The Animated Universal Classic Monsters (Paperback)

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The Animated Universal Classic Monsters (Paperback)


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"Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives" - Daffy Duck

From the 1930s-1950s, no movie show was complete without a cartoon, and no cartoon was complete without an established character like Bugs Bunny or a caricature of a celebrity, or preferably both. In the same period, Universal Studios dominated the horror genre with its Classic Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It was inevitable that the monsters would make appearances in contemporaneous animation, and the tradition continues today in television shows like The Simpsons.

Matthew Hahn, author of The Animated Marx Brothers and The Animated Peter Lorre, has found over a thousand cartoons featuring the monsters in movies, TV, commercials, music videos, computer games, and fan films, including abandoned projects, coincidences, connections, and apocrypha. The monsters' animated avatars play opposite Mickey Mouse, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Mr. Magoo, the Pink Panther, Kaibutsu-kun, Beany and Cecil, Inspector Gadget, Spider-Man, the Super Friends, Scooby-Doo, the Transformers, Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, Garfield, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Rocko, the Fantastic Four, Freakazoid, Catdog, SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Billy and Mandy, Squidbillies, Tom and Jerry, Doraemon, Phineas and Ferb, Cleveland Brown, Uncle Grandpa, the Venture Bros., the Incredible Hulk, Teen Titans, Mr. Bean, Rick and Morty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Abbott and Costello. They have appeared in Mad Monster Party? (1967), the Hotel Transylvania franchise, Minions (2015), the Monster High franchise, the Groovie Goolies franchise, The Munsters franchise, the Castlevania franchise, Family Guy (1999), Futurama (1999), The Fairly OddParents (2001), Robot Chicken (2005), Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010). Creators include Walt Disney, Frank Tashlin, Paul Terry, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Dave Fleischer, Walter Lantz, Bob Clampett, Tom Ruegger, and Butch Hartman.

Illustrated. Includes index, notes, and bibliography. This book should be on the shelf of all animation aficionados, classic movie fans, gamers, pop culture enthusiasts, history buffs, and lovers of fun facts.

Product Details ISBN: 9798887712826
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication Date: March 15th, 2024
Pages: 500
Language: English