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.
A Tribute to Jean-Luc Xiberras: The architect of the highlyregarded Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Jean-Luc Xiberraspassed away on December 26, 1998. Here an international selection of friends,colleagues and animators give their final thoughts on a man whose presencein animation will long linger. Available in French and English.
Batman, Bruce Timm, and animation fans finally have the glossy coffee table book they've always wanted of the caped crusader. Aaron Severson takes a look.
Brad DeGraf and Emre Yilmaz demystify performance animation and explain why the `Devil's rotoscope' might not be so bad after all....
Seth Rosenthal, the motion capture department supervisorat Industrial Light & Magic, took time out of his "menacing"schedule to discuss a gamut of topics relating to motion capture with HeatherKenyon.
Batman Beyond might be just another gimmick, butTerrence Briggs has high hopes for this new action-adventure series.
Dr. John Lent and Asli Tuninvestigate the inroads women have made into the animation industry in Turkey, long thought of as a male stronghold.
Terrence Briggs reviews Dilbert, UPN's big hope: a newspaper comic strip come to animated prime time life.
While the text is a little light, Eric Lurio finds the real power of this book is the beautiful images.
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.
Deborah Reber profiles three applications of motion capturetechnology that are currently in production. In "Voltron Returns...ThisTime In 3D," the television show Voltron: The Third Dimension