Facial animation is one of the most difficult tasks, Paul Younghusband reviews this text which documents the fundamental principles of facial animation and lip-synch.
Stuart Little is coming to the screen in a big way this fall. Ilene Renee Gannaway visits Sony Pictures Imageworks to see the work that has gone into making this CGI mouse real.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman discusses how animated short films have been used for educational purposes, from helping to fight WWI, WWII and the Cold War, to today's medical advancements.
Iain Harvey traveled to Cannes to experience the yearly hubbub of MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr., a major stop on the global television sales circuit.
Heikki Jokinen relates the current feature animation scene in Europe, from distribution problems to help from Cartoon.
Within the world of animation, most experimentation occurs within short format productions, whether they be high budgeted commercials, low budgeted independent shorts, or something in between. The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews. As a result, distribution tends to be difficult and irregular. On a regular basis, Animation World ...
Andy Klein traveled to the magical little village of Genzano for this quaint and intimate animation festival.
Robert Clampett was born in San Diego, California on May 8, 1913. From the beginning, as is evident from the list of his favorite films, he was intrigued with and influenced by Douglas Fairbanks, Lon Chaney, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, and began making film short-subjects in his garage beginning when he was about 12. In 1930, Leon Schlesinger was so impressed with one of Clampett's 16mm films, he offered him an assistant position at Harman-Ising Studio.
At 91, Joe Grant is the only artist to have worked on both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Mike Lyons catches up with this special working Joe.
Courage the Cowardly Dog premieres this month on the Cartoon Network. Bob Miller interviews John R. Dilworth, the show's creator, on taking the award winning short to series.
Animated features are struggling to break into the mainstream and away from the "kids only" label. Andrew Osmond surveys the prospect of feature cartoons growing up, and the issues surrounding this transformation.
Andrew Osmond profiles Dope Sheet and Splat! two television series which animation fans are not going to want to miss.
CTW is bringing Sesame Street to children all over the world by using a variety of techniques, including local co-productions. Karen Raugust explains how this cultural sensitivity keeps the learning coming.
Valie Rivoallon explique comment, gre a multiplication des supports de diffusion pour l'animation en France, les soci franises aussi bien qu'amicaines deloppent le commerce des licences et produits div. Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
In this age of email, many of us have forgotten the fine art of how to use the phone. I'm on the phone all day long and people with poor phone etiquette make my job difficult. Here are some career-enhancing tips for good phone manners
With distribution outlets on the rise for animated programming in France, Valie Rivoallon reveals how both US and native companies are taking advantage of licensing and merchandising opportunities. Available in English and French.
Conceived with a sense of humor and a love for music and pop culture, Rhino Records has followed its quirky sensibility right into the heart of cartoon culture. Sharon Schatz profiles this successful venture.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the ninth installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course.
In "The Neglected Queen Of Indian Animation," Jayanti Sen sets the record straight on the many firsts in India's animation history that have happened in Calcutta and the Eastern region of India.
Imagine a museum with an animation art collection big enough to create large exhibits on almost any topic... This exists in the form of an extensive private archive. Karl Cohen reports.
Jayanti Sen explains India's proud animation history and the country's growing hopes for the future.
Maureen Furniss reviews short films: Fugue by Georges Schwizgebel, Pleasures of War by Ruth Lingford, Humdrum by Aardman's Peter Peaks, Uncle and Cousin by Australia's Adam Benjamin and Plug, directed by Meher Gourjian.
Robert Story continues his behind the scenes memoirs of his time working with animation legend Bob Clampett. This month he concludes with the tale of the animated show Beany and Cecil.