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Monday, March 26th, 2018

EXTENDED! LAST CHANCE to take advantage of Members Appreciation bonuses! Ends Friday!

Members Appreciation Month

We decided to extend our Members Appreciation bonuses to be able to offer it to attendees at WonderCon. However, we realized that the poor cellular service made it impossible for people to join at the convention itself. Many people at the convention said they planned to join when they returned home afterwards, so we have decided to extend the special membership benefits to Friday to give them a chance to join, log in and download the treasures.

This means that if you aren’t yet a member of Animation Resources, you have a second chance too. Read over the list of benefits below and I think you’ll want to join right away. This puts our Reference Pack releases out of sync by a month, so we are going to make the next one cover April and May. This will take some of the pressure off us in the our busy time in the Spring and will make it so we don’t have to introduce a new Reference Pack right in the middle of the holiday season.

The next Reference Pack will debut on Saturday. You won’t want to miss it. This time there is over 50 minutes of animation, including several rare Terry-Toons, some brilliant silhouette animation by Lotte Reiniger, and an industrial film from the early 40s designed by Ed Benedict. The e-book this time is the second volume in our Esquire cartoons series.

JOIN TODAY and enjoy the embarrassment of riches that Animation Resources members get to download every other month!

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It’s Members Appreciation Month at Animation Resources, and all this month we will be sharing reasons why you should be a member of our important project. It’s easy to join. Just click on this link and you can sign up right now online…


Members Appreciation Month

This is the best time to join Animation Resources. We are throwing in a bunch of special bonuses this month to make the decision easy for you…

  • Every other month, you will receive a brand new Reference Pack which consists of a high resolution downloadable e-book packed with fantastic artwork and a half hour of rare animated films from our collection!
  • In 2018 we are beginning a Rerun feature in our Reference Packs. In each one, we will include either an e-book or video download that has been shared with our members in the past. This means that every year, you will be receiving 9 ebooks instead of just 6, and 4 1/2 hours of rare animation, not just 3!
  • During Members Appreciation Month, our Reference Pack includes a special Members Appreciation Month bonus- the entire Zim Course in Cartooning and Caricature. The Zim course doesn’t just teach you to draw, it teaches you to THINK like an artist. Spanning five E-Books and over 800 pages, it’s the one of the most comprehensive cartooning courses ever published. And you get the whole thing for FREE if you join this month.
  • Every year, Animation Resources provides more benefits for its members, and every couple of years we raise our dues a little to allow us to continue to expand our offerings. But if you join today, we promise that your dues will never increase as long as you maintain your membership.
  • Animation Resources members receive special Video Podcasts throughout the year, and attendance at our screenings and seminars in the Los Angeles area is free to our members.


With the reruns in the Reference Packs and the Zim Course, that means that if you join now, you will receive THIRTEEN E-BOOKS and over FIVE HOURS OF RARE ANIMATION… and it’s only $85 a year for General Membership or $60 a year for full time students and educators. That is a drop dead bargain. But the best part is that you’ll be supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is by artists and for artists. If you are a creative person, you should be a member of Animation Resources. You owe it to your muse.

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Friday, March 9th, 2018

Thanks To Our Loyal Members!


We’ve reached the conclusion of our 2018 Animation Resources Members Appreciation Month. I’d like to thank all of the loyal members who resubscribed for 2018, and I’d like to welcome all of the new members who joined in the past few weeks. We are very fortunate to have so many faithful supporters.

Our members stick with us. Very few people who stepped up to support us when we started four years ago have fallen away. Our membership is steadily growing. That really tells us that we are making a difference for you. We greatly appreciate your faith in us. As a thank you to re-subscribing members, the Board of Directors has decided that all of our current members will have their dues grandfathered in at the current rate permanently. As long as you remain a member, your dues will never increase. If you are not a member yet, join right away and you will be locked in at the current rate too.

Animation Resources is an organization run BY artists FOR artists. That’s what makes it so unique. There are plenty of groups related to the animation BUSINESS, but we are entirely focused on the ART of animation. No corporation is subsidizing the dues of our members. Our members reach into their own pockets to support us because they believe in what we’re doing. Together, we’ll work to reinvigorate animation one artist at a time. Stronger artists mean a stronger artform. Just returning to the “golden age” isn’t good enough… Let’s invest in our own creativity to build a future that is MORE exciting, entertaining and expressive than ever before.

Volunteers are the heart of any great non-profit group, and Animation Resources is lucky to have a wonderful group of people running the scanner and cataloguing the collection. All of us owe them a great debt of gratitude for their generosity and hard work.

It will take a few days to get the March-April reference pack online. This month our energies were focused on the membership drive and all of us need a little rest. But that means that there is still time to join and download the Members Appreciation Month specials. But you need to act now, or you’ll miss out.

During Member Appreciation Month, Animation Resources is pulling out all the stops to share some of our greatest treasures with our members. For a rundown of all the perks of Animation Resources membership, see…

Please JOIN Animation Resources today!

If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN. If you are a member share how great Animation Resources is with your friends and peers.

Stephen Worth
Animation Resources

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Animation Resources: It’s Feedback Time!


It’s feedback time!

If you’re a member, please let us know what you value about Animation Resources. What was your favorite Reference Pack? How are you using the material from Animation Resources? Tell us what you’d like us to do in the future. If you only know us from our social media presence or website, let us know what made you want to follow us. Do you have a favorite article on our site? We are serving you too. Let us know what you think!

Animation Resources is active in a lot of different social media forums. Here is a current list. We look forward to hearing from you.

Animation Resources Social Media

During Member Appreciation Month, Animation Resources is pulling out all the stops to share some of our greatest treasures with our members. For a rundown of all the perks of Animation Resources membership, see…

Please JOIN Animation Resources today!

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