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Having read it a while back, I concur with JMH's assessment. Tom did one hell of a job unspooling the long history of animation from working artists' perspectives. Their struggles, their anxieties and aspirations.
The story of screen cartooning is far more than the biographies of Walt Disney or Walter Lantz or Bill Hanna/Joe Barbera. It's about everybody who brought the art form to life, from the board artists to the writers to animators to the inkers and cell painters. High time that somebody told it.