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Australian Animation

An International History

  • Constitutes the first comprehensive study of the fascinating history of Australian animation

  • Provides extensive insights into both Australian and international animation

  • Written in a highly accessible manner and is appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as a wide general readership


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 1-5
  3. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 7-29
  4. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 31-51
  5. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 79-105
  6. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 107-134
  7. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 147-159
  8. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 161-178
  9. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 179-210
  10. Dan Torre, Lienors Torre
    Pages 211-240
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-261

About this book


This book provides the most comprehensive history and analysis of Australian animation published to date. Spanning from the 1910s to the present day, it explores a wide-range both of independent animation, and of large-scale commercial productions. Presented within a uniquely international context, it details the frequent links between Australian animation and overseas productions. New perspectives and original information are offered on a variety of international subjects such as: Felix the Cat, the Australian Hanna-Barbera studios, and the Australian Walt Disney studios. Drawing on both extensive archival research and original interviews this book illuminates, for the first time, the breadth and richness of Australia’s animation history.


cartoons films international advertising television Harry Julius Pat Sullivan Felix the Cat Disney Australia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Dan Torre is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at RMIT University, Australia. He is the author of a number of books, including: Animation – Process, Cognition and Actuality (2017). Previously he has worked in the animation industry in both America and Australia.

Lienors Torre is a lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Australia. She is also a practicing artist and animator.

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