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Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Daniel Goldmark


This book presents an examination of music written for Hollywood animated cartoons of the 1930s through the 1950s. Enormous creative effort went into setting cartoons to music, and this effort shaped the characters and stories that have become embedded in American culture. Focusing on classical music, opera, and jazz, the book considers the genre and compositional style of cartoons produced by major Hollywood animation studios, including Warner Bros., MGM, Lantz, and the Fleischer studios. It discusses several well-known cartoons in detail, including What's Opera, Doc?, the 1957 Warner Bros. p ... More

Keywords: Warner Bros, animated cartoons, MGM, Lantz, Fleischer studios, parody, Carl Stalling, Scott Bradley, jazz, classical music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520236172
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520236172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Goldmark, author