Animation veteran Thom Richardson travels to the inaugural AFF event, uncovering the truth about the controversy that has swirled around the new traveling festival.
There was no meltdown at Blue Sky Studios when it came to creating all-new fur and water technology for its Ice Age sequel. Bill Desowitz gets the scoop from first-time director Carlos Saldanha and others. Includes a QuickTime clip!
Janet Hetherington looks at the hot direct-to-DVD and video market, which seeks to woo viewers with classic content and original programming.
Karen Raugust looks into how a number of recent video-on-demand initiatives by the studios show their interest in this still-problematic but potential-filled distribution method.
Karen Raugust looks at the two high-def DVD formats, HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, set to launch this spring and how it will affect the home entertainment industry.
Nancy Cartwright remembers how speaking up and following through can be the key to attaining your dreams.
Tara DiLullo talks with Tippett Studios Tom Schelesny about the transformation vfx that transpire in Disneys The Shaggy Dog.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Clara by Van Sowerwine, Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot by David Chai, Book of Visions by Annie Poon, The Boy with No Name by Adam Smith and The Flooded Playground by Lisa Crafts. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
This month in the Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland looks at the facing extinction of hand-drawn special effects animation.
In the final installment of the festival series, Sharon Katz lays out a basic guide to applying to festivals including rules, recommendations and resources.
Joe Strike attends the first New York Comic-Con, reporting back on an event that hopes to become a sci-fi, comics and fantasy Mecca with an east coast flavor.
Karen Raugust was game for the New York International Toy Fair and reports back on all the wonderful toys and opportunities for animators.
In the past 20 years, WonderCon in San Francisco has become a major event for the Hollywood hype machine to promote films. Andrew Frago shares some of the highlights and a few crowd hassles at this event.
Chris Robinson digs up It Pains Me to Say This by George Griffin for close inspection in this months Animators Unearthed.
With the Oscars upon us, the Career Coach reminds us that you shouldnt wait until you win an Academy Award to thank the people you work with.
Sarah Baisley surveys a host of animation execs from around the world to get their impressions of the current business cycle and where it is going.
Mary Ann Skweres shoveled her way through the snow and crowds of Sundance to discover the spotlight on animation.
Karen Raugust investigates how movie licensing presents unique challenges to licensors, licensees and retailers.
Joe Strike takes a ride with Doogal to discover the long journey the classic British TV series, The Magic Roundabout, took to arrive in U.S. theaters.
AWN editor in chief Sarah Baisley lays out the dos and donts of pubic relations so that animation companies and indies can promote themselves better and get more bang for their pr buck.
VFXWorld presents the first excerpt from Learning Maya 7 | Foundation from Alias|Learning Tool. This excerpt begins a close-up look at how to animate a polygonal orb.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Man Band by Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews, Badgered by Sharon Colman, Imago by Cedric Babouche, The Dentist by Signe Baumane and The Wraith of Cobble Hill by Adam Parrish King.Includes QuickTime movie clips!