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Friday, February 10th, 2023

Animated Discussions 010: Cartoon History From East To West


Animation Resources has embarked on a podcasting series with informal screenings, interviews and seminars. In our current members only Reference Pack, we are sharing a very important podcast: "Cartoon History From East To West". During Members Appreciation Month, we will be live streaming it publicly several times. But it will not be archived or available for download, except on the Members Only Download page.


The Cartoon History podcast will be live streamed in two parts on these dates. There will be a short intermission between part 1: History of Cartooning in the West and Part 2: The History of Cartooning in the East.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12th Part 1: 5pm (PST) Part 2: 7pm (PST) / THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16th Part 1: 5pm (PST) Part 2: 7pm (PST) / SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19th Part 1: 11am (PST) Part 2: 1pm (PST) / TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21st Part 1: 7pm (PST) Part 2: 9pm (PST) / TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28th Part 1: 7pm (PST) Part 2: 9pm (PST) / SATURDAY MARCH 4 Part 1: 12am (PST) Part 2: 2am (PST-5pm/7pm SATURDAY Japan Time) / SATURDAY MARCH 4th Part 1: 8am (PST) Part 2: 10am (PST-5pm/7pm Europe Time) / SATURDAY, MARCH 4th Part 1: 2pm (PST) Part 2: 4pm (PST-5pm/7pm East Coast Time) / SATURDAY MARCH 4th Part 1: 7pm (PST) Part 2: 9pm (PST) / SUNDAY MARCH 5 2pm (PST) Part 2: 4pm (PST-5pm/7pm East Coast Time) / FRIDAY MARCH 10th Part 1: 5pm (PST) Part 2: 7pm (PST) / SATURDAY MARCH 11th Part 1: 6pm (PST) Part 2: 8pm (PST)


The Cartoon History podcast will be live-streamed simultaneously to these locations. We recommend you use Animation Resources’ own streaming page to avoid disconnects by third party sites.

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JOIN US At The Animation Resources Discord Server

SUNDAY MARCH 5th 5:30 pm (PDT):
A Discussion About The Cartoon History: From East To West Podcast

For more info on all of Animation Resources’ online events for February, see our February Event Schedule Page.

Animated Discussions Podcast

History Of Cartooning From East To West
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Animated Discussions 010 / Hosted by Davey Jarrell with Stephen Worth, Danny Young & Michael Woodside

NewNewHave you ever dreamed of traveling the world and going back in time in a time machine to find out when cartoons began? Well climb aboard this very special episode of Animated Discussions. We’re going to do just that!

Animation Resources’ Programming Director, Davey Jarrell hosts a broad reaching look at the history of cartooning in both the Western world and Asia. Nearly two decades in the making, this podcast is perhaps the most important resource we’ve ever shared. Along with Danny Young and Michael Woodside, Animation Resources president, Stephen Worth traces the breadcrumbs of cartoon history back from the present day to the 15th century… and then with the help of Davey Jarrell, Stephen traces the history of Japanese cartooning from the 12th century back up to the present day.

By tracing the branches of history, we can see the outlines of what cartooning is and where it came from. Best of all, learning about the artists from the past will inspire cartoonists to take back their art form and build on the incredible foundation they built for us.

You won’t want to miss this podcast. Take notes and google names you hear us talk about. You’ll find lots of wonderful things to research that will change the way you think about cartooning.

AD010: History Of Cartooning
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Animation Resources 10th Anniversary

It’s Members Appreciation Time again at Animation Resources, and For the past decade, Animation Resources has been serving artists working in the fields of animation, cartooning and illustration. Our volunteers and members have pulled together to raise the bar for our art form, and it’s time to celebrate… It’s Members Appreciation time again!

During the month of February, Animation Resources expresses our appreciation for to members with a very special Reference Pack, and we invite you to become a member too. For the next 30 days, we will be sharing reasons why you should join us. Our benefits of membership far exceed the cost of our annual dues. You can find out what our members get at the Member Appreciation Page. It’s easy to join. Just click on this link and you can sign up right now online…


Members Appreciation Month

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

Members Update: Live Stream Scheduled For Oct 23rd!

Animation Resources Live Streaming Project

Animation Resources is hosting regularly scheduled events LIVE on its Streaming Page. Join us every month to find out what’s happening at Animation Resources.


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On The Animation Resources Live Stream Page
(Also Facebook and YouTube)
SUNDAY, OCT 23rd, 2022 5:00 pm (PDT)

Our schedule of monthly live streamed programs under the banner Members Update launches Sunday, October 23rd!

It’s time for another live stream to catch up on the latest Animation Resources reference pack, which is chock full of more rare educational content than any reference pack to date. It features an e-book on the Irv Spector’s “Coogy”, a pair of Cinemascope cartoons, an assortment of international cartoons, frame by frame breakdowns illustrating the principle of resistance, and a couple of Mack Sennett slapstick shorts. There’s also an update to the Annual Member Bonus Archive: A book on the sports cartoons of Willard Mullin, some rare Lotte Reiniger color films and some Terry-Toons in widescreen! We’ll be screening some surprises too!

Join Animation Resources Director of Programming Davey Jarrell and Director of Publications David Eisman in our latest Members Update live stream on Sunday, October 23rd at 5:00pm (PDT).


Davey Jarell is a member of the Board of Directors of Animation Resources. He is a professional storyboard artist for television and acts as our Director of Programs.

David Eisman is an Animatic Editor who serves as the Director of Podcasting Events on the Board of Directors of Animation Resources.


Animation Resources proudly presents its Live Streaming Project. Over the coming months, we will be presenting live chats, interviews, screenings and seminars. These programs will be open to the public on the date and time indicated. They will not be publicly archived. Archives of the programs will only be available to the members of Animation Resources on the Members Only page. If you miss the program, you’ve missed it, so set your calendar and join us at one of our live stream locations…

Animation Resources Live Stream Page (Primary Stream)
Also Facebook & YouTube

Animation Resources is one of the best kept secrets in the world of cartooning. Every month, we sponsor a program of interest to artists, and every other month, we share a book and up to an hour of rare animation with our members. If you are a creative person interested in the fields of animation, cartooning or illustration, you should be a member of Animation Resources!

It’s easy to join Animation Resources. Just click on this link and you can sign up right now online…


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Friday, July 8th, 2022

UPDATE 7/08: Animation Resources Needs Your Help

Animation Resources’ Live Streaming Project is nearing its goal. The bulk of the cost is being covered by the dues paid by members, not direct donations from the public. This impacts whether we make our live streamed seminars and screenings public, or reserve them strictly for viewing by members of Animation Resources. It would be nice to make out programs available to everyone, but ultimately, the people who support the project will be the people who benefit from it.

To date, we have raised $370 of our goal of $2,500. Seven students or educators will receive free one year memberships because of these donations. Please CONTRIBUTE USING PAYPAL if you can, or you can donate on Facebook, here… FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM FUNDRAISER.

Live Streaming Project

UPDATE: June 23rd, 2022

A week ago, Davey Jarrell, David Eisman and Stephen Worth met to begin making plans for the equipment, software and online accounts necessary to bring our online streaming project to fruition. We have a shopping list of equipment ready and we’re researching the technical aspects of producing livestreamed programs.

One of the hurdles to overcome is the way video hosts like YouTube and Facebook handle copyright. Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, and as such, we are allowed broader Fair Use provisions. But public video sharing sites aren’t set up for organizations like us. They don’t provide for Fair Use. This is going to limit what we can stream publicly. However, if we stream from our own server, we can take advantage of our non-profit classification to provide educational screenings and seminars that would not be able to streamed from YouTube or Facebook.

We are looking into a package called Streamyard, which is able to stream live video from multiple sources to both Facebook and YouTube, as well as to a streaming portal on the Animation Resources website. The best part is that Streamyard will also record our stream so we can prep it as a downloadable file for our Reference Packs. This would allow us to stream non-copyrighted material to Facebook and YouTube, and Fair Use educational programming to our own website.

Our problem at this point is one that we have faced since the beginning of the Animation Archive… bandwidth costs. Serving video to a large audience is costly, and the general public isn’t used to paying for content from the web. Animation Resources shares our Reference Packs, which consist of large downloadable files with our members, rotating in a new RefPack every other month. If we shared all of these RefPacks publicly all the time, the monthly bandwidth costs would exceed our income almost immediately.

It would be possible, both legally and technically to host our Fair Use programming on a public page on our website, rather than one behind the Members Only login, but if we were to do that, we would need more support from our non-member followers. We need to keep expenses within our means, but as a non-profit, every cent donated is used to bring more valuable educational content to you. We hope you will seriously consider JOINING Animation Resources, and CONTRIBUTING to this project.



Many people, even our own members, don’t realize that Animation Resources and The Animation Archive are not funded by grants or large corporate sponsors. All of our operating funds come from the annual dues of our members. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the money we raise is used exclusively for our projects, and the amount of income from dues dictates what we can and can’t do as an organization. Over the past decade, we have been serving the worldwide community of animators, cartoonists and illustrators, and our membership numbers have steadily increased; but not at a rate that allows us to do everything we want to do.

2004 G5 Mac


We’ve been forced to cut corners. The last time we bought a new computer was in 2004. Since then, we have been making do with equipment donated to us by members. We’ve been using a G5 Mac as our digitizing computer since the Animation Archive Project was established in 2004. Our first one burned out long ago, and a member donated his old one to take its place. We finally retired this computer when a Mac Mini from 2007 was donated last year. We are still using the Apple Cinema Display from 2004. We currently have two iMacs and a MacMini, all of which are over seven years old. They have served us well, but the time has come to buy a current computer that is capable of taking our organization to the next level.


Board Members Davey Jarrell and David Eisman have been working on a new project to benefit our members and the general public, a live streaming initiative, but our current equipment isn’t capable of filling the needs of the project. We need your help to raise the funds to purchase a new computer.


Before COVID, we hosted events in the Los Angeles area. Along with Advisory Board member, Steve Stanchfield we produced a screening at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood that was very successful. Our Animation Creative League hosted programs with guests like animator Eric Goldberg and Twilight Zone writer George Clayton Johnson. The members who attended got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from people who are at the top of their fields.

Audio Podcast

Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to host in-person gatherings; so Program Director Davey Jarrell has been conducting monthly get-togethers in Discord. These have been recorded and edited to serve as downloadable podcasts in our bi-monthly Reference Packs. Davey has produced some amazing programs… an analysis of Chuck Jones’s timing techniques on the Grinch special, a panel discussion on the proper use of reference, and interviews with professionals like Joe Murray, Lenord Robinson and Craig Bartlett.

Audio Podcast

Our Discord Discussions are very popular, but they are limited to audio only. We don’t have the facilities to live stream video. Davey has teamed up with David Eisman to spec out what is needed to be able to live stream speakers and films from multiple locations to audiences on YouTube and Facebook. We want to be able to interact with the live audience in real time so they can ask questions and participate in discussions. Davey and David are also looking into recording the live streams and editing them to produce programs that can be shared in our Reference Packs and syndicated to schools and other animation organizations. This would take the wonderful programs we produce beyond the confines of Los Angeles to the whole world.


Davey and David have plans to do virtual screenings of rare films from our collection, seminars on storyboarding and acting, profiles of great artists illustrated with film clips and original artwork, and informal virtual get togethers where artists can come together to socialize and share information.

Video Podcasting Equipment

As I said before, our most recent computer is over seven years old. It just isn’t capable of doing what we need to do. In addition, we need sound equipment, cameras and lighting. We’ve gone as far as we can with the money we have, but it isn’t enough to get this project started. We’ve allocated all of our current funds to the project and we have come up short of the figure we need to get the live streams rolling. We will need more money down the road for this live streaming initiative to reach its full potential, but right now we need at least $2,500 to get it started. In the past, as the President of the organization, I’ve reached into my own pocket to help fill Animation Resources’ funding shortfalls, but right now, I’m afraid I’m not able to do that.

We could do a Kickstarter or GoFundMe campaign, but those are a lot of work, and with our small group of volunteers, a project like that would inevitably take resources away from our important job of curating and producing content of interest to artists. We have decided to turn to our members and social media followers for help.

25 x 100


We would like 25 of our followers to donate $100 apiece. That wouldn’t be a burden on anyone, and it would get us started. In return, we will give you a discount code for a free one year membership in Animation Resources. If you aren’t a member yet, you can use it to join us and find out for yourself how important this organization is. If you are already a member, you can gift the coupon code to a friend or colleague and share the wealth of inspiration with the people around you. More members mean a more solid financial footing for our organization. We’re confident that once more people see what we are doing, they will want to sign up to be ongoing annual members. If you don’t have anyone you would like to gift a membership to, let us know and we will use the credit to give free memberships to two worthy students in our Sponsor A Student Program. If you can’t afford $100, please donate what you can. Every little bit helps.

Double The Reference Packs

If we reach our goal, we will do two things… 1.) We will increase the number of rerun Reference Packs on our Annual Members Archive Page from three a year to six a year. This means that annual members will be able to download a different Reference Pack every month! …and 2.) We will live stream many of our programs, open to the general public, and after the stream is over, we will format it to go in a Reference Pack, so members can download them and save them forever.

Membership Brochure

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for a membership and haven’t gotten around to it yet, this is the time to join. If you have no money at all right now, share Animation Resources with your friends and encourage them to join. Print out our brochure (see above) and give it to people you think would benefit from what we have to offer. We don’t just want donations… we want new members to share our treasures with. Members are even more important to us than money.

You can donate right now using this PayPal button…

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Or you can donate on Facebook, here…
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After you have donated, drop us an email at and let us know if you would like a discount code for a free membership, or if you would like us to sponsor students with your donation.

Raising the bar with our live streaming initiative will make things better for the whole art form. Don’t stay on the sidelines. Be a part of Animation Resources and join our team to build the foundation for the future of animation.

Thank you,
Stephen Worth and the Board of Directors of Animation Resources

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