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Headline News The NBC pilot "Payback" features animated sequences

By Amid Amidi | Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 12:00am

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).

ANIMATIONWorld The London Effects and Animation Festival 1998: A Hands-On, Kick in the Pants, Great Time!

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.

Headline News Have an animated New Year!

By Amid Amidi | Friday, January 1, 1999 at 12:00am

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.

ANIMATIONWorld Executive Talk: 1999 Predictions

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.

A France 3, onotre volume horaire de diffusion de programmes pour enfants n'est malheureusement...

ANIMATIONWorld A Desert Island Reunion

By Amid Amidi | Friday, January 1, 1999 at 12:00am

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 ...

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