Animation legend FrÃƒÂ©dÃƒÂ©ric Back (Crac, The Man Who Planted Trees, The Mighty River), who turned 83 this week, has launched a new website at FredericBack.com. Currently, the French version is functional, while the English version will go live next week. Even with only the French version available, I couldn’t resist linking to it because the site is phenomenal. It’s a comprehensive site featuring dozens of autobiographical pages documenting Back’s career with plenty of photos and artwork, video examples of all his animation including his commercial work from the 1950s and ’60s, and many galleries of Back’s illustrations and paintings. Definitely a fitting tribute to one of animation’s greats.