Amazing Animation History Online

Bobe Cannon animation

The Internet is home to a wealth of classic animation goodness nowadays. It’s hard to keep up with all the wonderful material that people are posting everyday but here’s a few things that have caught my attention recently:

Kevin Langley has posted animation scenes from two of my favorite animators: Pat Matthews animation from the Shamus Culhane short The Greatest Man in Siam (1944) and Bobe Cannon animation from the Tex Avery short Wags to Riches (1949).

Animator Colin Giles put up video clips of Marc Davis and Ward Kimball from “Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life,” a 1981 documentary which aired on the Wonderful World of Disney.

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is featuring a Yogi Bear storyboard drawn by animation great Warren Foster.

Warren Foster storyboard


  • Ryan Thomas

    I was recently linked a copy of Tim Burton’s original film. That was an exciting find. It amazes me how little his style has changed over the years.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_YI_GHwfRg

    Cheers!