About MS 007, The Don Bluth Collection of Animation
The Don Bluth Collection of Animation
Dates of materials range between 1979-2004.
Animators -- United States.
Don Bluth Studios.
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 production of animated features and video games between 1979 and 2004. Also included in the collection are administrative, legal, and other documents, as well as scripts, concepts, and publicity related materials. Other formats, such as film, sound, VHS, photographs, slides, and other media, are part of the collection. The studio operated in both the United States and Ireland, and was at various times, affiliated with other production companies.
Finding aid available in repository, Archives and Special Collections, the Jen Library.
Donated by the Don Bluth Films, Inc., Bluth Group LTD, Banjo Productions in November, 2005.
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The collection is divided into a number of series. The series may be related to a particular production or a particular type of materials. The collections’ production series follow a similar system used by the studio. For the most part, artwork such as drawings, color models, storyboards, backgrounds, and cels, are found under the series for the production that originated them. Occasionally, the production series contain administrative papers. However, most documents relating to office management and administration, promotion and publicity, contracts, legal matters, and other matters of a more general nature, are found in topical series. If the material in one of the topical series relate to a particular production or project, that is noted in the folder title. If not, or the material was related in a more general way to the studio, it has been described as general. The series reflecting artworks from a particular production are arranged by production. Production series are organized chronologically by release date. After those, series are named for the type of materials they contain. These series designation are similar to the organization by the studio. See individual series for collection inventory.
Series: 1. Banjo the Woodpile Cat, 1979 -- 2. Xanadu, 1980 -- 3. The Secret of NIMH, 1982 -- 4. Dragon's Lair, 1983 -- 5. Space Ace, 1984 -- 6. An American Tail, 1986 -- 7. The Land Before Time, 1988 -- 8. All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1989 -- 9. Dragon's Lair II, 1991 -- 10. Rock a Doodle, 1992 -- 11. Thumbelina, 1994 -- 12. A Troll in Central Park, 1994 -- 13. The Pebble and the Penguin, 1995 -- 14. Anastasia, 1997 -- 15. Bartok the Magnificent, 1999 -- 16. Titan AE, 2000 -- 17. Dragon's Lair 3-D, 2002 -- 18. You Are Mine!, 2003 -- 19. Ice Whale /Little Blue Whale -- 20. Concepts -- 21. Filing Cabinets -- 22. Merchandise -- 23. Photographs -- 24. Producers Files Correspondence Publicity -- 25. Reels -- 26. Scripts Model Sheets Storyboards -- 27. Miscellaneous.
Scholars wishing to cite an item in this collection should include item title, the Don Bluth Collection of Animation, MS 007, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the item's url.