If you remember Truckzilla, Apu's Secret Garden, or The Sandwich, then it's time for you to move to Virtual Springfield. Joe Toledo reviews this much anticipated new game from Fox Interactive.
Cartoon Network explains why they chose to promote their new World Premier Toons in pools around the U.S.
AWM visited Henderson, Nevada, to see first-hand the home of The Simpsons. View our Quicktime movies for a full tour of the house and coverage of an entire day of Fox festivities.
John Goldsmith of Metropolis defines just why you need an agent to help navigate through your career.
"Yehi hai right choice, Baby. Un Huh'!" sing two young rag-pickers as they wade through a heap of rubbish, gathering scraps of metal, paper and old bottles to sell in New Delhi, the bustling capital of India. Hips swinging and voices raised, the children seem to be caught in a spirited bubble which, for an instant, was lifting them above the dirt and filth on which they danced. Listening to these children sing out with spontaneous, joyous abandon makes one smile and then wonder at the incongruity of it all: for they are, in fact, warbling the television...
Our coverage of the fifth annual festival in Rio Di Janiero, Brazil includes: a review by Edmundo Barrieros, "Anima Mundi In Brief," in both Portuguese and English, an essay, "On the Winning Film: Dada," by Lea Zagury and Aida Queiros which discusses Piet Kroon's Dada, and a Quicktime movie of the award-winning film.
Licensing and merchandising is playing to kids and teaching them that they can get what they want, in a big way.
This month we are defining the collection at The National Film & Television Archive in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1936, the NFTVA has an expansive collection of British animation available for investigation.
The incurable, couch potato Martha Day decides what she's going to watch on Saturday mornings in the U.S.
A blue-haired girl eats a passenger train in Kutchae!, an animated i.d. directed by Isao Nishigori for MTV Japan. © 1996 Music Channel Co., Ltd. This year's film selections at the SIGGRAPH '97 Electronic Theater in Los Angeles celebrated the expanding diversity of storytelling talent and production technique now possible with software-based animation tools. The "CG" animation genre of the late `80s and early `90s (typically denoting some robotic, overly geometric sci-fi scenario) is giving way to some traditionally-inspired techniques, expressive characterization, and more...
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. SIGGRAPH `97 came to Los Angeles with such a hype and fervor that before anyone knew what was happening, everyone was involved. The event was the talk of the town as SIGGRAPH graciously welcomed, not only the usual crowd of academia, visual effects artists and students, but by week's end, everyone from the curious to those remotely involved with the entertainment or computing field. Our extensive coverage of this event includes several features: Avi Hoffer's The Films of SIGGRAPH `97: A Coming...
Wondering what animated shows are being watched in Brazil? Germany? And More? This compilation will take you on a mini-tour around the world. Who knows, maybe they are watching what you are.
What's On in... Australia
Compiled by Susie Campbell
Time Channel Program
6:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Adventures of the Count of Monte Christo
7:00 a.m. Channel 7 Saturday Disney (program block)
~The Adventures of Mickey & Donald
9:30 a.m. Channel 9 Plucka's Place (program block)
~Ace Ventura-Pet Detective
10:00 a.m. Channel 7 Huckleberry Hound
11:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Mask
12:00 p.m. Channel 7 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear...
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. For those of you who didn't have a chance to absorb the who, what and how of the 24th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, interactive was definitely the key word in the acronym this year. Virtual Reality, VRML, and Motion Capture were everywhere. . . . More than 48,000 people attended, SIGGRAPH, creating an unending sea of bodies in the showroom, navigating the jungle of Hardware, 3D Software, and 2D Software. on display from 300 exhibiting companies . ....
So, you want to work for a large television studio? Veteran television producer Larry Huber describes what you had better show him in order to get a job.
What's On in... Brazil
Compiled by Marcos Magalhs
Time Channel Program
7:00 - 11:30 a.m. SBT Sado Animado/Animated Saturday (program block)
~Tom & Jerry
~Touch* the turtle
~Pork Pig Show
~Fly the Little Warrior
Keeping up to speed with today's ultra-new, ultra-cool technology is a daunting task. We asked four leaders in the field to answer, "What are the largest challenges you face everyday running a digital studio/facility?" Representatives from Rhythm & Hues, Fante, Neurones Animation and Pacific Data Images all replied. Time and time again the experts all agree that the continual push to upgrade to the newest technology and then integrate it back into the system proves to be the largest challenge. Oh, yes, and finding incredibly talented people and...
What's On in... Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Compiled by Carol Beecher, Quickdraw Animation Society
Source: Calgary Sun TV Magazine
Listed here are Canadian channels only, but we do get most American networks as well.
Time Channel Program
1:00 a.m. Much Music Beavis and Butt-head
1:30 a.m. Bravo! Allegro Non Troppo (feature film by Bruno Bozzetto)
2:30 a.m. YTV X-Men
3:30 a.m. YTV Dennis the Menace
6:00 a.m. CFCN Teddy Ruxpin
RDFV Adventures of Tin Tin
6:30 a.m. ...
Buzz Potamkin takes a long look at the relationship between on-air advertising and television animation. As ratings become diluted across the channels, where does the future lie?
What's On in... France
Compiled by Annick Teninge
Time Channel Program
7:00 a.m. France 3 Le Reveil des Babalous: Oui-Oui, les Aventures de Babar
7:10 a.m. TF1 Club Dorothee
7:45 a.m. France 3 Minikeums
8:40 a.m. France 2 Warner Studio: Sinbad le Marin
9:05 a.m. France 2 Disney Club: including Mr Padbol, Bonkers
9:20 a.m. TF1 Disney Club: including Mr Padbol, Bonkers
10:25 a.m. TF1 Gargoyles
3:05 a.m. Canal + Nawak
7:30 a.m. Canal + Superman