|Walt Disney at PBS|
Why should animators learn about Walt Disney? Because he was the founder of our industry, and the man who above all others defined the medium we work in today. His methods have never been surpassed and even today animated films are still made essentially the same way he made them - though with better technology. The PBS download is absolutely free.
To see more posts about the history of animation, including links to some excellent free documentaries at YouTube, follow this link.