Fred Patten discusses Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, a landmark film which cleverly straddles the past and the future to depict a tragic tale in a sprawling city where individuals struggle to assert their identities and freedom.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: 2+2 by Benita Raphan and Clayton Hemmert, Stefan Gronsky's The Box, Jednnoci v jednom meste (One Night in One Town) by Jan Balej, Token Life by David Donar, and Victoria Livingstone's Window. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
John A. Lent relates the new atmosphere of Cuba's still thriving animation community through the eyes of Juan Padr, one of the island nation's leading animation forces.
Robin Allan reviews John Canemaker's new book, Walt Disney's Nine Old Men & The Art Of Animation, and declares it "one of the few great books on the golden age of Disney."
Enraged by why certain films are screened at festivals and others aren't? The Animation Pimp tells it like it is from INSIDE the festival room.
Karl Cohen reviews or shall we say revels in Richard Williams new book, a masterpiece on how to animate.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu continues with his eleventh "sketching on location" teaching installment. This month we delve into one of the trickiest realms -- creating the illusion of atmosphere.
While Australians might not get excited over their native marsupials, the rest of the world certainly does -- much to the delight of Yoram Gross, whose pocketed characters have been successfully exported to millions. Stephen Lynch reports from Australia.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson asks some tough questions to help you determine your dedication to animation in these tough times.
Raymond Palma chats with the mother-son team of Betty and Mickey Paraskevas, whose childrens books are turning into television shows like wildfire.
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, NieA_7, Hand Maid May and Boogiepop Phantom.
Fred Seibert and Bill Burnett reflect on the importance of Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera's limited animation technique. Work in TV? You can thank them...
In the unsuspecting town of Lille, lies some of the most cutting-edge Web animation companies in the world...and what's more...they are all working together to create an environment of exploration and innovation. Tony Coates and Franck Levis explain.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes on LAAFs, or Live-Action Animated Features, with a vengeance. How come Hollywood insists on making these flops!?
Dana J. Lamb commemorates Maurice Noble and what he means to the animation community and our sense of heritage.
As technologies improve and the market for animated features becomes more broad and active, animated feature production outside of the major U.S. studios is on the rise. Here we discuss funding, distribution and more with four studios currently taking the plunge.
John Canemaker remembers his friend and associate Faith Hubley, whose inspiration ranged far wider than her magical, Oscar-winning filmed images.
Alan Neal reviews the latest book to attempt to capture, and make sense, of anime's numerous titles.
Alan Neal reviews John A. Lent's new book, which profiles the animation industries in various Asian and Pacific countries. From real-life applications to aesthetic concerns, the book offers a potpourri of regional information.
Jayanti Sen finishes up her profile of animation in India by profiling the current projects, companies and artists that are helping to build India into an animation nation of force.