August 2, 2021 by Stacie Seifrit-Griffin
It was 20 years ago that the Library of Congress added “National Lampoon’s Animal House” to the National Film Registry.
Originally released in 1978 and inducted in 2001, “Animal House” remains one of the most quoted and iconic comedy films in history.
In his book, “America’s Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide To The Landmark Movies In The National Film Registry,” author Daniel Eagan says “National Lampoon’s Animal House” has become one of the most influential comedies of the 1970’s.
Embraced by younger viewers, it has been used as a blueprint by a succeeding generation of comedy filmmakers.”
Source: On the Film Registry: “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978): An Interview with Tim Matheson | Now See Hear!