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#69, Spring 2012

The Velvet Light Trap

Recontextualizing Animation, CGI, and Visual Effects

Dissecting Bambi: Multiplanar Photography, the Cel Technique, and the Flowering of Full Animation
Casey Riffel
On Styles of Theorizing Animation Styles: Stanley Cavell at the Cartoon’s Demise
Ryan Pierson
Kung Fu Panda: Animated Animal Bodies as Layered Sites of (Trans)National Identities
Hye Jean Chung
Is It Real . . . or Is It Motion Capture? The Battle to Redefine Animation in the Age of Digital Performance
Yacov Freedman
An Interview with Geoff Marslett of Swerve Pictures
The Editors
An Interview with Bob Sabiston of Flat Black Films
The Editors

Book Reviews

The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Companyand the Emergence of Mass Culture by Rob King and Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood by Mark Garrett Cooper
Reviewed by Paul Monticone
Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema by Harper Cossar and Widescreen Worldwide edited by John Belton, Sheldon Hall, and Steve Neale
Reviewed by Eliot Chayt
The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers by Jon Kraszewski
Reviewed by Joshua Gleich
Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada edited by Thomas Waugh, Michael Brendan Baker, and Ezra Winton
Reviewed by Laura Dixon
Hollywood Reborn: Movie Stars of the 1970s edited by James Morrison
Reviewed by R. Colin Tait