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Monday, August 12th, 2019

RefPack029: Treasures to Download Available Now!

Reference Pack

Toby Bluth Storyboards

We just posted Reference Pack 029 to our Members Only Page. 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 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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Harman Ising

The latest Animation Reference Pack was just released and it’s jam packed with fantastic material to study and inspire you… It includes a wide variety of things… An e-book featuring the storyboard collection of Toby Bluth, an pair of wonderful films by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising, and a group of experimental animated films by Len Lye.

Toby Bluth Storyboards

But that’s not all… This time we are re-running one of our most important e-books… Volume 2 of Zim’s Course in Cartooning and Caricature.

Zim 02


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Len Lye

At Animation Resources, our Advisory Board includes great artists and animators like Ralph Bakshi, Will Finn, J.J. Sedelmeier and Sherm Cohen. They’ve let us know the things that they use in their own self study so we can share them with you. That’s experience you just can’t find anywhere else. The most important information isn’t what you already know… It’s the information you should know about, but don’t know yet. We bring that to you every other month.

Harman Ising


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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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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.

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If you aren’t a member yet, now is a great time to join! https://animationresources.org/membership/levels/

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:

http://animationresources.org/

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 https://www.loc.gov/programs/web-archiving/

Thank you.
Library of Congress Web Archiving Program
Washington, D.C.

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