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Animation Cinematography Animation sketch by Robert Breer

Animation Cinematography Technique  


Animated Films History And Criticism

Animated Films Technique

Computer Animation

ANIMATED FILMS (all of the Animated DVDs in the collection)


(Image: Robert Breer animation sketch)

Journals (mostly online)

Web Resources

History of Animation - an illustrious if brief introduction to the history of mainstream animation. Your instructor Cheryl Gelover notes that the date is incorrect for Fritz the Cat! Maybe they will fix that soon

Great women animators The history of animation is rich with female contributions; see also Women in Animation

Consider the depiction of women in cartoon history with the following sources: The Gendered Past of Animation: Exploring the Historiography of Women in Animation also Feminist Discourse in Animated Films, & The Representation of Women in Walt Disney's Productions in the Studio Era

Thinking Animation - great resource for learning more about stop motion, computer-generated animation, and much more. The bloggers are all intimately involved in animation themselves; learn from the experts.

Animation Blogspot - free blogging community for all things animation

Animation Insider - provides reviews of various animation features and has an active community forum

Animated Writing - a variety of animation topics for the novice or experienced animator

Society for Animation Studies - selected for you by animation professor Cheryl Gelover!

Cartoon Brew - also selected for you by animation professor Cheryl Gelover



There are plenty of great sources to help you explore this topic - if you log in to the library page and ask for help a librarian can help you find what you need.

Here are some links that may help:

Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

The e-book for, Birth of an Industry  (full text available online and as a downloadable PDF when logged in!)


This sentence and the paragraph where it exists may be especially relevant:

"...Scholars such as Christopher P. Lehman, the author of “The Colored Cartoon,” and Nicholas Sammond, the author of “Birth of an Industry,” have pointed out that the sartorial inheritance is more than cosmetic: the manners and antics of cartoons were always borrowed from the minstrel’s stage, even as the minstrel himself faded as a staple of mass culture in the twentieth century. ..."


National Film Board of Canada- Animation

All of the NFB animators in one master list 

Women in the National Film Board of Canada  Animation is well supported in Canada, giving rise to these female animators, see also the NFB Oscar nominated films

Oscar winning animated films from the NFB

The 2022 nominated animated film is  The Flying Sailor, as streamed on the New Yorker Magazine; see below!

Here find an interview with both animators

Just for fun