In April, Animation World Magazine kicks off Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi's new book "Producing Animation" with a special indepth look at how animation is produced. From feature films to television from Europe to the U.S. we detail how schedules and budgets are put together. Sylvia Edwards compares traditional animation television show schedules and budgets to CGI TV series, a rapidly growing trend. Feature film producer Steve Walsh takes us inside putting together a European feature film, while Evan Backus outlines the recent production timelines of several large U.S. releases. James Dalby takes us into the nuts and bolts of Webisodes. Independent animation producers and directors also discuss how they have financed their most recent works.
In other stories, we have a profile of Marc Du Pontavice's Xilam and their latest projects like the ultra-cool looking "Rapido". In regular columns, Glenn Vilppu continues his sketching on location tips, and anime reviews and the latest from the festivals are included as well. We also cover Iran's 2nd International Animation Festival Of Tehran, and the 20th anniversary of the Brussels Cartoon and Animation Festival.
And, as a special 5th Anniversary treat, our co-publisher, Dan Sarto, provides us with a little "April Fools" sampler of some of the past year's biggest headlines that never were, but should have been.
A full Table of Contents is available at http://www.awn.com/mag/.