Start your engines, folks, it's that time of year again -- Rick DeMott takes a lap around the Oscar buzz arena to uncover who's ahead and who hasn't even left the starting line.
Karen Raugust looks at how the animated feature film business is no longer closed to independent animation houses in the U.S.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process by Chel White, Kernseif (Curd Soap) by Alexander Kiesl and Sebastian Stolle, I Turn My Face to the Forest Floor by Thomas Hicks, Eels (Aal im Schel) by Martin Rahmlow and Nocturne by Guillaume Delaunay. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Bill Desowitz speaks with director George Miller, various supervisors and the co-founder of Animal Logic about the challenges of making Happy Feet.
A decade of Don Hertzfeldt's acrid yet amiable animation comes to DVD at last on Bitter Films Vol. 1 1995-2005. Taylor Jessen reviews and interviews the animator.
In this month's column, Dr. Toon peers through the microscope to the dawn of animation to see how the path of 3D evolution is mirroring 2D's development.
Michael Hurwicz looks at Toon Boom Storyboard -- software for creating storyboards and animatics for 2D animation, 3D animation or live-action -- to see if it will draw you in or leave you staring blankly at the screen.
John Cawley chats with Bob Boyle about the challenges the creator faces balancing production on two new shows, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin Yang Yo!, which air on two separate networks.
Known mostly for its CG entertainment work, Indias emerging animation industry is increasingly adding vfx projects to its portfolio. Karen Raugust reports. Includes QuickTime clips of vfx showreels from Prasad EFX, Paprikaas Animation Studios and Rayudu Vision Media Ltd.!
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon screams out to readers the ins and outs of big mouth marketing.
Dale Hendrickson, who worked on the original She-Ra and He-Man series, chats with veteran producer Lou Scheimer about his work on the two series, as well as his overall career in animation.
This month, the Career Coach reminds us that in the month of Thanksgiving, we should all reflect on what we are grateful for.
Joe Strike chats with Tom Lynch about collaborating with Andr3000 Benjamin on Cartoon Networks new animated series, Class of 3000.
Ryan Lesser tests the new 3ds Max 9 and discovers several animation improvements and VFXWorld is the first to post a review worldwide.
Bill Desowitz talks to Jason Spencer-Galsworthy about supervising the Toad on Flushed Away and working at Aardman, PDI and DreamWorks.
Adrian Pennington chats with Peter Lord, Aardman co-founder and producer Flushed Away, on the companys adventures in CG.
John Cawley looks at how, in a matter of a few years, TV animation production has moved to rely on Flash more and more as a costing alternative.
Karen Raugust looks into how major general-market distributors, retailers and studios keep an eye on Christian-themed animation sector.
Bill Desowitz discusses animation, voice acting, motion capture and the convergence of movies and games with Andy Serkis.
With the growing ease of CG production, Joe Strike charts the growth in computer-generated 3D productions on TV in North America.
John Cawley charts the changing landscape of Saturday morning animation programming in the U.S., which used to be the primetime for toons on TV.
Hock Wong traveled various Asian countries, such as Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Indonesia, to find out more about how Asian governments are lending helping hands in the animation boom across the continent.