Recommended Animation Books

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3-D Human Modeling and Animation Peter Ratner
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3D Creature Workshop Bill Fleming
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3D Graphics and Animation: From Starting Up to Standing Out Mark Giambruno
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3-D Human Modeling and Animation Peter Ratner
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3D Studio for Beginners Jim Lammers
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3D Studio Hollywood & Gaming Effects David Carter
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3D Studio Ipas Plug-In Reference/Book and CD-Rom Tim Forcade
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David Kilmer
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Animation Book, The Kit Laybourne
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Edwin George Lutz
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Eric Loren Smoodin
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Jeff Lotman, Jonathan Smith
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Jeff Lotman, Jonathan Smith
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John A. Lent
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Animation: From Script to Screen Shamus Culhane
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Animator's Workbook Tony White
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Anime!: Movie Guide Helen McCarthy
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Art of Anastasia: A Twentieth Century Fox Presentation Harvey Deneroff
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Stephen Rebello
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Stephen Rebello
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Bambi: The Sketchbook Series  

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Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists John Canemaker
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Before Mickey : The Animated Film 1898-1928 Donald Crafton
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Bugs Bunny : Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare Joe Adamson, Friz Freleng (Designer), Chuck Jones (Designer)
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A Bug's Life : The Art and Making of an Epic of Miniature Proportions Jeff Kurtti
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Building a Company : Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire Bob Thomas
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Cartoon Animation: Basic Skills
(How to Draw and Paint Series, No 25)
Walter Foster
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Cartoon Animation Kit Walter Foster
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Cartoon Animation (How to Draw and Paint Series) Preston Blair
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Cartoon Animation: Introduction to a Career Milton Gray
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Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation Ginnalberto Bendazzi

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Computer Animation: A Whole New World Rita Street
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Character Animation in Depth Doug Kelly
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Character Animation With 3d Studio Max Stephanie Reese
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Chuck Amuck Chuck Jones
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Chuck Reducks Chuck Jones
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Creating 3-D Animation : The Aardman Book of Filmmaking Peter Lord, Brian Sibley, Aardman Animations
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Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Svankmajer Peter Hames
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Digital Character Animation George Maestri
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Digital Cinematography Ben De Leeuw
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Digital Illusion: Entertaining the Future With High Technology (Siggraph series) Clark Dodsworth, Jr
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Disney Films, The Leonard Maltin
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Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Hercules  
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Perucci Ferraiuolo
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Eric Loren Smoodin (Editor)
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Disney: The Mouse Betrayed Peter Schweizer, Rochelle Schweizer
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Mouse Under Glass : Secrets of Disney Animation & Theme Parks David Koenig
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The Disney Version : The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney Richard Schickel
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Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga Frederik Schodt
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Donald Crafton
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Rick Goldschmidt, Burl Ives
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John Grant
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Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art Robert Russett
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Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art Robert Russett and Cecile Starr
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Felix: The Twisted Tale of the World's Most Famous Cat John Canemaker
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The Five C's of Cinematography : Motion Picture Filming Techniques Darrel Plant
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Flash 3! : Creative Web Animation Darrel Plant
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The Fleischer Story Leslie E Cabarga
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Forbidden Animation : Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America Karl F. Cohen
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The Gif Animator's Guide Sandy Eddy Schnyder
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Glass & Reflection : Release 3 and 4/Book and Disk (3d Studio Tips & Tricks) Michele Bousquet, Glenn Melenhorst
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The Great Cartoon Directors Jeff Lenburg
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How to Draw Animation: Learn the Art of Animation from Character Design to Storyboard... Christoper Hart
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Illusion of Life: Disney Animation Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas
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Dan Ablan, Patrik Beck, Mike Desantis, Bill Fleming, Bob Hood, David Hopkins
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Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann
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Let There Be Life! : Animating With the Computer Christopher Baker
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald
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The Making of the Lost World : Jurassic Park Jody Duncan
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Mickey Mouse : My Life in Pictures Russell Schroeder, Disney Archives
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Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation & Theme Parks David Koenig
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From Mouse to Mermaid : The Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture Elizabeth Bell (Editor), Lynda Haas (Editor), Laura Sells (Editor)
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Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons By Leonard Maltin
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Painting With Light John Alton
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Pinnocchio Pierre Lambert
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Thomasine Lewis, Tommi Lewis
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Charles Solomon
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Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation Michael O'Rourke
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Pufnstuf & Other Stuff : The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft David Martindale, Marty Krofft
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A Reader in Animation Studies Jayne Pilling
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Reading the Rabbit : Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation Kevin S. Sandler (Editor)
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Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation Antonia Levi
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Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story Stefan Kanfer
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Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family Matt Groening
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Sotheby's Guide to Animation Art Linda Rosenkrantz, Christopher Robin Finch
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Speed Racer: The Official 30th Anniversary Guide Elizabeth Moran
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Talking Animals and Other People Shamus Culhane
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Tex Avery : King of Cartoons Joe Adamson
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That's All Folks: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation Steve Schneider
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That's Enough Folks : Black Images in Animated Cartoons, 1900-1960 Henry T. Sampson
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Today's Top Animation Studios Rita Street
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Toy Story; The Art and Making of the Animated Film John Lasseter, Steve Daly
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Understanding Animation  Paul Wells
Vinyl Leaves : Walt Disney World and America (Institutional Structures of Feeling) Stephen M. Fjellman
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Walt Disney: An American Original Bob Thomas
Walt Disney's Peter Pan (The Sketchbook Series , No 5) Walt Disney
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Walt Disney's Railroad Story : The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom Michael Broggie, Ward Kimball
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Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney J.B. Kaufman and Merritt Russell
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