Film animation, animation history, animators

Film animation: digital/computer animation, anime, famous animators, studios, history; a list of websites

A

Academy awards for animated films *

Academy Awards Database (search)

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Wikipedia

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Wikipedia

Academy Awards nominees (search)

 

Animated films. International Animated Film Society. ASIFA. 
Archives, animated films network, animated films preservation.

Animation Art Gallery
The history of animation.

The Animation Art Gallery, London. 
Simpsons gels, Hanna Barbera, Thunderbirds, Beano, etc.

Animation World Network
Animation portal and magazine.

Anime *

Anime, Manga
A web directory of online animated films from Japan. Ex.

Anime and Manga Archive

Animation World Network
Extensive animation internet resources, with online magazine.

Anime, Anime Tourist – a guide to Anime on the web.

ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation)
The International Animated Film Society. The Annie Awards, Animation Preservation project, animation web links.

Autour de Minuit Productions
Autour de Minuit is a film production company based in Paris created in 2001 by Nicolas Schmerkin. The company aims at supporting aesthetically innovative animation films

Awards *

Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature
Wikipedia entries.

Animago Award and Conference, Munich.

ANIMEX
International Festival of and Animation and Computer Games (UK)

Annie Awards

BAFTA Short Film & Short Animation Awards

BAFTA Awards for Best Animated Film
Wikipedia entries.

British Animation Awards

DOPE Awards

Genie Awards for Best Animated Short
Wikipedia entries.

Hamburg Animation Award

Japan Academy Prize

MAAC: 24FPS International Animation Awards

Webby Awards. Online Film and Video Webby Nominees

B

Barta, Jiri

Barta, Jiri. Jiří Barta. Wikipedia
Jiří Barta is a Czech stop-motion animation director.

Jirí Barta
IMDB

Jiri Barta. Kiinoeye. Czech Horror: The animations of Jiri Barta

Blogs *

FX Guide
FX Guide is a visual effects and post-production community website founded by three visual effects artists.

Cartoon Brew
Cartoon Brew is a large animation blog, presenting news about animated films, cartoons and CGI technology.

The Animation Blog

On Animation

The Guardian Film Animation Blog

Amazing Animated Short Films

Focus on Animation

Tarboy.com. Tarboy animation production blog and news

C

Computer animation, visual effects *

Computer animation, Wikipedia entry.

Double Negative. Wikipedia entry.
Double Negative is a British full-service visual effects/computer animation company located in Fitzrovia, London. The company is Europe’s largest provider of visual effects for film.

Double Negative website.

3D Total 
The CG artists homepage, daily news with links to all the best 3d animations and site. Huge libraries and galleries with free graphic.

CGArena
About CGArena.com (cgarena.com): CGArena.com is leading graphics and animation portal where people come from all walks of life (enthusiasts to students to professionals) to read industry news, tutorials, makings, interviews, evaluate other people s work and exchange ideas about animation, film, composting and much more.

Motion capture, Wikipedia entry.

Pixar.com

Weta Digital
Weta Digital is a world-leading visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. They produced the animated digital effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Weta Digital, YouTube Channel

Early digital feature films

Shrek
Official Site

Shrek
IMDb

Shrek
Wikipedia

Toy Story
IMDb

Toy Story
Wikipedia

 

Animation lessons.
Amazing-kids.org

CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference
History of early computer graphics production.

3D Tutorials

List of computer-animated films.
Wikipedia

Weta Workshop
Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world’s entertainment and creative industries.

Czech animation *

Czech film animation, a catalogue of films.

Czech animation, a website.

Barta, Jiri. Jiří Barta. Wikipedia
Jiří Barta is a Czech stop-motion animation director.

Jirí Barta
IMDBD

Databases *

Big Cartoon Database

Internet Movie Database, Genre: Animation

Directors *

A list of animated film directors, from Wikipedia.

John Lasseter
Wikipedia

John Lasseter
IMDb

Disney, Walt *

Fantasia. Wikipedia entry.

Mickey Mouse, Wikipedia entry.

Walt Disney, Wikipedia entry.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the feature film by Walt Disney.

Donald Duck *

Donald Duck
INDUCKS

Toonopedia: Donald Duck

 

Dreamworks Animation

E

Ex
The anime and manga magazine.

F

Fantasia, The Walt Disney film. Wikipedia entry.

Fantasia
Internet Movie Database

Festivals of animated films *

Festivals; animation festivals and events.
AWN

Art In Motion
International festival on multimedia hosted by the Southern California School of Fine Arts.

Anima Mundi, Brazil.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market.

ASIFA-Hollywood Anifest
The International Animated Film Society

DOK Leipzig
The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Fredrikstad Animation Festival
The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival Fredrikstad

Hiroshima International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF)
A showcase of the best Australian and international animation.

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Spike and Mike Online

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

Svjetski festival animiranog filma, Zagreb.

2D Or Not 2D, Seattle.

Films: lists, directories *

List of animated feature films from Wikipedia.

Animated feature films, a web list from Keyframe.

Big Cartoon Database

Internet Movie Database, Genre: Animation

IMDB
Most popular animated films.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Official Website

Beauty and the Beast
Wikipedia

UP official website.

UP
The Internet Movie Database

Fischinger, Oskar

Fischinger, Oskar. Oskar Fischinger Archive

Oskar Fischinger. Bright Lights Film Journal

Oskar Fischinger. Wikipedia entry.

H

Hanna-Barbera.com
Information about Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters.

History of animated film, early TV animated series *

Animated Cartoons History
An illustrated blog by Sergi Camara, with video samples of the first animated films.

Animation Art Gallery
The history of animation.

The Animation Art Gallery, London. 
Simpsons gels, Hanna Barbera, Thunderbirds, Beano, etc.

A History of Animated Films
Filmsite.org

Digital Media FX: The History of Animation

Pixar.com
A timeline of digitally animated films

Hanna-Barbera.com
Information about Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters.

Timeline of animated film history.
Joshua Mosley


J

Japanese animation, anime *

Japan Academy Prize official website.

Anime News Network
Daily anime and manga news.

An anime News Service

Anima Web Turnpike

Ex
The anime and manga web zine.

Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosada
Anime News Network

Summer Wars official website.

Summer Wars
Internet Movie Database

Otaku World
The best of anime and manga on the web.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Internet Movie Database

Biography of Katsuhiro Otomo

Akira 
Japan official website

Akira
North American official website.

Akira
Internet Movie Database

Journals, blogs *

Animation Journal
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory.

Animation Magazine
Industry news, animation bookstore, industry directory, events calendar.

AWN (Animation World Network)

Animation Nation
Essays, news, message boards and forums.

FLIP
Online magazine focusing on the craftsmanship and people of the animation industry.

Frames Per Second Magazine

GOmotion Magazine
Quarterly publication covering the 3D animation industry, with both print and digital distribution.

Stash Media

M

Mickey Mouse *

Mickey Mouse, Wikipedia entry.

Mickey Mouse
INDUCKS

Disney’s Mickey Mouse character page.

Miyazaki, Hayao

Miyazaki, Hayao. The Hayao Miyazaki Fansite

Hayao Miyazaki. IMDB

N

Norstein, Yuri. Yuri Norstein, Russian animator.

P

Pixar.com

Premier Animation, a UK gallery specialising in the sale of vintage and contemporary Animation Art.
A huge selection of Animation gels, Animation drawings, sericels, limited edition cels, lithograph’s, key master set ups. Vintage cels and drawings. All major studios – Disney, Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, Fox, etc.

R

Reviews

Reviews of animated features. from Keyframe

S

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the feature film by Walt Disney.

Stop Motion *

Anomalisa

AnimateClay
A clay animation and stop motion how to website.

Barta, Jiri. Jiří Barta. Wikipedia
Jiří Barta is a Czech stop-motion animation director.

Jirí Barta
IMDB

Stop Motion Animation
Message Board, informational, resources, library, and how-to instructions.

Ray Harryhausen. Wikipedia

The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation
The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray Harryhausen to protect his name and to further the art of model stop-motion animation.

StopMoShorts Festival
A showcase-venue for beginning to advanced animators.

Stop Motion Works
A resource for stop motion puppetry.

Wikipedia entry on stop motion film animation.

3-D animation *

3D Total
The CG artists homepage, daily news with links to all the best 3d animations and site. Huge libraries and galleries with free graphic.

CGArena
About CGArena.com (cgarena.com): CGArena.com is leading graphics and animation portal where people come from all walks of life (enthusiasts to students to professionals) to read industry news, tutorials, makings, interviews, evaluate other people s work and exchange ideas about animation, film, composting and much more.

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit official site.

Wallace and Gromit Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia entry on the animated film.

 

Advertisements