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Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

J.P. Telotte


Before flying saucers, robot monsters, and alien menaces invaded the movies of the 1950s, there was already a significant body of animated science fiction, produced by such studios as Disney, the Fleischers, and Terrytoons. That work has largely been overlooked or forgotten, despite the fact that the same pre-World War II era that produced this group of short films also saw the more prominent development and flourishing of SF as a literary genre. This book surveys that neglected body of work to show how it helped contribute to the burgeoning SF imagination that was manifested in pulp literatur ... More

Keywords: animation, science fiction, pulps, modernism, robots, rockets, space flight, inventions, cartoons, Disney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190695262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190695262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.P. Telotte, author
Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology