THE HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

Elective Courses

CIMS 320 - THE HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

ARTH 320 | ENGL 302 | FNAR 320
401 |SEM |Linda Simensky |M 4:30-7:30pm |FBH 231

This course will survey the history of children’s television from the invention of television through the present, with an emphasis on series development and production, artistry, and the colorful personalities who built this industry. We’ll consider important figures including Fred Rogers, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, Joan Ganz Cooney, Jim Henson and Walt Disney. We will discuss the history of animated cartoons that were made specifically for television, Saturday morning production, the rise of Japanese cartoons from the 1960s through Pokemon, and the growth of children’s cable channels in the 90s, as well as other landmark moments.

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Cinema Studies Program
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