Courses / Undergraduate

Summer 2018

  • Special Topics in Film Genre: History of Animation

    108-001 | CCN: 13483

    Russell Merritt

    4 Units

    T/W/Th 2:30-5:00pm, Dwinelle 188; T 6:00-8:00pm, Dwinelle 188

    We will study the major currents in international animation from the silent pioneering work of Emile Cohl, Winsor McCay, and Otto Messmer through animé, independent avant-garde work, and major currents in international 3D animation. The course revisits our best-known animation studios during their golden age — Disney, Fleischer Brothers, Warners, and UPA.  But we'll be particularly interested in the alternatives to the American juggernaut, analyzing animation from Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, China, and Japan, and study how evolving forms of digital animation are responding to the political and artistic demands of avant garde movements. 

    Note: No Wednesday Screening (as originally scheduled)