Fred Patten takes a look at this new book cataloging Spike & Mike's festival compilations and well as other notable edgy indie shorts.
Rick DeMott talks with Tom Kenny to discover there’s a truly animated soul behind the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
This month the Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, talks about how to test-drive a job or get your foot in the door via an internship.
In the second installment of a two-part interview, Joe Strike talks to Fred Seibert about animated life after Hanna-Barbera, the creation of Frederator Studios and his new series on Nickelodeon and upcoming projects.
Rick DeMott talks with the remaining lead players in the Internet animation field to discover their secret to success.
Christopher Harz charts the phenomenal growth of wireless animation and reveals the most unpublicized need for 2D animation to keep up with demand.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Plugs McGinniss, Seeing Eye Dog by Aaron Augenblick, Requiem by Roger Oda, Ski Jumping Pairs by Riichiro Mashima, The Toll Collector by Rachel Johnson and Tunanooda by David Zackin. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Anime expert Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including Brigadoon, Devil Lady, Gate Keepers and Gate Keepers 21, Read or Die, Voices of a Distant Star and he takes a second look at Cowboy Bebop.
AWN managing editor Rick DeMott talks with artists, execs, teachers, historians and other festival directors about their experiences with Annecy, both artistically and professionally.
Chris Robinson chats with French animation writer, teacher and director Olivier Cotte to figure out how he gets so much done in the same 24-hour day that we all live in.
AWN managing editor Rick DeMott surveyed a wide array of international professionals and asked them their opinions on why they attend MIFA.
Andrew Osmond struggles from the crowds to report on Bristol's fourth Animated Encounters festival, with guest appearances from Ray Harryhausen and Bob Godfrey.
If you think the Internet is dead space then read Chris Harz' profile of Blitz Digital Studios and find out how this company is still making money working on the Net.
Dr. Toon investigates revolutions that help change the art of animation, which are addressed in Allan Neuwirths new book, Makin Toons.
Fats Waller once said that, and another blues man sang, It Must Be Jelly, Cause Jam Dont Shake Like That! There really was a man named Jam Jam Handy and he ran a 500-person studio in the then gloomy city of Detroit. It was an amazing adventure working there, in that most amazing, little-known but heavyweight studio. I directed my first film there, nearly had my tender career nipped, and discovered John Lee Hooker. 1949-51.
Rick DeMott talks to the invincible Stan Lee as he bounds out of the ashes of his old company to take on new cinematic adventures with his new studio.
VFXWorlds Bill Desowitz journeys into Sinbad, which represents a culmination of DreamWorks' fascination with water, building on techniques used in most of its previous animated features.
Read about the second leg of creator Dave Warren's fear and loathing journey from struggling independent to working with Carmen Electra.