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.
This month, the Career Coach reminds us that in the month of Thanksgiving, we should all reflect on what we are grateful for.
Ryan Lesser tests the new 3ds Max 9 and discovers several animation improvements and VFXWorld is the first to post a review worldwide.
Joe Strike chats with Tom Lynch about collaborating with Andr3000 Benjamin on Cartoon Networks new animated series, Class of 3000.
Bill Desowitz talks to Jason Spencer-Galsworthy about supervising the Toad on Flushed Away and working at Aardman, PDI and DreamWorks.
Adrian Pennington chats with Peter Lord, Aardman co-founder and producer Flushed Away, on the companys adventures in CG.
John Cawley looks at how, in a matter of a few years, TV animation production has moved to rely on Flash more and more as a costing alternative.
Karen Raugust looks into how major general-market distributors, retailers and studios keep an eye on Christian-themed animation sector.
Bill Desowitz discusses animation, voice acting, motion capture and the convergence of movies and games with Andy Serkis.
With the growing ease of CG production, Joe Strike charts the growth in computer-generated 3D productions on TV in North America.
John Cawley charts the changing landscape of Saturday morning animation programming in the U.S., which used to be the primetime for toons on TV.
Hock Wong traveled various Asian countries, such as Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Indonesia, to find out more about how Asian governments are lending helping hands in the animation boom across the continent.
Bill Desowitz asks David Bowers and Sam Fell what it was like their first time out as feature directors on Flushed Away.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films cNote by Chris Hinton, First Flight by Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood, Tragic Story with Happy Ending (Histica Trica com Final Feliz) by Regina Pessoa, Puppet by Patrick Smith and Shipwrecked by Frodo Kuipers. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Carolyn Giardina reports on the growing popularity and importance of the eDIT 9. Filmmaker’s Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bill Desowitz talks to supervising animator Simon Otto about marrying the two styles at Aardman and DreamWorks in Flushed Away, which marks the formers first 3D-animated feature.
In this month’s column, Dr. Toon profiles independent Midwest animation company Perennial Pictures, looking at the growing trend of toon production without borders.
Joseph Gilland questions the demise of 2D/3D debate and wonders where animation is headed for the next generation of artists, in this months The Animated Scene.
In the ninth and final Open Season production diary, Sony Pictures Animation goes into the technical ins and outs of rendering and lighting as well as final thoughts on the production.