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The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution

The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution 1188399 ANM0010.1177/17468477231188399animation: an interdisciplinary journalBook review book-review2023 Book review animation: an interdisciplinary journal 2023, Vol. 18(2) 188 –190 Book review © The Author(s) 2023 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/17468477231188399 DOI: 10.1177/17468477231188399 journals.sagepub.com/home/anm Cristina Formenti, The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 328 pp.: ISBN 9781501346477, $117.00 (hbk); $35.95 (pbk); $93.60 (pdf, Epub, Mobi). Anastasiia Gushchina University of Calgary, Canada In the last two decades, animation studies has witnessed a growing interest in animated documen- tary, an animated form that works with factual content. This trend inspired vibrant conversations about animated documentary’s representational, political, and social aspects, producing such vol- umes as Animated Realism: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre (Kriger, 2011), Animated Documentary (Honess Roe, 2013), Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema (Murray and Ehrlich, 2018), and Animating Truth: Documentary and Visual Culture in the 21st Century (Ehrlich, 2021). Despite this apparent proliferation of litera- ture, the history of this animated mode, as Cristina Formenti rightly points out in her book The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution, remains largely underrepre- sented in animation scholarship (p. 3). Therefore, by undertaking the task of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Animation SAGE

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1188399 ANM0010.1177/17468477231188399animation: an interdisciplinary journalBook review book-review2023 Book review animation: an interdisciplinary journal 2023, Vol. 18(2) 188 –190 Book review © The Author(s) 2023 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/17468477231188399 DOI: 10.1177/17468477231188399 journals.sagepub.com/home/anm Cristina Formenti, The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 328 pp.: ISBN 9781501346477, $117.00 (hbk); $35.95 (pbk); $93.60 (pdf, Epub, Mobi). Anastasiia Gushchina University of Calgary, Canada In the last two decades, animation studies has witnessed a growing interest in animated documen- tary, an animated form that works with factual content. This trend inspired vibrant conversations about animated documentary’s representational, political, and social aspects, producing such vol- umes as Animated Realism: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre (Kriger, 2011), Animated Documentary (Honess Roe, 2013), Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema (Murray and Ehrlich, 2018), and Animating Truth: Documentary and Visual Culture in the 21st Century (Ehrlich, 2021). Despite this apparent proliferation of litera- ture, the history of this animated mode, as Cristina Formenti rightly points out in her book The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution, remains largely underrepre- sented in animation scholarship (p. 3). Therefore, by undertaking the task of

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