Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Aunt Luisa by Tim Miller and Paul Taylor, Capoeira by Lewis Campbell, From Darkness directed by Nora Twomey, Harvie Krumpet by Adam Elliot and Little Red Plane directed by Joey Jones and Wira Winata. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Chris Robinson interviews indie animator Debra Solomon, the creator of the animated Lizzie McGuire persona, about finding a way to do what you want and make money doing it.
Catch the first leg of creator Dave Warren's fear and loathing journey from studio animator to struggling independent.
Author Mike S. Fowler explores and defines thumbnails in this excerpt from his new book all about animation background layout, which includes many illustrated examples and exercises.
Is Disney truly evil or are people just jealous of winners? Mouse-mashing has developed over the past 15 years. Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman theorizes why and defends the House of Mouse in this month's column.
For Pixar's fifth feature, they digitally conquered the complex look and feel of the underwater world, with its undulating water and beautiful fish and plant life.
In Animation World Magazine's look at independent animators, Cindy Keefer profiles Dr. William Moritz, an academician who enthusiastically studies and teaches about these producers.
Rick DeMott talks to veteran animator Mike Nguyen about his personal quest and his able band of artists as they strive to make his film, My Little World.
The Pimp says change is unavoidable, and for that matter, it can be a good thing! What's more, he tells the animation community to look forward to good computer animation.
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
Terrytoons. Here was my locale that most interests the animation historians. So now I finally have the chance to tell it like it really was. I name names all the names, and print the pix. And all the production details about Tom Terrific. I tell you what I did and what I tried to do a "renaissance" a total make over... and I tell you why it failed.
Author Mike S. Fowler explores and defines perspective in this first excerpt from his new book all about animation background layout, which includes many illustrated examples and exercises.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: The Freak by Aristomenis Tsirbas, The Love Nest by Shelly Wain, Oblivion by FengTing Tsou, Pandorama by Nina Paley and The Tortoise & the Hare by Ray Harryhausen. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
What's the difference between an agent, a manager and a lawyer? What can they do for a creative and what do they need from you? Darlene Chan talks to a host of reps to find out what you need to do to get in good hands.
At long last, the animated short, Destino, surfaces. Bill Desowitz talks to Roy Disney about his personal quest to finish the artistic collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
Darlene Chan talks with five instructors at leading animation schools about what they are doing to help the animators of tomorrow navigate the harsh realities of the narrowing job market.
Mark Simon continues his series of twelve excerpts from his new book Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film. Every independent needs helpthis month Mark runs down ways to obtain a crew that wont just help, but excel.
UPA again, and this time as creative chief! Bosustow beckoned and I was beamed to the Big Apple, the city of my youthful dreams. "If you can make it there" etc. And I made it. Here are the vital statistics of that Golden Age studio.
Actress Diane Michelle talks with her fellow cohorts on ABC's Tokyo Pig and passes along their experiences and advice.
Will Ryan reviews Jack Enyart's new motivational tape, Your Art Dream, and finds advice for out-of-work animators.
Why isn't there an Animation Hall of Fame that acknowledges the people behind our favorite animation? Martin Dr. Toon Goodman defines the hypothetical voting process and possible honorees in this month's column.