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.
The Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly
$11.35 on Amazon
Fantastic high-energy artwork by an artist who has done character design on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite
Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
$11.55 on Amazon
Life in the Analog Age: A Time Before Volume 2 by Gabe Swarr
$11.99 on his personal website
The Day the Cow Sneezed by James Flora
$13.49 on Amazon
If you don’t want this book, I don’t know what to tell you.
Adventure Time Finn boxers
$13.50-$16.65 on Amazon
Once the ladies see you in these, you’ll never spend another night alone!
Phil Mendez 2013 Year-in-Progress Calendar
$15 on StuartNgBooks.com
Keep track of the year with drawings by animation legend Phil Mendez
Bugs Bunny Superstar
$15.39 on Amazon
This long out-of-print 1975 documentary about Warner Bros. animation is worth it just for the film footage of Bob Clampett, Tex Avery and Friz Freleng.
My Little Pony “Brony” Wallet
$16.50 on Amazon
My preferred method for carrying lots of cash around town!
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.
Skadi volume 1 by Katie Rice and Luke Cormican
$20 on their personal website
Spacehawk by Basil Wolverton
$23.21 on Amazon by Basil Wolverton
Amazing pop art decades before the term existed.
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.
Walt’s People, Vol. 12: edited by Didier Ghez
$23.99 on Amazon
If you’ve missed the first 11 volumes, don’t miss this super-packed twelfth one. More details about the contents HERE
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
Evoke: The Art of Dave Pimentel
$29.99 on his personal website
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
Beany and Cecil 2-DVD set
Available for $54.90 on BeanyandCecil.com
Animation history buffs will be delighted by the amazing extras on both volumes. See the contents for Volume 1 and Volume 2