The Animation History Bibliography 41

Documentaries

1919

How Animated Cartoons are Made– Produced by Bray Studios and starring animation pioneer Wallace Carlson.

1937

A Trip Through the Walt Disney Studios– Produced as an in-house documentary for RKO Radio Pictures and later recut and re-released in 1939 as How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made. Available on the 2001 DVD release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsand the 2002 Walt Disney Treasure: Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney StudioDVD.

1941

The Reluctant Dragon– Directed by Walt Disney. Available on the Walt Disney Treasure: Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney StudioDVD as well as on the Blu-ray double feature, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad/Fun and Fancy Free.

1963

A Boy Named Charlie Brown– Directed by Lee Mendelson. Produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Currently Unavailable.

1970

The Art of Lotte Reiniger– Directed by John Isaacs. Available on 16mm Film and Streaming.

1975

Bugs Bunny Superstar– Directed by Larry Jackson. Available through streaming, on DVD, and on VHS as a standalone feature and as a bonus feature in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4.

Camera Three– Season 21- Episode 2 and 3 – “The Boys of Termite Terrace”- Television Docuseries. Originally aired on CBS and PBS. Currently unavailable, though, raw interviews available at request here.

1976

Remembering Winsor McCay– Directed by John Canemaker. Available as a Bonus Feature on the DVD, Winsor McCay: The Master Edition.

1977

Otto Messmer and Felix the Cat– Directed and Written by John Canemaker. Available on the 2002 DVD and VHS, John Canemaker: Marching to a Different Toon.

1978

Claymation: Three Dimensional Clay Animation– Directed by Will Vinton. Currently Unavailable.

1981

Disney’s Wonderful World. “Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life”.Directed by William Reid. Currently unavailable.

Once Upon a Mouse– Directed by Jerry Kramer and Gary Rocklen. Currently Unavailable.

1982

The Animators– Directed by Prescott Wright. PBS documentary. Currently Unavailable.

1984

Disney Family Album (1984-1986)– Twenty episode docuseries directed by Mike Bonifer and Larry Smoot. Currently Unavailable.

1985

The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal– Directed by Arnold Leibovit. Available on DVD and VHS.

1986

Computer Animation Magic– Directed by Geoffrey de Valois. Available on VHS.

Masters of Animation– Directed by John Halas. Docuseries released on three volumes on VHS.

1988

Animating Art– Directed by Imogen Sutton. Currently Unavailable.

Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown– Directed by Les Mayfield. Currently Unavailable.

Tex Avery, King of Cartoons– Directed by John Needham. Currently Unavailable.

1989

Cartoons for Big KidsDirected by Leonard Maltin. Available on VHS.

Hanna-Barbera’s 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration– Directed by Marshall Flaum. Currently Unavailable.

1990

You Don’t Look 40, Charlie Brown– Directed by Lee Mendelson. Currently Unavailable.

1991

Chuck Amuck: The Movie– Directed by Chuck Jones and John Needham. Available as a stand alone feature on VHS and as a Bonus Feature on The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume Three(DVD) and Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One(Blu-ray).

Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story– Directed by Marino Amoruso. Currently Unavailable.

1992

Cartoon Madness: The Fantastic Max Fleischer Cartoon- Directed by Mark Lamberti. Available on VHS.

1995

Biography – “Betty Boop: The Queen of Cartoons”– Created for A&E. Available on DVD.

Frank and Ollie– Directed by Theodore Thomas. Available on VHS, DVD, and Streaming.

1997

The Harryhausen Chronicles– Directed by Richard Schickle. Available as a standalone title or as a Bonus Feature on the BluRay for Ray Harryhausen Collection.

1999

Before Mickey: An Animated Anthology– Produced by Donald Crafton. Piggyback Productions. Available on VHS.

The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story– Directed by Leslie Iwerks. Available on VHS and as a Bonus Feature on Disc Two of The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit DVD, a part of the Walt Disney Treasures line.

2000

Cartoons Kick Ass– Directed by Stephen Lennhoff. Currently unavailable.

Chuck Jones Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation– Directed by Margaret Selby. Available on VHS and DVD.

My Wasted Life– Directed by Selina Mehta. Currently Unavailable.

2001

Disney’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’: Still the Fairest One of All– Directed by Harry Arends. Available on DVD as a Bonus Feature to Platinum Edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of Silhouette Film– Directed by Katja Raganelli. Available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray as a Bonus Feature on The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Walt: The Man Behind the Myth– Directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts. Available on VHS and DVD.

2002

The Sweatbox– Directed by Trudie Styler and John-Paul Davidson. Currently Unavailable.

2003

The Animated Century– Directed by Irina Margolina and Adam Snyder. Available to libraries and schools for rental from Rembrandt Films or The Fremantle Corporation.

Anime – Concept to Reality– Directed by Terrence Walker. Available on DVD.

Imagine – From Pencils To Pixels– BBC Special. Currently Unavailable.

Pink Panther – Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon– Directed by John Cork. Available on The Pink Panther Film Collectionon DVD, The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection on DVD and The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collectionon Blu-ray.

2004

Monster Road – Directed by Brett Ingram. Available on DVD.

2005

An Animated Life: The Phil Roman Story– Directed by Kenny Saylors and Kyle Saylors. Currently Unavailable.

Bambi: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings– Available on the Diamond Edition of BambiDVD/Blu-ray as a Bonus feature.

Dream On Silly Dreamer– Directed by Dan Lund. Available on DVD and streaming.

Once an Ed…Always an Ed… “- Available as an unlockable Bonus Feature on the 2005 video game, Ed, Edd, N’ Eddy: The Mis-Edventures (GameCube, PS2).

Fine Tooning: Restoring the Warner Bros. Cartoons– Created for and featured as a Bonus Feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3DVD set.

Taint of Greatness: The Journey of Beavis and Butt-Head– Produced by Jon Mefford. Split into three parts over the three volumes of Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collectionon DVD and Blu-ray.

2006

Gumby Dharma– Directed by Robina Marchesi for KQED. Available through Streaming.

2007

Anime: Drawing the Revolution– Directed by Karen Somers. Currently unavailable.

Forging the Frame: The Roots of Animation 1900-1920– Produced by Greg Ford and Mark Nassief. Available on the Popeye the Sailor: 1933–1938, Volume 1DVD set.

Hanna-Barbera: From H to B– Available on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third SeasonDVD set as well as The Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Complete Serieson DVD and Blu-ray.

I Yam What I Yam: The Story of Popeye the Sailor– Directed by Costantine Nasr and Mark Nassief. Available on the Popeye the Sailor: 1933–1938, Volume 1collection on DVD as a Bonus Feature.

In Search of Moebius: Jean Giraud– Directed by Hasko Baumann. Currently unavailable.

The Pixar Story– Directed by Leslie Iwerks. Available through Streaming and on the Wall*eDVD and Blu-ray Releases as a Special Feature.

Quirino Cristiani: The Mystery of the First Animated Movies– Directed by Gabriele Zucchelli. Available on DVD.

2008

Directing the Sailor: The Art of Myron Waldman– Available on the Popeye the Sailor: 1941–1943, Volume 3DVD set.

Drawn for Glory: Animation’s Triumph at the Oscars– Produced by Constantine Nasr. Available on the Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection on DVD.

Forging the Frame: The Roots of Animation, 1921-1930– Produced by Greg Ford and Mark Nassief. Available on the Popeye the Sailor: 1941–1943, Volume 3DVD set.

Drawn for Glory: Animation’s Triumph at the Oscars– Directed by Constantine Nasr. Available on the DVD, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection,as a Bonus Feature.

Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices– Directed by Constantine Nasr. Available on Disc Four of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume Sixas a Bonus Feature.

Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story– Produced by Constantine Nasr and Mark Nassief. Available on Disc One of the Popeye The Sailor 1938-1940, Volume TwoDVD set.

Walt and El Grupo– Directed by Theodore Thomas. Available through Streaming.

2009

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story– Directed by Jeffrey Sherman and Gregory Sherman. Available on DVD and Streaming.

Chuck Jones: Memories of a Childhood– Directed by Peggy Stern. Available on The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume OneBlu-ray collection as a Bonus Feature.

The Great Jonny Quest Documentary– Uncredited. Available through Streaming.

Inside The Wrong Trousers- A Wallace and Gromit Mini Documentary. Produced by Aardman Animations. Available as a special feature on the Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection DVD and Blu-ray set. 

Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants– Directed by Patrick Creadon. Available on the DVD collection SpongeBob: The First 100 Episodesand SpongeBob: The Best 200 Episodes Everas a Bonus Feature.

Waking Sleeping Beauty– Directed by Don Hahn. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Streaming.

2010

Avatar Spirits– Directed by Kurt Mattila. Available on the Avatar: The Last Airbender Book One Collector’s Editionas a Bonus Feature.

Breaking the Mold: The Re-Making of Mighty Mouse– Directed by Jeffrey Eagle. Currently Unavailable.

Deconstructing Dad– Directed by Stan Warnow. Available on DVD and Streaming.

2011

Adventures of Plymptoons!– Directed by Alexia Anastasio. Available on DVD and through Streaming.

Making ‘Em Move– Directed by Steve Stanchfield. Available on DVD.

Six Days to Air– Directed by Arthur Bradford. Available through Streaming.

2012

Blinky & Me– Directed by Tomasz Magierski. Available on DVD.

Leon Schlesinger: The Merrie Cartoon Mogul– Available on The Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2DVD and Blu-ray.

Persistence of Vision– Directed by Kevin Schreck. Available on DVD.

Seoul Sessions: Tales of a Black Animator in South Korea– Five episode web series directed by LeSean Thomas. Available through Streaming.

2013

I Know That Voice– Directed by Lawrence Sapiro. Available on DVD and through Streaming.

Inside Pixar– Directed by Alex Dean. Available through Streaming.

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness– Directed by Mami Sunada. Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Streaming.

2014

Magic Nose Monkeys: The Ren & Stimpy Story– Directed by John Smith. Currently Unavailable.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic– Directed by Rudy Bednar. Available through Streaming.

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles– Directed by Randall Lobb. Available on DVD and Streaming.

2015

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman- Directed by Richard Mears. Available through Streaming.

American Experience- “Walt Disney” – Directed by Sarah Colt. Available on DVD and Streaming.

Where No One Goes: The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2– Available on the How to Train Your Dragon 2DVD and Blu-ray as a Bonus Feature.

2016

Bricks in Motion– Directed by Philip Heinrich. Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Streaming.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life– Directed by Michael Fiore and Erik Shakey. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Giant’s Dream– Directed by Anthony Giacchino. Available on the Signature Edition of The Iron Gianton Blu-ray as a Bonus Feature.

Imagining Zootopia– Directed by Natalie Osma and Kristopher Rios. Available through Streaming.

2017

American Masters: Tyrus– Season 31, Episode 7. Available on DVD and Streaming.

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning– Produced by Jesse Kowalski. Streaming on the Norman Rockwell Museum YouTube channel.

Voice of the Island– Available on the Moana Blu-ray as a Bonus Feature.

2018

Carl Bell – A life in Animation– Available through streaming.

Secrets of British Animation– Directed by Sebastion Barfield. Currently Unavailable.

Heart of Batman– Directed by Alexander Gray. Available on the Blu-ray collection of Batman: The Animated Seriesand Streaming.

Howard– Directed by Don Hahn. Available through Streaming.

The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass: Making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other Holiday Classics– Directed by Constantine Nasr. Available on The Original Christmas Specials CollectionBlu-ray.

2019

Animation Outlaws- Directed by Kat Alioshin. Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Streaming.

Enter the Anime– Directed by Alex Burunova. Available through Streaming.

Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master– Directed by Kaku Arakawa. Available through Streaming.

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki– Directed by Kaku Arakawa. Available on Blu-ray.

The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe– Directed by Randall Lobb and Robert McCallum. Available through Streaming.

2020

Hand Drawn– Directed by Felicity Morland. Available through Streaming and Blu-ray.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy: The Ren and Stimpy Story– Directed by Ron Cicero and Kime Easterwood. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Streaming.

Inside Pixar– Directed by Tony Kaplan and Erica Milsom. Episodic docuseries. Available through Streaming.

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II– Directed by Megan Harding. Available through Streaming.

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story– Directed by Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney. Available through DVD, Blu-ray and Streaming.

2021

Cartoon Carnival: The Documentary– Produced by Andrew T. Smith. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Le Mystère Méliès– Directed by Eric Lange. Available through streaming.

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?– Directed by Michael Bonfiglio. Available through streaming.

2022

The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales– Directed by Abigail E. Disney and Kathleen Hughes. Currently showing at festivals.

ClayDream– Directed by Marq Evans. Currently showing at festivals.

Sketchbook– Directed by Jason Sterman. Available through streaming.

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