Disney Voice Actors

Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486945
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This encyclopedia is devoted to the actors who provided voices for the Disney animated theatrical shorts and features from the 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie to the 2010 feature film Tangled. More than 900 actors from more than 300 films are covered, with biographical information, individual career summaries, and descriptions of the animated characters they have performed"--Provided by publisher.

The World of Musicals An Encyclopedia of Stage Screen and Song 2 volumes

Author: Mark A. Robinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440800979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538105691
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field. In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s—from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain plot information production history critical reaction commentary on the film’s cinematic quality a discussion of the film’s influence voice casts production credits songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations awards and nominations Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since. Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

Author: George A. Katchmer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609055
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.

Georgia Biographical Dictionary

Author: Caryn Hannan
Publisher: State History Publications
ISBN: 1878592424
Format: PDF, ePub
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GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY is the definitive biographical reference work on people that have contributed to the history of Georgia. Biographees were chosen from various vocations. Activists, artists, authors, athletes, educators, business leaders, entertainers, historians, inventors, journalists, military figures, musicians, politicians, philanthropists, religious leaders and many other vocations. The place index will make it easy to research people from any place in Georgia. The editorial content of the work is well balanced over all time periods, as well as gender and political affiliations. The work contains historical and contemporary figures Minority studies are of special interest in schools today. February is Black History Month and November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Biographies on Native Americans and African Americans are included in this reference work for research on minority studies. March is National Women's History Month and GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY includes biographies on hundreds of women from various vocations, ethnicity and time periods. This unique reference work contains hundreds of biographies along with illustrations. GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY will be used year round in the various studies on Georgia history, Black history, American Indian history and Women's history.

American Women Songwriters

Author: Virginia L. Grattan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313285103
Format: PDF
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Although American women have written many of our most memorable songs, their contributions have received little recognition. The first biographical dictionary devoted to American women songwriters, this work profiles 181 well-known and little-known women who have written popular and motion picture songs, musicals, country, blues, jazz, folk, gospel, hymns, and nineteenth-century songs. Many African-American and contemporary songwriter/performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey are included. This volume provides hard-to-find biographical and career information across the broad spectrum of indigenous American music. Each profile contains an up-to-date biographical essay with career highlights, a list of most famous songs, and sources of further information. Entries are cross-referenced. Lyrics from a number of the best-known songs by women songwriters are included.

Radio Speakers

Author: Jim Cox
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This reference guide covers the 1,160 performers who filled the strategic roles of the voices of radio. The text is alphabetically arranged and features most of the prominent air-life "speakers." Each entry includes radio programs; the personality's spec