The whole world of animated film – very close! Welcome to the Online Animation Library

The Online Animation Library offers visitors to the “Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz” the chance to view several thousand animated films. Supported by the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemburg, the worldwide unique collaboration between the Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart and the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart promises to make the Festival of Animated Film's archive accessible to the citizens of Stuttgart, to national and international experts, and to animation enthusiasts alike.

Animated films are considered to be one of the most innovative forms of cultural expression of our time, combining image, sound, and language in a specific manner. Positioned where film, literature and art intersect, animated films go beyond their definition as the gesamtkunstwerk of the twentieth century. Through their interplay with computer games, they also offer new forms of participation that will sustainably influence our experience and understanding of media.

This project has been made possible via the cooperative efforts of the Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, the MfG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg and the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH.