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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Animated Discussions Podcast 001: Semon’s “The Sawmill”

Slapstick Action Analysis

Do you know who this is? Read on and find out!

Animation Resources is proud to announce a new series of podcasts hosted by our Vice President, Taber Dunipace.

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW: Animated Discussions 001: The Sawmill

Titled “Animated Discussions”, the current podcast features analysis of one of our RefPack videos, Larry Semon’s “The Saw Mill”. Back in the golden age of animation, animators at all the major studios would pack into a screening room to study silent comedy films frame by frame. There’s a lot for animators to learn from slapstick, and the film we are discussing today is a little known classic.

MEMBERS: Log in to download the film so you can follow along with the scenes we are discussing frame by frame…

If you aren’t a member yet, now is a great time to join!

All right! Now we’ll answer the question at the top of this post. This guy with the eccentric facial hair and putty nose is none other than Oliver Hardy, before he teamed up with Stan Laurel! We discuss his amazing talent for physical staging in the podcast. Check it out!

Animated Discussions 001: The Saw Mill

Here is a frame by frame breakdown of a great punch by Oliver Hardy.

Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis
Slapstick Action Analysis

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Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Animation Resources and the Library of Congress

Received today at Animation Resources…

To Whom It May Concern:

The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the Library’s historic collection of Internet materials related to the Comics Literature and Criticism Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.

The Library of Congress preserves important cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites. Our web archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise be lost. With the growing role of the web as an influential medium, records of historic events could be considered incomplete without materials that were “born digital” and never printed on paper.
The following URL has been selected:

In order to properly archive this URL, and potentially other URLs of interest on your site, we may archive both this URL and other portions of your site, including public content that your page links to on third party sites such as Facebook, YouTube, etc. The Library of Congress or its agent will engage in the collection of content from your website at regular intervals and may include it in future collections. The Library will make this collection available to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement.

The Library may also make the collection available more broadly by hosting the collection on the Library’s public access website no earlier than one year after our archiving has been completed. The Library hopes that you share its vision of preserving Internet materials and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.

Learn more about the Library’s Web Archiving program goals at

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Library of Congress Web Archiving Program
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Monday, March 11th, 2019

Help Celebrate Animation Resources 15th Anniversary: Download Our Treasures!

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… a retrospective look at our first 25 Reference Packs! If you’re a member already, click the link below to access the Members Only Page.

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JOIN TODAY To Access Members Only Content

If you aren’t a member yet, read on, and we’ll tell you why you should be…

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! 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.


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!

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