Recommended Essays

Inform yourself about the animation industry!

Disney / Pixar:

Animated Films that Never Were (Disney Edition)

Who Was Flip the Frog? (& On Ub Iwerks)

Can Other Studios Besides Pixar Make Quality CGI Animation?

Early Versions of Famous Disney Icons

Notable Disney Songs that Didn't Make the Cut


Cartoons You Should Be Watching (But Aren't):

Short Lived Theatrical Cartoons that Had A Lasting Impact


An Overview of Animation History:

Animation Before Hollywood (1900-1918)

Spaghetti Limbs, Bouncy Movements: The Age of Rubber Hose

Technicolor Realism: The Emergence of the Golden Age 

How TV Nearly Killed Cartoons (Animation of the 1970s-80s)

10 Notable Female Animators


History of Animation Abroad:

The Long & Complicated Production of The Thief & the Cobbler

Mercedes SSK, Fiat 500, and Lupin III

Five Anime Productions that Never Saw the Light of Day


Other Film Commentary / Misc:

The Influence of German Expressionism on American Cinema

The Issue with Oversaturated Color Schemes

Of Witches, Femme Fatales, and Film Noir 

Before CGI: Stop-Motion Special Effects in Film

What Were LaserDisc Games?