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Page Two

animated films page:

animated film collections

selected animated films

films about animation

              animated landing on the moon [1902] by George Méliès of France               cartoon studios

how-to books

links & organizations

on page one:
general books & videos

Cartoon  Studios

DreamWorks  Animation
Independent animation company Pacific Data Images {P.D.I.} was founded in 1980, to produce animated logos & TV commercials; expanded in 1990 to develop CGI (computer generated imagery) animation software; in 1997, DreamWorks S.K.G. (founded in 1994) formed a partnership with P.D.I., resulting in the hit feature "Antz" [1998], and the "Shrek" films; in 2004, DreamWorks's own animation division split from the parent, purchased the remainder of P.D.I., and took the name DreamWorks Animation. DreamWorks Animation's distribution deal with Paramount ends in 2012, so they are now signed with Fox to distribute from 2013 thru 2017.
DreamWorks Animation official website
Dreamworks Animation entry at Wikipedia

Magic Lantern's DreamWorks SKG Page

"Shrek" won the first Oscar for Best Animated Picture

Famous  Studios  [1942-59]

Famous Studios entry at Wikipedia

Famous Studios  
"Great Animation Studios: Famous Studios" [2001]
Winstar color DVD [1/2001] for $17.98
Lost Cartoons Famous Studios on DVD   "The Lost Cartoons, Volume 2: Famous Studios" [2005]
Good Times Video color DVD [6/2005] out of prodn/used
nine digitally-restored cartoon shorts: "A Mutt In A Rut", "The Big Flame Up", "The Emerald Isle", "Land of The Lost Jewels", "Little Red School Mouse", "The Lost Dream", "Pleased To Eat You", "Sudden Fried Chicken" & "Up an’ Downs Derby"

Fleischer  Studios  [1921-1942]
producers of the Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman & Inkwell / Koko the Clown cartoons

more details (history, characters, books, DVDs, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's Fleischer Studios Page

"The Fleischer Story" [1976]
by Leslie Cabarga

Da Capo Press 11x8½ pb [5/88] for $14.00
Crown hardcover [8/76] out of print/used

Halas  &  Batchelor  Studios,  U.K.  [1940-96]
John Halas [1912-95] met Joy Batchelor [1914-91] in Paris, France in 1932; they married in 1940 and
that same year formed a company to make animated films; that company became the largest animation studio
in England, and produced over 2000 films between 1940 and 1996.

Halas & Batchelor Collection official website & archive
Halas & Batchelor entry at Wikipedia
University For The Creative Arts Halas & Batchelor Archive
B.F.I. Screenonline's Halas & Batchelor entry

Halas & Batchelor Cartoons Animated History book & DVD  "Halas & Batchelor Cartoons: An Animated History" [2007]
by Vivien Halas & Paul Wells

Southbank Publng 9x9 book with DVD [4/2007] for $27.30
includes a DVD containing "The Magic Canvas" [1948]; "The Figurehead" [1953]; "The History of The Cinema" [1957]; "Automania 2000" [1963] with music by Kraftwerk; "The Symphony Orchestra" [1964]; "Dilemma" [1981]; and "Know Your Europeans" [1995]

Cartoons of Halas & Batchelor DVD set  "The Cartoons of Halas & Batchelor" [2000]
includes: "The Magic Canvas" [1948], "Owl and The Pussycat" [1952], "The Figurehead"
[1953], "The History of The Cinema" [1957], "Automania 2000" [1963], "The Butterfly Ball" [1974], and ]
CAVEAT: Reviewers on Amazon report low-quality transfer to DVD.
Hen's Tooth Video color DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Hen's Tooth Video color VHS [10/2000] out of prodn/used
animated 1954 Animal Farm movie  "Animal Farm" animated feature [1954]
Britain's first feature-length cartoon, of George Orwell's famed 1945 barnyard fable about revolution betrayed;
co-written & co-directed by Joy Batchelor & John Halas
Home Vision color DVD [11/2004] for $22.46
Home Vision color VHS [11/2004] for $19.95
United American Video color VHS [8/97] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's "Animal Farm" 1945 Novel Page

Hanna-Barbera  Studios  [1966-98]
William Hanna [1910-2001]: credits at IMDbWikipedia
Joseph Barbera [1911-2006]: credits at IMDbWikipedia

Hanna-Barbera entry at Wikipedia
Hanna-Barbera works on DVD & on VHS {used only}

WingnutToons Hanna-Barbera fansite
Brasilian Hanna-Barbera fansite

Hanna-Barbera's 50th Celebration 1989 TV special  "Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration" [T.N.T. July 1989]
2-hour (with commercials) television special written & directed by Marshall Flaum; hosted by Tony Danza & Annie Potts; featuring Joseph Barbera, Shari Belafonte, Victor Borge, Sammy Davis Jr., Phyllis Diller, Joe Ferguson, Whoopi Goldberg, William Hanna, Valerie Harper, Tommy Lasorda, singer Tiffany, Janet Waldo, Betty White, Jonathan Winters, and voices of Greg Berg, Jeff Berg-man, Mel Blanc, Greg Burson, Henry Corden, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Penny Singleton, John Stephenson, Jean Vander Pyl
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official TV promo [7/2013 upload; 0:38] online at YouTube

Art of Hanna-Barbera book by Ted Sennett   "The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity" [1989]
by Ted Sennett

Studio Books hardcover [10/89] out of print/used
Hanna and Barbera Yabba-Dabba-Doo! YA book by Laurie E. Rozakis  "Hanna and Barbera: Yabba-Dabba-Doo!" [ages 7-10; 1994]
by Laurie E. Rozakis

Blackbirch Press 9x7¾ library hardcover [2/94] out of print/used
My Life in 'Toons autobiography by Joe Barbera  "My Life In 'Toons: From Flatbush To Bedrock In Under A Century" autobiography [1994]
by Joe Barbera

Diane Publng 8¾x6 hardcover [7/94] for $20.00
Turner Publng 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/94] out of print/many used
A Cast of Friends book by Bill Hanna  "A Cast of Friends: By The Legendary Animator of Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons & Other Cartoon Classics" [1996]
by Bill Hanna, with Tom Ito; Foreword by Joe Barbera

Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2000] for $18.00
Taylor Publng hardcover [4/96] out of print/many used
Hanna-Barbera Cartoons book by Michael Mallory  "Hanna-Barbera Cartoons" [1998]
by Michael Mallory

Hugh Lauter Levin Assocs hardcover [9/2000] out of print/used
Universe hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Hanna-Barbera Treasury book by Jerry Beck   "The Hanna-Barbera Treasury: Rare Art & Mementoes From Your Favorite Cartoon Classics" [2007]
by Jerry Beck

Insight Editions 11¼x10¼ book & multimedia package [11/2007] for $35.59

"The Flintstones Movie" []

official logo of Jim Henson's Muppets [incorp. 1963]
Jim  Henson  &  The  Muppets  [est. 1963]
The Jim Henson Company [est. 1958] official website
Wikipedia entries for The Muppets and for Jim Henson [1936-90] and for Frank Oz

browse The Muppets on DVD
browse Jim Henson on DVD

Magic Lantern's 'The Muppets' Page

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  Cartoon  Division [1937-57]

Magic Lantern's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Page
M.G.M. Animation entry at Wikipedia

plain Pixar logo
Pixar  Animation  Studios
[est. 1979; renamed 1986; purchased outright by Disney in 2006]
Pixar official websitePixar entry at Wikipedia

Magic Lantern's Walt Disney Pictures Page / Pixar Animation Section

logo for Studio Ghibli [est. 1985]
Studio  Ghibli  of Japan  [est. 1985]
Formed by the three principals after the success of the 1984 animated feature "Nausicaä",
as an offshoot of publisher Tokuma Shoten; Studio Ghibli became an independent entity in 2005.

official Studio Ghibli website [in Japanese]
Studio Ghibli entry at Wikipedia
Team Ghiblink's fansite
GhibliWorld fansite

company president Koji Hoshino (former president of Walt Disney Japan) hired Feb 2008
director Hayao Miyazaki
producer & former company president Toshio Suzuki: IMDb listingWikipedia
director Isao Takahata: IMDb listingWikipedia

Disney's official Studio Ghibli website

Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki & Isao Takahata book by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc  
"Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki & Isao Takahata"
[2009] by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Oldcastle Books 7½x5½ pb [9/2009] for $16.47

"Le Voyage de Chihiro: La Philosophie du Studio Ghibli" [France March 2005]
10-minute Japanese-language documentary directed by Jérôme Wybon; primary interviewees Hayao Miyazaki
& Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

"Ghibli et le Mystère Miyazaki" [French TV Jan 2005]
52 minute French- and Japanese-language TV documentary; interviewees include key directors Isao Takahata
& Hayao Miyazaki, and Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

Animage Vocal Collection soundtrack compilation CD  "Animage Vocal Collection" soundtrack compilation [1988]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi & others

Studio Ghibli soundtrack CD [6/88] 14 tracks - out of prodn/scarce
includes songs from "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "Castle In The Sky", "My Neighbor Totoro" & "Sherlock Hound"

logo for Toei Animation of Japan [est. 1948]
Toei  Animation  Co. Ltd.  of Japan  [est. 1948]
company websiteWikipedia entry

logo for United Pictures of America
U.P.A.  Studios  [1941-1970s]
Wikipedia entry

Cartoon Classics: Columbia Pictures / U.P.A. Cartoons on VHS  
Cartoon Classics: Columbia Pictures / U.P.A. Cartoons on VHS  
"Cartoon Classics: Columbia Pictures / U.P.A. Cartoons" on VHS [1994]
Volume 1 Starring Mr. Magoo: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] for $19.99
Volume 2 Starring Mr. Magoo: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] for $22.95
Volume 4: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Volume 5 Starring Mr. Magoo: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Volume 6: the eight U.P.A. cartoon shorts are: "The Popcorn Story" [1950]; "The Family Circus" [1951]; "Pete Hothead" [1952]; "Christopher Crumpet" [1953]; "James Thurber's Unicorn In the Garden" [1953]; "Ballet-Oop"
[1954]; "Four Wheels, No Brakes" [1954]; and "The Rise of Duton Lang" [1955]

Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Volume 7 Starring Mr. Magoo: the eight U.P.A. Mr. Magoo cartoon shorts are: "Grizzly Golfer" [1951]; "Pink and Blue Blues" [1952]; "Magoo's Masterpiece" [1953]; "Madcap Magoo" [1955]; "Meet Mother Magoo" [1956]; "Magoo's Canine Mutiny" [1956]; "Magoo's Young Manhood" [1958]; and "Terror Faces Magoo" [1959]
Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] for $14.44
Volume 8 Starring Mr. Magoo: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Volume 9: the eight U.P.A. cartoon shorts are: "Robin Hoodlum" [the first UPA short 1948]; Mister Magoo's debut "Ragtime Bear" [1949]; Oscar-winning "Gerald McBoing Boing" [1950] from a story by Dr. Seuss; "Rooty Toot Toot"
[1951] by John Hubley; Oscar-nominated "Madeline" [1952]; "James Thurber's Unicorn In the Garden" [1953]; Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" [1953]; and Oscar-winning "Magoo's Puddle Jumper" [1956]

Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] for $39.95
Volume 10 Starring Mr. Magoo: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
Volume 12 Starring Mr. Magoo [1989]: Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] for $7.99
Volume ? Starring Gerald McBoing-Boing [1985]: the four U.P.A. cartoon shorts are: Oscar- & BAFTA-winning "Gerald McBoing-Boing" [1950] from a story by Dr. Seuss; "Gerald McBoing-Boing's Symphony" [1953]; "How Now McBoing-Boing" [1954]; and "Gerald McBoing-Boing On The Planet Moo" [1956]
Columbia TriStar Home Video color VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used

U.P.A. Jolly Frolics Collection  "U.P.A.: The Jolly Frolics Collection, 1949-1959" DVD Box Set [2012]
T.C.M./Sony color DVD set [11/2014] 3 disks for $32.45
T.C.M./Sony color DVD set [5/2012] 3 disks for $34.99
contains 38 animated short films made from 1949 to 1959: "Baby Boogie" [1955]; "Ballet-Oops" [1954]; "Bringing Up Mother" [1954]; "Christopher Crumpet" [1953]; "Christopher Crumpet's Playmate" [1955]; "The Emperor's New Clothes" [1953]; "The Family Circus" [1951]; "Four Wheels, No Brakes" [1955]; "Fudget's Budget" [1954]; "Georgie and The Dragon" [1951]; "Gerald McBoing Boing" [1951]; "Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony"
[1953]; "Gerald McBoing Boing On Planet Moo" [1956]; "Giddyap" [1950]; "How Now Boing Boing" [1954]; "The Jaywalker" [1956]; "Little Boy With A Big Horn" [1953]; "Madeline" [1952]; "The Magic Fluke" [1949]; "The Man On The Flying Trapeze" [1954]; "The Miner's Daughter" [1950]; "The Oompahs" [1952]; "Pete Hothead" [1952]; "Picnics Are Fun" and "Dino's Serenade" [1959]; "The Popcorn Story" [1950]; "Punchy De Leon"
[1950]; "Ragtime Bear" [1949]; "The Rise of Duton Lang" [1955]; "Robin Hoodlum" [1948]; "Rooty Toot Toot" [1952]; "Sailing" and "Village Band"
[1958]; "Spare The Child" [1955]; "Spring" and "Saganaki" [1958]; "The Tell-Tale Heart" [1953]; "Trees" and "Jamaica Daddy" [1958]; "James Thurber's "The Unicorn In The Garden" [1953]; "Willie The Kid" [1952]; and "Wonder Gloves" [1951]

Van Beuren  Studios  [1928-36]
produced "Amos 'n' Andy", "Felix the Cat", "The Little King" & "Toonerville Trolley" cartoons
Van Beuren Studios entry at Wikipedia

Lost Cartoons Famous Studios on DVD  "The Lost Cartoons, Volume 3: Van Beuren Studios" [2005]
Good Times Video color DVD [6/2005] for $15.40
nine digitally-restored cartoon shorts: "Ali Baba", "The Hunting Season", "Merry Kittens", "Parrotville Old Folks", "Parrotville Post-Office", "Picnic Panic", "Scotty Finds A Home", "Simple Simon", and "Spinning Mice"
Complete Animated Adventures of the Little King on DVD  "The Complete Animated Adventures of Otto Soglow's The Little King" [2007]
Thunderbean DVD [4/2007] out of prodn/used
remastered shorts include: all 12 produced by Van Beuren Studios in 1933 & 1934; "Betty Boop and The Little King" [1936] produced by Fleischer Studios; also bonus photo gallery
"The Little King" entry at Wikipedia

"Aesop's Fables" cartoon shorts [1921-1933]
'Hello Folks! Aesop's Fables Gang' poster  Have not found a true/complete/distinct history of the "Aesop's Fables" silent and sound cartoon shorts series; 445 titles are listed at IMDb as produced by Famous Studios, Inc. from 1920 to 1929, and 270 titles are listed at IMDb as produced by Van Beuren Studios from 1928-1936. Only the earliest films in this series were loose adaptations of Aesop stories; later cartoons usually revolved around cats, mice, and disgruntled Farmer Al Falfa or cartoon character Cubby the Bear. Each short concluded with a 'moral' that usually had nothing to do with the cartoon story.
Early cartoons produced by animator Paul Terry; later cartoons produced by John Foster
series info at Big Cartoon DataBasefilm series entry at Wikipedia
Golden Age of Cartoons / Aesop's Fables / Van Beuren Studio on DVD  "The Golden Age of Cartoons: Aesop's Fables - Cartoon Classics From The Van Beuren Studio" [2006]
contains 19 b&w short animated films from 1929 to 1933 and lots of bonus material: "Summertime" triplet [1929]; "The Iron man" [1930]; "Haunted Ship" [1930]; "Noah Knew His Ark" [1930]; "A Romeo Robin" [1930]; "Hot Tamale" [1930]; "Gypped In Egypt" [1930]; "Making'em Move" [1931]; "The Family Shoe" double [1931]; "Toy Time" [1931]; "Happy Polo" [1932]; "Fly Frolic" [1932]; "The Cat's Canary" [1932]; "Farmerette" [1932]; "Chinese Jinks" [1932]; and "Silvery Moon" [1933]
Mackinac Media DVD [6/2006] for $8.84
Aesop's Fables Cartoons, Volume 2 on DVD  "Aesop's Fables: 21 Classic Cartoons" [2009]
Volume 1 contains 21 b&w short animated films by Paul Terry
Volume 1: Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [9/2009] for $5.98
"Aesop's Fables From The Van Beuren Studio, Volume 2" [2006]
Volume 2 contains 16 b&w short animated films, 1928-1933: "Horses Horses Horses" [1928]; "Presto Chango" [1929]; "Skating Hounds" [1929]; "House Cleaning Time" [1929]; "Singing Saps" [1930]; "Good Old Schooldays" [1930]; "King of The Bugs" [1930]; "Toy Town Tales" [1931]; "The Animal Fair" [1931]; "Radio Racket" [1931]; "Old Hokum Bucket"
[1931]; "Cinderella Blues" [1931]; "The Fly Guy" [1931]; "The Wild Goose Chase" [1932]; "Tumble Down Town" [1933]; and "The Bully's End" [1933]

Volume 2: Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [2006] out of prodn/used
Cartoon Rarities Aesop's Fables on DVD  "Cartoon Rarities: Aesop's Fables" [2010]
contains 19 b&w short animated films, 1928-1934: "Skating Hounds" [1928]; "House Cleaning Time" [1929]; "Laundry Blues" [1930]; "Circus Capers" [1930]; "Midnight" [1930]; "The King of Bugs" [1930]; "The Animal Fair" [1931]; "Radio Racket" [1931]; "College Capers" [1931]; "The Fly Guy" [1931]; "Love In A Pond" [1931]; "Spring Antics" [1932]; "A.M. To P.M." [1933]; "Tumbledown Town" [1933]; "Love's Labor Won" [1933]; "A Dizzy Day" [1933]; "The Last Mail" [1933]; "Runaway Blackie" [1933]; and "Fiddlin' Fun" [1934]
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [8/2010] for $5.10

Vanguard Animation of West Los Angeles & Canada
official websiteWikipedia

Jay  Ward  Productions,  Inc.
producers of "Crusader Rabbit" [1950-52], "Fractured Flickers" [1963],
'Rocky & Bullwinkle', and "George of The Jungle" [1967] TV series

more details (history, books, TV series & DVDs, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's Jay Ward Page

Looney Tunes / Bugs Bunny official logo      Warner  Bros.  Animation  Studios

more details (history, books, box sets & DVDs, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's 'Looney Tunes' Cartoons Page

Looney Tunes official website

That's All Folks / Warner Bros. Animation  "That's All Folks: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation" [1988]
by Steve Schneider

Owl Books 11¾x9 pb [9/90] out of print/used
Henry Holt 12¼x9¼ hardcover [10/88] out of print/many used
Barnes & Noble hardcover [1/99] out of print/used
Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies book  "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide To The Warner Bros. Cartoons" [1989] by Jerry Beck & Will Friedwald
Henry Holt 9x6 pb [5/89] out of print/used
Warner Brothers Animation Art book by Jerry Beck  "Warner Brothers Animation Art: The Characters, The Creators, The Limited Editions" [1998] by Jerry Beck
Universe 13x11 hardcover [6/98] out of print/used
Random House 13x11 hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
B&N bargain hardcover [2002] out of print/used

Walt  Disney  &  The  Nine  Old  Men

Walt won 22 Oscars and 4 Honorary Oscars    Walt Disney  [1901-66] Page
Walt received a record 64 Oscar® nominations [1932-1969],
and won 22 Academy Awards and 4 Honorary Oscars®

Magic Lantern's Walt Disney Pictures Page

Les Clark [1907-79]: credits at IMDb [1927-80]

Marc Davis [1913-2000]: credits at IMDb [1937-75]

Oliver 'Ollie' Johnston [1912-2008]: shared official websitecredits at IMDb [1934-2007]

Milt Kahl [1909-87]: credits at IMDb [1935-85]

Ward Kimball [1914-2002]: credits at IMDb [1934-2001]

Eric Larson [1905-88]: credits at IMDb [1934-86]

John Lounsbery [1911-76]: credits at IMDb [1937-77]

Wolfgang Reitherman [1909-85]: credits at IMDb [1934-81]

Frank Thomas [1912-2004]: shared official websitecredits at IMDb [1934-2004]

Ward Kimball & Frank Thomas and other Disney animators performed
as the Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland jazz band from 1953 to 1975.
Their dozen-plus albums are still available.

Walt Disney Feature Animation fansite
Walt Disney Treasures DVD series
info on animation careers at Disney

Nine Old Men book   "Walt Disney's Nine Old Men" [2001]
by John Canemaker

Hyperion 12¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2001] for $42.00
Frank and Ollie Friendship Animation documentary feature film  "Frank and Ollie: Their Friendship Changed The Face of Animation"
documentary feature film [Disney Oct 1995]

The touching story of the lifelong friendship and artisitc collaboration of Oliver Johnston and Franklin Thomas, the two men responsible for much of the high standards of Walt Disney's character animation.
Co-produced, written & directed by Theodore Thomas (son of Frank)
Walt Disney Video color DVD [11/2003] for $26.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [3/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Disney First 100 Years book  
"Disney: The First 100 Years" [1999]
by Dave Smith & Steven Clark

Hyperion hardcover [rev 2/2003] for $17.50
Hyperion hardcover [10/99] for $28.00
Disney's Art of Animation #1   "Disney's Art of Animation #1: From Mickey Mouse To Beauty & the Beast" [1991] by Bob Thomas
Disney 11¾x8½ pb [10/92] out of print/used
Disney 11¼x8¾ hardcover [11/91] out of print/used
Disney's Art of Animation #2   "Disney's Art of Animation #2: From Mickey Mouse To Hercules"
[1997] by Bob Thomas

Disney 11½x8½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
Illusion / Disney Animation book  "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation" [1995]
by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston

Hyperion hardcover [10/95] for $42.00
Art of Walt Disney by Finch   "The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse To The Magic Kingdoms" [1973, rev 2004] by Christopher Finch
Harry N. Abrams 'revised/expanded' hardcover [11/2004] for $37.80
Harry N. Abrams 10x9½ 'concise' pb [9/99] for $15.61

Other Important Disney Animators

Eyvind Earle [1916-2000]

Joe Grant [1908-2005]
"A Conversation with Joe Grant" video documentary short [] /tt0407686/

SFX expert Herman J. Schultheis [1920-55?]
"The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & The Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic" [5/2014] by John Canemaker

Animation  How-To  Books & Videos

Cordell Barker's Master Class in Animation (online)  "Cordell Barker's Master Class In Animation"
[National Film Board of Canada 2009]

Half-hour master class in animation led by Cordell Barker, filmed during Canada's
2009 "Get Animated!" national day of animation screenings & workshops

Cordell Barker's credits at IMDb
Cordell Barker's Master Class in Animation (Part 1)
Cordell Barker's Master Class in Animation (Part 2)

'Cinema 4D Essentials' single issue magazine  "Cinema 4D Essentials" [2011] single issue magazine
Edited by Jim Thacker

3D World and 3DTotal teamed up to produce this training guide
228-page Maxon pb [12/2011] via third party for $16.00
Bluth's Art of Animation Drawing  "Don Bluth's The Art of Animation Drawing" [2005]
by Don Bluth

D.H. Press 11x8¾ pb [2/2005] for $10.17
Animator's Reference Book   "The Animator's Reference Book" [2005]
by Les Pardew & Ross S. Wolfley

Muska & Lipman 11x8½ pb [2/2005] for $26.39
Animation Writing & Development   "Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development To Pitch" [2005]
by Jean Ann Wright

Focal Press 10x7½ pb [1/2005] for $18.45
Bluth's Art of Storyboard   "Don Bluth's The Art of Storyboard" [2004]
by Don Bluth

D.H. Press 11x8½ pb [11/2004] for $10.17
Complete Animation Course   "The Complete Animation Course: The Principles, Practice & Techniques of Successful Animation" [2003]
by Chris Patmore

Barron's 8¾x8¾ pb [8/2003] for $14.93
Survival Kit   "The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles & Formulas For Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion & Internet Animators" [2002]
by Richard Williams

Faber & Faber 11x9½ pb [1/2002] for $21.00
Faber & Faber 11&fracx9¾ hardcover [1/2002] for $35.00
Richard Williams's credits at IMDb
Art of 3-D Computer Animation  
"The Art of 3-D Computer Animation & Effects" [1996]
by Isaac V. Kerlow

Wiley & Sons 9¼x7½ pb [7/2003] for $37.80
Animation Book   "The Animation Book: A Complete Guide To Animated Filmmaking-From Flip-Books To Sound Cartoons To 3-D Animation" [1979]
by Kit Laybourne

Three Rivers Press 9x7.4 pb [rev. 11/98] for $17.47
Animation by Blair   "Cartoon Animation" [1995] classic by Preston Blair
Walter Foster 9x10¼ pb [1/95] for $17.47
Preston Blair's credits at IMDb
Animation From Script To Screen  "Animation: From Script To Screen" [1989]
by Shamus Culhane

St. Martin/Griffin 9¼x6 pb [8/90] for $12.37
St. Martin 9¾x6½ hardcover [1/89] out of print/used

Animation  Magazines
Animation Magazine: The Business, Technology & Art of Animation [est. 1987]

subscribe directly:
12 issues/year for $60.00:
2 years for $95.00

magazine website

Animation Magazine 20 Year Collection book edited by Ramin Zahed
"Animation Magazine:
20 Year Collection" [2007]
Edited by Ramin Zahed

Jean M. Thoren/Midpoint Books
12x9½ hardcover [10/2007]
out of print/used
Animage Magazine of Japan [est. 7/1978, website est. 6/2007]
Animage Magazine

magazine website
(Japanese only)

Anime Insider Magazine
Anime Insider

published by Wizard Universe
Fall 2001 to March 2009
{67 issues}

publisher website

3D World Magazine [est. 2000] subscription
3D World Magazine: For Artists and Animators
Amazon subscription:
13 issues/year
Kindle subscription for $64.99
current issue option $6.99

magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

Animation  Links
Animation genre at Internet Movie Database
Bestselling Books / Animation category at Amazon
Past Oscar® Winners: Best Animated Feature [2001 to present] = no such link anymore
Past Oscar® Winners: Best Animated Short [1932 to present] = no such link anymore
A.M.P.A.S. Teachers Guide pages on Animation
animation category on Yahoo! Directory

Animage Magazine [est. 1978] Annual Anime Grand Prix Award [est. 1980]
Tokyo Anime Award [est. 2002]: websiteWikipedia

Cartoonists Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
Chronology of Animation at RL's Animated Divots site
'Cartoons On Film' blog [est. 2/2007] by Tom Stathes
'Cartoon Brew' blog [est. 3/2004]
Michael Barrier's animation & comic art blog [est.2003]

Animation World Network & Magazine
AWN's Animation Industry Database
The Clay Animation How-To site
Brian Lemay's 'Animated Cartoon Factory'
Cartoon Character Hall of Fame
'Animation Artist' at DMNC
Skwigly Animation magazine {online} of U.K.
Anime News Network [est. 1998]
Academy of Art University - School of Animation & Visual Effects of San Francisco, CA
The Laws of Anime 6.0
Cartoon Portal at PortalBrain
Toonhound website [U.K.]
Animation Now and Then

P.D.I./DreamWorks website
Toon Boom Animation Inc. - Emmy®-winning 2D animation software
Flatboy Productions - 3D animation & effects studio located in Pittsburgh, PA
The iota Center in Culver City/Palms, CA
Heresy Animation Studios [est. 2001] of Mesa, AZ

Animation Art Gallery in Beverly Hills & Culver City, CA
Original cartoon cells & other animation art at Animation Connection
American Royal Arts [est. 1986] gallery of animation art
Rainbo Animation Art - cels, artwork & collectibles in California
Animator website in Russia {some English, mostly Cyrillic}

Animation Connection: The Art Gallery with Character

The Big Cartoon Database          Machinima software & website: making movies in virtual reality

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Animation  Organizations

The Animation Guild {aka Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839}

Animation Dept. of U.S.A.A.F. First Motion Picture Unit during World War II

A.S.I.F.A. [est. 1957] + A.S.I.F.A.-Hollywood + Annie Awards [est. 1972]

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation [est. 1991]         Tokyo International Anime Fair [March 2010 = #9] title=         New York City Anime Festival [Sept 2009 = #3]

Anime Expo in Anaheim, CA [July 2013 = #22]       British Animation Film Festival [June 2013 = #2] in London, U.K.          South Dakota Animation Festival [Oct 2013 = #3] in Brookings, South Dakota

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