Looking for the perfect unique gift for that special animation nerd in your life? Or maybe you just want to give yourself a special treat. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of these hand-picked animation and cartoon-related goodies. For the price conscious, I’ve arranged them by cost, with the lowest-priced items first.
Wreck-It Ralph Little Golden Book illustrated By Lorelay Bove
$3.99 on Amazon
The Perfect American by Peter Stephan Jungk
$10.85 on Amazon
This controversial fictionalized account of Walt Disney’s life will be much talked about in the coming months since it is the basis of a new opera by Philip Glass that will premiere next year.
Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
$11.55 on Amazon
Pixar Short Films Collection 2
$19.96 on Amazon
A collection of twelve recent Pixar shorts including Presto, Day & Night and La Luna. Also includes six CalArts student films by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter.
Mighty Mouse: The New AdventuresThe Complete Series
$23.70 on Amazon
A must-have for anyone interested in the history of modern TV animation. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of this seminal show.
It’s Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump as told to Jeff Heimbuch
$24.95 on Bamboo Forest Publishing or a limited edition, hardcover edition signed by legendary Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump for $59.95 on Bamboo Forest Publishing
Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott DVD
$24.95 on ScottDoc.com
A documentary by the son of and about the experimental music composer Raymond Scott whose music was used by everybody from Jim Henson to Bob Clampett.
Poster Art of the Disney Parks by Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt
$26.04 on Amazon
Rowland B. Wilson’s Trade Secrets: Notes on Cartooning and Animation by Rowland Wilson with Suzanne Lemieux Wilson
$26.37 on Amazon
Herve Morvan: The Genius of French Poster Art by Veronique Morvan
$27.70 on Amazon
Comics Sketchbooks: The Unseen World of Today’s Most Creative Talents edited by Steven Heller
$29.97 on Amazon
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two video game
$29.99-$59.96 on Amazon
Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline Smith
$37.50 on Amazon