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Film Genres: Animation

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.

Introduction

Resources about Animation and Animated films are split between two libraries. Sherman Art Library has a wide range of books about animation and the art of drawing animation. Most books would be in the call number range NC 1765 through NC 1766. Baker/Berry Library has books on animated films, their history and criticism with the call number of PN 1997.5 on Baker Level 4.

Jones Media Center, in Baker/Berry Library, has a collection of short and feature length animated films. The Subject heading "animated films" in the online catalog will show you lists of films, lists of films from various countries and books about those films in general.

Finding library resources about Animation

If you are looking for a specific animated film title, do a Title search in the online catalog. If we have it, a record will display. If we do not have a particular title, and it is something you think the library's collection should have, you can always "Request a purchase" for the library to buy the title. Making a request does not guarantee the purchase, but it lets us know about our users' interests.

Suggested subject headings to search the online catalog:

Introductory readings

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about movies can be found in many publications. Our collection does include a couple of journals looking at animation in film. Other film journals within our collection will cover animation in film. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find relevant articles. You can also use the SUMMON below.

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A selected list of Animated titles in the library's collections