The thaumatrope. The magic lantern. Betty Boop and vaudeville. The surrealism of Jan Švankmajer. Japanese contemporary independent animators. All these themes and many more are at the centre of “Phantasmagoria – (Over One) Century of Animation Cinema”, a book curated by Davide Giurlando and published by Marsilio, featuring some of the greatest animators in the world (Bruno Bozzetto, Bill Plympton, Barry JC Purves, Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis, Ülo Pikkov) as well as world-class scholars.