Sunday, February 10, 2008
Filmmaker, historian and author John Canemaker has won a lot of awards, including an Oscar and an Emmy. On Friday, February 8, at the 35th Annual Annie Awards, John received another award for which he will have to make room on his already crowded mantle: the prestigious Winsor McCay award from ASIFA Hollywood: International Animated Film Society. Awarded for career contributions to the art of animation, this esteemed honor is certainly deserved by John, who, among his many other accomplishments, has for years researched, documented and written (beautifully) about animators and the films and art they created, long before many others similarily toiled in these fields and certainly long before most considered animation an art. It's difficult to single out just one of the many Canemaker volumes published over the years but as I just posted about Mary Blair I’ve pictured his wonderful book on Ms. Blair (on whom John is certainly the authority), which you can get here. You can also visit John’s website and learn more about his extraordinary work. Yes, John Canemaker has won a lot of awards and he has earned every single one.