This Week At Animation World Magazine
features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of
animation. New this week:
- No LAAF-ing Matter
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes on LAAFs, or Live-Action Animated Features, with a vengeance. How come Hollywood insists on making these flops!?
- Lille, France: Hotbed of the North
In the unsuspecting town of Lille, lies some of the most cutting-edge Web animation companies in the world...and what's more...they are all working together to create an environment of exploration and innovation. Tony Coates and Franck Levis explain
- Beyond The Majors: Independent Animation Feature Production
As technologies improve and the market for animated features becomes more broad and active, animated feature production outside of the major U.S. studios is on the rise. Here we discuss funding, distribution and more with four studios currently taking the plunge.
- Animation's Brick and Mortar: The Talents of Maurice Noble
Dana J. Lamb commemorates Maurice Noble and what he means to the animation community and our sense of heritage.
- The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide To Japanese Animation Since 1917
Alan Neal reviews the latest book to attempt to capture, and make sense, of anime's numerous titles.
- Faith Hubley Remembered
John Canemaker remembers his friend and associate Faith Hubley, whose inspiration ranged far wider than her magical, Oscar-winning filmed images.