Bill Desowitz sits down with the pioneering Ray Harryhausen to discuss the continuing influence of his special effects animation on todays creature features.
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Marty Shindler, ceo of management consulting firm The Shindler Perspective, takes readers through the ABCs of digital rights management.
Anime expert Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including Android Kikaider, Initial D, King of Bandit Jing, Samurai Deeper Kyo and Heat Guy J.
Rick DeMott talks with three leading independent Internet animators about how they have turned their love for toons into a burgeoning career.
Bardel Entertainment Inc. started in 1987 as cel painting service house. Today, the Canadian company is flying high as such high-profile projects Dragons and Silverwing take to the air.
Mark Ramshaw discusses the transition Weta Digital is taking from The Lord of the Rings series to new projects like King Kong.
J. Paul Peszko interviews the artists at Canadian firm Global Mechanic about their works and expansion into the U.S.
Sarah Baisley surveys industry insiders about what innovations they see in animation and visual effects.
Mike Young gives Sarah Baisley a step-by-step process of how his studio brought a lovable bunch of barnyard animals to CG life in Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks.
If you think the Internet is dead space then read Chris Harz' profile of Blitz Digital Studios and find out how this company is still making money working on the Net.
Rick DeMott talks to the invincible Stan Lee as he bounds out of the ashes of his old company to take on new cinematic adventures with his new studio.
In Animation World Magazine's look at independent animators, Cindy Keefer profiles Dr. William Moritz, an academician who enthusiastically studies and teaches about these producers.
Building on their earlier achievements, the creature and visual effects teams of Weta, Ltd. are bringing to life The Lord of the Rings trilogy with work that is blowing the industry away and garnering awards at every turn. Greg Singer reports.
Martin Dr. Toon Goodman interviews John K about the new episodes of Ren and Stimpy, down shots, students, his influences and more.
Loni Peristere discusses how he and three other partners created a new effects studio for television, which now works on such hits as Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Annick Teninge looks into the two seemingly disparate genres that come together during Germany's Leipzig Festival.
While prime time animation might have disappeared from the big three, it is alive and thriving on cable. Rick DeMott reports on where the sauciest of television animation can be found.
Four working composers discuss the creative challenges of making music for animation. Denis M. Hannigan, Don Grady, Jody Gray and James L. Venable offer tips and advice for both composers and creators, directors and producers.
Since entering animation in the Seventies, David Ehrlich has created not only a prolific number of films but also a greater sense of the animation community. Chris Robinson explains. Includes QuickTime clips!
America's first interactive TV show is now available again on DVD and VHS. Paul Feldman reports on Winky Dink and why it still appeals today.
Annick Teninge profiles Sparx*, one of France's leading CG studios that seems to be following in the path of the U.S. majors -- turning commercial and service work success into short film success and then moving into the feature realm.