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CountryUnited States
Based inBoston, Massachusetts

Animato! was a magazine that was dedicated to animation, generally viewed by animation fans as a successor to Michael Barrier's pioneering Funnyworld and David Mruz's Mindrot/Animania.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Animato! was founded and initially edited by Michael A. Ventrella in Boston in the early 1980s[2] and featured the film Rock & Rule as its first cover.[citation needed] Harry McCracken later become editor and expanded the magazine to full sized with a color cover.[1]

Ventrella later sold the rights to Patrick Duquette, who began distributing through newsstands. It ceased publication in the late 1990s.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jim Korkis (July 10, 2002). "Apatoons: The Birth of Animation Fandom". Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Kilmer, David (September 28, 1999). "Disney's 'Illusion of Life' tops best animation books poll". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2009.