A survey of artists at commercial houses answering, "What ten films would you want to have with if stranded on a desert island?
Art Spiegelman takes us into the world of the Tijuana Bibles, little hand-drawn pornographic pamphlets that provide a subversive peak at America from the 1930s-1950s.
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.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the seventhinstallment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawingcourse.
Valie Rivoallon takes a look at France's leading high technology commercial houses. Available in French and English.
After nearly three decades of research and study, MichaelBarrier's book, Hollywood Cartoons, is finally here, and as Bob Miller relates, well worth the wait.
The Classical Animation Society at the Savannah Collegeof Art and Design critique Danny Antonucci's Ed, Edd n Eddy, a popularnew series on Cartoon Network.
Paco Rodriguez reports from MIPTV in Cannes and relates a number of issues currently facing the European animation community.
William Moritz relays the life of Elfriede Fischinger, wife of Oskar, who made significant contributions to the preservation of animation history.
Harvey Deneroff profiles five individuals who continue to promote independent animation filmmakers at a time when support for their filmmaking is disappearing.
Newly revised and updated with an emphasis on digital technologies, Kit Laybourne's classic, The Animation Book, is reviewed by Tom Sito.