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I can't think of a better guide to the vast history of computer animation than Tom Sito. He witnessed much of this story first-hand, then set about researching the rest with clear-eyed interest and unbridled curiosity. He has done a great service for anyone interested in this still-evolving medium -- and for posterity. -- Leonard Maltin film historian, author of Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Moving Innovation is the most complete, organized, and readable account of the formation of the CG industry I have seen. As an educator, I can easily see this text assigned as required reading for animation and film students. Tom Sito's writing is very conversational and straightforward, and this book will be of great interest to anyone in or studying the field of CG. -- Peter Weishar Dean of Entertainment Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design Moving Innovation helps us to discover the history of computer animation, from pioneers of experimental animation to inventors, artists, animators, engineers, and technicians who revolutionized the cinema. With his passion, enthusiasm, and encyclopedic knowledge, Tom Sito makes this exciting journey essential to our understanding of this technical and artistic revolution. -- Pierre Lambert historian of animation

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Tom Sito has been a professional animator since 1975. He was one of the key players in Disney's animation revival of the 1980s and 1990s and he helped set up the Dreamworks Animation Unit in 1995. He is the author of Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson and Professor of Cinema Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.


It isn't often that I read a text book that is a real page turner, but Tom Sito's new book Moving Innovation, A History of Computer Animation is definitely a must-read. -Nancy Denney-Phelps, Sprockets
Tom Sito's new book is the definitive take on computer animation history and CG's rapid rise. -Fred Patten, Animation World Network
There are a lot of books about computer graphics, but some demand more attention than others. One of those is a book by Tom Sito called Moving Innovation. -Computer Graphics World
The book is very pleasant to read, beautifully written, punctuated with savory stories, and illustrated with a remarkable collection of archive images. I can recommend this as a first-class piece of literature for computer or cinema enthusiasts, as well as for anyone who loves reading a good story. -Svetlana Segarceanu, Computing Reviews

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