Janet Hetherington looks at how Animalia brings CG talking animals -- ones that teach children language arts and the power of words -- to TV screens around the world.
As a warm-up for the upcoming Anime Expo, James Brusuelas shares some of his favorite titles from the recent and not-so-recent past.
Joe Strike talks with vfx supervisor Markus Manninen and production designer Raymond Zibach about the realization of DreamWorks' "most ambitious project ever."
In this month's column on the excesses of interactivity, Martin Goodman [insert your own text here].
In this month's column, Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla loses it completely as he comes face to face with three of the worst video games in the history of the world.
The former work-for-hire power transitions into a source of proprietary animation for the global market.
Andrew Farago reviews three short films: Abridged byArjun Rihan, Doxology by Michael Langan and Film Noir by Osbert Parker.
In this month's column, Joseph Gilland watches hopefully as animation gears up for its next renaissance.
Bill Desowitz gets a first look at Pixar's new short, Presto, with director Doug Sweetland: a "cartoony cartoon" with lots of traditional magic.
Sabrina Schmid reports from the 15th International Festival of Animated Film, where diversity rules the day.
Gender bias in media is a topic society has been tiptoeing around since the women's liberation movement of the 1960s. Although women represent 51% of the population, a woman has yet to achieve the position of president of the United States -- though one is trying -- and for some reason the number of women represented in animation or G-rated entertainment is not even close to the number of men. Why?
Actress Geena Davis, who has portrayed moms and swashbucklers, asked that very question while she was watching TV with her then two-year-old daughter. On her fingers, she started counting girls on the screen in lead roles. Then she counted the girls in the crowd scenes. She had too many fingers left over.
Animator/historian Tom Sito illuminates the singular career of a major figure in animation education.
In a departure from his usual subject, this month James Brusuelas takes a look at the live-action, manga-based films Maiko Haaaan!!!, Nana, Love*Com The Movie and Honey and Clover.
For her Mother's Day column, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson says that sometimes it's OK to toot your own horn.
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla checks out Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Nanostray 2, Insecticide and, yes, Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys.
Janet Hetherington reports on juicy animation and vfx tidbits from New York Comic Con -- including X-Files 2, Hellboy 2, The Incredible Hulk, Wall•E, Prince Caspian and more.
In his month's column, Mark Simon reports on alarming new developments in his continuing campaign against the Orphan Works Act.
Ellen Wolff talks to the animator/illustrator about his reversion to childhood in order to create the artwork for the highly anticipated indie film.