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.
Annick Teninge looks into the two seemingly disparate genres that come together during Germany's Leipzig Festival.
Animated Christmas specials haven't always been synonymous with the season, it just feels that way. Martin Dr. Toon Goodman discusses their history and the uneasy balance they strike when trying to depict the "true" meaning of the season.
Jon Hofferman attended the 2002 edition of I Castelli. Here he recounts the people and films that made this year another hit.
Will Ryan reviews Voice Over Etiquette, a new book that teaches the basics of doing voice over work. While focused primarily on the advertising business, the book may offer a few tips for beginning animation hopefuls.
Four working composers discuss the creative challenges of making music for animation. Denis M. Hannigan, Don Grady, Jody Gray and James L. Venable offer tips and advice for both composers and creators, directors and producers.
Independent animating guru Bill Plympton attended the 1st Tenerife International Animation Festival and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here's his report!
Jean Ann Wright finishes her series on writing for television animation with some tips on how to add comedy and gags to your script.
The Pimp analyses two different animated takes on his favorite sport -- hockey -- and draws a few conclusions
Why do our super-patriotic favorite toon characters no longer help with our war efforts? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman investigates how times have changed since WWII.
Maureen Furniss reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Hessi James by Johannes Weiland, Tomek Baginski's The Cathedral, The Lark by Gil Kenan, Passing Moments by Don Phillips, and Slava Ushakov's Orange. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
While prime time animation might have disappeared from the big three, it is alive and thriving on cable. Rick DeMott reports on where the sauciest of television animation can be found.
While the basic technology of animation changed little prior to the advent of the computer, the principles of animation that are used today were all developed in one amazing decade. Gene Deitch explains.
Anime expert Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including Ceres, Celestial Legend, Hamtaro, Pilot Candidate, Real Bout High School and Soul Hunter.