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Amid Amidi was associate editor of Animation World Magazine.

Harvey Deneroff, a freelance writer and animation consultant/analyst based in Canoga Park, California, is the former editor of Animation World Magazine.

Steven Dovas has been working in animation in New York City for the past 16 years. His recent award-winning cartoon Call Me Fishmael has played at festivals across the world. He is represented as a commercial director by Class-Key-Chew-Po Commercials in L.A., for whom he just completed a 60-second spot for Dockers Europe. He is presently animating a film for the Ink Tank, directing a pilot for Nickelodeon, teaching at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and working on new films of his own.

Janeann Dill is an artist and filmmaker who writes on various aspects of experimental animation and teaches at Mission College and the Art Institute of Los Angeles.

Darris Dobbs is the director of HieroglyFX Design and co-author of TrueSpace 3&4 Creature Creations and Animating Facial Features and Gestures.

June Foray has provided memorable voices for many cartoon characters including Granny in Warner Bros. theatrical shorts and TV series, Rocket J. Squirrel for The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, and even a doll for the classic Twilight Zone episode, Living Doll, with Telly Savalas.

Maureen Furniss, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Film Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is the Founding Editor of Animation Journal and the author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics (John Libbey, 1998).

Mark Kausler is a veteran animator with 27 years of experience in the field who has worked for every major studio. He is also a valued animation historian.

Heather Kenyon is editor-in-chief of Animation World Magazine.

David Kilmer is Associate Editor of Animation World Magazine, a filmmaker, and author of The Animated Film Collector's Guide: Worldwide Sources for Cartoons on Videotape and Laserdisc (1997, John Libbey & Co.). He is currently working on The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon I.D. Kit, a companion volume to his earlier book.

Bob Miller is an animation buff and animator currently working for Stretch Films in New York City.

Philippe Moins is co-director of the Animation Festival of Brussels. He is also the regular animation reporter for the daily Belgian newspaper Le Matin (The Morning Paper).

Andrew Osmond is a British freelance writer who specializes in TV, film and animation. His latest work will appear in Animefantastique.

Bill Plympton is an award-winning independent animator based in New York. His new feature film, I Married A Strange Person, is currently touring the festival circuit. Bill Plympton's web site can be seen on AWN at

Paco Rodriguez is Managing Director of PPM MultiMedia, a Madrid, Spain-based production and distribution company. He is also the President of AEPA, the Association of Spanish Animation Producers.

John Schnall has been independently producing singular and highly individual short films from his home-studio in New Jersey for almost two decades. In addition, he has worked for several different animation studios in New York. Since last year, he has completed The Great Switcheroo, produced for Nickelodeon's Short Films For Short People, and is presently working for Jumbo Pictures as an Assistant Director on PB & J Otter. He has also produced a series of PSA's about Tourette's Syndrome.

Tom Sito is a 24-year animation veteran and teacher whose credits include The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Prince of Egypt and Antz. He is president of the Hollywood animator's union and is currently developing a feature project for Warner Bros.

Mike Smith has been in the animation business for twenty years, working on shorts, music videos and features.

Joseph Szadkowski writes on various aspects of popular culture and is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Annick Teninge is General Manager of Animation World Network.

Jeff Williams is Animation World Network's webmaster.

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