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Baby Blues Takes A Swim

Baby Blues has been added to Cartoon Network's line up as part of its "Adult Swim" block of programming. Aimed at adults ages 18-34, the animated block airs Sunday and Thursday nights from 10 pm-1 am (ET/PT). Adult Swim's rotating line-up includes SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST, THE BRAK SHOW, HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE and SEALAB 2021, as well as the animé series COWBOY BEBOP.

Animation Headline News

The November Acrobat Issue Of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

The November Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now online! In this issue, we discuss animation on television. DCDC's Josh Prikryl relates ten years of experience and gives advice about how to produce a successful CGI television show. Gullane president Charles Falzon details the current trends in the animation business. Gene Deitch relates his time at Terrytoons and Heikki Jokinen gives us the real facts from the 2001 Cartoon Forum. Gregory Singer weighs in with his take on WAKING LIFE and Martin "Dr.

Awards Headline News

Psyop Brings Life To Stats For My VH1 Music Awards

With award categories like "Your Song Kicked Ass But Was Played Too Damn Much" and "Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just My Video?" the 2001 My VH1 Music Awards is clearly not your average music awards ceremony. For one thing, it is the fans that call the shots: the category names, nominees and winners are all determined through an online vote. That distinctly democratic impression was enhanced by a graphics and animation package created for the December 2 broadcast by visual effects/creative design house, PSYOP, NYC. This is the second year that PSYOP had been responsible for the package.

Animation Headline News

The Acrobat Issue Of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

The October Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now on-line! In this issue, we investigate Innovative Animation Techniques. Karl Cohen goes behind the scenes at Pixar to look at the making of their latest blockbuster Monsters, Inc. Pierre Hérbert proves that independent animation isn't being left in technology's wake. Sweden's Studio FilmTecknarna offers innovative design coupled with a love of music and a smart subversive wit. Joan Kim interviews Nina Paley, Michèle Cournoyer, Stephen X. Arthur and others about their innovative filmmaking techniques.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Science Visualization and Educational Animation at SIGGRAPH 2001:The Next Big Deal.Susana M. Halpine explores the underrated areas of science visualization and educational animation, which were hot topics at this year's SIGGRAPH.

Animation Headline News

Hot Reels Animation Grand Prix 2001 On U.K. Channel 4

Over the next six weeks the U.K.s Channel 4 will be showing a wide variety of animation, including illustrator John Callahans new project QUADS, experimental animation from Animate! and the U.K. television premiere of the acclaimed anime feature BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE. Also premiering will be a new series called CELMATES. The animation worlds answer to reality shows like BIG BROTHER, CELMATES follows a group of animators shut in a small room, competing against each other (and the clock!) to create an animated film in a sleepless 72 hours.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Japanese Animation: Anime And Its Influences: Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA and eDIT 2001: Sunday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany.

November Headline News

Anime at AFI Fest 2001

Anime at AFI Fest 2001: Thursday, November 01 - Sunday, November 11, 2001, Hollywood, California USA. Two Japanese animated feature films (dubbed in English) will premiere at AFI Fest 2001 at the Pacific Theatre in Hollywood (6433 Hollywood Blvd.). AH! MY GODDESS will screen Saturday, November 3rd at 4 pm and ESCAFLOWNE: A GIRL IN GAIA will screen Saturday, November 10th at 4 pm. Advance tickets available by calling 866 AFI-FEST or through www.afifest.com.

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This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Nine And A Half Questions with Mike KazalehWill Ryan asks Mike Kazaleh slightly fewer than ten questions regarding getting started in Detroit, comic books and the benefits of working for hire.

- TV Review: Butt-Ugly Martians

Festival Headline News

The Brussels Festival Of Cartoons And Animated Films

* Wednesday, February 6 Sunday, February 17, 2002. Brussels, Belgium.

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2001.

The Brussels Festival showcases feature films, short films, retrospectives, exhibitions, "making of" sessions with several guests and special events like the Cartoon d'Or and La Nuit anime. Preview VHS tapes can be entered and sent (with no entry fee) to the Festival until October 31, 2001. A downloadable entry form is available at: http://www.awn.com/folioscope/FDA2002/Proindexgb.html

Animation Headline News

The Acrobat Issue Of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

The September 2001 Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now on-line! In this issue, go behind the scenes of two recent feature films. John Edgar Park examines Final Fantasy to discover the staggering amount of skill, time and technical savvy it takes to bring synthespians to the big screen. E=mc2, the effects team for the film Jeepers Creepers, give you step by step explanations of some of the effects in the film. Both Leslie Cabarga and Aleksandra Korejwo answer Will Ryan's 9 1/2 questions. Martin "Dr.

Series Headline News

MIPCOM Deals In Brief

Peppers Ghost Productions CGI-animated series TINY PLANETS has been licensed to Germanys Super RTL network and ITV1 in the U.K. The show recently received two BAFTA Interactive awards nominations and is scheduled to debut in the U.K. and Germany in the first quarter 2002.

French childrens cable and a satellite channel Canal J has partnered with Nickelodeon U.K., Spain, Australia and Latin America and acquired Japanese anime series YU-GIOH, which will be broadcast in France in spring 2002.

Kids Headline News

YU-GI-OH! Debuts At Number One

In its KIDS' WB! debut, the new Japanese anime series YU-GI-OH! ranked No. 1 among the broadcast competition in its time period in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 2-11 and Boys 6-11. The Japanese anime series follows the adventures of a young boy named Yugi, who morphs into a monster-fighting hero after piecing together the "millennium puzzle" given to him by his grandfather. YU-GI-OH! is represented world-wide outside of Asia, by 4Kids Entertainment.

October Headline News

Upcoming October Events At ASIFA Chapters

ASIFA-Colorado:- Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 ASIFA Colorado welcomes Sayoko Kinoshita, director of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Kinoshita will be presenting "The Best of Hiroshima Festival," a show produced as part of the Denver International Film Festival. For more information contact Edward Bakst at ASIFA-Colorado, RMCAD, 6875 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80224, U.S.A.; Tel.: (800) 888-ARTS; or E-mail: EBakst@RMCAD.edu.

ASIFA-San Francisco:

Kids Headline News

YU-GI-OH! Debuts At Number One.

In its KIDS' WB! debut, the new Japanese anime series YU-GI-OH! ranked No. 1 among the broadcast competition in its time period in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 2-11 and Boys 6-11. The Japanese anime series follows the adventures of a young boy named Yugi, who morphs into a monster-fighting hero after piecing together the "millennium puzzle" given to him by his grandfather. YU-GI-OH! is represented world-wide outside of Asia, by 4Kids Entertainment.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA . . . Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust: Friday, October 05 - Thursday, October 11, 2001, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California USA . . . Durango Film Festival: Friday, March 01 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Durango, Colorado USA . . . Kinetica 3: Friday, August 17, 2001 - Wednesday, December 31, 2003, Touring, USA and Canada.

Anime Headline News

Metreon Festival Of Anime

Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA. Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center in downtown San Francisco will host the first annual Metreon Festival of Anime the weekend of October 27-28 inside Metreon's Action Theatre attraction. The Metreon Festival of Anime will take place in conjunction with the Big Apple Anime Fest scheduled for the same weekend in New York City. Throughout the two-day event, fans will have a chance to watch Sony Pictures' "The Making of Metropolis", Bandai Entertainment's "Love Hina" and the U.S.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Vampire Hunter D Comes to AmericaFred Patten takes us inside the latest super-cool anime feature, VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST, now being shown in select U.S. theatres.

- The SIGGRAPH 2001 Computer Animation Festival: A Digital Odyssey

Mipcom Headline News

Molly Races To Mipcom

Sav! The World Productions brings its latest animated program to MIPCOM with MOLLY, STAR-RACER. Described by the creators as Japanimation meets European 3D, MOLLY is an explosive mix of comedy and epic racing scenes in 3D CGI animation. Strongly influenced by their childhood memories of anime series like DRAGON BALL and LUPIN THE 3RD, as well as by cult classics like Hanna Barberas WACKY RACES or Saint Exupérys LE PETIT PRINCE, the creators of MOLLY have mixed styles and techniques to create a fresh new kind of entertainment.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Alexeieff: Itinerary of a MasterWendy Jackson Hall reviews Giannalberto Bendazzi's latest book, Alexeieff: Itinerary of a Master,that discusses the art and life of pinscreen master Alexandre Alexeieff.

- New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews

Effects Headline News

Box Office Slumps…Again

With only one new film in wide release, it was another slow weekend at U.S. movie theaters. Box office totals slumped even lower than last week, making this weekend a 52-week low. However, two limited release films made a good showing at the box office this weekend. Anime thriller VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST, debuting in just six theaters, managed to bring in a healthy $4,255 per screen. The Armegeddon-themed MEGIDDO: OMEGA CODE 2, with visual effects by Computercafe and Cinesite, did well in limited release as well, debuting in thirteenth place with $1.6M from 314 theaters.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine.

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- The Career Coach: Jobs In A Visual Effects House -- DefinedThe 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.

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