Animation Magazine is an American print magazine and website covering the animation industry and education, as well as visual effects. The print magazine is published 10 times a year in the United States.

History and profile

Animation Magazine was founded by Terry Thoren in 1985.[2] The print edition is published 10 times a year in the United States. Editorial covers all forms of animation: 2D animation, 3D for animation and visual effects, and stop-motion. A digital version was created in 2006. It also published a daily weekday newsletter.


Daily animation news is updated every weekday on the publication's website. The site is also home to World Animation Celebration Online (WAC-O),[3] an online film festival featuring animated shorts from around the world. Films are free to view. Also featured on the site is AniMagTV, a portal dedicated to brief reports on animation events, shorts and trailers.


Animation Magazine hosts two events each year, The World Animation and VFX Summit, at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey and the World Animation Celebration in Culver City. Details on both events can be found on