Director JC Wegman has completed work on two 1-minute, 30-second animated segments for the NBC pilot "Payback." The animation was produced at Acme Filmworks in Hollywood, California. "Payback" is the American version of the Italian show "You Get What You Deserve," which targets heartless individuals in unfriendly professions and subjects them to vicious pranks. Wegman created animation for two practical jokes, "Towing Yard" and "Parking Enforcement," orchestrated by radio personality Tim Conway Jr. The special will air on NBC, January 2 from 8-9 p.m. (EST and PST).
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Cardiff's 'Vital' was the first festival to be pushed out of existence in these event cluttered times, but could festivals be faltering because they are based on outdated models? Irene Kotlarz explores.
Will all those talking animal commercials quiet down in 1999? Chuck McBride discusses the advertising hits of 1998 and what will come of them in 1999.
Otto Alder presents the current state of the Independent Animation film by delving into its definition and that of animation as a whole. Available in German and English.
Menno de Nooijer traveled to the Holland Animation Film Festival for a week of fabulous screenings and catch up time with old friends.
Otto Alder prentiert die jetzige Stellung des Unabhgige Animationsfilm durch seine Erklung und Schilderung, und auch Animation in allgemein. Greifbar auf Deutsch oder English.
No question about it. 1998 was the year of animation, thanks to the successful release of so many theatrical features. Evan Backes puts it all in perspective and alerts us to 1999's treats.
he eighth installment of Barry Purves' production diary as he chronicles producing a series of animated shorts for Channel 4. An Animation World Magazine exclusive.
Toby Bluth discusses DreamWorks' long-awaited feature, The Prince of Egypt. While the animation and effects are stunning, the storytelling leaves something to be desired...
AWN General Manager Annick Teninge traveled to the Indian Ocean island of Rnion to attend the third "Crossroads of the Image of the Indian Ocean" conference which tries to unite this remote locale with the European animation industry. Available in French and English.
LEAF was everything an event about special effects and animation should be. From great screenings, to gleaning excellent, useful advice from the folks creating the cutting edge. George Cairns was there.
Annick Teninge, Directrice Gale d'AWN, a assistau 3e "Carrefour" de l Indien la R conf qui traitait cette ann des enjeux du travail distance pour europ cin d Article disponible en fran et anglais.
Mitch Butler was an overnight star with his SIGGRAPH hit, The Smell of Horror. Discover Mitch's rather unusual path from icy Alaska to being the toast of the fest at SIGGRAPH `98 in sunny Florida. Includes a Quicktime movie.
An ever-expanding animated prime-time. An increase in CGI programming. Some studios are hiring, others aren't. Some networks are riding high...others aren't. Michael Swanigan looks at 1998's television world and what it could mean for 1999.
Comedy Central is helping animation fans ring in the New Year with a four-episode "South Park" marathon running from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., followed by a countdown to midnight from "South Park." The four "kick ass" episodes are fan favorites chosen by viewers through Comedy Central's web site. Alternately, animation fans in the U.K. can celebrate with BBC2's line-up of animated New Year's programming. Two episodes of Aardman Animations' "Rex the Runt" will air New Year's Eve (December 31) at 2:20 and 2:30 p.m. followed by the "The Old Lady and the Pigeons" at 3:20 p.m.
Zahra Dowlatabadi takes a look at where the jobs will be in 1999 by examining the health of several major players in the feature, computer graphics (CGI), television and direct-to-video animation markets.
The recent expansion of the animation biz has encouraged a lot of new players on the education and training field. Before jumping into a program, it is best to know what they are offering and what you want. Pamela Kleibrink Thompson explains.
We asked key industry figures to predict the trends, and biggest changes and events in animation that 1999 will see. The results were surprising. While animation is booming a shift in the work load is coming...
Bertrand Mosca Responsable des Programmes Jeunesse France 3 Ce qui marquera l'ann 99, ce sera la profusion de programmes d'animation toujours plus novateurs et suisants. L'animation, en pleine effervescence l'helle mondiale, offre depuis ces dernies anns une surenche de la qualit que ce soit au niveau des concepts, des graphismes ou des performances techniques.
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Since Animation World Magazine's inception, we've conducted a monthly column called "Desert Island." This regular installment provides a fascinating peek into the minds of animation artists and others involved in the industry by asking them what ten films they would choose to take with them if they had to spend their remaining years on a desert island. Having surveyed nearly 120 people, we decided it was time to compile all the answers and see what interesting trends and similarities we ...
From hit movies to recent mergers, Eric Huelsman relays every facet of what happened last year in CGI and how it is going to effect 1999. Includes Quicktime movie clips.