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Monday, February 18th, 2019

Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary With FREE DOWNLOADS!

15th Anniversary

The Animation Archive Project was established fifteen years ago, and in that relatively short span of time, Animation Resources has amassed a treasure trove of rare reference material that provides online inspiration and instruction to animators, cartoonists and illustrators.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our anniversary and thanking the members of Animation Resources who make everything we do possible. No birthday celebration would be complete without presents, and we’ve picked out a treasure chest of FREE downloads for you! Read on to find out more about that…
Members Appreciation Month

In honor of Members Appreciation 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…


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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!

Membership Benefits

  • Every other month, you will be able to download 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!
  • Included with the regular RefPack, there will be a Bonus Download which 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 Member Appreciation Month, our Reference Pack includes a very special download- an e-book and video download highlighting the best of the first 25 Reference Packs. This represents the absolute peak of cartooning, illustration and animation- ultra rare artwork, books and films that can’t be found elsewhere.
  • That’s not all! There were so many wonderful things to share from the first 25 RefPacks, it didn’t all fit into one set of downloads, so WE DOUBLED IT! We created two e-books totalling 380 pages of eye popping artwork and two video downloads with nearly 40 minutes of amazing animation. Volume One will be available as a FREE download for everybody, and if you decide to join Animation Resources, you can grab the second set right away on the Members Only page, along with an additional 40 minutes of Bonus Videos!
  • Every year, Animation Resources provides more benefits for its members, so every couple of years we need to 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 also receive special Video Podcasts throughout the year, and attendance at our screenings and seminars in the Los Angeles area is free to our members.


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Info Overload

This is an awful lot to absorb, so we’ll break it down to the basics… if you join right now, you will immediately receive TWO E-BOOKS (380 pages) and FOUR VIDEO DOWNLOADS OF RARE ANIMATION (80 minutes in total). Over the next year, you will receive SIX MORE E-BOOKS and FOUR MORE HOURS of rare films… all that for only $85 a year for General Membership or $60 a year for full time students and educators. Better yet, your dues will never increase for as long as you maintain your membership. 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 created by artists for artists. Every dollar you pay in dues goes right back into providing more valuable resources. If you are a creative person, you should be a member of Animation Resources. By helping us, you help yourself and the whole art form.


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Treasures

At the top of this page, we promised you treasures. Here they are… A sampling of the best of the first 25 Animation Resources Reference Packs!

Reference Pack

PLEASE NOTE: This material may be protected by copyright and is provided to supporters of Animation Resources under Fair Use provisions for critical analysis, educational and reference purposes only. Permission to copy and print is granted for personal use only and these files are not to be distributed or shared with others. All rights reserved. After the period of availability, these files will be deleted from the server and may never be offered again. Downloading of this material constitutes agreement to these terms.

To download the files, RIGHT CLICK on the link (Mac users OPTION CLICK) and select SAVE TO DISK. We are delivering high resolution files to you. When you click, it might take several minutes to finish the download, so please be patient. If the link doesn’t work, refresh this page and try again. It’s best to download the files one at a time, rather than all at once. This will avoid timeouts.


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PDF E-BOOK:
Best of 25

Best of E-Books 1 to 25 Volume 1
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A Sampler of the First 4 Years of RefPack E-Books

The creative world of animation has its roots in the art of cartooning, and the history of cartooning extends back centuries. Over the past four years, Animation Resources’ e-books have included thousands of pages of classic cartooning, illustration and art instruction, ranging from 16th century woodblocks to newspaper comics from the 1920s, to powerful political cartoons from around the world, to complete courses teaching the fundamentals of cartooning and caricature… all designed to broaden the horizons of both professional and student artists.

Members and volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we appreciate everything that the hundreds of people who have contrinuted to our efforts have accomplished. This e-book is dedicated to them.

These two volumes gather together some of the highlights from the first 25 members only e-books. Volume one is provided to the general public to give prospective members an idea of what they will receive when they join. Volume 2 digs even deeper and is available only to Animation Resources members. JOIN TODAY and download both!

Best of 25 E-Book Volume 1
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Adobe PDF File / 192 Pages / 800 MB Download

MEMBERS CLICK HERE to Download Best of 25 E-Book Volume 2!


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DVD QUALITY VIDEO:
Best of 25

Best of Videos 1 to 25 Volume 1 & 2
Sampler Reels of the First 4 Years of RefPack Animation Videos

Some people are under the mistaken impression that animation is a genre, best suited for children’s cartoons. They think that specific established styles and techniques are the only way cartoons should look. It’s easy even for animators to fall into the trap of making cartoons that look just like all the other cartoons on TV and in theaters. But Animation Resources encourages film makers to think of animation as a medium, capable of doing innovative and great things. We encourage our members to think outside the box by sharing unique examples of powerful animated film making that exploit the best aspects of the medium.

In the past four years of Reference Packs, Animation Resources members have had an opportunity to see rarely seen films of all types, from century old silent shorts, to stop motion puppet films, animation from China, Japan and Russia; animated commercials from the early 1950s; classic theatrical cartoons; experimental animation and rare industrial training films… Our intent is not to bring back a “golden age” of animation. We encourage artists to build on the past as a foundation for surpassing it.

These two reels gather together some clips of the highlights from the first 25 members only Reference Packs. The first reel is provided to the general public to give prospective members an idea of what they will receive when they join. The second reel digs even deeper and is available only to Animation Resources members. JOIN TODAY and download both!

Best of 25 Video Reel 1
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M4V Video File / 18:49 / 434 MB Download

MEMBERS CLICK HERE to Download Best of 25 Video Reel 2!


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More members mean we can bring you more special downloads.

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Monday, October 8th, 2018

REFPACK024: October/November Reference Pack Available NOW!

VIP Members Only

Every other month, Animation Resources shares a new Reference Pack with its members. They consist of an e-book packed with high resolution scans and two video downloads set up for still frame study. Make sure you download the Reference Packs before they’re updated. When it’s gone, it’s gone!


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REFPACK024: October / November 2018

PDF E-BOOK:
As I See

ANIMATION RESOURCES MEMBERS:

Reference Pack 024 is now available for download on the Members Only page. There’s a fantastic e-book featuring one of the most imaginative illustrators ever and OVER AN HOUR of rare animation to download. Cutout animation, puppet animation, training film, commercials, rock video, animation for children… It’s all in the October/Novermber reference pack! Log in now to the Members Only page to download the treasures…

https://animationresources.org/membersonly/

DVD QUALITY VIDEOS:
Cherubashka
Dental Hygiene Dilemma

BONUS VIDEOS:
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Fennell Theatrical Commercial Reel
The Navy After The War


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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

REFPACK023: Members- Download An E-Book Of The German Caricature Journal Simplicissimus

Reference Pack

REFPACK023: August / September 2018

Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.


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PDF E-BOOK:
Simplicissimus

Simplicissimus Vol. 1
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December 30th, 1903 to March 2nd, 1904

Simplicissimus (Simpleton) was founded in 1896. It was the most audacious and daring caricature magazine of its day, lampooning the stiffness of officers of the military, religion, class divisions, loose social morals and inevitably, powerful political leaders. Its reckless determination to offend destined it for trouble, and it didn’t take long.

In 1898 Kaiser Wilhelm objected to a caricature of himself on the cover of Simplicissimus. He shut down the magazine, forced its publisher to flee to Switzerland, and threw the cartoonist, Theodor Heine in jail. Like a phoenix, Simplicissimus soon sprang up again, but in 1906 its editor Ludwig Thoma was convicted of attacking the church and was also jailed for a time. It continued to have legal troubles with the government and religious leaders throughout its many decades in publication, but these troubles only served to increase the circulation.

SimplicissimusSimplicissimusBased in Munich, the staff of Simplicissimus included some of the best draftsmen and most forward thinking illustrators of the day. Bruno Paul was one of the most recognizable of the magazine’s artists. He was one of the founders of the Jugendstil movement and along with cartooning, he was an accomplished furniture designer and architect. Another brilliant contributor to Simplicissimus was Rudolf Wilke. His caricatures were keenly observed and unique. The personalities lept off the page. Ludwig Thoma specialized in satirizing life in in rural Bavaria; while Eduard Thöny and Ferdinand von Reznícek focused on military subjects and high society. Olaf Gulbransson was a Norwegian-born artist with a simple graphic line that belied the sophistication of his caricature. It was an amazing team of artists, and they produced thousands of incredible illustrations over the years on a tight weekly schedule.

When the Nazis came to power in the mid-1930s, Simplicissimus was an obvious target for silencing. The Nazis despised everything that the magazine stood for, but they didn’t shut Simplicissimus down. They purged it of the Jewish employees and weeded the ranks of its most radical writers and artists. Thomas Heine, who was responsible for creating the iconic bulldog mascot was the first to go. They succeeded in blunting its impact considerably, a blow from which the magazine never recovered. Simplicissimus ceased publication at the end of World War II, and was re-established for a while in the mid-1950s, but by that time it was pale shadow of its former self.

This PDF e-book reproduces a little over two months worth of issues in their entirety. It is optimized for display on the iPad or printing two up with a cover on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. We hope you find this to be useful in your studies.

REFPACK023: Simplicissimus 01
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Adobe PDF File / 146 Pages / 430 MB Download


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Not A Member Yet? Want A Free Sample?

Check out this SAMPLE REFERENCE PACK! It will give you a taste of what Animation Resources members get to download every other month!

Sample RefPack

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