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.
Part Two 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.
Marie Beardmore details ways for U.K. animators, seeking to make their own works, can obtain funding in order to eat and animate!
Boy, the Pimp is never happy! This month, the Animation Pimp discusses his great distaste at being hit over the head with music. Of course, he uses more colorful terms...
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu continues with his eighth "sketching on location" teaching installment. This month he discusses different approaches to quick sketching.
Join AWNs evolving photo album from Annecy, featuring the highlights and hot spots of the 2001 event. Have some snaps youd like to add? Let us know!
There is no denying that the Internet entertainment market has changed...so how are four prominent leaders in the field adjusting to the brave new world? Rick DeMott reports.
Visit Annecy 2001 through Don Duga's sketchbook. Come take an inside peek at a professional artist's sketchbook. Plus...could you ask for better subject matter?
Due to a series of legal problems, Kimba, the White Lion, has had numerous enumerations. Fred Patten tracks them all down for us and discusses the latest release the truly original, much loved 1966 television series.
NewKidCo is bringing some of the most well-known properties and characters into the childrens gaming arena. Jacquie Kubin gains insight from executive Paul Samulski.
Maureen Furniss reviews five more short films straight from the festival circuit. This month we learn about:The Shadow of Doubt by Cynthia Wells, Patrick Smith's Drink, Grace by Lorelei Pepei, Chicken Kiev by Thomas Stellmach and We Are Immortal (Nous sommes immortels) by Daniel Guyonnet. Includes four QuickTime movie clips!
Fred Patten reports from CSLB's growing anime festival. Only in its second year, the festival featured quite an impressive line-up of screenings and guests.
Get an inside peek! Tom Sito visits the construction site of what is sure to become a destination for animation fans worldwide -- the Ghibli Museum, honoring none other than Hayao Miyazaki, one of animation's foremost legends.
What did the Muppets look like before they were "the Muppets?" This new book reveals Jim Henson's first sketches and concepts. Will Ryan reviews.
Who was right and who was wrong in the "June Bugs" Cartoon Network fiasco? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reveals that that is not the question...it is, of course, a much deeper issue.
Part One 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.
This month's Producing Animation excerpt by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi features stories of advice from the pitching room!
The legendary June Foray... Will Ryan has just enough time to ask her nine and a half succinct questions before she is off on her busy, busy schedule.
The Animation Pimp takes a closer look at the sexual politics of Shrek, where it's better to promote bestiality than homosexuality.