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100 Sequences That Shaped Animation

  1. animation
    The Hardest Thing I Ever AnimatedSixteen animators and artists from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Toy Story, and more recall their toughest gigs.
  2. backstories
    Where Do Dancing Babies Come From? The Story Behind a Classic Ally McBeal SceneThe Dancing Baby was not born on a Hollywood backlot but from the minds of Silicon Valley creatives.
  3. videology
    The Stories Behind Two of the Best Animated Music Videos of All TimeA-ha’s “Take On Me” and Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” illustrate two vastly different yet equally groundbreaking animation styles.
  4. animation
    What a Cartoon! Allowed a Generation of Animators to ‘Take Back Our Cartoons’The anthology series and talent incubator What a Cartoon! tapped animation’s past to push the form into a new ’90s golden age.
  5. animation
    10 Tragically, Irretrievably Lost Pieces of Animation HistoryFrom Disney’s Martha to a Russian version of The Hobbit, some of the most intriguing cartoons have vanished into history’s great scrap heap.
  6. vulture recommends
    Over the Garden Wall Is the Perfect Fall TV ShowNo program has captured the feeling of a crisp autumn as effectively as the wonderful Cartoon Network limited series.
  7. magical girls
    For the Honor of ‘Moon Prism Power, Make Up!’How Sailor Moon’s iconic transformation helped inspire She-Ra’s evolution from a “girl version” of He-Man into her own fiercely feminine force.
  8. good cries
    Movies About Life Are Movies About Death. Ask the Director of Land Before Time.Don Bluth on depicting life’s tragedies alongside its moments of tenderness and joy.
  9. book excerpt
    How Steven Universe Made Its Lesbian Space Rock WeddingA behind-the-scenes look at the landmark double episode.
  10. vulture lists
    The 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation HistoryFrom Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, retracing 128 years of an art form that continues to draw us all in.