Every network on TV seems to have a prime time cartoon thesedays. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explores some of the causativefactors behind this rush to the evening tube.
Category: AWN Profiles
As a result of Cedric Littardi's first article about AnimeLand's prosecution in Animation World Magazine, letters of support flooded in. Now Cedric talks about the trial's results, the issues discussed and the mixed outcome.
Every network on TV seems to have a prime time cartoon these days. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explores some of the causative factors behind this rush to the evening tube.
Art Spiegelman takes us into the world of the Tijuana Bibles, little hand-drawn pornographic pamphlets that provide a subversive peak at America from the 1930s-1950s.
Belgium has long been a mecca of comic strip stars. Philippe Moins takes us on a tour of a museum dedicated to these national treasures. Available in French and English.
Depuis toujours, la Belgique est la Mecques des stars de la B.D. Philippe Moins nous propose une visite guid du mus consacrces trors nationaux. Article disponible en franis et en anglais.
Just as different techniques create different images, different sounds alter the perception of all images and films. Bbel Neubauer and William Moritz investigate and even provide moving examples. This article includes QuickTime Movie clips created exclusively for Animation World Magazine!
Valie Rivoallon takes a look at France's leading high technology commercial houses. Available in French and English.
A panel of experts discuss how the introduction of new technology into the advertising world has changed the business of making commercials.
As visual effects become an increasingly important factor in commercials, Ring of Fire's Advanced Media Team is here with a few pointers on how the commercial system works and how to make the most of a visual effects/design team.
Recruiters and educators respond to the possibility of there being too many qualified graduating students and not enough jobs. Are we heading for A Grapes of Wrath-type of situation? Heather Kenyon finds out.
Mike Smith discusses his opinions on how value is placed on animation whether by studio executives, festival judges or awards, and how chronic mismanagement and ignorance hold the art form back from what, artists are capable of creating and audiences accepting.
Universal is making a multi-million dollar bid in Disney's town with Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. Joseph Szadkowski goes behind the scenes for a sneak peak at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction.
Steven Dovas and John Schnall met in a dank Times Square bar one evening in late February to talk about the business of animation and ponder the definition of independent animation filmmaking.
Maureen Furniss looks at the growing number of studio supported `independent' films and reveals what the corporate side of the equation is gleening.
As animation hits the big time, stars are making more appearances in animated fare. While some say it is unfair to voice-only actors, others say it is a necessary marketing move. Joe Bevilacqua investigates the many varied viewpoints.
Animating to music seemed to be a lost art in televisionanimation until two producers at Disney decided to bring it back. Tony Craig explains how he and his animation partner re-created the days of yore.
Michael Geisler, sound effects editor and designer, discusses the elements of successful sound design and the considerations that must be taken when approaching a project.
Dave Berry showcases the relatively new Wales Film & TV Archive that is, with the help of S4C, preserving the country's growing animation heritage.
Four respected gallery owners discuss the current status of the animation art market, including what is hot and what is not.
Judith Rubin explains how the growing network of large-format3D theaters and an expanding range of digital production tools is openingthe door for computer animation in the large-format film industry.
From Korea to India and from digital ink and paint to motioncapture, Milt Vallas discusses the introduction of digital technology intothe animation production process of Asian studios.
Emru Townsend profiles the digital animation houses that straddle Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence itself. Taarna Studios, Softimage, Discreet Logic and Alias|Wavefront are all included.
Brad DeGraf and Emre Yilmaz demystify performance animation and explain why the `Devil's rotoscope' might not be so bad after all....