From early successes such as Steamboat Willie and the Merrie Melodies series to modern masterpieces such as WALL-E and Spirited Away, the world of animated film and television has come a long way since its beginning. Readers will trace the history of animation from its earliest roots to its most recent successes and beyond. They will also learn about the different types of artists, engineers, and filmmakers who have made this incredible blend of art and technology possible throughout the decades. The complex text in this title allows readers to determine the main idea and explain how it is supported by key details. The diagrams, charts, and graphs add clarity and help students navigate the text.