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Stephen Lynch interviews Keith Scott, Australia's foremost voice actor, and hears all about his love of Jay Ward Cartoons and his exciting time on the set as the voice of Bullwinkle in Universal's upcoming Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Marie Beardmore reports on the new faces, deals and technology present at Annecy's MIFA, the festival's business market.
Animation World's readers answered the call and sent in their comics. Rick DeMott showcases the best of the best!
To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, Annick Teninge takes a look back at the storied history of the Annecy International Animated Film.
Lee Dannacher profiles one of the hottest new childrens players on the Web and finds out that they are an even cooler company.
Brenda Starr is an American icon. Jackie Leger looks at the woman behind her and the long legacy of female comic strip artists, who are unfortunatly not quite as well known
Think those feature film software packages don't apply to comic book production? Think again. Joseph Szadkowski reveals the amazing meshing of production tools that is happening across many media.
Why are The X-Men so popular? Rick DeMott takes a look at the new feature film based on the phenomenally successful comic book series with two of the films executive producers Avi Arad, CEO of Marvel Studios, and Stan Lee, creator of the X-Men.
Edgar Dutka takes a look at the career of Czechoslovakia's great master, Jiri Trnka. His puppet films are masterpieces of subtle rebellion and sophisticated themes.
Why can't animation grow up? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman has an interesting take on the problem and highlights some of the medium's hits and misses at reaching the big kids.
Within the world of animation, most experimentation occurs within short format productions, whether they be high budgeted commercials, low budgeted independent shorts or something in between. The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews. As a result, distribution tends to be difficult and irregular. On a regular basis, Animation World Magazine will highlight some of...
Our July issue is focusing on Comics and Adult Animation. We are
featuring stories on Fox's upcoming feature film, "The X-Men," and
superstar Todd McFarlane...
Cambridge, UK-based Kelseus Limited, a software company, is looking
for 3D ANIMATORS and/or MODELERS to create character animation using
cutting-edge techniques. . . Venice, California-based Max Ink Cafe is
looking for a 3D MAX CHARACTER ANIMATOR and MODELER, a CG and LIVE
ACTION COMPOSITOR with experience in Digital Fusion, AfterEffects or
comparable applications and a SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR. . . Los Angeles,
California-based Phenix Touch, a start up company, is looking for 3D
In September 2000, Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, will
celebrate the opening of the new Sheridan Centre for Animation &
Emerging Technologies. As part of the opening festivities, Sheridan
will stage an Animation Retrospective (September 1-10), a Digital
Media Innovations Conference (October 26-28) and the Premiere of the
Canadian Millennium Television Series. The Animation Retrospective
will celebrate Sheridan's successful, 31-year history in animation.
is Brazil's international animation Web competition.
The festival has pre-selected 10 animations for the official
competition. Now, you can be part of the international cyber jury and
vote for your favorites. The jury consists of the people that have
registered on the Anima Mundi Festival Web site. The winners will be
announced on the closing night of the Anima Mundi Festival in Rio de
L.A. locals, start your 4th of July weekend with DHIMA to celebrate
the completion of the Santa Monica-based DH Institute of Media Arts'
newly remodeled facility...
Plympton's new series of comics extracted from the comic book,
"Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton," is for ADULTS ONLY...
Creative Planet launched a brand new discussion forum:
Tools And Techniques, hosted by award winning animator and educator
Larry Lauria. Anyone who has been in the business long enough knows
that no two animated projects are ever alike -- that's the challenge
and fascination of the art form. The A T & T (uh-oh) forum is a place
to share your thoughts and expertise about animation. Whether you
The WB Network is adding their newest animated series BABY BLUES to their Friday night line-up. The new series, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name, will air back-to-back episodes from 8 9 pm starting July 28. The series chronicles the everyday lives of a suburban couple, Darryl and Wanda MacPherson, and their highly energized baby daughter. Mike O'Malley and Julia Sweeney are voicing the two parents.
In the international box office, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 remained #1 in Australia by holding off newcomer DINOSAUR, while GLADIATOR gained the top spot in its debut in Japan. DreamWorks GLADIATOR claimed new territories in Japan, making $982,911 in its Japanese debut. Elsewhere, GLADIATOR remained at the top in Spain, the U.K., Brazil, Italy and Sweden. The Maximus money-maker grossed $1.89 million in Spain, advancing its three-week cume to $10.05 million.
After only six years in existence, Fox has closed the doors to its Phoenix, Arizona-based animation division, subsequently ending Don Bluth and Gary Goldmans relationship with Fox. The move comes after the recent resignation of Fox Filmed Entertainments chairman and CEO, Bill Mechanic, who had taken a big interest in animation and helped start the Fox facility in Phoenix. With the recent box office disappointment of TITAN A.E., the news is not much of a shock. In February, Fox laid off nearly 70% of its toon factory's staff.