For anime reviews this month, Chris Feldman takes a look at recent releases, Ninja Nonsense volumes 1-4 and Bleach volume 1.
Tom Sito highlights a bit of the history of pitching in addition to some classic pitching disasters from Walt's days to today.
Christopher Harz provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Tactical Iraqi, one of the most successful serious games designed to teach Arabic to soldiers deployed in Iraq.
Andrew Osmond encounters more than just animated encounters in Bristol this year, as Encounters 2006 showcases both animation and live-action.
In this month's column, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reflects on how Woody Woodpecker helped save his life -- literally.
AWN chats with filmmaker Don McWilliams about a giant box set for a giant of animation -- Norman McLaren: The Master's Edition.
This month Career Coach Pamela Kleibrink Thompson makes us think about the gifts we have and how we can give a bit of ourselves during the holiday season.
Mark Simon returns in this month's "Mind Your Business" as the "quick on the draw" deputy of Freelance, Texas, answering the age old question -- "how much should I charge for my services?"
Tom Sito's new book chronicles the history of the Animation Union. Libby Reed has read it and tells us whether it's worth putting on your wish list.
What was the outlook now for animation as buyers and sellers emerge from trying times at the world's most important TV sales market in Cannes? Take a look as nine-year mart vet, Sarah Baisley, shares observations, some personal asides and news from MIPCOM Jr. and MIPCOM 2006.
Philippe Moins surveys the European animated feature scene and discover a vast array of subjects and styles.
Joe Strike looks into the new renaissance in animated shorts to find out the trends and how revenue opportunities are growing.
Start your engines, folks, it's that time of year again -- Rick DeMott takes a lap around the Oscar buzz arena to uncover who's ahead and who hasn't even left the starting line.
Karen Raugust looks at how the animated feature film business is no longer closed to independent animation houses in the U.S.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process by Chel White, Kernseif (Curd Soap) by Alexander Kiesl and Sebastian Stolle, I Turn My Face to the Forest Floor by Thomas Hicks, Eels (Aal im Schel) by Martin Rahmlow and Nocturne by Guillaume Delaunay. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Bill Desowitz speaks with director George Miller, various supervisors and the co-founder of Animal Logic about the challenges of making Happy Feet.
A decade of Don Hertzfeldt's acrid yet amiable animation comes to DVD at last on Bitter Films Vol. 1 1995-2005. Taylor Jessen reviews and interviews the animator.
In this month's column, Dr. Toon peers through the microscope to the dawn of animation to see how the path of 3D evolution is mirroring 2D's development.
Michael Hurwicz looks at Toon Boom Storyboard -- software for creating storyboards and animatics for 2D animation, 3D animation or live-action -- to see if it will draw you in or leave you staring blankly at the screen.
John Cawley chats with Bob Boyle about the challenges the creator faces balancing production on two new shows, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin Yang Yo!, which air on two separate networks.
Known mostly for its CG entertainment work, Indias emerging animation industry is increasingly adding vfx projects to its portfolio. Karen Raugust reports. Includes QuickTime clips of vfx showreels from Prasad EFX, Paprikaas Animation Studios and Rayudu Vision Media Ltd.!
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon screams out to readers the ins and outs of big mouth marketing.
Dale Hendrickson, who worked on the original She-Ra and He-Man series, chats with veteran producer Lou Scheimer about his work on the two series, as well as his overall career in animation.