At Animation Insider, we value the online animation community. Here are a variety of animation links to some great websites courtesy the personal and professional interests of our staff. The following links feature news articles, editorials and/or a database and much more. Web portals for independent commentary is also cited below as are various sources of aggregate news. This collection of online destinations is a work in progress and is by no means complete; we hope to update this list in the forthcoming weeks. Please use the following menu to jump to your area of interest (all links open in a new window):
AnimationInsider.net -- Animation's Home Page for News & Reviews.
Animated-News -- Animation news website with diverse coverage.
Cold Hard Flash -- A news and entertainment source focusing on TV production and online shorts being produced with Adobe Flash software.
Lineboil -- Daily mix of hot animation news, video often included.
Toonzone.net -- A key source of the online animation community since 1998.
VFX World -- Animation software and visual effects news resource.
AnimeNewsNetwork.com -- Informative anime news website with an extensive anime catalogue.
Anime Release Schedule -- Future DVD release schedule (from Anime News Network).
AnimeNewsService.com -- A long-running anime news website, with information on anime properties in Japan. No longer updated. Has great archive.
Anime on DVD -- Anime DVD reviews website.
Anime Release Schedule -- Future DVD release schedule (from Anime on DVD).
AnimationArtist.com -- Relevant news about the art of animation.
Animation Magazine -- Magazine publication on the business, tech and art of animation.
Animated-News.com -- Daily updated animation news resource, with an emphasis on movies.
Animation World Network -- Great news portal for everything animated.
Annecy Animation Festival -- Official site for the French cartoon festival.
Annie Awards -- Official website for "Animation's Highest Honor."
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive -- The International Animated Film Society.
Big Cartoon Database -- The web's most comprehensive cartoon database.
Box Office Mojo -- Top notch box office info, updated very frequently.
Cartoon Research -- The personal website of cartoon historian Jerry Beck.
Cartoon Retro -- The world's largest online archive of vintage items related to illustration, animation, comics and cartoons.
CG Society -- A respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists.
CrikeyBoy Artistry -- Artist blog for animator/illustrator Chris Kennett.
DreamWorks Animation -- The official web site of Dreamworks Animation SKG.
EAAF - Cartoon -- The European Associate of Animated Film.
ErwinMadrid.com -- Personal website of Erwin Madrid, a remarkable painter and development artist.
Frames Per Second Magazine -- Online news and features with commentary on all aspects of animation; conception, creation, voice-acting, screenings; from all over the world.
Frederator Studios Blog -- An amalgamation blog from indie animators.
Golden Age Cartoons -- A website devoted to a variety of classic animation from the famed Golden Age of American cinema.
Hatchling Studios -- A quality 3D commercial, post-production, character animation and special effects business.
ICv2.com -- A comics culture media group focusing on the finer points of select areas of the comics and animation industries.
Oattawa Int'l Animation Festival -- Site covering the Oattwa animation festival.
Sci-Fi Wire -- Rumor mill for science fiction and special effects entertainment.
Taffy Entertainment -- Brand management arm of Mike Young Productions & the MoonScoop Group.
Toon Hub -- Massive assemblage of animation-related links.
Ty's Toy Box -- Quality retailer for animation-related toys.
IGN -- The leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets.
KidScreen Magazine -- Business to business publication for the international children's entertainment and animation communities.
Looney Tunes Online -- Internet home of the Looney Tunes.
MarcosChin.com -- Personal web page of Marcos Chin, a wicked talented illustrator.
Marvel Comics -- Corporate site for the MARVEL publishing group.
Nickelodeon -- Nickelodeon's official website; which contains site sub-sections such as the popular TurboNick.
Pixar -- The official site of the cutting edge 3D animation unit of The Walt Disney Co.
The Making of Animation -- A website by SUNRISE international on the anime production process.
The Cartoon Art Museum -- Committed to fostering and promoting a greater appreciation of cartoon art.
The X Bridge -- Jeff Harris' excellent commentary on animation, with an emphasis on action/adventure and anime.
Sony Pictures Imageworks -- The official site of Sony Pictures Animation.
Stone Bridge Press -- Blog for anime information publisher, California-based Stone Bridge Press.
Nelvana -- Producer and distributor of animation.
TV Shows on DVD -- Noted website for domestic release updates.
Ultimate Disney -- A plethora of news and tid-bits on domestic Disney releases.
Voice Chasers -- Database of voice actors and profiles of their work.
Warner Bros. -- The official site of Warner Bros.
Animefringe.com -- Online Anime Magazine, which finished its six-year run some time ago.
Anime Academy -- Diverse archive of anime reviews.
AnimeCons.com -- News, info and a convention schedule dedicated to anime conventions.
Anime on TV -- Frequently updated list of where/when anime airs on TV in the United States.
Anime Project Alliance Gallery -- Massive, hi-res image gallery for hundreds of anime titles. This site is no longer updated.
Cosplay Lab -- "Your one-stop shop for maintaining your entire costume collection."
Crystal Acids -- Longtime English voice-actor and production staff database.
Genki Hats -- Awesome custome-made anime caps.
Mecha Anime HQ -- The perfect source for everything mecha, in Japanese animation.
Nausicaa.net -- The ultimate source for everything Ghibli.
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews -- Thorough and deep archive of anime series reviews.
Comics Continuum -- Source for comic-related news, articles, interviews and more.
Comic Book Resources -- "The comics site you have to visit."
DC Comics -- Official home to the DC universe.
Diamond Comics -- Leading comics distributor.
GoComics.com -- Home to an impressive collection of contemporary syndicated comic strips and editorial cartoons.
Newsrama.com -- Covers both mainstream and independent comics.
RC Harvey -- Site for comics historian RC Harvey.
Sequential Tart -- Web zine about the comics industry with a focus on women's issues.
Silver Bullet Comics -- Comics news, reviews, interviews, and message board.
Ask John -- Japanese animation enthusiast and anime retail specialist John Oppliger offers his frequent insights and editorials on the contemporary anime industry (east and west).
CartoonBrew.com -- Popular but sharp animation commentary from cartoon historian Jerry Beck and publisher/editor Amid Amidi.
Dr. Toon -- Articles from Martin Goodman, at AWN.
Jim HIll Media -- News and commentary from veteran animation fans, mostly on the House of Mouse.
Animated-Views -- A branch of Animated-News.com, the Animated-Views website sports in-depth reviews, interviews and spotlights on animation publications and highly anticipated, new releases.