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Anastasia Costume Design, the Don Bluth Collection of Animation
Productions, MS 007, Series 1, Sub-Series , Jen Library Special Collections
DVD cover for Banjo the Woodpile Cat
Banjo the Woodpile Cat was released on DVD in 2008. Bonus features include: producers' commentary; a conversation with Don Bluth; Don, Gary, and John discuss their experiences in making the film in Don's garage; a 1980 television news article on their departure from Walt Disney Productions; trailers.
Color photocopy of a cel setup, Anastasia
The Don Bluth Collection of Animation came to the Savannah College of Art and Design as a donation from Don Bluth and Gary Goldman in fall of 2005. The collection consists of cels, animation drawings, storyboards, color models, and other materials created by Don Bluth Productions and later incarnations of this company in the creation of animated features and video games between 1979 and 2000. Also included in the collection are administrative, legal, and other documents, as well as scripts, concepts, and publicity related materials. The studio operated in both the United States and Ireland, and was, at various times, affiliated with other production companies. A preliminary inventory was completed by summer of 2006 and processing began in fall of that same year. Though the processing of the collection will continue for many years, materials already processed are available to researchers now.
Space Ace, the Don Bluth Collection of Animation, Productions, MS 007, Series 1, Sub-Series 1.5, Jen Library Special Collections
Processing the Don Bluth Collection of Animation is an ongoing project that will likely continue for several more years. As materials are processed, finding aids containing inventory lists are created as guides to access specific collection materials . With in Series 1 alone, there are well over 1,000,000 works on paper or acetate. In order to assist researchers in the discovery of materials, the collection is divided into 11 major series. Series 1 and 6 contain subseries of grouped collection materials related to a specific productions with in the main series. Finding aids and or catalog records are available for highlighted materials below. For inquiries pertaining to inventory for all other collection materials please visit or email Special Collections at email@example.com
Series 1 Productions
subseries 1.5 Space Ace, 1984
subseries 1.6 An American Tail, 1986
subseries 1.7 The Land Before Time, 1988
subseries 1.8 All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1989
subseries 1.9 Dragon's Lair II, 1991
subseries 1.10 Rock a Doodle, 1992
subseries 1.12 A Troll in Central Park
subseries 1.13 The Pebble and the Penguin
subseries 1.14 Anastasia, 1997
subseries 1.15 Bartok the Magnificent, 1999
subseries 1.16 Titan AE, 2000
subseries 1.17 Dragon's Lair 3-D, 2000
subseries 1.19 Ice Whale/ Little Blue Whale
Series 2 Concept Art
Series 3 Scripts
Series 4 Musical Scores
Series 5 Photographic Materials
Series 6 Merchandise and Publicity
subseries 6.1 Banjo the Woodpile Cat, 1979
subseries 6.2 The Secret of NIMH, 1982
subseries 6.3 Dragon's Lair, 1983
subseries 6.4 Space Ace, 1984
sub-series 6.5 All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1989
subseries 6.6 Rock A Doodle, 1992
subseries 6.7 Anastasia, 1997
subseries 6.8 Titan AE, 2000
subseries 6.9 Textiles
subseries 6.10 Posters
subseries 6.11 Flipbooks and Metal Pins
Series 7 Awards
Series 8 Audio and Visual Materials
Series 9 Producers Files
Series 10 Administrative Papers
Series 11 Periodicals