Here is a selection of recent and upcoming European animated features. It is easy to see that the subject matter and countries of origin are all very varied.
The Long Shadow, a film about Hans Christian Andersen. Zentropa Production.
The Long Shadow H.C. Andersen's life was not always a...
"You'll never make it in this business, so you might as well get aregular job at a bank or something." If you are still reading, that'sgood because you are going to hear that a lot, whether you're new in thebusiness or a veteran. From anyone, anywhere, anytime. If you havepersistence and drive you will make it in this business...
Attention parents and teachers! PBS helps along arts education with the introduction of their new show, Doodle. Sharon Schatz tells us about the award-winning series.
Donald Alan Siegal, accomplished writer and producer of songs, music and story, discusses the proper way of using musical numbers in animated features.
When the students of the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark had the opportunity to study animation in India with Ram Mohan...how could they say no?
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.
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.
What does a trip through Toys R Us teach us in regards to how our children are playing with toys in today's world of heavily licensed creations? Tarleton Gillespie takes us on such a voyage...
Joseph Szadkowski reports on Sega's new Dreamcast system, the latest technology to hit the gaming world and put Sega back on top.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman looks at the marketing and licensing scheme that has turned 150 viscous monsters into the Pokon every kid in America must have.
What are the hot toys this holiday season going to be? Toy Wishes: The Ultimate Toy Buying Guide is here to answer these and other questions.
As Fantasia 2000's premiere date approaches, J.B. Kaufman finds Fantasia's roots and reveals Disney's hopes for their second chance at awakening Walt's dream.
This month we heard from the following DreamWorks SKG executives when we posed the question, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?" Alicia Gold is one of DreamWorks' key development executives. Her recent projects include the upcoming features Shrek, Spirit and Tusker. Max Howard is currently producing Spirit, while Bonne Radford is a producer on The Road to El Dorado.
Alicia Gold's picks: 1. Being There by...
Jacquie Kubin discovers a new realm where technology meets toys, and discusses the new delights that are in store for the upcoming holiday season.
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 ...
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.
While Australians might not get excited over their native marsupials, the rest of the world certainly does -- much to the delight of Yoram Gross, whose pocketed characters have been successfully exported to millions. Stephen Lynch reports from Australia.
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.