Shifting from a communist to capitalist market system has not been easy on the great studios of Eastern Europe. Adam Snyder reports on their survival techniques.
Pixar does it again! In a sequel many are calling better than the first (is this possible?!), the Toy Story gang is back in theaters. Karl Cohen paid a visit to the studio and spoke with the film's directors and producers. A real treat.
Four lucky staffers from Blue Sky Studios visited Japan to give presentations, meet and greet, and uncover some of the secrets behind the beautiful and often mysterious tradition of Japanese animation. AndrMazzone recounts.
Rick DeMott traveled to the Universal Studios Hollywood Terminator 2 3D attraction and reveals that the thrill factor is high.
Forging a career in the midst of war, Tadahito Mochinaga lived and worked in both China and Japan, completing many cel and puppet animation firsts. Kosei Ono relates this amazing man's life story.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman urges us to look to Asia to find new opportunities and stories from a region well versed and experienced in animation. From festivals to new South Korean productions...he has a plan.
While many will say that anime is not storming the U.S. mainstream, Andrew Osmond points out a number of ways this art form is entering and influencing the animation we see every day.
Representing a new breed of Japanese animator, Keita Kurosaka and Koji Yamamura, have not chosen the beaten anime path, but rather an independent life. Gigi T. Y. Hu introduces us. Includes a Quicktime movie clip!
Valie Rivoallon profiles INA, the National Audiovisual Institute, which is dedicated to the preservation and development of French audiovisual heritage, through research, education and high-profile exhibitions. Available in French and English.
If it is imagery, then it is up SimEx's alley. Heather Kenyon interviews specialty venue film veteran Allen Yamashita about SimEx, a company that provides digital image "solutions" for a number of outlets.
Valie Rivoallon prente l'INA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, organisme chargde la conservation et du deloppement du patrimoine audiovisuel franis travers la recherche, la formation, la conservation, ainsi que l'organisation de manifestations spialiss. Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
As Jacquie Kubin relates the gaming industry is seeking more and more animators as new systems raise the aesthetic bar, making games faster, more realistic and well, animated.
Ayanti Sen once again takes us inside the Indian animation industry to meet the growing number of companies producing animated television shows, commercials and feature films.
If you are an artist, it is essential that you have an outstanding portfolio and demo reel. The purpose of the resume, portfolio and demo reel is to get you an interview with someone who can hire you. They are marketing materials--prepare them with care.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the tenth installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course. In this chapter, he begins to discuss three distinct methods of using tone.
OK, heres where Deitch the teacher addresses a classroom of wannabes, laying down the basics. If you cant get this stuff into your head, you might as well go into another line of work.
Read Laura Schiff's description of the delights that are awaiting us in the new year as she outlines the sequences, actors and artistic talent behind Fantasia 2000.
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 ...