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

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

Reference Books


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


Guides and Reference Books

General Anime Studies


Hayao Miyazaki and the Work of Studio Ghibli/The Art of Studio Ghibli

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

World Animation History

Juvenile Literature

Comic Books & Manga/Periodicals/Academic Journals



Spreadsheet – Updated 9.23.22


Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara: The Stories. The Influence. The Legacy. By Emily Zemler – September 20, 2022

Cartoon Voices Of The Golden Age (1930-1970) Part 1: The Pioneers of Animation Acting by Keith Scott – September 20, 2022

Cartoon Voices Of The Golden Age (1930-1970) Part 2: Studio Filmographies With Voice Credits by Keith Scott – September 20, 2022

Pac-Man: The First Animated TV Show Based Upon a Video Game by Mark Arnold – September 25, 2022

Before Mickey Mouse: A History of American Animation (1982) Directed by Ronald Schwarz airs on TCM on September 29, 5:30 Est. – Check your local listings – Home media release forthcoming

The Art of DuckTales (Deluxe Edition) by Ken Plume – October 4, 2022

The Art of DuckTales by Ken Plume – October 4, 2022

Walt’s Apprentice: Keeping the Disney Dream Alive – October 11, 2022

The Ghibliotheque Guide to Anime: The Essential Guide to Japanese Animated Cinema by Jake Cunningham, Michael Leader – October 18, 2022

Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross: From Flash Back 2012 to Macross Frontier by Hidetaka Tenjin – October 18, 2022

Studio Ghibli: The Complete Works by Studio Ghibli – October 18, 2022

Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets: The Woman Behind the First Animated Feature Film by Brooke Hartman – October 20, 2022

50 Animated Years of LUPIN THE 3rd Hardcover by Reed Nelson – October 25, 2022

The Art of DuckTales by Ken Plume – October 25, 2022

The Art of DuckTales (Deluxe Edition) by Ken Plume – October 25, 2022

The Art of Pacific Rim: The Black by Andrew Osmond – October 25, 2022

Exclusive Front-Row Look Behind the Scenes of Disney Strange World – November 1, 2022

Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece by Andreas Deja, Walt Disney Family Museum – November 1, 2022

The Art and Making of Luck by Noela Hueso – November 1, 2022

The Imagineering Story: The Official Biography of Walt Disney Imagineering by Leslie Iwerks – November 8, 2022

The Art and History of Popeye by R.C. Harvey – November 8, 2022

Mickey: The Story Of A Mouse Directed by Jeff Malmberg – Coming to Disney+ Streaming on November 18

Contemporary Disney Animation: Genre, Gender and Hollywood by Eve Benhamou – November 30, 2022

Studio Ghibli: An Industrial History by Rayna Denison – December 3, 2022

The Ghibliotheque Guide to Anime: The Essential Guide to Japanese Animated Cinema by Jake Cunningham and Michael Leader – December 6, 2022

The Amazing Maurice: The Art of the Film by Ramin Zahed – December 20, 2022

The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio by Mary E. Lescher – December 27, 2022

Toy Story and the Inner World of the Child: Animation, Play, and Creative Life by Karen Cross – December 30, 2022

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

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