ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educator’s Forum debuts Animation Book Database
June 20, 2024

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educator’s Forum debuts Animation Book Database

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educator’s Forum (AEF) recently announced the debut of the Animation Book Database. Begun by noted animation historian Charles Solomon and developed by several AEF scholars including Michael Bonitatis of CSUN, Dori Littel-Herrick of Woodbury University (retired), and Tom Sito of USC, the Animation Book Database provides animation educators an easily accessible, online resource for books on animation, and is a free resource for new and veteran scholars on the vast number of publications on animation, animation history, biography of important animators, motion picture visual effects and more.  
“Inclusion in the database does not imply endorsement, and exclusion does not indicate disapproval, says AEF Chair Tom Sito. “It is not meant to compete with existing book wholesalers like Amazon, but merely provides an easy first look at the number of books on animation currently available.” 

The database will continue to grow and evolve with new recommendations from the animation education community. To suggest a book for inclusion, please use the "Suggest A Book" button at the bottom of the page:

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a wide range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, open source software support, special events, classes and screenings.   

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for five decades. For more information on ASIFA-Hollywood and the Annie Awards, visit and         

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