MES 160 – World History of Animation introduces students to seminal works of animation across time and cultures. The course discusses the evolution of the art form through the lens of technical innovations, socio-political contexts, and aesthetic movements. Students will study works ranging from large productions to independent and experimental shorts, and the influence of different international productions on one another, including Asian and European works and creators.

This is the site ( for Professor Pinkas’ Fall 2022 section (MES160 – 1100). We will meet synchronously on Zoom, Tuesdays 11AM – 1:45PM. Please see Blackboard for Zoom link and passcode. Email me at if you have any issues joining these sessions.