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.
Wow! If you haven't checked out the latest games and the newest platforms you need to. John Edgar Park did at E3 and reports on the advances.
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: Martian Successor Nadesico, Pet Shop of Horrors, Moldiver, Black Jack and Amon Saga.
Chris Robinson profiles Don Hertzfeldt, o Pikkov, Andreas Hykade and Priit Tender, four of the brightest new stars in independent animation.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman interviews Mo Willems, creator/director of Sheep In The Big City, about his career, his inspirations and a small sheep in a big city.
This month's Producing Animation excerpt by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi features a visual guide that summarizes the main steps involved in producing an animated project, be it feature, television or direct-to-video.
The 21st century is seeing an explosion of animation in popular culture, from games to theme parks, television to new media. The Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) has recognized and embraced this growth, and is positioned as one of the only events in the world that celebrates cartoons and animation across all mediums.
Gerard Raiti goes behind the scenes of Disney's latest masterpiece, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Think you've seen all the House of Mouse has to offer? Think again as Disney raises the bar.
John Edgar Park reviews a new book, which discusses game proposals, budgets, marketing, scheduling and meeting with publishers, as well as touching on actual game creation.
Don't be ashamed of losing your job. Chuck Jones, Glen Keane and Steve Jobs were all out on the street once. Just regroup and take it as an opportunity to move up. Sometimes getting laid off gives you a chance to move up. If summer brings an involuntary vacation from work due to a layoff or downsizing, there are a few ways to get in shape and cope.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu continues with his seventh sketching on location teaching installment. This month he discusses different approaches to drawing groups of figures.
While you might not realize it, you've probably already seen some of Australia's top effects houses in action. Stephen Lynch explains.
The Animation Pimp has noticed something recently in animated features -- "coupling, specifically heterosexual coupling" -- and here's what he has to say about it.
DreamWorks super successful film Shrek is being hailed as a departure from the typical fairy tale, however, Maureen Furniss investigates just how racy this re-telling is.