A landmark international history of animation, featuring all genres, styles, media and techniques alongside stunning imagery. Since its earliest days, animation has captured our imagination like no other art form, giving us some of our best-loved characters and telling some of our most memorable stories. The World History of Animation is a comprehensive guide to the animated universe, ranging from the trick films of the nineteenth century to the latest in 3D CGI. An exhaustive timeline of animation milestones forms the backbone of the book, with synopses and stills from award-winning classics as well as lesser-known gems. The book celebrates animation in all its forms, including short films, movies, television series, music videos, computer games, and online. All genres and techniques are covered, from children's favourites and FX blockbusters, to cult animes and art-house experiments. There are also biographies detailing the lives and achievements of the most influential artists and studios, as well as essays on important developments and movements, such as the evolution of computer animation. Plus, this beautiful volume includes bite-size explanations of techniques and an extensive glossary of key terms. With its informative and entertaining text alongside gorgeous illustrations, The World History of Animation is a must-have for any animation enthusiast.