Deanna Morse traveled to the 45th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival where Michigan celebrated the work of independent animator Helen Hill.
As brands look for new ways to reach engaged consumers, all trends point to strong growth ahead for in- and around-game advertising. Karen Raugust reports.
Joe Strike interviews R.O. Blechman, the modest, soft-spoken gentleman, whose minimalist characters are a signature of his 55-year career in television animation.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films - Latent Sorrow by Shon Kim, Infinite Justice by Karl Tebbe, Tyger by Guilherme Marcondes, Eva by Martin Quaden and Golden Age by Aaron Augenblick.
Joe Strike talks with the artists at Little Airplane about the preparations, launch and soaring ratings for their Nick Jr. series, The Wonder Pets!
Learn how to set figure properties, height and style in the latest excerpt of Poser 7 Revealed by Kelly L. Murdock.
Craig J. Clark chats with Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis about bringing their Adult Swim hit to movie film theaters.
Taylor Jessen chats with Bill Plympton about the making of and theatrical release of his genre-busting 1950s throwback feature, Hair High.
For this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson encourages readers to sail beyond their comfort zones.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes the challenge of address growing discontent from animators toward the industry by asking the question -- if animation is hell now than what was it 25 years ago?
In this round of "Mind Your Business," Mark Simon reminds animators that you're in sales, so you have to learn the art of listening or just shut up and sell more.
It's no joke; Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla has game reviews for God of War II, Wario: Master of Disguise and Killzone: Liberation in this month's "Press Start."
Christopher Harz returned to the GDC this month -- held for the first time at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco -- and reports back on the latest and greatest games, developments and trends.
Janet Hetherington examines how original animated direct-to-DVD animated adventures based on toy brands may extend the play value of popular toys.
Bill Desowitz speaks with some of the creative forces behind Disney's latest animated feature, Meet The Robinsons.
In the lead up to their first full-length movie and forthcoming hour-long finale, Karen Raugust digs up the scoop on the making of Cartoon Network's long-running series, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Joe Strike uncovers the end of the line for Disney direct-to-video sequels and how the studio is moving forward under the new corporate climate.
Despite a recent burst in production of animated shorts, short film compilation discs remain a tiny niche within the DVD market. Karen Raugust reports.
Joe Strike connects with the filmmakers behind TMNT to discover the mystical secrets behind Imagi Ent.'s first CG feature and the relaunch of a popular franchise.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- The Passenger by Chris Jones, Ujbaz Izbeneki Has Lost His Soul by Neil Jack, Cranium Theater by Jason D. Sandri, The Ballad of Mary Slade by Robin Fuller and Pika-Pika (Lightning Doodle Project) by Takeshi Nagata and Kazue Monno. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In her latest column, Nancy Cartwright will begin a series of insider takes on the animation industry. This month, she chats with longtime Simpsons producer Mike Scully.
Pixar directors, writers and artists shared their storytelling experience and expertise during a series of keynote talks and panel discussions as part of Screenwriting Expo 5, sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine. In this brief overview of the all-day seminar, Greg Singer reports how Pixar manages to capture lightning in a bottle.