animation history

Walt Disney’s animated classic Cinderella welcomed to the National Film Registry

The National Film Registry selects 25 films that are recommended for preservation each year because they are historically, culturally or aesthetically significant. Disney’s Cinderella is one of this year’s films to be added to the prestigious list. All inducted films can be found on the… Read More »Walt Disney’s animated classic Cinderella welcomed to the National Film Registry

Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards

Didier Ghez, whose books on the people who helped make the Walt Disney Company so magical, are some of the favorites in my collection, will be honored this February by the Annie Awards (awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood) for his contribution to their industry. The Annie Awards… Read More »Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards

Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library

The Animation Research Library (ARL) is Disney’s long term memory and an important resource for the animators of today. For instance, the directors of Zootopia went back to the original drawings for Disney animated classic Robin Hood for ideas on how to create Nick Wilde.… Read More »Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library