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Charles Solomon

Charles Solomon

Film Critic, FilmWeek

Charles Solomon is an internationally respected critic and historian of animation, Charles Solomon has written for the New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), the Japan Times, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and National Public Radio. His 22 books include “The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda (Abrams, 2022), “The Art of WolfWalkers” (Abrams, 2020) ,"Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney's Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast" (Disney Editions, 2017) “The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty years of Television Specials” (Chronicle, 2012), “The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey” (Disney Editions, 2012), “The Disney That Never Was” (Hyperion, 1995) and “Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation” (Knopf, 1989;), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award. He contributed essays to the exhibition catalogues of "Japanese Animated Films: A Complete View from their Birth to 'Spirited Away' and Beyond" (Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004), "Il était une fois: Walt Disney/ Once Upon a Time, Walt Disney" (Grand Palais Museum, Paris, 2006) and "The Colors of Mary Blair" (Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009).