The Animation History Bibliography


Forthcoming (See Below)


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

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 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



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


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/Titles in World Languages

Juvenile Literature

Comic Books & Manga/Periodicals/Academic Journals/Fiction


Podcasts and Vodcasts


Updated: August 21, 2023


The Classical Animated Documentary and Its Contemporary Evolution (Paperback) by Cristina Formenti – November 30, 2023

Holocaust Representations in Animated Documentaries: The Contours of Commemoration by Liat Steir-Livny – November 30, 2023

Classic Chinese Animated Film and Ideology: Tradition, Innovation, and Interculturality by Olga Bobrowska – December 11, 2023

Technical Animation in Video Games by Matthew Lake – December 11, 2023

Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross: Macross frontier Films, Macross Delta & Archives – December 12, 2023

Politically Animated: Non-fiction Animation from the Hispanic World by Jennifer Nagtegaal – December 15, 2023

Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special by Titan Comics – December 19, 2023

Writing for Animation: What Goes on Behind (Closed) Studio Doors by Rob Edwards – December 31, 2023

Invisible Digital: What Animation and Games Tell Us about Software and Digital Culture by Aylish Wood – eBook available January 11, 2024 and Hardcover available February 8, 2024

Sylvain Chomet’s Distinctive Animation: From The Triplets of Belleville to The Illusionist (Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers) by Maria Katsaridou – January 25, 2024

Aren’t You Bojack Horseman?: Critical Essays on the Netflix Series by Harriet E.H. Earle – February 4, 2024

The Art of Invincible Season 1 by Marc Sumerak – February 6, 2024

The Art of Elio by Disney/Pixar – February 6, 2024

Invisible Digital: What Animation and Games Tell Us About Software and Digital Culture by Aylish Wood– February 8, 2024

The Animated Dad: Essays on Father Figures in Cartoon Television by Lorin Shahinian and Leslie Salas – February 15, 2024

Rediscovered Classics of Japanese Animation: The Adaptation of Children’s Novels into the World Masterpiece Theater Series by Maria Chiara Oltolini – February 22, 2024

Women and Film Animation: A Feminist Corpus at the National Film Board of Canada 1939-1989 by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre – March 15, 2024

The Animated Universal Classic Monsters by Matthew Hahn – March 15, 2024

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History: Revised and Expanded Edition by Andre Farago – April 16, 2024

Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (Fourth Edition) by Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc – April 23, 2024

The Art of Inside Out 2 – May 7, 2024

Hanna and Barbera: Conversations by Kevin Sandler and Tyler Solon Williams – May 15, 2024

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

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

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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