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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]

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  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)