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Maureen Furniss

Director, Experimental Animation

Character Animation Faculty


Phone: 661.253.7767

Fax: 661.253.7824

Room: E204E

Maureen Furniss, Ph.D. is an animation historian. She is the founding editor of Animation Journal (1992 – present) and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics (John Libbey/Indiana University Press, 1998) and The Animation Bible (Laurence King/Harry N. Abrams, 2008). Her dissertation, Things of the Spirit: A Study of Abstract Animation, was completed at the University of Southern California. She is a founding member and currently chairman of the board of the Society for Animation Studies, and she has received an award for her contributions to the field of animation from the Hollywood chapter of ASIFA.

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