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Animated PersonalitiesMickey Mouse Betty Boop Donald Duck Bugs Bunny Felix the Cat and other beloved cartoon characters have entertained media audiences for almost a century outliving the human #stars who were once their contemporaries in studio era Hollywood In Animated Personalities David McGowan asserts that #who were once their contemporaries in studio era Hollywood In Animated Personalities David McGowan asserts that American theatrical short cartoon characters should be legitimately regarded as stars eual to their live action counterparts not only because they have enjoyed long careers but also because their star

personas have been. 
have been. Created and marketed in ways also used for cinematic celebritiesDrawing on detailed archival research McGowan analyzes how Hollywood studios constructed and manipulated the star ersonas of the animated characters they owned He shows how cartoon actors #freuently kept ace with their human counterparts granting interviews allowing candid #kept ace with their human counterparts granting interviews allowing candid endorsing roducts and generally behaving as actual actors did for example Donald Duck served his country during World War II and Mickey Mouse was even embroiled in. Scandal Challenging the notion that studios needed actors with hysical bodies and real
off screen lives 
screen lives create stars McGowan demonstrates that media texts have successfully articulated an #off screen existence for animated characters Following cartoon stars from silent movies to contemporary film and television this #screen existence for animated characters Following cartoon stars from silent movies to contemporary film and television this book broadens the scope of star studies to include animation concluding with rovocative uestions about the nature of stardom in an age of digitally enhanced filmmaking technologi. .

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