Maureen Furniss

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Maureen Ruth Furniss[1] is a writer, animation historian,[2] animation theorist,[3] critic, professor, and president of the Society for Animation Studies.[4] Furniss served as a professor at the California Institute of Arts,[5] Savannah College of Art and Design,[6][7] University of Southern California,[8] and Chapman University.[9][10]


Furniss attended San Diego State University, studied "Telecommunications and Film," received a bachelor's degree in 1983 and a master's degree in 1987.[7] In 1994 she received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Southern California in 1994 using the dissertation "Things of the Spirit: A Study of Abstract Film."[1][5][9]

She is the founding editor of Animation Journal,[1][6] a peer-reviewed scholarly journal about animation.[8][11]

Furniss contributed to the Encarta article about Chuck Jones.[10]


  • Chuck Jones: Conversations[12] - Contains many interviews related to Chuck Jones[13]
  • Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics[14][15][16]
  • The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash[17]
  • Things of the Spirit: A Study of Abstract Animation[18]


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