Andrew Farago reviews four short films about struggling with work and career paths: Hot Seat by Janet Perlman, Mutt by Glen Hunwick, The Necktie (Le noeud cravate) by Jean-François Lévesque, Oktapodi by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi.
Director Ari Folman tells Joe Strike all about the animation techniques and deeper meaning behind his acclaimed Waltz with Bashir.
This month anime reviewer James Brusuelas checks out Bleach the Movie, Darker Than Black, Coyote Ragtime Show, Ah! My Goddess, When They Cry, My Santa and Hunter x Hunter.
The Tale of Despereaux marks the beginning of feature animation at Framestore, and AWN provides complete coverage of the breakthroughs.
In her latest column, Nancy Cartwright finds out what inspired Tress MacNeille, what are some of her favorite experiences and what advice she would give aspiring v.o. artists.
Tatia Rosenthal tells Joe Strike about her journey to make Etgar Keret's $9.99 into a stop-motion feature, which links Israel, the U.S. and Australia.
In this month's column, Mark Simon reminds us what it takes to survive -- and thrive -- during recessionary times.
You can't keep a good Pinky down, so Keyframe Digital stepped in to handle the second season of Pinky Dinky Doo, and Joe Strike has the scoop.
Before time runs out for gift giving, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla makes the case for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Ninjatown, Mirror's Edge, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Left 4 Dead.
Chris Perna, lead artist at Epic Games, tells Peter Rizkalla how Gears of War 2 raises the bar with more graphical richness and complex animation.
Martin Goodman delves into the making of Delgo as the latest indie triumph with Marc Adler, CEO of Atlanta-based Fathom Studios, and Warren Grubb, Fathom's head animation director.
In this month's column, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson offers some advice on conducting yourself professionally at the upcoming holiday parties.
Twenty years ago, Who Framed Roger Rabbit revitalized the animation industry as a bold experiment, looking back as well as forward, as it turned out. AWN marks the historic occasion by reminiscing with Richard Williams, Don Hahn, Tom Sito, James Baxter and Ken Ralston.
Andrew Farago reviews four short films: Drux Flux by Theodore Ushev, The Old, Old, Very Old Man by Elizabeth Hobbs, Sandbox by Avi Ofer and The Waif of Persephone by Nick Cross.
AWN goes deep into the animation challenges of Bolt, the first Disney animated feature produced under the new John Lasseter/Ed Catmull regime.
South Africa and Egypt lead the way, but quality work can be found in a number of African countries, as Karen Raugust reports.
AWN chats with Pixar vet Angus MacLane about his new short BURN•E, available today with the DVD/Blu-ray release of WALL•E.
In this third excerpt from The Official Luxology modo 301 Guide, author Daniel Ablan puts a twist on Shader Tree applications.
Crafting strong narrative in student animation is often overlooked, and Heather Kenyon makes the case for several top programs that have excelled in recent years.
Janet Hetherington digs up some secrets from creator Jay Stephens about The Secret Saturdays, the new comedy-action animated series airing on Cartoon Network.
In this month's column, Mark Simon reveals some essential tips for pitching that you may have overlooked or may not be aware of if you're new to the industry.
Andrew Farago makes the case why you should make room on your bookshelf for Don Hahn's modern take on The Alchemy of Animation.
In this month's column, Martin Goodman gets a head start on Christmas by analyzing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town in mythic terms that would make Joseph Campbell proud.