Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (5-й рік навчання) - М.О. Кучма - Богдан 2017 рік


Lesson 24 Cartoons

1. Do you like watching cartoons? Read about a man who created them.


For more than 70 years, such animated cartoons as «Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs» (1937), «Pinocchio» (1940), «Fantasia» (1940) and «Dumbo» (1941) are big hits all over the world.

The above cartoons were animated by Volodymyr Tytla, one of the greatest animator. His characters come alive as individuals who can think, solve problems and express emotions. They have souls. V. Tytla had a unique ability to transfer human feelings into drawings.

Volodymyr was born on October 25, 1904 in Yonkers, New York. His father Peter was born in Pidhajce, Ternopil region, Ukraine.

V. Tytla learned his craft in the silent film era in New York City in the 1920s at art schools in the USA and abroad. He had the talent to develop such art form as animated cartoon at the Disney Studio.

In 1943 he left Disney and worked for other studios. Through the 1950s and 60s he directed televisions commercials.

2. Complete the sentences using the information from the text (exercise 1).

1. __________and __________were animated by V. Tytla.

2. His characters can__ , ________ __________ and ___________ ________________.

3. V. Tytla learned his craft in ______________ in the 1920s.

3. Say which of the cartoons animated by Volodymyr Tytla you like most. Why?

4. Many artists use cartoon forms to express how they feel about the world. Look at the forms and decide how you think each artist feels. Happy? Sad? Angry? Lonely? Upset?

5. Write and then tell about your favourite cartoon(s) from your childhood. Mention:

• what your favourite cartoon was about;

• why it was your favourite cartoon;

• its main characters;

• what feelings it evoked;

• what it taught you.

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