The most famous stop motion studio in the world -- Aardman Animations -- is poised and ready for even greater success. Wendy Jackson Hall reports.
Category: AWN Profiles
Digital humans are right around the corner accordingto Giant Studios and Webbie Tookay couldn't be more delighted. Laura Schiff explains. Contains Quick Time movie clips!
Ayanti Sen continues her piece on India's hopeful animation future by profiling a few up and coming Indian animators.
Motion capture takes a new direction when a live, four-legged creature is brought into the mix. Gregory Singer reports on capturing the motions of an Andalusian stallion.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reminisces about the incredible adventure Jason and the Argonauts took him on and the power of Ray Harryhausen and great storytelling.
While 1999's "different" animated features did not break any box office records, they did show that a change is in the air. Andy Klein illuminates the animated feature's struggle.
Buzz Potamkin makes his predictions on the trends that will influence our animation industry and marketplace well into the next 100 years.
The history of animation in the 20th Century has been falsified and distorted for many years. AWN wanted to begin the new century with an accurate list of our industry's achievements. Karl Cohen decided to take on the challenge.
Ruth and Roger Whiter were lucky enough to meet Ray Harryhausen for tea and a chat about his career, the craft of stop-motion and the value of careful planning.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman urges us to look to Asia to find new opportunities and stories from a region well versed and experienced in animation. From festivals to new South Korean productions...he has a plan.
Shifting from a communist to capitalist market system has not been easy on the great studios of Eastern Europe. Adam Snyder reports on their survival techniques.
While many will say that anime is not storming the U.S. mainstream, Andrew Osmond points out a number of ways this art form is entering and influencing the animation we see every day.
Valie Rivoallon profiles INA, the National Audiovisual Institute, which is dedicated to the preservation and development of French audiovisual heritage, through research, education and high-profile exhibitions. Available in French and English.
Valie Rivoallon prente l'INA, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, organisme chargde la conservation et du deloppement du patrimoine audiovisuel franis travers la recherche, la formation, la conservation, ainsi que l'organisation de manifestations spialiss. Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
Ayanti Sen once again takes us inside the Indian animation industry to meet the growing number of companies producing animated television shows, commercials and feature films.
Four lucky staffers from Blue Sky Studios visited Japan to give presentations, meet and greet, and uncover some of the secrets behind the beautiful and often mysterious tradition of Japanese animation. AndrMazzone recounts.
Read Laura Schiff's description of the delights that are awaiting us in the new year as she outlines the sequences, actors and artistic talent behind Fantasia 2000.
Animated features are struggling to break into the mainstream and away from the "kids only" label. Andrew Osmond surveys the prospect of feature cartoons growing up, and the issues surrounding this transformation.
You work on animated feature films and you live where!?!" Ron Price explains how Character Builders is one of the busiest feature film studios in Hollywood...only they are in Ohio.
Attention parents and teachers! PBS helps along arts education with the introduction of their new show, Doodle. Sharon Schatz tells us about the award-winning series.
Valie Rivoallon prente le Centre National de la Cinatographie (CNC), et oque les nombreuses possibilit de financement (y compris les subventions) que le CNC met a disposition des entreprises franises.
When the students of the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark had the opportunity to study animation in India with Ram Mohan...how could they say no?
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman discusses how animated short films have been used for educational purposes, from helping to fight WWI, WWII and the Cold War, to today's medical advancements.