Cartoon BrewThe go-to website for industry news and a guide to all things animated.

AWN Again, industry news and reviews. There are also links to hundreds of blogs here.

Animation Tips & Tricks “It tells you a lot of specific stuff you don’t often think to ask” via @silibilliamlaw

Big Cartoon Database An online database of animations.

Seven Camels Useful for tips and discussion on storyboarding and drawing.

Mayerson On Animation A blog from a man who knows a helluva lot about animation.

Aniref and Reference Reference Both excellent websites for reference footage recommended by @kaneage

Skwigly Bristol based online animation magazine with features, reviews and articles. 

Internet Animation Archive A (very) large archive of animations. Like a dusty vintage shop there are some hidden gems in here if you trawl.

Colour Lovers Interesting website for exploring colour and gaining ideas for palettes from @bimjus

Drawn Great for inspiration and browsing through other people’s work including illustration and artwork.

Short of the Week There are some amazing shorts on here from all kinds of genres but a lot of animation and stop-motion too.

Carlos Baena Great blog from a Pixar animator.

The Iron Scythe Another blog from Pixar, this time from a storyboard artist.

Deja View And here’s a blog from an ex-Disney animator.

11 Second Club A fun monthly character animation contest recommended by @asianastroboy

Animation Backgrounds A now discontinued blog focusing on backdrops, still useful for reference.

WaveyBrain Informative blog about all things animation and there are other interesting tidbits here also.

Animation Guild Blog Discussion Old hands in the industry dispel nuggets of wisdom.

Animated Music Videos An awesome website setting out to collate all the animated music videos in one place.

Do you have any suggestions?

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