Animating the Looney Tunes Way (Looney Tunes Animating & Drawing Books)
Tony Cervone (Author)
Publication Date: January 1, 2000
Book Description: With Tony Cervone, Director, Warner Bros. Animation
Finally, here is the book everyone has been waiting for–a complete guide to animating in the style of the great Warner Bros. cartoonists. This isn’t just a coffee-table showpiece–it’s an honest-to-goodness how-to-draw book by Space Jam co-director of animation Tony Cervone. Inside you’ll learn all about the entire process of animation and discover all the tricks of the trade for brining those lovable, wacky, Looney Tunes jokers to life! Features everyone’s favorite characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, and more. Focuses on the finest techniques of classic animation: stretch and squash, anticipation and the “take,” keys and in-betweens, and pose-to-pose as well as straight-ahead animation. Jam-packed with character art, animator’s notes, and tips for drawing heads, hands, and expressions.
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons
Jerry Beck (Author), Will Friedwald (Author)
Publication Date: June 15, 1989
Book Description: Everything you always wanted to know about Warner Bros. cartoons but were afraid to ask, this complete and indispensable reference will delight adults, children, and audiences all over the world.
“Seldom have so many of us Johnsons owed so much to so few Boswells; Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald have produced the best-indeed the only-dependable and honest history of the Warner Bros. cartoons.”-Chuck Jones
Tex Avery: Hollywood’s Master of Screwball Cartoons (Legends of Animation)
Jeff Lenburg (Author)
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Book Description: Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards. Avery did much of his groundbreaking work in Hollywood, running the famous “Termite Terrace” animation studio. There, with a team that included fellow innovators Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett, Avery developed an animation style based on the idea that the artist could do anything in a cartoon and didn’t need to base it in reality.
Although Avery was blind in one eye, he did not let it hold him back. Known for his inventiveness and comic timing, he forged a legacy that influences animators today. Tex Avery illustrates this animation pioneer’s life, his inspiration, and his lasting effect on the animation world.