• Kristian MoenEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Animation book series (PAANI)


In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a lively and multifaceted animation culture had emerged in New York. From animated films to commercial displays to educational exhibits, animation was inspiring creative activity and transforming media. With animation’s distinctive aesthetic and expressive potentials being used in diverse ways, New York witnessed a rich and vibrant milieu of motion. The introduction sets out how this animation culture will be explored in the book, as well as situating it within wider historical contexts and conceptual frameworks. In doing so, the introduction highlights the variety of animated forms, overlapping ideas and innovative approaches that were being developed within New York’s animation culture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Film and TelevisionUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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