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Film Study Reference Guide: Animation

Eyvind Earle's production design for Disney's Lady and the Tramp (USA 1955)

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)