In between moderating panels and hosting fundraisers, the intrepid Andrew Farago reports on this year's San Francisco event.
Joe Strike talks with Chicago 10 director Brett Morgan about his mash-up documentary on a watershed event of the 1960s.
Adam Snyder reports from (and crashes workshops at) the 2008 KidScreen Summit, where childrens entertainment is king.
Karen Raugust reports from Toy Fair 2008, where toys linked to animated online virtual worlds were a notable trend.
In this edition of her bimonthly column, Nancy Cartwright interviews animation veteran and Annie nominee Jeff Snow, who currently runs a training program at DreamWorks.
In celebration of Black History Month, Martin Goodman chronicles the rise of positive representations of African-Americans in animated shows.
Andrew Farago makes his debut as the new Fresh from the Festivals reviewer with five short films: Isabelle au bois dormant (Sleeping Betty) by Claude Cloutier, Jeu by Georges Schwizgebel, Madame Tutli-Putli directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Me les pigeons vont au paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) by Samuel Tourneux and The Pearce Sisters by Luis Cook.
Mary Castillo takes a close look at the groundbreaking creators of Latino animated series now appearing on your TV screen.
For the February 2008 edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla makes his thumbs sore playing Portal, Burnout Paradise, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, No More Heroes and Buzz! The Mega Quiz.
NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives) has been the marketplace for the trading of television shows to domestic and international outlets since May of 1962. The evolution of NATPE has been put into high speed in the last several years in order to establish a new direction.
The Financial Syndication Act of 1994 deflated the syndication market, which was NATPE's prime function. NATPE brought television stations, station groups, networks and producers together to fill those local access times with unique and popular programming. Oprah, Dr. Phil, Jeopardy and Judge Judy can thank today's version of syndication for their success. But prior to 1994, animation was a huge seller and reigned equally next to live action at NATPE. Stations bought up anything new and unique for their kid audience, knowing Mattel, Hasbro and General Foods would follow with lucrative ad dollars for the local market.
Mary Ann Skweres focuses the spotlight on the animation that appeared at the Sundance Film Festival.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, in this month's "Career Coach" column, offers some suggestions for how to spend your extra day in 2008.
Mary Ann Skweres highlights some of the top of the crop of animated shorts from this year's Slamdance Film Festival.
Director Andrew McPhillips took home the Slamdance Grand Jury Award and a $2,500 Credit at Filmworks/FX for his animated short film Blood Will Tell (2007, 6 min, Canada), which incorporates 3D computer animation, 2D matte painting and live action with music written and performed by Sigur Ros, to tell the story set in 16th-century Holland of a mysterious visitor who attempts to hide from death in a dark, mosquito-infested well.
McPhillips started working on Blood Will Tell when he was at PDI. "I started doing some painting, because I paint a lot," McPhillips says. "I ended up telling what...
In a rare, good old-fashioned rant, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes to task the distribution of indie animation, which makes NYC and L.A. happy, but leaves the majority of the country asking -- Persepolis who?
Joe Strike chats with Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh about their careers and the creation of Disney Channel's new animated series Phineas and Ferb.
The AWN Media Center brain trust of Rick DeMott and Mo Whelan have scoured the Net looking for a collection of Web animation from 2007 that we feel needs to be seen. Witness what special treats we have found.
Russell Bekins chronicles the eclectic mix of films from the East and the West at the Future Film Festival.
Joe Strike braves the (virtual) cold of the Canadian winter to report on the merger of two of Canada's premier producers of animation.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland explores the sea change that's come about in the animation process.
Joe Strike swings through the jungles of production (misses a tree) and finds the details behind Classic Media's revamp of the TV classic, George of the Jungle.
With the growth of motion/performance capture, Oscar-winning animator Gene Deitch contemplates the future of animation.