Animation is one of the most popular forms of visual media used by today's filmmakers, web designers and advertisers. This fabulously designed book showcases innovative, cutting-edge creations by 56 established and emerging animators from around the world. Stunning examples of work by each artist or studio are provided, along with notes on the development process and a profile of the artist or studio, including career highlights and credits. Also featured are details of the techniques and technology employed, including software, as well as contact information and the website of each animator. This work features an exciting, lavish round-up of remarkable and innovative creations by 56 animators from around the world, among them Digital Kitchen, Studio AKA, Sylvain Chomet, Foreign Office, Blind and Freestyle Collective. It provides insider information, including creative processes and technical details for each work. It is a valuable resource for amateur and professional animators, teachers, students and anyone interested in new directions in visual art and pop culture.