In the first of a series of production diaries, production designer Paul Lasaine talks about crafting the look of Sony Pictures Animation's 3D-animated feature, Surf's Up.
Are agents perfect matchmakers? Mark Simon makes a date with that question in this month's "Mind Your Business."
For the June 2007 "Press Start" column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla takes a historical look at the top five arcade fighter games of all time.
Joe Strike chats with the stop-motion master at Aardman Animation about bringing their distinct British humor to an Americanized version of Creature Comforts.
For this month's trio of anime reviews, Chris Feldman gives us his thoughts on To Heart V.1 New Feelings, V.2 Finding Courage, Demon Prince Enma V.1 and Highlander: The Search for Vengeance.
Prior to the Disney/Pixar Ratatouille presentation at WonderCon earlier this year, Andrew Farago was granted a one-on-one interview with comedian/actor/writer Patton Oswalt to discuss his starring role in the upcoming film.
Janet Hetherington talks to professionals in the animation, TV and film industries to find out what they did before they landed their dream jobs.
Karen Raugust reports on how digital technologies have changed the recruiting process, but passion, talent and teamwork still rule.
Japanese director Satoshi Kon sat down with Greg Singer to discuss the making of his latest animated feature, Paprika.
Jean Detheux chronicles Visual Music Marathon, the festival that came out of nowhere and set a benchmark, instantly!
Tara DiLullo Bennett gets the scoop on Sanctuary, which marks a new media experiment for sci-fi shot in HD and made with XSI and ZBrush.
In her bi-monthly column, Nancy Cartwright chats with Carolyn Omine, Simpsons writer and consulting producer.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- The Runt by Andreas Hykade, One D by Mike Grimshaw, Africa Parting by Robyn Alice Yannoukos and Brian LoSchiavo, Crossing the Stream by Skip Battaglia and Changing Evan by Steven Woloshen.
Bill Desowitz goes on his merry way through Shrek the Third to report on the many advancements at PDI/DreamWorks.
As The Simpsons reaches its 400th episode, Joe Strike chronicles the rise of the longest running sitcom's rise from a symbol of the fall of Western society to a symbolic American icon.
Sabrina Schmid travels to Stuttgart for the Festival of Animated Film to report her impressions about the animations, the filmmakers, the events and the atmosphere.
Mark Simon steps onto the mound in this month's "Mind Your Business" to show how to pitch a hit TV series.
Neal Gabler excavates a life in Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, says Taylor Jessen.
John Cawley chronicles Winnie the Pooh's long history in film, leading up to his new CG incarnation in My Friends Tigger & Pooh.
In this month's edition of "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla takes a look at Super Paper Mario for the Wii, The Red Star for the PS2 and Crackdown for the Xbox 360.
First a word about Rai in general, because one tends to confuse the waving and sinewy arms of this vast and multi-headed beast which smells of lavender and politics.
There are three RAI channels, RAI 1, RAI 2 and RAI 3. Rai Fiction is the producing arm, Rai Trade is the merchandising and distribution arm, which organizes the Cartoons on the Bay festival. There are two RAI satellite channels: Rai Sat Yoyo, for children up to six years old and Rai Sat Smash, which focuses on an audience, ages 6-10.
The heads of the various stations have traditionally been assigned by a political spoils...
In tribute to the life and career of Joseph Barbera, AWN has collected the thoughts and memories of many in the animation community remembering the influence this legend had on their lives and careers.
Russsell Bekins attends the Bologna Children's Book and finds so many licensing opportunities that it's an event that's not just about books.
Russell Bekins checks in at Cartoons on the Bay to check out the latest and greatest in the world of television animation.