November 1999 Vol. 4, No. 8

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Editor's Notebook
A hopeful sign...



Stuart's Not-So-Little Journey To The Big Screen
Stuart Little is coming to the screen in a big way this fall. Ilene Renee Gannaway visits Sony Pictures Imageworks to see the work that has gone into making this CGI mouse real.

Character Builders: Hollywood in Ohio
"You work on animated feature films and you live where!?!" Ron Price explains how Character Builders is one of the busiest feature film studios in Hollywood...only they are in Ohio.

The Long Shadow Over The Atlantic
Heikki Jokinen relates the current feature animation scene in Europe, from distribution problems to help from Cartoon. Also includes a list of Contemporary European Features.

Cartoon Movies: Acting Their Age?
Animated features are struggling to break into the mainstream and away from the "kids only" label. Andrew Osmond surveys the prospect of feature cartoons growing up, and the issues surrounding this transformation.


Toons in Training
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman discusses how animated short films have been used for educational purposes, from helping to fight WWI, WWII and the Cold War, to today's medical advancements.

PBS Doodles with Art Education
Attention parents and teachers! PBS helps along arts education with the introduction of their new show, Doodle. Sharon Schatz tells us about the award-winning series.

Behind the Curtains of Indian Animation

When the students of the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark had the opportunity to study animation in India with Ram could they say no?


Fantasia 2000: Millennium Magic For A New Generation
Read Laura Schiff's description of the delights that are awaiting us in the new year as she outlines the sequences, actors and artistic talent behind Fantasia 2000.

Not Just Your Average Joe: Disney Legend Joe Grant

At 91, Joe Grant is the only artist to have worked on both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Mike Lyons catches up with this special working Joe.

The Triumphant Independent

Courage the Cowardly Dog premieres this month on the Cartoon Network. Bob Miller interviews John R. Dilworth, the show's creator, on taking the award winning short to series.


The CNC: A Complete Support System
Valérie Rivoallon profiles France's National Center of Cinematography and discusses the many opportunities, including that all important funding, that the organization provides to its native filmmakers. Available in French and English.


Songs In Animated Features
Donald Alan Siegal, accomplished writer and producer of songs, music and story, discusses the proper way of using musical numbers in animated features.


Animation In Cannes
Iain Harvey traveled to Cannes to experience the yearly hubbub of MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr., a major stop on the global television sales circuit.

A Report from the I Castelli Animati, the International Festival of Animation in Genzano, Italy
Andy Klein traveled to the magical little village of Genzano for this quaint and intimate animation festival.


Fresh from the Festivals: November 1999's Film Reviews
Maureen Furniss reviews short films: Bird Becomes Bird by Lucy Lee and Peaches by Charmaine Choo both from NFTS, computer generated Sandland by Heiko Lueg, the experimental Transfigured by Stephen Arthur and Shikato by Japan's Uruma and Delvi.


Princess Mononoke: The Art and Making of Japan's Most Popular Film of All Time
Fred Patten reviews this beautiful text that goes behind the scenes of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke.

Animating Facial Features and Expressions
Facial animation is one of the most difficult tasks, Paul Younghusband reviews this text which documents the fundamental principles of facial animation and lip-synch.


Animation World News
Cinar Investigated For Tax Fraud, Film Roman Ousts CEO, Starship Troopers Falls Behind Schedule, Harryhausen's Sinbad Comes To DVD, Image Releases Three Hubley DVDs, AtomFilms Releases Short Film Compilations and much more!

On A Desert Island With. . . .Bob Clampett


Plympton's Pundits by Bill Plympton

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A completely CGI mouse, Stuart Little comes to the big screen this December in a film of the same name. © Columbia Pictures.

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