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Charles Solomon | History of Animation

charlesSolomon Charles Solomon is a lecturer in animation at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. An internationally respected animation critic and historian, Solomon has written on the subject for the New York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek (Japan), Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, Amazon.com, Variety, Modern Maturity, Télérama, Film Comment, The Hollywood Reporter, the Manchester Guardian, and National Public Radio. His work has also appeared in publications in Canada, France, Russia, Britain, India, Taiwan, Germany, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands and Japan. He is the author of numerous books including “The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials” (2012), “The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey” (2012), “Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney’s Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast” (Disney Editions, 2010), “The Art of Toy Story 3” (Chronicle, 2010), “Disney Lost and Found” (Disney Press, 2008), “The Prince of Egypt: A New Vision in Animation” (Abrams, 1999), “The Disney That Never Was” (Hyperion, 1995), “Les Pionniers du Dessin Animé Américain” (Dreamland, Paris, 1996) and “Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation” (Knopf, 1989; reprinted, Wings, 1994). “Enchanted Drawings” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award. In 2008, he received the L.A. Press Club Award for radio feature reporting.