Russell Bekins searches for the diamonds in the ruff at the 2007 Annecy Animated Film Festival while answering 20 irritating questions.
Karen Raugust looks at how animation executives rely on their big-studio experience to launch new indie production houses.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Niebla (Fog) by Emilio Ramos, Ark by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, En Tus Brazos by FX Goby, Matthieu Landour and Edouard Jouret, Close Your Eyes and Do Not Breathe by Vuk Jevremovic and Loom by Scott Kravitz.
Veteran storyboard artist Mark Simon tries out Toonboom's Storyboard Pro to find out how the new software ranks in the world of digital storyboarding.
For this month's column, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman lays down the laws of animation, which involves creation, evolution and intelligent design.
In this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson paints the art of conversation, which should center on dialogue not monologues.
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.