Animation is the band originally founded in 1998 by multiple Grammy winner Bob Belden and Tim Hagans, which over the years featured musicians of the caliber of Scott Kinsey (of TribalTech), Matt GarrisonKJ Sawka (now with Pendulum), DJ LogicGuy Licata (of Method of Defiance) and several others.

At the root of Animation‘s sound is a sophisticated layering of hard bop and drum’n’bass.The current and most radical lineup has coalesced around Bob Belden on sax, Peter Clagett on trumpet, Jacob Smith on bass, Roberto Verastegui on keyboards + samplers and Matt Young on drums.