The World History of Animation: Key Films

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This list is from Stephen Cavalier's book The World History of Animation (2011).

The book starts with an introduction and brief histories of world animation, with a list of key films for each continent. The rest of the book is a chronological time line of films, with information about each film as well as biographies and explanations of animation techniques.

This is a list of the key films at the beginning of the book.

See also:
IMDb list (with a list of films missing from IMDb)
Time Line (iCM list)

1-27: North American
28-49: Western European
50-66: Russian and Eastern European
67-90: Asian
91-115: Nordic
116-133: Australian and New Zealand
134-158: Latin American
159-168: African

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    Gertie the Dinosaur

    1914, in 5 top lists Check
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    Steamboat Willie

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    Pinocchio

    1940, in 15 top lists Check
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    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    Dumbo

    1941, in 9 top lists Check
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    Superman

    1941, in 1 top list Check
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    Bambi

    1942, in 12 top lists Check
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    Red Hot Riding Hood

    1943, in 5 top lists Check
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    Gerald McBoing-Boing

    1950, in 3 top lists Check
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    Neighbours

    1952, in 4 top lists Check
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    Duck Amuck

    1953, in 10 top lists Check
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    Moonbird

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    1961 — a.k.a. 101 Dalmatians, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Jungle Book

    1967, in 10 top lists Check
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    En marchant

    1968 — a.k.a. Walking, in 0 top lists Check
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Little Mermaid

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 13 top lists Check
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    Toy Story

    1995, in 24 top lists Check
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    Shrek

    2001, in 12 top lists Check
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    Up

    2009, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Princess and the Frog

    2009, in 1 top list Check
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    2009, in 5 top lists Check
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    Toy Story 3

    2010, in 16 top lists Check
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    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 13 top lists Check
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    Fantasmagorie

    1908 — a.k.a. A Fantasy, in 1 top list Check
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    Ballet mécanique

    1924, in 6 top lists Check
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    Symphonie diagonale

    1924 — a.k.a. Symphonie diaganale, in 3 top lists Check
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    Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

    1926 — a.k.a. The Adventures of Prince Achmed, in 11 top lists Check
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    Une nuit sur le mont chauve

    1933, in 1 top list Check
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    Komposition in Blau

    1935 — a.k.a. Composition in Blue, in 1 top list Check
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    Garbancito de la Mancha

    1945 — a.k.a. The Enchanted Sword, in 0 top lists Check
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    I fratelli Dinamite

    1949 — a.k.a. The Dynamite Brothers, in 1 top list Check
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    La rosa di Bagdad

    1949 — a.k.a. The Singing Princess, in 0 top lists Check
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    Animal Farm

    1954, in 2 top lists Check
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    Yellow Submarine

    1968, in 6 top lists Check
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    La planète sauvage

    1973 — a.k.a. Fantastic Planet, in 9 top lists Check
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    Allegro non troppo

    1976, in 3 top lists Check
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    Le roi et l'oiseau

    1952 — a.k.a. The King and the Mockingbird, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Snowman

    1982, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Close Shave

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Kirikou et la sorcière

    1998 — a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress, in 0 top lists Check
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    Les triplettes de Belleville

    2003 — a.k.a. The Triplets of Belleville, in 8 top lists Check
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    Persepolis

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    Logorama

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'illusionniste

    2010 — a.k.a. The Illusionist, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora

    1912 — a.k.a. The Cameraman's Revenge, in 4 top lists Check
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