Sometimes it's time to down tools and learn a bit about the history of animation. The pioneering giant upon whose shoulders all animators stand was Walt Disney. To understand why Disney was such a transformative figure in the history of the animation industry, watch "Walt – The Man Behind the Myth" - a biographical documentary on the man who founded the Walt Disney Studios. The documentary was narrated by Dick Van Dyke and directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts.
History of Animation
To see more about the History of Animation, follow the links below:
- Edward Muybridge - The Animator's Photographer
- Walt Disney Documentary at PBS
- History of Animation
- From Pencils to Pixels - The History of Animation with Alan Yentob
- Animation History Quiz
- Why Animators Should Watch Charlie Chaplin
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.