Excalibur is not a thing, something you can hold in your hand.
Excalibur is the good in you.
The power to do good, to stand up for what's right, to slay dragons, to capture bank robbers.
You always carry Excalibur in your heart.

Robert Tinnell, Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Salda's Arthurian Animation Coming Soon

The latest from McFarland. This is definitely a must get.

Arthurian Animation: A Study of Cartoon Camelots on Film and Television
Michael N. Salda

Print  ISBN: 978-0-7864-7468-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-0614-9
ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2013
Price: $45.00
Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2013

About the Book

This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present day. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third--all covered in this book--animators have repeatedly brought the Round Table to life on screens large and small. Although these productions differ greatly in tone and intent--spanning spectra from comic to sober, fantastic to realistic, and entertaining to edifying--they share in the proof of Camelot’s continuing relevance in the modern world.

About the Author

Michael N. Salda is an associate professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.