Documentary Films

These are some of my favorite animation-related docs I frequently watch for inspiration.

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Follows the Disney Renaissance--Disney in the 1990s making a comeback after tumultuous times.

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness (2013)

Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli doing what they do best.

Tyrus (2015)

A quiet, lovely doc centered on Chinese-born American artist Tyrus Wong's impressive film and art career.

Persist-ence of Vision (2012)

Richard Williams's legendary, unfinished film The Thief and the Cobbler is documented here.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

Disney fans know all of these songwriters' iconic hits.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

A lively doc about the first Black animator hired at Disney, and his amazing career.