|Founder||Michael A. Ventrella|
|Year founded||Summer 1983|
|Based in||Boston, Massachusetts|
History and profile
Animato! was first published in the summer of 1983.The magazine was founded and initially edited by Michael A. Ventrella in Boston in the early 1980s and featured the film Rock & Rule as its first cover. Harry McCracken later become editor and expanded the magazine to full sized with a color cover.
Ventrella later sold the rights to G. Michael Dobbs and Patrick Duquette, who began distributing through newsstands. The magazine was first published under the new ownership in 1992. It ceased publication with issue #40 published in Spring 1999.
- Jim Korkis (July 10, 2002). "Apatoons: The Birth of Animation Fandom". JimHillMedia.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
- "About". michaelaventrella.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- G. Michael Dobbs (2006). Escape! How Animation Broke into the Mainstream in the 1990s. BearManor Media. p. 17. GGKEY:KUJNQ2L9P91. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
- David Kilmer (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.
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