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Below is a collection of sites that I would recommend for your browsing enjoyment! The links in bold are worth a daily check--give or take a couple--and the vast majority of the news published at Animated-Movies.com from 2001 to 2003 came from these websites.
Enjoy, have fun, and to a great animated future rich in positive experiences for all of us!
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  • Angry Alien - Cult movies re-enacted in 30 seconds by bunnies--hilarious!
  • Animagic (Brazilian) - Very informative site in Brazilian, with key information translated in English.
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  • The Animated News - A new site and nice resource.
  • Animated Views - Animation commentary, commentary and opinion.
  • Animation Arena - Art, models, tutorials and more for animation professionals.
  • Animation Artist - A digital media community.
  • Animation Blast  - Opiniated and that's the way we like it!
  • Animation Corner - An animation development resource website that allows animators to upload their film tests, movies, and character design artwork.
  • Animation Insider - Primarily focused on TV animation.
  • Animation Magazine - The business, technology and art of animation. Requires subscription.
  • Animation Resources - No longer updated but still a valuable resource.
  • Animation World Network - Features very interest editorials, festival and book reviews as well as up-to-date industry directories.
  • Anime Checklist - Complete check-list of Japanese animated figures produced in Japan since 1917.
  • AnimWatch - Showcases the best in independent animation. Includes a special feature every month.
  • The Big Cartoon Database - You're pretty much guaranteed to find your favorite cartoons in there!
  • Broadway.com - For the latest news on the theatrical productions from Disney and DreamWorks.
  • Cartoon Brew - The love child of Animation Blast and Cartoon Research
  • Cartoon Research - Passion is the word on Jerry Beck's site!
  • Cartoon Startpage - Another compilation of links to sites about Disney, WB, Betty Boop and more.
  • Cartoons - Interesting collection of lesser-discussed articles.
  • CG Channel - For the CG community
  • CG Char - Animation news and forum
  • CG Networks - Computer Graphic Arts features exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes articles.
  • Clay Animator - How to site on clay animation and stop motion animation.
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  • Comic House - A lesson in 3D making.
  • Cyber Adventure Tsuka (French) - Focused on anime.
  • Digital Media FX - Not as rich in content as it used to be, but still worth checking now and then.
  • The Disney Experience - A gorgeous site with cool Disney wallpapers, fonts, toon icons and cursors.
  • Disney Informer - Addictive treat for Disney fans.
  • Disney Lyrics - Full lyrics for pretty much every Disney song ever released.
  • Disney's World of Wonders - Fun facts, games, and exclusive clipart.
  • Fous d'Anim (French) - A unique and entertaining look at animation which goes beyond mere mainstream.
  • Jim Hill Media - One of the newest and most exciting animation sites, rich in behind the scenes and exclusive scoops!
  • Keyframe - "The Animation Resource".
  • Laughing Place - Compilation of the most interesting animation-related articles, and much more.
  • Magical Ears Animation Archive - Over 6,000 pages of Disney Animation.
  • Nausicaa.net - The best source for everything Ghibli.
  • No Sólo Disney (Spanish) - Not updated in a while but still worth an occasional visit.
  • Pathea - The place for animation fans!
  • POVonline - The informational website of Mark Evanier.
  • Stop Motion Animation - An awesome resource for news, information and chats on--you guessed it--stop motion animation.
  • TAG Blog - The blog of the Animation Guild and one of the best news site out there.
  • Toonjunkies- When you're looking for the complete credits of animated features.
  • Toon Tracker - Home of the lost cartoons.
  • Toon Zone - A great team behind a passionate and exciting site! Updated daily.
  • Upcoming Movies - Greg's preview of animated movies at Yahoo!
  • YATTA! - Everything anime.

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DVD Sites
     
  • Amazon DVD - Official artwork regularly debuts there.
  • Animusic - A DVD of computer animated music.
  • Box Office Mojo - My personal favorite when it comes to anything-box office.
  • Billboard - The 10-best selling videos and DVDs are posted there every Thursday.
  • DavisDVD - Updated daily.
  • Digital Bits - For DVD announcements, reliable rumors and artwork premiere.
  • Disney Video - Some broken links and outdated information, but still the place to go for Mouse lovers!
  • DVD File - A great place to learn about new DVDs; updated daily.
  • DVD Toons - The best site on animation DVDs, which includes an Eggs section. Starting to slow down unfortunately.
  • Easter Eggs - There might be a lot more to your DVDs than you think!
  • The Hollywood Reporter - Weekly DVD and VHS charts updated every Thursday morning (use the "More home video charts" menu).
  • Top DVD Sales & Rentals - From Box Office Mojo.
  • TV Shows on DVD - Fantastic resource for DVD news on all your favorite TV shows.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Disney DVD - A growing site which scores an increasing number of scoops on Disney DVDs!
  • Video Premiere Awards - Doesn't look like much, not updated regularly, but breaking animation news have debuted on this site more than once.

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Online Newspapers
     
  • Ananova - Entertainment news straight from the U.K., and often ahead of the U.S.
  • Apple Trailers - For all of us Quicktime lovers!
  • Disney Headline News - Yahoo! section listing the latest news about Mouse Inc.
  • DreamWorks Headline News - Google's tracking of Jeffrey's doings.
  • The Hollywood Reporter - Get the official word, and get it first! Most reliable source with Variety, but this one is free with regular industry highlights.
  • Los Angeles Times - Probably the major newspaper best covering animation. Search articles using the keywords "Disney", "Animated" and "Animation".
  • Orlando Sentinel - Right there by Disneyworld, likes to talk about it a lot too! Search articles using the keywords "Disney", "Animated" and "Animation".
  • New York Times - Regularly features interesting articles on animation. Search articles using the keywords "Disney", "Animated" and "Animation".
  • USA Today - Some gems are sometimes burried in the daily gossip. Click on the "Movies" link for headlines.
  • Variety- Terrific... for those who are willing to pay for it!
  • Yahoo! Movies News - Reuters, AP and other official releases are uploaded there every minute. Search under "Animated" and "Animation".

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Movie Sites
     
  • Academy Awards - The official Oscars database.
  • Ain't It Cool News - A pioneer site started by an amazing guy (Harry Knowles).
  • CHUD - Cinematic happenings under development!
  • Cinema Confidential - Aka Cinecon, a nice place to check out daily.
  • Cinescape - The successful online version of a lesser known print magazine, with daily news and interviews.
  • Coming Soon! - My personal favorite, this one is on the rise and the sky's its only limit!
  • Corona, Coming Attractions - Not updated anymore, but still a great reference. Includes an intensive animation section.
  • Counting Down - The latest headline news are listed on this page, which is part of the larger CountDown movie database.
  • Dark Horizons - One of the best movie sites out there, usually updated daily. Great webmaster too!
  • DreamWorks SKG Fansite - The best one-stop resource for DreamWorks-related news.
  • FilmForce - Features some extensive previews and interesting 10-question interviews.
  • The Internet Movie Database - Have any question about a movie or artist? This is THE online directory!
  • Jam! - For its regular exclusive interviews.
  • Latino Review - Another growing site, definitely worth checking out several times a week!
  • The Moose Hole - For movie reviews, past and present.
  • Movie Page - Worth a monthly visit.
  • MovieHole - The new format is not as friendly, but still an amazing site for movie and TV news.
  • MovieWeb - Nice daily compilation of movie news.
  • The Onion AV Club - Features great animation-related articles now and then.
  • Rotten Tomatoes - The most central place for reviews from all over the place. A huge help when you're not sure which movies are worth seeing!
  • Sci Fi Wire - Like Cinescape, the surprisingly rich online vehicle of an otherwise unremarkable outlet.
  • Showbiz Data - Publishes a great compilation of reviews for opening movies every Friday!
  • Superhero Hype - Covers comic books, DTVs and movies about our favorite superheroes.
  • Upcoming Movies - Greg's previews of upcoming movies are updated almost daily.

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Animation Forums
     
  • Animated News Forum - From the great successor to Animated-Movies.com, launched in October 2003!
  • AnimationS fórum (Brazilian) - Great online place for Portuguese speakers.
  • Animation Nation - Undoubtedly the most stimulating and exciting forum of all, though best suited for animation professionals.
  • CGCHAR - The forum for CG character animators.
  • Digital Media FX Forums - To discuss animation and FX, now called Animation Forums.
  • Universo Disney (Spanish) - For Spanish speakers.

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Official Movie Sites
Official Studio Sites
Official Artist Sites
     
  • Ralph Bakshi - Remember Fritz the Cat and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Gary Baseman - The man behind Teacher's Pet.
  • Bob Bergen - The voice of Porky Pig, and many others.
  • Benedict Bowen - A talented professional animator based in the U.K., Ben created the "Lynx" icon for this page!
  • Don Bluth - His "contact page" offers a rare chance to interact with one of the most talented people in the industry (business partner Gary Goldman personally responds).
  • Corey Burton - Talented voice actor.
  • Jennifer Cardon Klein - Animator/story artist (Iron Giant, El Dorado, Home on the Range) and children's book author.
  • Michel Gagné - You'll fall in love with Michel's drawings!
  • Raul Garcia - A talented animator who contributed a lot to Disney.
  • Milton Knight - In the cartoonist's own words, this site is "not one full of fripperies, blinkies and flash."
  • Uli Meyer - Commercial and feature animation.
  • Original art by Harald Siepermann for Animated-Movies.com!Brian Mitchell - Cartoon Animation for the new Millennium!
  • Victor Navone - Creator of Alien Song now working at Pixar.
  • Milton Pool - This young artist compiled his best Flash MX animations online.
  • Bill Plympton - Also has a site over at AWN.
  • Charles Schulz - Museum for the beloved Peanuts creator.
  • Stephen Schwartz - Talented lyricist.
  • Armand Serrano - Layout artist on Lilo & Stitch.
  • The Sherman Brothers - This awesome duo contributed unforgettable songs to Disney classics such as The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins or The Jungle Book.
  • Harald Siepermann - His work is pure eye candy and a delight for the spirit!
  • Alan Silvestri - Unofficial but nonetheless terrific site for the composer.
  • Fred Sposito - Creator of the first Animated Movies logo, Fred is a talented young artist and fan of DreamWorks!
  • Gabe Swarr - Follow the exploits of the Big Pants Mouse.
  • Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston - Walt Disney's only surviving  "Nine Old Men" launched a new only cartoon, Nilknarf & Revilo--at 90+ years old!
  • Christophe Vacher - Background artist on Tarzan.
  • Peter Wilster -  Author of The Yellow House,  an animated introspective ride into the mind of painter Vincent van Gogh in his last days.

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Other Official Sites
Fan Movie Sites
Theme Parks
Animation Stores & Art Galleries
Festivals & Organizations

 

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Last Updated on Sunday June 13, 2004.