As High School Musical has shown, tweens can be loyal fans, avid viewers and significant purchasers of merchandise.
How a new crop of international co-productions is changing the Italian animation industry. Russell Bekins lays down the rules for success.
Joe Strike investigates the behind-the-scenes mysteries that go into the creation of The Secret Show.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- One Voice One Vote by Cile Rousset and Jeanne Paturle, Once Upon a Christmas Village by Michael Attardi, Mesh by Beau Janzen, Haunted Hogmanay by Neil Jack and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf by Suzie Templeton.
Craig J. Clark talks with co-creator Bryan Konietzko about the immensely popular action-adventure show.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman surveys the changing landscape of cartoon stereotypes and the less-than-politically-correct classics from the Golden Years.
In this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson gives readers some helpful hints on organizing your job applications.
In this month's "Mind Your Business," Mark Simon debunks some common ideas about what it means to be an artist
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla reviews the latest editions in the legendary Halo and Metroid Prime franchises, as well as Heavenly Sword, Drawn to Life and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Bob Swain and Ron Diamond travel to Girona for Cartoon Forum 2007, chronicling the latest in European TV animation and the winner of this year's Cartoon d'Or.
Ten years ago, Santa Monica College, in California, started a special animation program in a new facility that was set up just for this newfangled thing called "digital animation." With the establishment of the Academy of Entertainment & Technology, SMC became the first community college in California to offer this specialized curriculum.
Many types of schools now teach animation and digital media. They range from vocational schools, to private specialty schools, to major universities, and community colleges are among the leaders in this discipline.
Today there are community colleges across the country teaching traditional animation, 3D animation, game design, Web animation and other forms of digital media. Why are there so many schools teaching this curriculum in all parts of the world?
Jon Hofferman reports back about his experience attending his first Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson looks into education trends that are preparing animation students for the new career reality.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland talking about how to pace yourself and still make the deadline.
Joe Strike talks with Larry Schwarz about the success of his New York-based animation studio Animation Collective, which produces the international hit Kappa Mikey and the upcoming Speed Racer: The Next Generation.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Mr. Reaper's Really Bad Morning by Kevin D.A. Kurytnik and Carol Beecher, Birdcalls by Malcolm Sutherland, Lapsus by Juan Pablo Zaramella, I Like Pandas by Jessica Borutski and La Memoria dei cani by Simone Massi .
Janet Hetherington talks to the creators behind the original animated movie Superman Doomsday, rated PG-13, in which the Man of Steel faces his greatest challenge -- death.
In this month's edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla challenges BioShock, kicks it with Mario Strikers Charged, rocks out with Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, takes a ride in Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars and has a close encounter with Alien Syndrome.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson surveys various animation education initiatives taking place at museums around the globe.
Karen Raugust looks at the production of Cartoon Network's first live-action show, Out of Jimmy's Head, based on last year's made-for-TV film Re-Animated.
For this month's trio of anime reviews, Chris Feldman checks out The Flame of Recca, Vol. 10: The Final Showdown; Kurau: Phantom Memory, Vol. 1; and Zipang, Vol. 2: The Ghosts of History