Last updated on 8/1/2012 Print this page American Animation History American Animation History examines a lesser-studied aspect of Hollywood cinema in order to give students a greater awareness of Hollywood’s developmental, artistic, and commercial history. By examining the history of Hollywood animation (to include viewing examples of the various periods, styles, studios, and techniques), students will become familiar with a significant, long-standing area of visual entertainment which is of much importance in its own right. Furthermore, students will gain a greater understanding of how Hollywood functions as an industry, as well as how wide-ranging animation’s influence has been for cinema, television, and the arts. This module, which in some ways follows on from the first-year module History of Hollywood Cinema, makes an excellent foundation module for the third-year module Disney Studies. View further details of this module on the University catalogue.