Neil Middlemiss Cartoon Roots: The Bray Studios Animation Pioneers Blu-ray Review In the history of animation, before the thick section dedicated to Walt Disney, Bray Studio’s is firmly planted and deservedly so. Without the pioneering work of Bray Studios, and founder John R. Bray himself, the evolution of animation might have been decidedly different and the treasures that come most easily to mind for most people – Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, etc., might not be (or might not be quite the same). Everything most laymen enjoy about animation – at its most core – have origins at the Bray studios – and while this studio is not the source for all innovation and imagination in animation history, it is an enormously foundational and influential element. And Cartoon Roots: The Bray Studios Animation Pioneers, succeeds in reminding us of that. [review] Read more.