The Animation History Bibliography


Forthcoming (See Below)


Disney Productions

The Art of Disney

General Disney Studies

Walt Disney

Notable Artists & Individuals at Disney & Pixar/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

The Art of and General Studies of Hanna-Barbera/The Art of and General Studies 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 and General Studies of Netflix

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

Reference/Script Books


Multi-Volume Series


Animation General Studies

Computer Generated Animation History

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

Museum Exhibitions and Art Shows/The Art of Interactive Animation


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 Merchandise and the Second-Hand Market


Guides/Reference Books/Script 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/Titles in World Languages

Juvenile Literature

Comic Books & Manga/Periodicals/Academic Journals/Fiction


Podcasts and Vodcasts


Updated: April 7, 2024


Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 16.2: Media Platforms and Industries by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Bryan Hartzheim – Summer 2024

Announced Future Mechademia: Second Arc Publications

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 17.1: Cosplay, Street Fashion, and Subcultures by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Masafumi Monden – Winter 2024

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 17.2: Methodologies by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Jaqueline Berndt – Summer 2025

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 18.1: Death and Other Endings by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Anne Allison – Winter 2025

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 18.2: Studio Ghibli by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, Rayna Denison and Jacqueline Ristola – Summer 2026

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 19.1: Aesthetics by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Stevie Suan – Winter 2026

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 19.2: Graphic Narratives by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Deborah Shamoon – Summer 2027

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 20.1: Game Studies by Frenchy Lunning, and Sandra Annett – Winter 2027

Mechademia: Second Arc: Vol. 20.2: Erotic Bodies – Hentai, BL, and Beyond by Frenchy Lunning, Sandra Annett, and Tom Baudinette – Summer 2028


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History: Revised and Expanded Edition by Andrew Farago – July 2, 2024

The Art of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera by Chris McDonnell – July 9, 2024

Ghibliotheque: The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli (eBook) by Jake Cunningham and Michael Leader – July 9, 2024

The Art of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 4 by Tracey Miller-Zarneke – July 16, 2024

Disney In-Between: The Lost Years 1966-1986 by Stephen Anderson – July 2024

Childhood in Animation: Navigating a Secret World by Jane Batkin – August 1, 2024

Hanna-Barbera, the Recorded History: From Modern Stone Age to Meddling Kids by Greg Ehrbar – August 15, 2024

The Art of Hercules: The Art of Gerald Scarfe by Gerald Scarfe – August 20, 2024

The Art of Marvel Studios’ What If…? by Paul Davies – August 27, 2024

Adventures in Animation: How I Learned Who I Learned From and What I Did with It by Richard E. Williams – August 29, 2024 (UK Release)

Ray Harryhausen – Master of the Majicks (Three Volume, Second Edition) by Mike Hankin – Summer/Autumn 2024

The Art of the Cuphead Show by Deeki Deke – September 3, 2024

The Art of DreamWorks Animation: Celebrating 30 Years by Jerry Beck and Ramin Zahed – September 10, 2024

The Art of DreamWorks The Wild Robot by Jerry Schmitz (Hardcover Deluxe Edition) – September 10, 2024

The Art of DreamWorks The Wild Robot by Jerry Schmitz – September 10, 2024

Directing at Disney: The Original Directors of Walt’s Animated Films by Pete Docter and Don Peri – September 17, 2024

Dream Chasing: My Four Decades of Success and Failure with Walt Disney Imagineering by Bob Weis – September 24, 2024

Groundbreaking Magic: A Black Woman’s Journey Through The Happiest Place on Earth by Martha Blanding and Tim O’Day – October 1, 2024

Walt Disney Treasures: Personal Art and Artifacts from The Walt Disney Family Museum
by Walter E.D. Miller and the Staff of The Walt Disney Family Museum – October 1, 2024

Disney’s Hercules: The Art of Gerald Scarfe by Gerald Scarfe – October 8, 2024

The Art of Futurama by Matt Groening – October 8th 2024

Cinderella by Pierre Lambert – French Release, October 2024

Studio Ghibli: Architecture in Animation – October 28, 2024

Icons Unearthed: The Simpsons by Peter Holmstrom – October 29, 2024

The Art of Amphibia by Drew Taylor – November 19, 2024

The Art and Making of Ultraman: Rising by Drew Taylor – December 3rd, 2024

“The Only Woman Animator” Bessie Mae Kelley & Women at the Dawn of an Industry by Mindy Johnson – Q4 2024

The Art of Elio by Disney/Pixar – May 6, 2025

Worlds to Conquer: The Art & Making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia by J.B. Kaufman – October 2025

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; if a title was or is 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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