Don Duga relates his Annecy experience where he met filmmakers, attended screenings and was part of an international dialogue between animation instructors and ASIFA board members.
Every network on TV seems to have a prime time cartoon thesedays. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explores some of the causativefactors behind this rush to the evening tube.
The Visual Effects Society put on its first festival and with such guests as Dennis Muren, Robert Abel and Ken Ralston how could it have been anything less than a resounding success? Eric Huelsman reports.
A Californian winery is experiencing a boom in Japanese sales...why? Because one hot shot manga character chose to drink their Pinot Noir.
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Ain't That Ducky
In an 18th Century Drawing Room
Twilight in Turkey
A survey in which we asked Brel, Gregory Noveck and Robinson Crusoe, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?"
Thomas Korn takes a look at the German comic book character that has become a cultural phenomenon and a winning businessventure.
You've heard it before. To get a good job in the entertainment industry, youhave to know someone. But that's okay, because you do know someone. And that someone knows someone.If you have enough someones in your network, you can get a good job. Thismonth I am going to tell you what networking is and how it works. Next monthyou'll read about how to do it.
Scott Maiko reviews Saturday Morning Fever by Timothy& Kevin Burke and reveals some good historical facts and a lot of nostalgicfluff.
Robby London, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at DIC Entertainment, has known a few troubles getting productions off the ground, but this one was a doozy. Several years ago, as they were negotiating the rights to the song "Monster Mash," executives at DIC saw a short by Italian cartoonist Guido Manuli Chi Ha Paura (Who's Afraid). They found the horror-comedy tone and characters to be just right, met with Manuli, and married song to project. The first problem was that Robby London didn't speak Italian and...
Belgium has long been a mecca of comic strip stars. Philippe Moins takes us on a tour of a museum dedicated to these national treasures. Available in French and English.
Depuis toujours, la Belgique est la Mecques des stars de la B.D. Philippe Moins nous propose une visite guid du mus consacrces trors nationaux. Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
Most animation and Beatles fans know Yellow Submarine is a great film, but why did it take 17 years for MGM to revive this classic in theaters and 12 years to bring it back to video stores? Karl Cohen relates the unusual circumstances that led to the film's re-emergence on the silver screen.
William Moritz relays the life of Elfriede Fischinger, wifeof Oskar, who made significant contributions to the preservation of animationhistory.
Russell Bekins colorfully portrays the events in Positano, Italy, where for a few days the world's animation elite invade a small seaside fishing town.
William Moritz and Con Pederson, special effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey, talk about his early years, Stanley Kubrick and crosswords.
Just as different techniques create different images, different sounds alter the perception of all images and films. Bbel Neubauer and William Moritz investigate and even provide moving examples. This article includes QuickTime Movie clips created exclusively for Animation World Magazine!
Fred Patten reviews Paul Wells latest text, UnderstandingAnimation, and reveals why it is an oxymoron.
As visual effects become an increasingly important factor in commercials, Ring of Fire's Advanced Media Team is here with a few pointers on how the commercial system works and how to make the most of a visual effects/design team.