Category Archives: Animation Trails

Back to School (Part 10)
Animation Trails
November 24, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 10)

By now in our study of education in animation, television was firmly entrenched, and could no longer be relegated to the category of a passing fad.

Back to School (Part 9)
Animation Trails
November 17, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 9)

This week, we continue in our survey of the 1950’s, beginning with an Academy Award winner and more ventures into stylistic limited animation.

Back to School (Part 8)
Animation Trails
November 10, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 8)

Two of today’s batch had the distinction of being nominated for an Academy Award, making today’s lesson of particular historic import to a study of the art.

Back to School (Part 6)
Animation Trails
October 27, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 6)

This week, a mix of musical styles, celebrity impersonations and cameos, considerably more palatable than Paul Terry’s “Aesop’s sugar coated pills of wisdom”.

Back to School (Part 5)
Animation Trails
October 20, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 5)

In the spirit of exploration, higher learning gets turned on its ear with a round of experimental concepts, with unusual and sometimes daring visual modes, bordering on the surreal.

Back to School (Part 4)
Animation Trails
October 13, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 4)

The later Thirties bring a few new twists into our cartoon curriculum to the point where, at least for the animated world, “Swing” was added to the class list for any self-respecting toon.

Back to School (Part 3)
Animation Trails
October 6, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 3)

Wipe that haze out of your eyes, grab your books, and skedaddle to class, as today’s lecture covers a good cross-section of studios, and some education for several animated superstars.

Back to School (Part 2)
Animation Trails
September 29, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 2)

Welcome back to lecture number two in our introductory-level course on ‘30’s Toon Education 101′. Last week got us past orientation, and this week we knuckle down for more serious study,

Back to School (Part 1)
Animation Trails
September 22, 2021 posted by Charles Gardner

Back to School (Part 1)

Like it or not, the nation faces a return, after a long hiatus, to a tradition as old as the hills – face to face, classroom education.