Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including new Robotech releases, Spring and Chaos: The Life and Times of Kenji Miyazawa, and the OAV and TV series of Vampire Princess Miyu.
Go behind the scenes of Jeepers Creepers with the effects team at E=mc2. Includes step by step explanations and QuickTime movie clips!
Will Ryan asks Aleksandra Korejwo a few questions -- 9 1/2 to be exact -- about her unusual production technique.
Gene Deitch tackles the shifting definition of animation in this excerpt from his book, How To Succeed In Animation, (Don't Let A Little Thing Like Failure Stop You!), published exclusively on AWN.com.
More than just a fount of Fleischer information, Leslie Cabarga reveals his many professions and talents when Will Ryan asks him slightly less than ten questions.
John Edgar Park not only delves into the history and purpose of graphics cards but also reviews nVidia's Quadro DCC, the latest in graphics cards.
In a small, quiet cafe, motion-capture pioneer Chris Walker and outrageous stop-motion animator Corky Quakenbush got together for lunch and discovered that even though their techniques may appear to be night and day, they actually have a lot in common.
The final part of a three part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty, as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.
Final Fantasy brings synthespians to the big screen with amazing results. John Edgar Park goes behind the final product to discover the staggering amount of skill, time and technical savvy that created this first.
Danny Fingeroth recounts the San Diego Comic-Con, an event that has grown to include not only the best of the comic book scene, but also the coolest Hollywood talent and inside scoops and previews.
Buster Keaton Remembered, a new book, gives insight into this genius that has inspired, and is still inspiring, animation's greats. Will Ryan reviews.
What is the role of a producer during development? Plenty! This month's Producing Animation excerpt by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi details the process.
Finally, something the Pimp likes! Rex The Runt. But, this month, we see that the Animation Pimp reads a lot into this show of four dogs.
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: Harlock Saga, Angel Links, Assemble Insert, Hermes: Winds of Love and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.
Pioneer has released a $1 million restoration of Akira on DVD, complete with an entire disc of extras. Think you don't need this set? Jerry Beck says, "Think again! It's a must-have."
From the original Gumby and Kellogg's rooster to rides at Disney theme parks worldwide, you have heard this man speak! Now Dallas McKennon answers Will Ryan's 9 1/2 burning questions.
Alan Neal reviews Anime Essentials a good book if you are a beginner fan who wants an introduction into the world of anime.
Ron Diamond discusses Cartoon Movie 2001 and the band of U.S. delegates that attended looking to increase the opportunities of bringing European animated features to America.
The Tough Eye International Turku Animated Film Festival had its first run this spring, May 15 20, 2001, in Turku, Finland. Director/creator Fran Krause made the trip.
Osmosis Jones blends hokey live-action and slick animation into a cop spoof that is both gross and clever. J. Paul Peszko reveals the process behind these two separate worlds.
Who is to blame for Disney's new direct-to-video plan of a sequel for every classic? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman thinks it is all of us.
John Edgar Park takes a look at the new Maya 4 and reveals a solid redux. It might not be all brand new...but it is definitely better.