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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cinema Studies Libary Guide: Animation

History of Animation

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (USA 1928)

Guides and Encyclopedias


Example Subject Headings

Animated films

Animated films--History and criticism

Animated films--United States--History and criticism

Animated films--Japan

Animated films--France

Stop-motion animated films

Animated film industry

Animated television programs


The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, USA 1993)


Walt Disney's Pinocchio (USA 1940)

World Animation


A brief moment of happiness in Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, Japan 1988)


Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (Lotte Reininger, Germany 1926)