As a result of Cedric Littardi's first article about AnimeLand's prosecution in Animation World Magazine, letters of support flooded in. Now Cedric talks about the trial's results, the issues discussed and the mixed outcome.
Attending New York's L!censing show can be like looking into a crystal ball. Eric Lurio relates what he's learned on detecting the winners and losers...
L!censing '99 was packed again this year, filled with animated product. Mike Lyons takes a closer look at what this $132 billion industry holds in store for us.
Every network on TV seems to have a prime time cartoon these days. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explores some of the causative factors behind this rush to the evening tube.
Sharon Schatz takes a closer look at David Kirk's latest book, Nova's Ark, which was illustrated using both the artist's own paintings and CGI.
Charles Solomon reviews Pierre Lambert's latest book, Mickey Mouse, which, with its stunning art work, deserves a place on any Disney fan's coffee table.
You've heard it before. To get a good job in the entertainment industry, youhave to know someone. But that's okay, because you do know someone. And that someone knows someone.If you have enough someones in your network, you can get a good job. Thismonth I am going to tell you what networking is and how it works. Next monthyou'll read about how to do it.
Fred Patten reviews Paul Wells latest text, UnderstandingAnimation, and reveals why it is an oxymoron.
As visual effects become an increasingly important factor in commercials, Ring of Fire's Advanced Media Team is here with a few pointers on how the commercial system works and how to make the most of a visual effects/design team.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the seventhinstallment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawingcourse.
Valie Rivoallon takes a look at France's leading high technology commercial houses. Available in French and English.
After nearly three decades of research and study, MichaelBarrier's book, Hollywood Cartoons, is finally here, and as Bob Miller relates, well worth the wait.
The Classical Animation Society at the Savannah Collegeof Art and Design critique Danny Antonucci's Ed, Edd n Eddy, a popularnew series on Cartoon Network.
Russell Bekins colorfully portrays the events in Positano, Italy, where for a few days the world's animation elite invade a small seaside fishing town for Cartoons on the Bay.
Joseph Szadkowski details the proceedings at E3 and details the new games and products, and who is bringing them to life for us.
Italian animation director Enzo D'Aland his company,Lanterna Magica, are riding high after the success of Lucky and Zorba.
A panel of experts discuss how the introduction of new technology into the advertising world has changed the business of making commercials.
A survey of artists at commercial houses answering, "What ten films would you want to have with if stranded on a desert island?
Art Spiegelman takes us into the world of the Tijuana Bibles, little hand-drawn pornographic pamphlets that provide a subversive peak at America from the 1930s-1950s.
Scott Maiko reviews Saturday Morning Fever by Timothy& Kevin Burke and reveals some good historical facts and a lot of nostalgicfluff.
Robby London, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at DIC Entertainment, has known a few troubles getting productions off the ground, but this one was a doozy. Several years ago, as they were negotiating the rights to the song "Monster Mash," executives at DIC saw a short by Italian cartoonist Guido Manuli Chi Ha Paura (Who's Afraid). They found the horror-comedy tone and characters to be just right, met with Manuli, and married song to project. The first problem was that Robby London didn't speak Italian and...