Web resources for Animation and VFX



The Aniboom Animation Marketplace is a place where everyone can get animation work done by professionals from all over the world.



Animated Documentary Blog

AnimatedDocumentary.com was set up by animadoc directors Alys Scott-Hawkins & Ellie Land in 2011. It contains sections on films available to watch online, reviews, interviews and reports on festivals, workshops and conferences. It also provides information on films, writing, news and events.



Animation Arena

Helping you break into the Animation, Video Game and Visual Effects industry with advice and interviews with professional Character Animators, Game Designers and more.



Animation - an interdisciplinary journal

Animation is an international, peer-reviewed journal brings together research in film and media studies, architecture, art and design, visual culture and creative practice.



Animation Journal (copies available in the Library)

Founded in 1991, Animation Journal was the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory.



Animate Projects

Animate Projects is a strategic agency working out of Derby and London that supports and champions creative animation practice.



Animation Magazine (copies available in the Library)

Animation Magazine is devoted to breaking daily news and in-depth articles and profiles about animated films, TV series, cartoons, new media, visual effects and CG software and technologies.



Animation Studies Online Journal

Animation Studies is the Society for Animation Studies’ peer-reviewed online journal.



Animation World Network 

The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, covering areas such as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation.



The BFI library catalogue

This database contains information collected by the BFI since 1933. It holds over 800,000 film titles – including television programmes, documentaries, newsreels, as well as educational and training films – and is updated daily.

Please check for your results using Library Search before you head into London though.



The British Cartoon Archive

The British Cartoon Archive is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years and includes collections such as The Carl Giles Digital Archive.



Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew delivers the latest news, trends and ideas in animation. The site covers computer animation and visual effects for both television and film, classical techniques like hand-drawn and stop motion, trends in commercial animation and independent filmmaking.



Computer Graphics Society

The Computer Graphics Society supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote digital artists worldwide.



The European Audiovisual Observatory

The Observatory collects and distributes information about the audiovisual industries in Europe. By making this information available, the Observatory aims at promoting greater transparency and a clearer understanding of the ways in which the audiovisual industries in Europe function, both from an economic and legal point of view. Some publications can be found in the library.



Internet Archive – Animation Shorts

A collection containing over 1,000 short format cartoons and animations.



Internet skills for media

A free online tutorial to help media and communication students to develop their internet research skills.



Media Industries Journal

The Media Industries Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. Articles range across the full spectrum of the media industry, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications.



Moving Image Gateway

This Gateway includes 1,700 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas.



National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image

NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching of practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education including the theory and history underpinning these practices.



National Centre for Computer Animation

Since its establishment in 1989 The National Centre for Computer Animation has conducted research of international significance and has pioneered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer visualisation and animation and digital effects.



Skillset – Animation

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.




Skwigly is the longest running UK based animation magazine and community. It brings the animation community a wide range of up-to-date content, including news, interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos and tutorials, and covers all aspects of animation, from the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the best independent short films.



Stop Motion Magazine

Stop Motion Magazine was established in 2009 to preserve and spread the knowledge of an art form that is loved by millions across the globe. Its goal is to educate, inform, and inspire those who share a love and passion for stop motion animation in all its forms.