The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, Third Edition By Jeff Lenburg
This is the ultimate cartoon fan reference - updated and expanded! "The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, Third Edition", now thoroughly revised and updated, remains the definitive source on this entertaining subject. This new edition of the "ultimate cartoon fan bible" adds copious amounts of new material, bringing the book up to date and broadening the scope of its coverage. Separated into five major sections - Silent Cartoon Series, Theatrical Sound Cartoon Series, Full-Length Animated Features, Television Cartoon Series, and Animated Television Specials - this comprehensive encyclopedia includes an extensive historical overview of animation, complete information about Academy and Emmy award winners, and a chronology of animation milestones. Coverage of increasingly popular anime has been added and expanded.Entries in this book include: "Cowboy Bebop"; "Dora the Explorer"; "Family Guy"; "Finding Nemo"; "Jonny Quest"; "King of the Hill"; "Pokemon"; "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"; "The Simpsons"; "South Park"; "SpongeBob SquarePants"; "Toy Story", and more.
"The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, Third Edition" is the best cartoon reference guide hands down! I should know. I own every book Jeff Lenburg has every written on the subject. This one is by far his best and his most thorough. It's updated and expanded. Check out a copy of Lenburg's first "Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series" published in 1981 and you will see what I mean! Animation and grown leaps and bounds since Lenburg wrote his first tome and he has kept in step with it. This edition includes sections on Silent Cartoon Series, Theatrical Sound Cartoon Series, Full-Length Animated Features, Television Cartoon Series, and Animated Television Specials. It is complete. To Jeff Lenburg, I say bravo. Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to this painstaking research so that we, fans of cartoons, can have this ultimate resource.