Animation Lookback talks about the history of today's most famous and legendary animation studios, TV shows, well known animators and more.

The History of Cartoon Network:


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: The History of Cartoon Network #3

When popular franchises and TV animation veterans take a chance on the channel during the mid-2000s.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: The History of Cartoon Network #2

While Cartoon Network got its first big change, it also got some more of its big shows.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: The History of Cartoon Network #1

It all began when a man named Ted Turner decided to create a network for cartoons...

The History of Looney Tunes:


Episode 20:
Animation Lookback: The History of Space Jam & Looney Tunes: Back in Action

When the Looney Tunes come into the real world, chaos certainly ensues...both in the movies and during the making of them.


Episode 19:
Animation Lookback: The History of Bugs Bunny

What's Up, Doc? AniMat finally reaches the most famous and popular Looney Tune of them all, carrots and all.


Episode 18:
Animation Lookback: The History of Porky Pig

How can one duck go from an absolute loon to a greedy slob? AniMat looks into his wacky history.


Episode 17:
Animation Lookback: The History of Daffy Duck

How can one duck go from an absolute loon to a greedy slob? AniMat looks into his wacky history.


Episode 16:
Animation Lookback: The History of Sylvester

AniMat recounts the story of the Putty Tat himself and his many adventures, with either Porky Pig or Tweety Bird.


Episode 15:
Animation Lookback: The History of Tweety

AniMat Taw He Taw a Putty Tat, as he looks at the yellow bird's prolonged battle with a hungry cat.


Episode 14:
Animation Lookback: The History of Granny

Tweety is not alone in his fight against Sylvester the Cat, because he has Granny by his side.


Episode 13:
Animation Lookback: The History of Wile E. Coyote & The Road Runner

AniMat locates the only animals who are more known to chase each other than cats and mice.


Episode 12:
Animation Lookback: The History of Elmer Fudd

Be vewy vewy quiet, Elmer Fudd is huntin' wabbits...and singing opera and eating grilled cheese sandwiches.


Episode 11:
Animation Lookback: The History of Yosemite Sam

It's time for the roughest, toughest, rootin'-tootinest hothead who wants to catch that rakin' frakin' varmit.


Episode 10:
Animation Lookback: The History of Speedy Gonzales

AniMat presents the story of the fastest mouse in all of Mexico and one with a curious history of political correctness.


Episode 9:
Animation Lookback: The History of Foghorn Leghorn

That, I say, that boy yappiní his mouth like a hungry chickenhawk in a chicken coop, a farm that is!


Episode 8:
Animation Lookback: The History of Pepe Le Pew

Le historie de notre favorite skunk de pew de votre locale historien de animation.


Episode 7:
Animation Lookback: The History of Ralph Wolf & Sam Sheepdog

Stealing sheep and punching wolves are all in a day's work for this suspicious looking wolf and his canine nemesis.


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: The History of Marvin the Martian

AniMat claims this video on Warner Brothers's in-house alien in the name of Mars. Isn't that lovely?


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: The History of the Tasmanian Devil

AniMat remembers the beast who put the Taz in Taz-Mania himself and how his career was almost cut short.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: The History of Marc Anthony & Pussyfoot

When dogs and cats live together, it's mass hysteria...but there are a few exceptions.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: The History of Witch Hazel

There have been many Witch Hazels, but none as beloved as the Warner Brothers interpretation.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: The History of Michigan J. Frog

Hello ma baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal...Everybody do the Michigan Rag!


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: The History of Looney Tunes

The story of how a bunch of animators got looney and made some of the greatest cartoons ever made.

The History of Studio Ghibli:


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 6

Before we end this special Animation Lookback, let's go back to a time that was even before the beginning, when Hayao Miyazaki put his skills to the ultimate test.


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 5

We have now come to the end of an important era for both Studio Ghibli and animation as the two masters finally retire by making their final animated features.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 4

While Miyazaki keeps pumping out great movies to the Ghibli collection, the studio goes out to find new talents to take on the role of direction.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 3

The time has come to discover what Hayao Miazaki and his crew had to do in order to make some of the greatest animated films of all time with Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 2

Now that the three formed an animation studio, it's time that they build up their reputation while also fixing up some loose ends with films like Grave of the Fireflies and Kiki's Delivery Service.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: The History of Studio Ghibli - Part 1

Our story begins when three Japanese men decided to get together and form what would become a legendary animation studio.

The Best of Stop-Motion:


Bonus Episode:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - BLOOPERS

With the new format AniMat tried out with The Best of Stop Motion for Animation Lookback, this series of outtakes presents the setback of trying to present yourself as the host...youíre not gonna get it in one shot.


Episode 10:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - King Kong

As we come to the end of the Best of Stop Motion, AniMat gives out an honorable mention to possibly the most popular and most beloved movie monster of all time.


Episode 9:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Modern Films

Some of you may not know much about the animated features from last time, but I'm sure your memories are still fresh about more recent stop motion films like Fantastic Mr. Fox, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.


Episode 8:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Independent Films

It's time to move on to put the focus on the stop motion films themselves. We'll start this one off with the independent films by the decade.


Episode 7:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Henry Selick

People gave Tim Burton most of the spotlight with Nightmare Before Christmas. Now it's Henry Selick's moment to shine with the works he's more associated with.


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Tim Burton

Twas a long time ago, longer now then it seems, in a place that you've seen in your twisted dreams. For the story that you're about to be told began with the Disney worlds of old. Now you've probably wondered where Tim Burton came from?


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Aardman

In merry ol' England, you will find nannies who fly with their umbrellas, the weirdest taste in comedy and the finest animation studio that specializes in stop-motion animation with Aardman.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Will Vinton

From the father of Claymation and the king of 80s and 90s TV commercials, this is the complete story of Will Vinton along with his work on The Adventures of Mark Twain, Return to Oz and Moonwalker.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2

In the second half of the history of Harryhausen, we take a look at some of his best and favorite works and learn how the evolution of technology ended his career.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - Ray Harryhausen 1/2

Even if this is called Animation Lookback, you can't talk about stop-motion without mentioning the man who used the medium to create some of Hollywood's biggest monsters.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop-Motion - The First Features

Animation Lookback is back to get into the strange medium of Stop Motion. AniMat goes back to the beginnings of animation with The New Gulliver, The Tale of the Fox, 1949ís Alice in Wonderland and Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy.

The Making of Animation Lookback:


Episode 3:
The Making of Animation Lookback: Editing

In the final part of this behind-the-scenes special, AniMat goes to the most technical and difficult part of making ANY video: the editing.


Episode 2:
The Making of Animation Lookback: Recording

Now that Mat has got his script for Animation Lookback, it's time to read them out loud in the recording booth.


Episode 1:
The Making of Animation Lookback: Writing

Join Mat Brunet as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the making of Animation Lookback. We start off with a look at what goes into the writing, including the amount of research Mat has to do for this series.

Pixar Animation Studios:


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 6)

Before we could say our final goodbyes to this look back of Pixar, let's take a look at their beloved icon we grew to love ever since his first short.


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 5)

Some may argue that Pixar went downhill recently with films like Cars 2 and Brave, but it doesnít mean that they don't have an interesting story to tell us about how they were made.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 4)

The moment when the masters at Pixar like Andrew, Pete and Lee enter the directorís chair to reach the peak of Pixarís magnificent reputation by making films like Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 3)

Things really shake up in Pixar as Brad Bird steps into the studio and how things turn sour with their relationship with Disney and the almost-death of hand drawn animation, which gives a big responsibility for a new CEO.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 2)

Now that the team learned who they truly are, they decided to let others sit on the directorís chair as we take a look at Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios (Part 1)

Animation Lookback begins this story when Pixar was created as a small studio making animated shorts and commercials and when they climbed their way to the top by pioneering the computer animated feature with Toy Story and A Bugís Life.

Walt Disney Animation Studios (Commentary):


Episode 14:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 14)

For the grand finale of this 14-part commentary, AniMat will finish off by talking about the upcoming movie about Mary Poppins, the Honorable Mentions of Animation Lookback, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Disney's upcoming animated films.


Episode 13:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 13)

AniMat will go on how Pixar is lucky that Disney bought them, his thoughts on Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, The Princess and the Frog and the more recent Disney animated films.


Episode 12:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 12)

AniMat talks about Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, one of the WORST Disney Villains ever made and the horrors of Home on the Range and Chicken Little.


Episode 11:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 11)

AniMat will talk to you guys about the documentary The Sweatbox, The Emperorís New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and everything about Stitch...except the movie heís in (thatís perfectly logical).


Episode 10:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 10)

AniMat talks about Mulan, the Art of Animation (in Disney's Hollywood Studios), Tarzan, Fantasia 2000 and Dinosaur. Pretty much, all the films in this part is today's discussion.


Episode 9:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 9)

AniMat wonders about the origins of that "colonial story" like in Avatar and Dances With Wolves and talks about Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Kingdom Hearts.


Episode 8:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 8)

In what YouTubers believe to be the lost part, AniMat talks about why this video got removed from YouTube, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Williams, the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King and more!


Episode 7:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 7)

Come and hear AniMatís thoughts on Oliver and Company, a question about the box-office and we enter the Disney Renaissance with The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under.


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 6)

AniMat talks about the story side of Animation Lookback and his thoughts on every single film that appears in this part.


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 5)

AniMat talks about The Jungle Book, his idea to show Walt Disneyís death, the Florida Project, recycling animation and many more...hopefully in a more organised way.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 4)

AniMat talks about what would have been the darker version of Peter Pan, Dal Mckennon, Sleeping Beauty and a possible remake?


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 3)

AniMat shares more of his thoughts on some Disney films, but now from around the Golden Age like Cinderella and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 2)

Take a listen to AniMatís thoughts on Fantasia, Bambi, The Three Caballeros and more!


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback Commentary: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 1)

Ever wonder how Animation Lookback all began? Then check out AniMatís first ever commentary on his first ever video!

Don Bluth:


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth (Part 5)

To finish off this episode of Don Bluth, AniMat will be taking a look at Bluthís life as a video game maker.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth (Part 4)

Have you guys ever wondered what Don Bluth did after his last film? Find out in this part right here after AniMat talks about Anastasia and Titan A.E.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth (Part 3)

If you think youíve reached the low point in your career, thatís pretty much nothing compared to Donís low point.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth (Part 2)

In this part, we get to see both how Don was beating Disney at their own game, but then got destroyed by them as well.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth (Part 1)

After around more than a year since the last time, Animation Lookback has finally returned with the 1st part of the history of the legendary animator, Don Bluth.

Hanna-Barbera:


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera (Part 5)

AniMat ends his lookback at Hanna-Barbera by discussing a famous theme park ride and their adaptation of a classic E.B. White book.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera (Part 4)

AniMat looks at the animated series Hanna-Barbera produced in the 1990s, in connection with Cartoon Network's What-A-Cartoon Show.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera (Part 3)

AniMat discusses that famous crime-solving canine Scooby Doo, along with Hanna-Barbera's first hit shows of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera (Part 2)

AniMat looks at some of Hanna-Barbera's television series from the 1960s, including a space-age family, a young super-spy and their first live-action show.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera (Part 1)

AniMat starts his lookback at the history of Hanna-Barbera by discussing their famous cat-and-mouse duo and their start on television.

DreamWorks Animation:


Episode 7:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 7)

AniMat caps off his look at DreamWorks' history by discussing their short-lived animated television series Father of the Pride.


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 6)

AniMat talks about the first two releases from earlier this year from DreamWorks Animation.


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 5)

AniMat looks into DreamWorks' animated efforts about suing bees, kung fu pandas, zoo animals escaping to Africa and monsters fighting aliens.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 4)

AniMat talks about DreamWorks' last collaborations with Aardman, their first comic strip adaptation and the ogre's third chapter.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 3)

AniMat looks at DreamWorks' attempt at an animated fish story, Shrek's first sequel and the mis-adventures of a group of New York animals.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 2)

AniMat looks at DreamWorks' first collaboration with Aardman, their final hand-drawn films and the beginning of a certain ogre.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation (Part 1)

AniMat begins his newest lookback by talking about DreamWorks' first animated efforts.

Walt Disney Animation Studios:


Episode 14:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 14)

AniMat ends his Disney Animation Lookback by looking at some honorable mentions.


Episode 13:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 13)

AniMat looks at the most recent Disney animated films in the canon in the penultimate episode of this season.


Episode 12:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 12)

AniMat finishes looking at the Disney animated films from the first half of the decade.


Episode 11:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 11)

AniMat discusses two beloved Disney animated films from the early 2000s...and one not so liked.


Episode 10:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 10)

AniMat looks at the Walt Disney Studio's last animated films of the twentieth century.


Episode 9:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 9)

AniMat looks at the Walt Disney Studio's animated films of the mid 1990s.


Episode 8:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 8)

AniMat looks at the Walt Disney Studio's biggest hit films from the early 1990s.


Episode 7:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 7)

AniMat sees the films that began Disney's major animation renaissance.


Episode 6:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 6)

AniMat looks at some more of the Dark Age Films from the Walt Disney Studios.


Episode 5:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 5)

AniMat talks about the first post-Disney films produced by the animation studio.


Episode 4:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 4)

AniMat looks at the last animated films that Walt Disney saw released in his life-time.


Episode 3:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 3)

AniMat talks about Disney's first post-war animated projects, including a couple of package films and two famous fairy tales.


Episode 2:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 2)

AniMat looks at Walt Disney's early 1940s classics and World War II-era package films.


Episode 1:
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios (Part 1)

The first episode in AniMat's web show about the history of today's most famous and legendary animation studios, TV shows and more.