This year's NATPE, held in New Orleans, was down in attendance and exhibitors. Many distributors who did come, opted to hold court in hotel suites instead of mingling with the crowds on the floor. Photo credit: Heather Parlato.
Karl F. Cohen investigates the CIA funding of animated propaganda during the Cold War, namely, in Part I of this two part series, the production of Halas and Batchelors Animal Farm.
Gene Deitch believes that measuring animation in footage does not help the creative process or make much sense in these global times, therefore, he proposes to make time the global unit of animation production.
Animation festivals have sunk to a boring level of similarity, staid programming and a repetitious circle of participants. The Animation Pimp challenges a shake up.
How did kids survive prior to the introduction of educators into children's programming? Martin Dr. Toon Goodman takes a look at the impact of their presence.
Do your new year's resolutions fall flat year after year? This year, why not try a life revolution, instead of just a tiny, little, puny resolution The Career Coach explains how.
Jean Detheux continues his series on the nature of art and draws us to understand that perhaps mimicking reality isn't a true representation of the world.
Martin Dr. Toon Goodman interviews John K about the new episodes of Ren and Stimpy, down shots, students, his influences and more.
Joan Kim captures the flavor of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2002 in pictures and quotes.
Many creator/producers and independent studios have found that recently a new path needs to be taken to get a show made. Instead of just looking at the domestic market, the international marketplace needs to be pursued in order to open up an entire new realm of possibilities.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Le foto dello scandalo/Shame's Photos by Daniele Lunghini, Home Road Movies by Robert Bradbrook, Pasta for War by Zach Schlpi, Populi by David Russo and The Velvet Tigress by Jen Sachs. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In the second part of our interviews with the creatives behind Lilo & Stitch, Andrew Osmond speaks with master animator Andreas Deja about animating Lilo, Hawaii and cartoon punch-outs.
When Gene Deitch was brought in to transform Terrytoons, he thought he had been dealt a lemon lot but instead found a fabulous group of talent both young and old with which to work.
Since January is such a great time to set your goals for the year, the Career Coach, Pamela Thompson, lets us know how to create a visual representation of them.
Can't we have some animated TV series that have true meaning? That probe the more serious aspects of our existence as humans? The Animation Pimp isn't asking for a lotjust a little depth. Here, he explains.
As Disney's summer hit Lilo & Stitch reaches DVD, it is a strong contender for the Oscar, plus it has TV and direct-to-video sequels already in production. Andrew Osmond talks to the creators of Lilo & Stitch, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, about their monstrous creation.
If it makes you feel better to bring a child to the theater as an excuse to see The Wild Thornberrys Movie, you won't be disappointed. Klasky-Csupo delivers solid family entertainment in its ongoing balancing act of art and heart.
Loni Peristere discusses how he and three other partners created a new effects studio for television, which now works on such hits as Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
IMAX is incorporating more and more entertainment only fare to their distribution slate. Not only are the results good for their bottom line but also for adding even more "event" to already special films.
John Bullivant reports on Europe's 2002 Cartoon Forum, covering the hot properties and some issues that should be addressed for the future.
When Jean Pascal Princiaux's film, Icebergclub, screened at the 2002 International Animated Film Festival at Annecy, the crowd went wild. Find out why in this interview with the filmmaker by Annick Teninge.