Can it be that the land of opportunity has turned intoa wasteland for independent animation companies? Adam Snyder reports fromNATPE `99.
Technology. Man's best friend! A cartoon fan's worst enemy? Amid Amidi explains the hidden effects of digital noise reduction and why you may be seeing less of your favorite cartoons.
Joe Szadkowski relates the animated products on display at the latest Toy Fair, held in New York City. Come see what will be on a retailer's shelf near you soon!
Dave Berry showcases the relatively new Wales Film & TV Archive that is, with the help of S4C, preserving the country's growing animation heritage.
Emru Townsend profiles the digital animation houses that straddle Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence itself. Taarna Studios, Softimage, Discreet Logic and Alias|Wavefront are all included.
While Terrence Briggs feels he should loathe shows likeFOX's new Family Guy, he is still too sore from laughing to complain.Let him explain....
From Korea to India and from digital ink and paint to motioncapture, Milt Vallas discusses the introduction of digital technology intothe animation production process of Asian studios.
This month, we picked the brains of three innovative animation artists currently living along the United States west coast. Seth MacFarlane (Los Angeles, California) is the creator/executive producer of Fox's heavily-hyped series, Family Guy. In addition, he previously created/directed the What A Cartoon! short Larry and Steve while at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Lee Lanier is a computer artist at PDI (Palo Alto, California) who worked on Antz and most recently, single-handedly completed Millennium ...
Terrence Briggs reviews the new HBO Family show, A Little Curious, and reveals that while it isn't as imaginative as Sesame Street, parents could leave their children in the hands of much worse programming.
The Little Black Book of Visual Effects is a listing of contact information for people, studios and other companies related to the visual and digital effects production fields and receives nothing but praise from Paul Younghusband.
Digital production technology is moving so quickly that it is hard for even 15-year computer animation veteran, John C. Donkin to predict. But here he hazards a guess at areas soon to be revolutionized.
Eric Huelsman meets Jerry Steele, Charlie Watson and Michel Gondry, three leading artists who lurk behind the latest and greatest commercials and music videos.
Four respected gallery owners discuss the current status of the animation art market, including what is hot and what is not.
The first animation series to be entirely produced and aired in the same day is here, Le JourNul de Franis Pusse,care of motion capture, key framing and KliK Animation. Heather Kenyontakes a look at their grueling schedule.
Pierre Lambert, animation art consultant to famed auction house Christie's, gives us a preview of the magnificent pieces of animation art to be auctioned in April, 1999. Available in French and English.
Eric Lurio takes a spin through this graphically stylish, chatty and witty Klasky Csupo coming of age story.
While The PJs is stirring up controversy, Amid Amidi gives Fox's newest addition to primetime a rave review.
Deborah Reber profiles three applications of motion capturetechnology that are currently in production. In "Nick Strives to DefineMotion Capture," she interviews Jeffrey Beers, Executive Producer ofthe Digital Animation Group at Nickelodeon.
Here's a refreshing representation of the female gender in `toons...kindergarten girl crimefighters. Terrence Briggs shares his point of view on The Powerpuff Girls
Deborah Reber profiles three applications of motion capturetechnology that are currently in production. In "Sinbad Brings MotionCapture Feature Animation into New Terrain," the feature film Sinbad:Beyond the Veil of Mists is profiled.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the fifth installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course.
Amid Amidi spoke with Mark Gustafson of Will Vinton Studiosto glean the behind the scenes production process of The PJs, FOX'snew high quality stop motion television show.