“The unions are the one undeniable fact of life in Hollywood animation,” writes Tom Sito, adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts and former president of the Hollywood Animation Guild, in this labor history of the animation industry. As animation became increasingly important in the entertainment business, workers faced greater demands to produce while working in poor conditions. Sito draws on personal interviews and his own experiences to detail the struggles and victories of the animators, the history of their craft and its place in the future.
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