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  • British Animation Awards Their DVDs are expensive and sold only by them and a few specialist retailers but the only way to legally experience many classic and relatively recent films in any decent quality, particularly British ones but not exclusively so.
  • Cartoons on Film Many rarely seen but renowned early animation restored and made available on all-regions DVD-Video.
  • CALF New label specialising in indie anime on English friendly, region-free DVD.
  • Cuentamundos Web site of a modest but rather wonderful collection of family-friendly animation released in Spain by Animaula.
  • Discotek Media Site not safe for work nor children due to the pinku they also deal in but highly recommended for their English-subbed DVDs of the classic Tôei and Sanrio features.
  • De Filmfreak (Dutch) Dutch releaser of both relatively normal DVDs for its home market and English-friendly collections of short films and other more unusual fare.
  • Les Films du paradoxe (French) Have released region 2-friendly DVD collections of many notable short films; not all are Anglais-friendly but those said to be version musicale or sonore sans paroles are language-independent.
  • Ga-nime (Japanese) Tôei Animation's art house and kamishibai division; some intresting work but sadly not English-friendly.
  • GKIDS Run year-round events in New York and distribute several notable animated and family films across the USA.
  • HEEZA Shop specialising in DVDs of and books about animation and other optical illusions from across Europe.
  • Horng En World Animation (Traditional Chinese) Fantastically elastic-brow collection of animation from throughout the world, including even collections of British filmmakers' work that isn't available here. Some releases have English subtitles and are region-free.
  • The Masters of Cinema Series One of the few leading boutique labels to pay any attention to animated cinema.
  • Milestone Films USA distributor of Prinzen Achmed and other classic animated and silent films.
  • New Animation Animation (Japanese) Probably the ultimate label for animated short films on DVD. Their Kawamoto, Kuri and Yamamura collections (but not the Tezuka one) are largely English-friendly and reasonably priced.
  • Rembrandt Films Western distributor of the animated films of Jiří TRNKA and of Zagreb Film.
  • Thunderbean
  • Toondra.com Legal downloads of films from a number of French producers; no subtitles for the French-language ones but most are without dialogue.
  • Tricky Women (German) Dual-language German and English-subtitled DVDs of the highlights of this Austrian festival are sold internationally by them.
  • The World According to Shorts North American distributor of cinema packages and DVDs of short films.

General animation fan sites

  • Animateclay.com Nice site about stop-motion in general, not just clay.
  • Animated Divots Loads of info (including filmographies) and links to even more.
  • Animation Heaven & Hell Old but still interesting stop-motion site.
  • Animatsiya in English Great blog about Russian animation; already one of my favourites.
  • Anime-Myth.com A guide to references to mythology, both Japanese and otherwise, in chiefly shôjo Japanese animation; also home to the magical girl encyclopaedia Henshin.
  • Animetion Refreshingly UK-centric, and good for beginners. Has some nice editorials as well.
  • Cartoon Brew The hub of all cartoon and animation weblogs.
  • Clear Black Lines A large and useful resource dedicated to the heroines of western (mostly American) animation.
  • Catsuka (French) Beautifully indiscriminate. Useful in any language.
  • Conversations on Ghibli Not just Ghibli, but also pre-Ghibli and similar.
  • Nausicaa.net Studio Ghibli films are arguably the best in the world, but if it weren't for the influence of this one Web site, we might not be watching them today.
  • Pelleas.net For once, an anime blog that's actually about the animation.
  • Toonhound Surprisingly vast site about the UK animation scene.
  • Topcraft/Studio Ghibli: The Complete History Sets straight the history of the studio's involvement with Rankin/Bass and its eventual transmogrification into Studio Ghibli.
  • Twitch More about horror films than anything else, but with significant (and interesting) animation coverage.

Sites on specific titles

Fairy tales in other media






Industry sites and databases

Silhouette animators and cutters

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