Research and Information

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- The definitive research source for anyone serious about motion pictures. Check their Events Calendar for upcoming programs.

The American Film Institute -- A great organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of motion pictures. They sponsor educational programs, special screenings, and lots more.

The Internet Movie Database -- An enormous (and continually growing) archive of film credits, biographies, movie reviews and pictures.

WorldwideBoxOffice -- If you want to know what films have earned the most money, check out Chuck Kahn's reguarly updated site. You can list the biggest money making films of all time domestically, overseas, or worldwide. A great resource.

Current Movie News and -- The film industry "trades" that practically everyone in the business reads. (Membership may be required for full access.)

CNN Entertainment -- Showbiz news from the cable news leader.

Ain't It Cool News -- Harry Knowles and his network of informants consistently provide breaking movie news and reviews before anyone else.

Movie Trailers - -- all the latest previews of "Coming Attractions" in Quicktime format, from all the studios.

Hollywood History

Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy -- A website for people who love movies, by one of the most respected film historians. Articles, photos, movie reviews, and much more.

The Official Bob Burns Web Site -- Bob Burns is a dear friend who has one of the most amazing collections of film memorabilia anywhere - which you’ll soon hear more about on my Movie Props page. He also has a book, "It Came From Bob's Basement" that I highly recommend. His co-author, John Michlig, has a diary of the book's development, and other fun movie history, on his website - Fully Articulated Productions.

Forrest J Ackerman's Wide Webbed World -- I've known Forry Ackerman all my life. His legendary magazine, "Famous Monsters," inspired countless film makers and fans everywhere.

What A Character! — Ever wonder about those actors and actresses that you see over and over again, but never know their real names? This great site will help you put a name to the face, and will give you a little more information on each of the performers as well.

Film Sound

Film Sound Design -- A collection of excellent articles and interviews about movie audio.


The Cartoon Research Company -- Animation news, facts and trivia from writer and historian Jerry Beck, co-author of "The Complete Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons."

Animation Consultants - Harvey Deneroff's thorough website contains links to practically every animation studio. An excellent resource.

Disney Sites

The NFFC - The Club for Disneyana Enthusiasts -- An organization completely devoted to all things Disney.

Frank & Ollie -- Two of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" have created their own website. Here they plan to share stories of their remarkable career, brand new cartoons they've created for the site, and tips on animation technique.

More Fun Stuff

Fred Barton Productions - Meet Robby the Robot! -- My pal Fred Barton creates and sells perfect reproductions of the famous robot from "Forbidden Planet."


Starland Magazine -- Great memorabilia from fantasy and science fiction films and TV shows. They also host some very cool conventions. -- An excellent source for any video, DVD or book you're looking for.

Hollywood Lost and Found Shop -- For our own merchandise, as well as books and films we recommend for anyone who loves movies.


Updated 29 April 2003

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