|Author||Martin Gitlin and Joe Wos|
|Category||Encyclopedia and Dictionary|
I knew I was going to love this book when it had Beast Boy from Teen Titans and the Joker/Harley Quinn team from the original Batman animated series RIGHT ON THE COVER! Of course there are classics in the book such as Tom & Jerry, Astro Boy, Space Ghost and Alvin & the Chipmunks, so it's not just for Generation Yers (Zs? Millennials? What even am I anymore?). What's more is that you get trivia about who voiced the cartoons, changes made during respective seasons, the kinds of music used for more classic Looney Tunes-era cartoons, and what kind of impact many of these cartoons made. I appreciated that some of the more problematic episodes during some of these cartoons' runs was mentioned, because I think it's important to note when our media missteps, and how to correct or acknowledge problems.
If you want a trip down memory lane or are generally interested in animation, this book is 1000% worth a look. This will definitely change my Netflix search history for the next few months...