Karen Raugust finds that TV ads arent going away, but they will evolve as they find their place among a multiplicity of marketing venues.
Jim Korkis chronicles Walt Disneys work in commercials during the 1950s when the best-loved ads were animated.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Bar Fight by Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, Come On Strange by Gabriela Gruber, Le Couloir (The Corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, A Fish with a Smile by C. Jay Shih, and Jam Session by Isabela Plucinska. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Many animators dabble in other art forms like writing or fine art. Joseph Gilland writes about balancing creative outlets in this months The Animated Scene.
Comic-Con veterans Maxwell Atoms, Liza Copplola, Mark Evanier, Peter Gal, Larry Loc, Steve Marmel, Peter McHugh, Mike Mika, Mike Moon share their take on the annual convention in San Diego with additional vfx happenings reported by Bill Desowitz.
Chris Robinson gives a two fer one special in this months Animators Unearthed, digging up Chris Shepherds Who I Am and What I Want and Silence is Golden.
Philippe Moins reports about his trip to Morocco for the Mekn Festanim, finding animation from the Maghreb.
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon discusses the three-ring circus that is starting your own business.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson tackles the toughest request a new hire has to ask their new employer show me the money.
Bob Miller chats with the filmmakers of Barnyard to find out what animators do when theyre not being watched.
Deanna Morse reports back from the Zagreb Animafest, finding a friendly and diverse event for the celebration of animation.
Sarah Baisley reports on her experiences at Annecy 2006 where the MIFA market showcased more excitement than the festival.
John Cawley talks with Texans John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn of DNA Prods. about collaborating like a colony with the studios on the big screen adaptation of The Ant Bully.
Jim Korkis speaks with Floyd Gottfredson, who brought Mickey Mouse to the world via daily comic strips.
Karen Raugust looks at how comicbook and childrens book illustrators are trying their hand at animation, and vice versa.
How often does mainstream Hollywood scare up an animated horror film? Alain Bielik reports how Sony Pictures Imageworks combined performance capture and keyframe animation to create a unique hybrid style in Monster House.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Rat Short by Alex Weil, Smile by Chris Mais, Memorial by Matt Clausen and Jon Gutman, Coffee by Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear, and Dog Worries by Chris Armstrong. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In this months Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland gives readers a sneak peek at his upcoming book, Elemental Magic: The Classical Art of Hand-Drawn Effects Animation.
Joe Strike follows the journey of Iceboxs Queer Duck from its early webisodes to its new coming out party on DVD.