Here are some books, films, television series, and websites you will find useful in your animation education:


Blair, Preston. Cartoon Animation. Laguna Hills:Walter Foster, 1994.

Laybourne, Kit. The Animation Book. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1998.

Muybridge, Eadweard. The Human Figure in Motion. New York: Dover, 1989.

Muybridge, Eadweard. The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Photographic Sequences. New York: Dover, 1984.

Priebe, Ken A., The Art of Stop-Motion Animation. Boston: Thomson Course Technology PRT, 2007.

Rickett, Richard. Special Effects: The History And Technique. Great Britain: Aurum Press, 2006.

Shaw, Susannah. Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation. Burlington:Focal Press, 2004.

Thomas, Frank and Ollie Johnston. The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. New York: Disney Editions, 1981.

Whitaker, Harold and John Halas. Timing for Animation. Boston: Focal Press, 1999.

White, Tony. The Animator's Workbook; Step-by-Step Techniques of Drawn Animation. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1988.

Williams, Richard. The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas. London: Faber and Faber, 2001.


A Nightmare Before Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick. San Francisco, California. Walt Disney Pictures. 1993.

Chicken Run. Directed by Peter Lord, Nick Park. Bristol, United Kingdom. Pathé (UK), DreamWorks Studios (USA). 2000.

Coraline. Directed by Henry Selick. Portland, Oregon. Focus Features. 2009.

Corpse Bride. Directed by Mike Johnson, Tim Burton. Portland, Oregon. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2005.

Godzilla. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Tokyo, Japan. Toho Company. 1954.

James and the Giant Peach. Directed by Henry Selick. United Kingdom, Portland, Oregon. Walt Disney Pictures. 1996.

Fantasia. Burbank, California. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2001.

King Kong. Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. United States. Turner Entertainment. 1933.

The Old Mill (Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies). Directed by Wilfred Jackson. Los Angeles, California. Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 2001.

Walking (En Marchant). Directed by Ryan Larkin. Quebec, Canada. National Film Board of Canada. 1968.

Wallace and Gromit. Directed by Nick Park. United Kingdom.

The Wrong Trousers. BBC (UK), Universal Pictures (USA). 1993.
A Close Shave. BBC (UK), Aardman Animations (UK), 1995.
A Grand Day Out. BBC (UK), 20th Century Fox (UK), Warner Bros. (Australia), Universal Pictures (USA). 1989.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Aardman Animations (UK), DreamWorks Animation (USA). 2005.
A Matter of Loaf and Death. Aardman Animations (UK). 2008.

Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies. Los Angeles, California. Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 2001.

Television Series

Angela Anaconda. Canada. 1999–2002.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volumes 1–5. Burbank, California. Warner Bros. 2003–2007.

Princes et Princesses (Princes and Princesses). Directed by Michael Ocelot. Gard, France. Gébéka films (France). 2000.