Disney Press has released a package called DISNEY'S ANIMATION KIT by Don Hahn that is intended for ages 8 and up. Priced at $19.95 the package includes the following:
18 pieces of 3-hole punched white paper4 cels1 Blue pencil1 Graphite pencil1 Flipbook featuring Mickey Mouse from "The Brave Little Tailor"1 Blank Flipbook6 non-smudge markers (red, yellow, green, blue, violet, black)1 plastic "peg bar"1 68 page workbook1 strip of 35mm film (Our box included a scene from THE LION KING) 1 set of cut-outs for assembling a Zoetrope
The workbook outlines several projects for kids, including a flipbook and a Zoetrope strip, but do not expect to be able to make anything resembling an actual animated film. Although one could probably put together an animation kit for less money, the examples and instructions that this kit provides may help kids realize how easy and fun it is to do animation, and perhaps start them on their way to making an actual animated film.
Disney's Animation Kit by Don Hahn. New York, New York: Disney Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-7868-3194-4 ($19.95)