Animation World Network reports The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has produced its fifth high school teaching kit to promote understanding and appreciate the art of animation. This kit will be sent to 18,000 high schools throught the U.S., and all production and distribution-related costs will be covered by the Academy. The kits were produced by Youth Media International Ltd., of Easton, Connecticut, with direct input from animators who are members of the Academy.

“This program is one important element of the Academy’s overall efforts in support of film scholarship and literacy,” said Academy associate executive administrator Mikel Gordon. “We’ve done four of these kits in recent years, and, given the positive feedback we receive from the schools each year, we are thrilled to do it again.” Additional information about this program and contents of this year’s and previous years teaching kits can be found on the Academy’s Website here.