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Talking With Con Pederson
William Moritz and Con Pederson, special effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey, talk about his early years, Stanley Kubrick and crosswords.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Can The Phantom Menace survive the hype? Andy Klein reviews this century's most anticipated feature.

New Technology and the Advertising Age
A panel of experts discuss how the introduction of new technology into the advertising world has changed the business of making commercials.

The Influence of Sound and Music on Images

Just as different techniques create different images, different sounds alter the perception of all images and films. Baerbel Neubauer and William Moritz investigate and even provide moving examples. This article includes QuickTime Movie clips created exclusively for Animation World Magazine!

Using Visual Effects in Commercials: A Guide for Success
As visual effects become an increasingly important factor in commercials, Ring of Fire's Advanced Media Team is here with a few pointers on how the commercial system works and how to make the most of a visual effects/design team. This article includes a QuickTime Movie clip of a commercial directed Tim Burton!


A Market In Exponential Growth
Valérie Rivoallon takes a look at France's leading high technology commercial houses. Available in French and English.


Vilppu Drawing Online: The Landmarks of Anatomy
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the seventh installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course.


The Belgian Center For Comic Strips At Brussels: A Dream in Stone and Paper
Belgium has long been a mecca of comic strip stars. Philippe Moins takes us on a tour of a museum dedicated to these national treasures. Available in French and English.


Something Must Remain: Between Worlds at "Cartoons on the Bay"
Russell Bekins colorfully portrays the events in Positano, Italy, where for a few days the world's animation elite invade a small seaside fishing town.

  • The Man of the Hour: Enzo D'Alò
    Italian animation director Enzo D'Alò and his company, Lanterna Magica, are riding high after the success of Lucky and Zorba.

  • DIC, RAI, and the Project InBetween
    Robby London of DIC talks about a long awaited co-production with Guido Manuli and the song "Monster Mash."
  • E3: A Rehash and A Sequel
    Joseph Szadkowski details the proceedings at E3 and details the new games and products, and who is bringing them to life for us.


    ReWorking an Icon: Mickey MouseWorks
    Michael Lyons reviews the latest incarnation of Mickey and friends in Disney's Mickey MouseWorks.

    Ed, Edd n Eddy: A Unique Approach
    The Classical Animation Society at the Savannah College of Art and Design take a look at Danny Antonucci's Ed, Edd n Eddy, a popular new series on Cartoon Network.


    Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age
    After nearly three decades of research and study, Michael Barrier's book is finally here, and as Bob Miller relates, well worth the wait.

    Saturday Morning Fever: The Worst Gen X Has to Offer
    Scott Maiko reviews Saturday Morning Fever by Timothy & Kevin Burke and reveals some good historical facts and a lot of nostalic fluff.

    Understanding Animation: Huh?
    Fred Patten reviews Paul Wells latest text, Understanding Animation, and reveals why it is an oxymoron.


    Animation World News
    Katzenberg vs. Disney, Pixar Announces First Quarter Decline In Revenues, AWN Animated Box Office Report, Wild Thornberrys On The Big Screen, Aardman Chickens Set To Run Next June, and much more...

    In Passing...Elfriede Fischinger
    William Moritz relays the life of Elfriede Fischinger, wife of Oskar, who made significant contributions to the preservation of animation history.

    On A Desert Island With. . . . Commercial and Visual Effects Artists
    Sean Montgomery, Robin Scher and Jason Lee, Mo Willems and Tom Robins.


    Plympton's Pundits by Bill Plympton

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    An example of CGI imagery by Sparx, a French commercial house, which is featured in this month's A Market In Exponential Growth by Valérie Rivoallon. © Sparx* - D.Ablin.

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