The following animation-related sites are not meant to be complete,
but will nevertheless attempt to be international in scope. I have
not included sites for local chapters of such organizations as ASIFA
and SIGGRAPH, links to which can be found on the sites of their
Animation Web Sites
Sponsored by producer/distributor Cow & Star Entertainment
Co., Ltd., it is designed to provide worldwide animation information
to both Korean and overseas audiences. In Korean with some English. Site
is partly under construction.
The Voice of the Animation Industry, the site is a
sounding board for industry-related problems and the Los Angeles-area
organization also hosts an annual meeting.
Animation World Magazine is the focus of this wide-ranging
site, with includes news, information and links relating to the art and
business of animation; check out their international directory of animation
schools and web sites for independent animators.
A New York-based not-for-profit company providing news and
informational services, including discussion forums, to the animation
community. It also aims show films on its site to help individuals and
companies see each others work.
Research's Jerry Beck and Animation
Blast's Amid Amidi run this site devoted to all things animated, including
news and opinion, plus the ramblings of various guest brewers.
Dedicated To Classic Cartoons: Past, Present and Future,the
site by ace historian, producer and journalist Jerry Beck, provides a
range of information about (mostly American) animation and animation history.
Of special interest is his comprehensive listing of animated features
released in the U.S. since 1937 and his Original Titles Home Page.
News, information and historical articles related to the art
and business of Chinese animation. Chinese and English.
Michael Barrier, who devotes his site to the world of animated films
and comic art, provides commentary and excerpts from interviews
he did for his book Hollywood Cartoons and continues the work he
started in Funnyworld, his pioneering journal. His
exchange with John Kricfalusi on classic Hollywood animation
is simply wonderful.
Film & TV Sites
A Web site dedicated to the analysis of the film industry, including
reviews, commentary, previews, and box office analysis. See also
such sites as Box
Office Mojo and Box
News, reviews, interviews, box office information and other information
about movies and DVDs.
A portal site for [film] festivals and film news.
Previews of Upcoming Movies
Yahoo-based listings with commentaries on forthcoming (mostly American)
feature films by date, title, director, writer, actor, studio, genre (where
animation is found), reviews and video releases.
Internet Movie Database
Comprehensive cast and credit information on movies and television
A personal site by the popular film and animation historian/critic Leonard
Maltin focuses mostly on live action, but does include animation as well.
Also site for his newsletter of the same name.
Movie Review Query
Comprehensive links to American movie reviews.
This print journal focuses on animation artists and their art.
See also Cartoon
The scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory, edited
by Maureen Furniss. Join the Animation Journal email group and check out
its extensive links page.
Provides selected articles from the widely-read industry publication,
along with news and information about events it sponsors, including the
World Animation Celebration.
International Indian journal which puts special emphasis on the work
of Asian studios in countries like India, Singapore, Philippines and Korea.
Animation World Magazine
The leading online animation journal, which has a special focus on
independent animation, is the main feature of the Animation World Network
This Korean publication, the leading Asian journal devoted to the art
of animation, also includes a number of articles in English. Many articles
are available online, along with news and information. Published by AKOM
Scholarly journal published by the Asian
Cinema Studies Society which includes articles on animation, including
occasional special animation issues.
A Canadian publication which is all about the business of commercial
production, includes news in its BoardsOnline section.
The site for one of the entertainment's industry leading trade journals.
Premium online service available by subscription, though much information
Most of the contents of this useful international trade magazine is
This wide-ranging new British online journal is the leading voice for
animation in the UK.
Online edition of these standard trade publications is available only
Academy of Machinima
Arts & Sciences
A non-profit organization established to promote, organize and
recognize the growth of Machinima filmmaking and filmmakers. Machinima
is defined as filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment
as developed for computer games.
Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer
Graphics, whose annual convention is the place to go for the latest in
digital animation technology. Provides links to local chapters.
Society of India (TASI)
Mumbai-based organization which encourages the exchange
of creative and technical information in the Indian animation industry.
Association Internationale du Film d'Animation/International
Animated Film Association is the largest international organization for
professional animators. Links to chapters and animation festivals around
Association of BC
A non-profit organization representing animation producers and
production companies operating in British Columbia. Links to members,
information on how to choose an animation school, getting a job and the
local animation industry.
Cinema Studies Society
Scholarly organization devoted to the study of Asian cinema, including
animation. Publishes Asian
Cinema Journal, which also includes articles on animation.
Italia (Italian Association of Animation Producers)
Membership organization founded to protect and promote
the Italian animation sector in Italy and abroad. Italian
Association of Animation Film)
Part of the European Union's Media Programme, the Belgium-based Cartoon
is designed to promote the growth of the European animation industry through
the promotion of international co-production, training and the annual
Cartoon d'Or prize. Its Cartoon Forum promotes the production and financing
of television series, while Cartoon Movie does the same for feature films.
A consultative body that handles all matters concerning 3d animation
in Singapore which is also involved in soliciting work from overseas
Society for Animation
Studies (ASIFA International Site)
International membership organization, which is open to scholars
and filmmakers, puts on annual conference devoted to animation history
and theory. See also somewhat different site hosted by Animation
Professional membership organization provides networking and informational
opportunities for women (and men). Provides links to local chapters.
The Animation Guild,
Local 839, IATSE (Formerly The Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists.)
Screen Actors Guild
Writers Guild of America,
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