Animation Links

Friends of Animatus


Schools & Training




2D Animation Software

Toon Boom Studio $110 on Amazon
Anime Studio Debut $28 on Amazon
Anime Studio Pro $70 on Amazon
Adobe Flash Student/Teacher edition $186 on Amazon

2d3 makers of Boujou
Adobe Photoshop, LiveMotion, AfterEffects
Cambridge Animation Systems Animo
Digicel Flipbook
Dvolver Moviemaker
Firka Film, Hungary
Framethief Animation for Mac
Imagematics StillMotion Creator
Lost Marble Moho / Anime Studio
Retas! Pro
Softimage/TOONZ 4.4
StoryBoard Artist
The Tab
ToolFarm After Effects plug-ins & resources
Xipster Xip Studio

Flash Resources

Adobe Flash
Best Flash Animation Site
Cartoon Solutions Tutorials and templates for Toon Boom and Flash
Flash Bible
Flash Components Network

3D Animation Software
3D Max Community
Anim8or Free software
Alias / Autodesk / Discreet Maya, 3D Max
Blender 3D Free.
Caligari trueSpace
Daz 3D Free to download. Add-ons cost money.
Electric Image Universe, EIAS
Google SketchUp Free modeling.
Hash, Inc. Animation:Master
IZware Mirai, Nendo, Game Exchange
Joseph Alter, inc. Hair rendering, Lipsync software
NewTek Lightwave, Video Toaster
Silicon Graphics
Unreal Development Kit (UDK) from Unreal Engine Free.
Zu3D image capture software

Editing Software

Open Source editing software
Free to use.
Additional video codecs are available for $69/year
Pinnacle Studio
Prices range from $40 to $80 on Amazon

Stop Motion

Armaverse Armatures
Dragonframe Stop motion software
iKITmovie software and camera
Stop Motion Pro Software
Van Aken Stop Motion Supplies and Projects for Students Message Boards
Stop Motion Explosion software and camera

Animation Supplies


Voice Actors

The Voice Squad workshops & networking in Buffalo, NY

Music and Sound Effects



Dan Fissel Custom Music Jingles, Film Scores, Production Music Beds Creative Commons music by Kevin MacLeod
ScreenMusic Studios

Royalty Free Sound FX & Music Creative Commons and Public Domain Music
Audio Sparx Subscription service
Beat Suite Production Music
Flashkit Music Loops
Flying Hands Royalty Free Music
Freeplay Music Free to download, must submit cue sheets User submitted effects and music
IB Audio Royalty Free Production Music, pay per track or subscription 99 cent tracks, or pay for a hard drive full
1001 massivetracks Royalty free Production Music and Gemafreie Musik
Partners in Rhyme Royalty Free Music and Sound FX Royalty Free Music and Sound FX Creative Commons and Public Domain Music and Effects
Sound Dogs Royalty Free Sound FX and Music
Sound Ideas Music & FX (on disc only?)
Sound Loop Studio Royalty free music loops, priced per track Royalty Free Music, Music Clearances Royalty free music, including classical, priced per track
Videoblocks  Subscription service

Film & Video Production

Open Upstate NY Advertising Resources
Independent Feature Project resource directory resource directory
New York Film and Video Council
Rochester/ Finger Lakes Film & Video Office
Sonnyboo Independent production and resources
Surfview Linking projects with investors
Trevanna NY resources Forum for filmmakers





Animation News


Animation History

Cartoon Retro
Columbia Crow’s Nest Columbia & UPA cartoon archive
Inkwell Images Koko & others on video
Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia at Toon Zone

Articles and Other Resources

3D Buzz News & message boards
3D Millennium 3D Textures, models, tutorials directory of websites and discussion groups
A.D.A.M. Anatomy Software
Animation Career Review
Animation Nation Links & Bulletin Boards
The Big Cartoon Database
CG Networks news and interviews
CG Talk message boards
Digital Media FX
Gray’s Anatomy
Pigs Fly mailing lists for Boris FX, Maya, in-Sync
Toonopedia alphabetical listings of comics and cartoons
Toonhub Thousands of links!
VFXPro Articles and Interviews

Collection and Restoration


Major Animation Studios

Blue Sky Studios Bunny, Ice Age
Columbia Tristar/Sony Pictures Dilbert, MIB The Series
Disney a famous mouse you may have heard of
Dreamworks Animation Sharkslayer, Sinbad, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Filmax Animation El Cid, Pinnochio 3000, Nocturna
Industrial Light and Magic Star Wars, The Mummy, Harry Potter 2
Pacific Data Images ANTZ, Shrek, now folded into Dreamworks Animation
Pixar Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo
Sony Pictures Imageworks Stuart Little, Harry Potter, Spider-Man
Warner Brothers Looney Tunes
Universal Studios The Land Before Time
Vanguard Films Disney’s The Valiant

Animated Features




Television Networks

The Anime Network VOD: Battle of the Planets, A.D. Police, Area 88,Neon Genesis Evangelion
Boomerang Yogi Bear, Flintstones, Jetsons
Cartoon Network Space Ghost, Dexter’s Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, He-Man, Transformers
Comedy Central South Park, Drawn Together
4kidstv Turtles, Viva Pinata
Kids WB! The Batman, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Loonatics Unleashed
Movieola Canadian shorts network
Nickelodeon Spongebob, Fairly Oddparents
Teletoon, Canada Atomic Betty

Cartoon Series


Internet Animation


Independent Studios

Aardman Animations Wallace & Grommit
Acme Filmworks
Animatus Studio Derf the Viking, Su & Mo
Animink Inc.
Atomic Cartoons
Bardel Entertainment
Bowes Productions
Cinar Arthur, Little Lulu
Cosgrove Hall Dangermouse, Truckers
Cuppa Coffee Animation
Fablevision Animation
Film Roman The Simpsons
Handmade 3D Graphics (Sweden)
Head Gear Animation
HIT Entertainment Thomas and Friends
Klasky Csupo Rugrats, Duckman
Mainframe Entertainment Spider-Man, Reboot, Beast Wars
Nelvana Eek! the Cat, Sam & Max
Renegade Animation Elmo the Aardvark
Rhythm and Hues Star Trek
Soup 2 Nuts Home Movies, Dr. Katz
WETA, New Zealand Lord of the Rings
Wild Brain Animation Joe Paradise, Romanov
World Events Productions



Selected Animated Shorts


Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts


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