The Animation History Bibliography

Welcome to The Animation History Bibliography!

In creating this bibliography there is a conscious effort to include any and all publications on the subject of animation; regardless of communal and scholarly reputation. If a title was available in North America and in English, it is included.

Titles are separated into groups of similar topics. These categorizations are but lines in the sand, meant for the reader to peruse easier and they are not meant to be taken as a definitive judgment of a book’s contents. Some titles could have been placed in more than one category, but they were only listed once. In the case of multiple authors, the authors are alphabetized by last name. In the cases of titles that are compendiums of articles by many authors, the editor(s) of the work is listed. In the case of periodicals, either the founder of the publication or the first Editor-in-Chief is listed.

An additional book listed under a title indicate a change in book name, but not content.

eBooks, Audiobooks, and Books on Media are included as proof of existence. However, due to the many different digital platforms available for downloading, as well as the creation and dissolvement of  contractual timed exclusives, additional information made available is limited to release date, publisher, and Narrator (If applicable). It is up to the reader to discover current availability on the platforms and in the formats of your preferred choice.

Publications are written in the following format:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Additional Authors Alphabetically (If present). Title of Publication. Type of Binding and Edition. Publisher. Year Published. ISBN10: XXXXXXXXXX. ISBN-13: XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Additional Editions (If Applicable). Publisher. Year Published. ISBN-10: XXXXXXXXXX. ISBN-13: XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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Disney Productions

The Art of Disney

General Disney Studies

Walt Disney

Notable Artists & Individuals at Disney/The Mickey Mouse Club

Culture and Disney/Diversity, Gender Studies, and Disney/Disney Musicians and Music

History and Disney

Industry and the Disney Corporate and Studio Structure

Disney Theme Park General Studies/Disneyland/Disney World/Disneyland Paris


Pixar Productions

Pixar General Studies/20th Century Animation and 20th Television Animation

DreamWorks General Studies/DreamWorks Productions

Nickelodeon General Studies/The Art of Nickelodeon

The Art of Warner Animation Group/Warner Bros. General Studies

Hanna-Barbera General Studies/The Art of Cartoon Network Studios/The Art of Williams Street Productions

The Art of Sony Pictures Entertainment/The Art of Columbia Pictures/The Art of MGM Studios/The Art of Netflix

The Art of Aardman Animations/The Art of Baobab Studios/The Art of Blue Sky Studios/The Art of Cartoon Saloon/The Art of Frederator Studios/The Art of Illumination/The Art of LAIKA/The Art of Skydance Animation



Multi-Volume Series


Animation General Studies

Computer Generated Animation History

Stop-Motion Animation and Puppetry/Aesthetics, Abstraction, and Experimental Animation/Genre


Culture/Saturday Mornings/Religion, Spirituality and Ethics/Environment

Voice Acting, Foley, Music and Sound/Storyboarding and Production

Individual Studios, Artists, and Figureheads

Individual Series and Movies

The Art of Individual Artists and Single Topics/Cookbooks/Collectible Animation Advertising and the Second-Hand Market


Anime Guides and Reference Books

General Anime Studies

The Anime Industry/Anime History

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli/The Art of Studio Ghibli

Notable Anime Movies, Series, Studios, and Artists/The Art of Anime/Anime Music and Sound

World Animation History

Juvenile Literature

Comic Books & Manga/Periodicals/Academic Journals/Fiction


Podcasts and Vodcasts


Index – Updated January 23, 2023


Schoolhouse Rock!: The Updated Official Guide by George Newall, Tom Yohe – January 3, 2023

Animated Parables: A Pedagogy of Seven Deadly Sins and a Few Virtues by Terry Lindvall – January 15, 2023

Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation by C. E. Winters – January 24, 2023

Sylvain Chomet’s Distinctive Animation: From The Triplets of Belleville to The Illusionist (Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers) by Maria Katsaridou – January 26, 2023

The Avatar Television Franchise: Storytelling, Identity, Trauma, and Fandom by Francis M. Agnoli – January 26, 2023

Animated Film and Disability: Cripping Spectatorship by Slava Greenberg – February 7, 2023

Popeye Variations: Not Yer Pappy’s Comics An’ Art Book by Craig Yoe – February 7, 2023

Watership Down: Perspectives On and Beyond Animated Violence (Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers) by Catherine Lester – February 9, 2023

Nordic Animation: Balancing the East and the West by Liisa Vähäkylä – March 2023

The Official Walt Disney Quote Book: Over 300 Quotes with Newly Researched and Assembled Material by the Staff of the Walt Disney Archives – March 7, 2023

The Story of Disney 100 Years of Wonder by John Baxter, Bruce Steele, Staff of the Walt Disney Archives – March 7, 2023

Walt Disney: An American Original: Commemorative Edition by Bob Thomas – March 7, 2023

Nordic Animation: Balancing the East and the West by Liisa Vähäkylä – March 8, 2023

The Art of Solar Opposites by Scott Gallopo – March 21, 2023

Invisible Digital: What Animation and Games Tell Us About Software and Digital Culture by Aylish Wood – April 6, 2023

Animated Mischief: Essays on Subversiveness in Cartoons Since 1987 by Brian N. Duchaney and David S. Silverman – April 14, 2023

The Intersection of Animation, Video Games, and Music: Making Movement Sing by Dana Plank and Dr. Lisa Scoggin – April 21, 2023

DC Pride 2022. Hardcover First Edition. “Finding Batman” By Kevin Conroy.  – May 23, 2023 (Non-affiliated)

The History and Theory of Cut-Out Animation: From J. Stuart Blackton to South Park by Dan Torre – June 2023

Part of the Magic: A Collection of Disney-Inspired Brushes with Greatness by Bambi Moé – June 15, 2023

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Visual Companion by David Bossert – July 4, 2023

Politically Animated: Non-fiction Animation from the Hispanic World by Jennifer Nagtegaal – August 2023

Invisible Digital: What Animation and Games Tell Us about Software and Digital Culture
by Aylish Wood – October 5, 2023

Writing for Animation: What Goes on Behind (Closed) Studio Doors by Rob Edwards – December 2023