Noel Brown is a film and television scholar at Liverpool Hope University. His research has focused on Hollywood and British cinema (classical and contemporary), family entertainment, children's culture and animation. His first three books were published by I.B. Tauris and include, The Hollywood Family Film: from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter, Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney, and British Children's Cinema: from The Thief of Bagdad to Wallace and Gromit. Now his newest, The Children's Film: Genre, Nation and Narrative (Wallflower Press, 2017) looks at children's film to explore its cultural and social impact, and it shows the evolution of a beloved genre that has resonated across ages and generations.
The Children's Film is part of the Short Cuts Series published by Wallflower Press, an imprint of Columbia University Press. Information on Noel Brown's work is available at http://lhu.academia.edu/NoelBrown.
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