week by week
date work

Tuesday,

January 24

Discussion: Housekeeping & Introductions

Principles

  • Lecture: Principles of Animation 1

Friday,

January 27

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Tuesday,

January 31

Principles

  • Lecture: Principles of Animation 2
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 1

Screening

  • Eadward Muybridge Series, 1877–1885; Lumiere Programs, 1895–1897; A Trip to the Moon, 1902, Melies; Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, 1907, Blackton; Joyous Microbes, 1909, Emil Cohl; Automated Moving Company, 1910, Emil Cohl; Neo-Impressionist Painter, 1910, Emil Cohl; Professor Bonehead, 1913, Emil Cohl

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Tuesday,

February 7

Early Pioneers

  • Lecture: Principles of Animation
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 2

Screening

  • Little Nemo, 1911, Winsor McCay; The Story of a Mosquito, 1912, Winsor McCay; Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914, Winsor McCay; Sinking of the Lusitania, 1918, Winsor McCay; The Phable of the Phat Woman, 1915, Raoul Barre; Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus, 1916, George Herriman & Leon Searl, Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge, 1918, John Bray; Felix in Hollywood, 1923, Earl Hurd; Felix Dopes It Out, 1924, Messmer/Sullivan; Comicalamities 1928, Messmer/Sullivan

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Tuesday,

February 14

More Early Pioneers

  • Lecture: European Pictorial Animation
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 3

Screening

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 1926, Lotte Reiniger

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Tuesday,

February 21

Popeye & Friends

  • Lecture: Max, Dave and Joe Fleischer
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 4

Screening

  • Bimbo’s Initiation (Bimbo and Betty Boop), 1931;
    Boop-Oop-a-Doop (Betty Boop), 1932; Betty Boop’s Penthouse (Betty Boop), 1932; Snow White (Betty Boop), 1933; Little Swee' Pea (Popeye), 1936; Popeye Meets Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, 1937; Superman, 194

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Friday,

February 24

LAST DAY TO DROP A CLASS

Tuesday,

February 28

Disney & Warner Brothes

  • Lecture: Disney & Warner Brothers
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 5

Screening

  • Steamboat Willie (Mickey Mouse), 1928; Skelton Dance (Silly Symphony); The Three Little Pigs (Silly Symphony), 1933; Music Land (Silly Symphony), 1935; Porky in Wackyland (Porky Pig), 1938; Dough for Do-Do (Porky Pig), 1949, Bob Clampett; You Ought To Be In Pictures (Daffy and Porky), 1940, Duck A Muck (Daffy Duck), 1953, Presto-O-Chango (Bugs Bunny), 1939, Chuck Jones; Wackiki Wabbit (Bugs Bunny), 1943, Chuck Jones; Rabbit of Seville (Bugs Bunny), 1950, Chuck Jones; What’s Opera Doc? (Bugs Bunny), 1956

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Tuesday,

March 6

The Mouse House

  • Lecture: Lecture: Walt Disney: Business & Art
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 6

Screening

  • Snow White, 1937 (86 min.)

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Thursday,

March 13

NO CLASS–SPRING BREAK

Tuesday,

March 20

History as Animation

Screening

  • Private Snafu: Spies, 1943, Chuck Jones; Donald Gets Drafted (Donald Duck), 1942, Walt Disney; Fall In-Fall Out (Donald Duck), 1943, Walt Disney; Der Fuerhrer’s Face (Donald Duck), 1943, Walt Disney; Education for Death, 1943, Walt Disney; Out of the Frying Pan into the Firing Line (Minnie Mouse & Pluto), 1942, Walt Disney; History of German Animation, 2000, Gerd Gockell

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Tuesday,

March 27

History as Animation (cont’d)

  • Lecture: The Cold War & TV
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 8

Screening:

  • Jet Fuel Formula (Rocky & Bullwinkle), 1961 (23 min), Jay Ward; TV Animation Advertisements, 1950–1960, Various

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Tuesday,

April 3

History as Animation (cont’d)

  • Lecture: Bluth & American History
  • Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 9

Screening:

  • An American Tale, Don Bluth, 1986 (81 min.)

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Tuesday,

April 10

History as Animation (cont’d)

  • Lecture: Disney & American History
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 10

Screening

  • Pocahontas, Disney, 1995 (90 min.)

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Tuesday,

April 17

Computer Animation Etc.

  • Lecture: Pixar: The Business & Art
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 11

Screening

  • Toy Story 3, Pixar, 2010 (92 min)

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Tuesday,

April 24

Computer Animation Etc. (cont’d)

  • Lecture: Stop Action & Puppets
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 12

Screening

  • Coraline, Henry Selick, 1993 (96 min)

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Tuesday,

May 1

Computer Animation Etc. (cont’d)

  • Lecture: Claymation/Stopmotion: Weird Stuff & Fun Stuff
    Reading: Leonard Matlin, Of Mice and Magic, Chap. 13

Screening

  • Street of Crocodiles, Quay Brothers, 1986 (US/Britain-excerpt-21 min); Cathedral, 2002, Tomek Baginski (Poland-7 min.); The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, 2005, Anthony Lucas (Australia-excerpt-26 min.); Mr. Bill, 1976–1980, (Walter Williams-US); Creature Comforts, 1989, (Aardman Studios-Britain); The Triplets of Belleville, 2003, (Sylvain Chomet (Canada-excerpt-80 min.); Up, Pixar/Disney, 2009 (96 min.)

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Tuesday,

May 8

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