WB Animation Art Book
This collectible hardcover coffee table book containing more than 300 colorful illustrations, was written by author Will Friedwald and animation historian Jerry Beck. It is titled “Warner Bros. Animation Art: The Characters, The Creators, The Limited Editions”. Consequently, it discusses celluloids as art and pays tribute to famous animation artists and directors such as:
- Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was the voice of many Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, and many others. He also did the voices for characters in several Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Barney Rubble on The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons.
- Friz Freleng (August 21, 1906 – May 26, 1995) was an animator and cartoonist for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. He was also a Warner Bros. Cartoons director for which he won 3 Emmy Awards and 5 Academy Awards.
- Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an animator, cartoonist, and screenwriter. In addition to winning 3 Academy Awards, he also won an Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for his widely recognized work in the animation industry.
Although this item is not in its original packaging, it is in excellent condition. The WB Animation Art Book is a wonderful piece of memorabilia. It makes a terrific gift for collectors, WB fans, cartoon lovers, and artists.
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