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    • The Three Stooges Scrapbook

    • By: Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer, Greg Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    For over seven decades, fans have roared with laughter at the wild, two-fisted, knockabout antics of The Three Stooges performing their classic comedy mayhem in 200 comedy shorts, 25 features, and thousands of television and stage appearances. Chronicling the success of these beloved cinematic clowns, The Three Stooges Scrapbook by Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer - daughter of Three Stooges founder Moe Howard - and Greg Lenburg is a highly entertaining tribute to the trio's enduring popularity and lasting legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mencken

    • By Mencken on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • William Hanna and Joseph Barbera: The Sultans of Saturday Morning (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The seven-time Oscar-winning team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created or produced some of film and television's most beloved cartoon characters, including Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Jonny Quest, the Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo. They also pioneered and revolutionized television animation with a less-expensive style of animation that allowed them to produce the hundreds of memorable cartoon series still shown today around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator was a little over the top

    • By Brent Dilger on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's Premier Anime Storyteller (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Hayao Miyazaki is one of the world's most respected Japanese animation filmmakers. He is known for creating compelling characters, engaging stories, and breathtaking animation, all of which have earned him international acclaim while setting box-office records. Miyazaki, who began his career in 1963 as an in-betweener for Toei Doga studio, soon found his true calling as an anime and manga artist, working on classic Japanese features and television series and writing the best-selling manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Less about Hayao more about $ for the movies

    • By Excelsior on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Career Opportunities in Animation

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Brian E. Smith
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Animation is everywhere - from the Internet to the silver screen - and due to the rapid growth of animation in virtually every field and industry, so are animation jobs. Fueled by the worldwide explosion of film and television productions, new and original animated films, and apps and videos for mobile computing devices, the fields of animation and special effects, video games, and e-learning are all expected to grow.

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Walt Disney: The Mouse That Roared (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Al Kessel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Best known for creating Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney is one of the 20th century's most honored and important icons of animation. Nominated for 63 Academy Awards, he produced many cartoons and feature films considered classics today. Walt Disney: The Mouse That Roared delves into this man's colorful life, explaining the inspiration for his classic creations and revolutionary animation techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Short Biography

    • By Mandi Shepp on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • John Lasseter: The Whiz Who Made Pixar King (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Stan Jenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A two-time Academy Award-winning director and animator, John Lasseter is a founding member of and the creative force behind Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar is responsible for ushering in the age of computer-animation and revolutionizing the industry, having produced blockbuster features such as Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Wall-E.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Who picks these voices????

    • By Adolfo Q. on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Tex Avery: Hollywood's Master of Screwball Cartoons (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Scott O'Neill
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "For Avid Cartoon Fans Only"

    • By Donald Roberts on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Matt Groening: From Spitballs to Springfield (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Charlie James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Matt Groening is a cartoonist, animator, and producer best known for creating The Simpsons, television's longest-running primetime animated series. Although it debuted as a series of cartoon shorts for another television show in 1987, The Simpsons launched on its own in 1989, making the dysfunctional family of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie famous almost overnight.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Genndy Tartakovsky: From Russia to Coming-of-Age Animator (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Amanda Thorp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    At the age of seven, Genndy Tartakovsky moved with his family from Russia to the United States, where American cartoons and comic books soon captivated his imagination and inspired him to become an artist. Known for fast-paced, action-packed stories and a distinctive animation style, he created the animated sensations Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack and worked on the breakout hit, The Powerpuff Girls. He then directed the animated microseries Star Wars: The Clone Wars and created the original series Sym-Bionic Titan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice informative read. One correction...It's C3P0

    • By Slseed1969 on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Walter Lantz: Made Famous by a Woodpecker (Legends of Animation)

    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten-time Oscar-nominated Walter Lantz was one of Hollywood's most prolific directors and producers of animation. Over six decades, his studio produced more than 800 cartoons, including over 600 theatrically released cartoons, more than any other Hollywood animation studio, and set high standards for the art of animation in its fledgling years. Lantz is renowned for producing cartoons starring the world-famous Woody Woodpecker.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Scared to Death

    • A Lori Matrix Hollywood Mystery
    • By: Jeff Lenburg
    • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Twentysomething ex-swimsuit model turned television news anchor Lori Matrix wants to prove her producers wrong: She can do hard news. The tall, blonde, blue-eyed journalist, hired to boost her station's ratings, gets her chance when legendary actor Rex Hampton turns up dead at the first gathering of six Hollywood movie legends during the screening of his favorite movie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Baytown Anita on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95