Rare Animation Books and Interviews on Archive.org

Don’t miss this rare find on Archive.org: A complete PDF copy of John Halas and Roger Manvell’s book Design in Motion (1962). The book is filled with inspiring stills from both famous and obscure Cartoon Modern-era films that you’ll want to see. I talked a little bit about the book’s value to me in this post about animation reference books.

Also on that site:
How to Cartoon for Amateur Films by John Halas and Bob Privett
Animation Art in the Commercial Film by Eli Levitan
A 300-page oral history with Jules Engel
A 250-page oral history with Dick Huemer.

That’s enough reading for this weekend and then some.


  • Rubber Hose Arms

    Wow, this is a great find! Thanks, Amid!

  • Matt Jones

    Holy canole! What a treasure trove, and there’s the animated Lemon Hart ad designed by Searle I’ve been looking for!

  • Elana Pritchard

    I prefer more solid drawing over the flat UPA style.

  • Matt Jones

    Thanks, I put that up. It was made by Dutch stop-mo pioneer Joop Geesink at his ‘Dollywood’ studio. I’m still looking for the 2-D animated ad made by UK studio Larkins in the 60s