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.
Philippe Moins reviews Michel Ocelot's first feature film Kirikou and the Sorceress. Despite trials and tribulations, it is a charming success. Available in French and English.
Philippe Moins fait une critique du premier long mrage de Michel Ocelot, Kirikou et la sorcie. En dit des als d'une production qui connut une faillite, ce charmant long mrage est un succ. Article disponible en francais et en anglais.
Andrew Osmond interviews David Wyatt, a British film collector who is responsible for returning two "lost" Disney cartoons to the light of day.
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.
Janeann Dill interviews Cal Arts' Founding Director of the Experimental Animation program, Jules Engel, about the tricky business of teaching experimental animation.
Mike Smith discusses his opinions on how value is placed on animation whether by studio executives, festival judges or awards, and how chronic mismanagement and ignorance hold the art form back from what, artists are capable of creating and audiences accepting.
Darris Dobbs reviews the book, Inside Lightwave 3D, a comprehensive guide to this powerful computer animation program.
Universal is making a multi-million dollar bid in Disney's town with Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. Joseph Szadkowski goes behind the scenes for a sneak peak at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction.
Steven Dovas and John Schnall met in a dank Times Square bar one evening in late February to talk about the business of animation and ponder the definition of independent animation filmmaking.
Annick Teninge interviews Georges Lacroix about the New Technology Conferences taking place in Annecy late this month and into June. This second time event holds lofty goals... Available in French and English.
On the eve of a prestigious tribute to Bill Littlejohn by the UCLA Animation Workshop, legendary voice actress June Foray writes her own fond memories of a close friend and collegue.
Annick Teninge interview Georges Lacroix propos des Journs Nouvelles Technologies qui vont avoir avoir lieu Annecy dut juin. Pour sa deuxie ition, ces journs semblent prometteuses... Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
Maureen Furniss looks at the growing number of studio supported `independent' films and reveals what the corporate side of the equation is gleening.
Jeff Williams reviews Macromedia's Dreamweaver/Fireworks Studio and tells us about the latest in web designing tools with the release of Dreamweaver 2 and Fireworks 2.
Mark Kausler describes his impression of Animation Nation's first meeting and discusses why from a historical standpoint this movement is necessary and critical now.
Recruiters and educators respond to the possibility of there being too many qualified graduating students and not enough jobs. Are we heading for A Grapes of Wrath-type of situation? Heather Kenyon finds out.