Some rumors regarding Walt Disney have lived on far too long. Was he a Nazi? A super-secret FBI agent? Is he frozen somewhere in a vault? And why does the Christian right hate his company so much? Karl F. Cohen takes on all these myths and more to set the record straight.
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Distribution is the bane of short films' existence, but for 25 years there has been one traveling option, Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation. Now more than a traveling screening, Paul Feldman goes into Spike's lair.
Cosgrove Hall, home to Dangermouse, Duckula and now Albie, is one of Europe's largest and most prolific animation studios. As it celebrates its silver anniversary, Andrew Osmond asks how the company is facing the next quarter-century.
In building a more personal, varied animation future, Greg Singer offers perspective for collaborating online.
Robin Allan paints a vivid picture of Marceline, Missouri, Walt Disney's home town. Walt truly harkened back to his days in this rural American town, which continues to strengthen its bonds with this honored native son.
As the U.S. Copyright Term Extension Act approaches the Supreme Court, Dr. Toon discusses how it will impact toondom. Is corporate America protecting itself or robbing the public?
It is said that love is the mythology that two people create together. At Weta, Ltd., in New Zealand, it is love at first byte.
So you think selling a show is easy? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman goes behind the scenes of Atomic Cartoons to see how much work and time goes into getting a show off the ground.
John C. Donkin, Blue Sky's associate producer, reminisces on how the studio transformed itself from a small boutique into a major feature film contender.
John A. Lent relates the new atmosphere of Cuba's still thriving animation community through the eyes of Juan Padr, one of the island nation's leading animation forces.
Jayanti Sen finishes up her profile of animation in India by profiling the current projects, companies and artists that are helping to build India into an animation nation of force.
Alliance Atlantis' Ken Faier discusses how today's marketplace is being impacted by L & M trends and what one can do to get ahead.
We were first with this, but it became our most ignominious and unnecessary failure. Please weep with me as you read this. I coulda bin a contendah...
Due to a series of legal problems, Kimba, the White Lion, has had numerous enumerations. Fred Patten tracks them all down for us and discusses the latest release the truly original, much loved 1966 television series.
NewKidCo is bringing some of the most well-known properties and characters into the childrens gaming arena. Jacquie Kubin gains insight from executive Paul Samulski.
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.
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.
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.
While you might not realize it, you've probably already seen some of Australia's top effects houses in action. Stephen Lynch explains.
What are the most important elements to have on your resume? Hear some responses and insights from the folks that do the hiring about what's crucial to be a strong contender in this tough market. Joan Kim reports.
When it comes to convergence CartoonNetwork.com is pushing the envelope and reaping the rewards. Brett Rogers reveals the Website's winning philosophy and hopes of becoming extinct in the near future!