Five years ago today, on the afternoon of March 1, 2007, The Animation Blog was born spontaneously when I was searching for a website dedicated to animated short films. Not satisfied with my findings, I decided to make my own. Fast forward to the present day and almost 2,000 blog entries later, The Animation Blog now has a dedicated readership which includes ~600 RSS subscribers and thousands of monthly visitors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one you. Without you, the reader, this blog would have shut down long ago. So I thank you, very much.