Jean Thoren

Publisher/President Animation Magazine

Jean Thoren is the owner and publisher of the Los Angeles-based Animation Magazine and its related endeavors. For over 37 years, Animation Magazine has been the first and only international monthly publication dedicated solely to the art, the technology and the business of animation along with publishing in-depth articles relating to the computer-generated visual effects that dominate most live action productions these days.


The Animation Magazine website (, daily e-mail newsletter, industry directories and events combine to deliver cross-platform coverage and information for the industry to all five continents. Jean and her talented team are in the early planning stage of the 12th season of The World Animation Summit November 3-6, 2024 in North Hollywood, California  This intimate gathering of top-level industry professionals provides a wonderful networking opportunity for our international guests, along with showcasing panel presentations for three days that provide a view into the process of making the most successful animated movies and shows for each year.