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The Acrobat Issue of Animation World Magazine is Coming

This Month: Voice Acting And Music & Sound...

This month we are taking a look at the sound that accompanies the art of animation. Michael Lyons talks with two-time Academy award winning duo, the Sherman Brothers, who are responsible for the songs and music in such classics as Mary Poppins. Andrew Osmond profiles Joe Hisaishi, the man who has scored all six of Hayao Miyazaki's major films, including "Princess Mononoke." We also meet the team behind the music and songs for DreamWorks' "The Road to El Dorado" and learn how they brought their experience to animation and married it to the moving image. Voice-over legend Frank Welker is interviewed, and Laura Schiff discusses with the experts what to look for in a voice-acting workshop. You are going to want to read this before signing up anywhere!

Our area of focus is Vancouver -- while the weather may be cool and rainy the animation scene is hot. Continuing her Internet company profiles, Lee Dannacher gives us the inside scoop on Shockwave and their high profile deals. Jacquie Kubin kicks off her monthly gaming column with an interview with David Kirk, whose world of "Miss Spider" is coming to CD-Rom. Plus, Glenn Vilppu is back with another instructional installment and much, much more...

This Acrobat issue will be available on Saturday, April 15 at