My List of Animation Books an Animator should buy

Here is the my list of book an animation enthusiast should have & books professional swear by…

Books listed below are all present in my own collection, it help me so to pursue animation & that’s why I am writing this post that can help you…


  1. Illusion of Life by Disney: Great book by Disney, You can call this book encyclopedia of animation
  2. The Art of Animation: The Story of the Disney Studio Contribution to a New Art
  3. Animals in Motion: Frame by frame reference photographs from living
  4. Humans in Motion: Frame by frame reference photographs from living
  5. Animator’s Survival Kit: Brilliant book to learn methodology & animation techniques from Richard Williams
  6. Character Animation Crash Course by Eric Goldberg: Another good book from master like Eric Goldberg
  7. Cartoon Animation: Another good book to learn Disney’s Classical Cartoon Animation techniques

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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