Saturday, 18 January 2014

Wrapping it up, and moving on...

Well, after running this blog since 2009 and trying to keep up a quota of posts for each month, I think it's time to wind things down. I still hope to update it now and again if I come up with anything relevant - maybe the occasional interview, and an annual year-in-review post like that one below - but beyond that, I'm off to pastures new.

After more than four years of focusing on British animation, I decided to get cracking on a different geographical area. I mulled over the candidates - so much of the world's animation is completely undocumented in the Anglosphere - and eventually decided on the Middle East, a cluster of countries whose animation histories are ripe for exploration.

I currently know next to nothing about animation from any Middle Eastern country, let alone the entire region, so I'm looking forward to seeing exactly what I will uncover in running the blog. If you're curious, you can take a look for yourself.


  1. Hi! I would suggest you consider Iranian animation...It is (as far as I know) the only country with real animation in teh Midlle-East with at least 50 yearsof history. Not claiming it is as mature as 50 years old, considering all the ups and downs the country has experienced...but I would say it is a fascinating subject, and its commercial, semi-industrial animation series for TV are getting considerably good. Of course I am an Iranian and researcher in Animation studies, and perhaps you won't be as interested as me. I can understand...Thanks
    Fatemeh Hosseini-Shakib (