sketch" artist. Allowed to work with an unprecedented degree of creative freedom, these talented painters, designers, and illustrators attempt to conjure the "look" of a film--the appearance of characters, the action's locale, the mood, and the use of color; in short, the film's aura and feel. The result is some of the most beautiful and intriguing art to come out of the Disney studios. For the first time ever, noted animation historian John Canemaker chronicles the lives and work of the "inspirational sketch" artists from the thirties to the present, situating them in the history of modern art and analyzing their lives and interactions with the studio (and Walt Disney himself)
The art and flair of Mary Blair : an appreciation by John Canemaker( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a profile of the artist who created the animation of such Disney films as "Cinderella" and "Peter Pan," along with designing theme park attractions and illustrating children's books and advertisments
Tex Avery : the MGM years, 1942-1955 by John Canemaker( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tex Avery is considered the most important influence on Hollywood studio cartoons after Walt Disney. The career of this legendary director, who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, among others, spanned fifty years and took him to most of the major cartoon studios, including Walter Lantz, Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. His formative years were at Warner Bros., where, in the mid-1930s, his innovative directorial spark dazzled and inspired colleagues such as
The animated Raggedy Ann and Andy : an intimate look at the art of animation its history, techniques, and artists by John Canemaker( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mary Blair treasury of Golden Books( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories depicting animals and their adventures
Fantasia legacy : supplemental features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slip down the corridors of the 60-year history of the magical, magnificent Fantasia and its sequel Fantasia 2000. Hear Walt Disney talk about the tricks of the trade and the story of the animation process, highlighted with extensive scenes from both features. Experience "The Fantasia that never was," segments that were never produced. Enjoy interviews with film historians and filmmakers of Fantasia 2000, witness production progression demonstrations and view the alternate versions of segments and deleted animation from this remarkable film. Welcome to the Fantasia Legacy!
Magic color flair : the world of Mary Blair by John Canemaker( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vibrant, charming, and brilliantly hued, the work of Disney designer and illustrator Mary Blair is both acclaimed and adored. From her dazzling concept art for Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan to her innovative designs for the popular Disney ride It's a small world, the astonishingly varied creations crafted by this twentieth-century icon continue to thrill and influence today. Born in 1911, Mary Blair showed remarkable talent at a young age and won a scholarship to a prestigious art school in Los Angeles. There, Blair developed a dynamic style that emphasized drama and emotion, larning to set a stage within her images and make her figures as believable as characters in a play. After she joined the Disney Studio in 1940, her gift for visual storytelling caught the eye of walt Disney himself, who loved her bold graphics, sophisticated whimsicality, and eye-catching use of color. He became a lifelong friend and champion of her work, and she lent her talented hand to the art direction of many best-loved Disney classics. But Blair's talents couldn't be contained to moviemaking. She left the Disney Studio in 1953 to go her own way -- and what a way it was. Lovingly illustrated Golden Books (still in print and treasured today), clever and modern advertisements, chic fashion designs, massive and wondrous murals, and a delightful amusement park ride commissioned for Disney parks around the world. Mary Blair became a multimedia tour de force with an inspired, larger-than-life vision. Produced for the Walt Disney Family Museum's exhibition of the same name, Magic Color Flair is the authoritative collection of Blair's lifework, including her precocious early paintings, concept art from her Disney days, and the artistic innovations of her later life. With an essay by exhibition curator and Academy Award-winner John Canemaker, this book is a bold, lively look into the work of anequally bold and lively artist, whose invaluable influence and keen eye helped shape some of the world's favorite Disney experiences"--Front flap
Storytelling in animation : an anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut-up : the films of Grant Munro( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Munro classics like Three Blind Mice, Two Bagatelles, Christmas Cracker, Toys, The Animal Movie and the amazing pixilated masterpiece Neighbours--1953's Oscar winner for Best Short Film. Also included are hilarious live-action films as well as two "lost" Grant Munro and Norman McLaren collaborations
Two guys named Joe : master animation storytellers Joe Grant and Joe Ranft by John Canemaker( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the interplay between personal creativity and the craft of animation storytelling through the lives and work of Joe Grant and Joe Ranft
Lucy goes to the country by Joseph Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madcap adventures ensue when a gay couple and their cat spend the weekend in the country
John Canemaker : marching to a different toon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Canemakers' "toons" are often daring, frequently hilarious and always compassionate. The "toons" have been featured in movies and commercials alike. For more than two decades John has created films that charm, enlighten and touch audiences
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.14 for Peter Pan ... to 0.90 for An evening ...)

Paper dreams : the art & artists of Disney storyboards
Paper dreams : the art & artists of Disney storyboardsWalt Disney's nine old men and the art of animationFelix : the twisted tale of the world's most famous catBefore the animation begins : the art and lives of Disney inspirational sketch artistsThe art and flair of Mary Blair : an appreciationTex Avery : the MGM years, 1942-1955Two guys named Joe : master animation storytellers Joe Grant and Joe RanftLucy goes to the country
Alternative Names
Canemaker, John

John Canemaker American animator

John Canemaker Amerikaans animator

John Canemaker animateur indépendant, auteur et historien de l'animation américain

John Canemaker US-amerikanischer Animator und Sachbuchautor

ケインメーカー, ジョン


English (136)

Italian (1)

Chinese (1)