December will feature articles based on the themes of location-based entertainment and anime. Karl Cohen is profiling Imax -- is animation's next frontier in peril? Also, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman will be discussing the past and future of LBE, specifically VR. On the anime side of things Fred Patten is going to review "Vampire Hunter D," the latest anime release to arrive on U.S. soil. Andrew Osmond is going to be interviewing a number of experts and scholars on the stylistic merits of Japanese animation. Be ready to put on your thinking cap before reading this one.
In other articles Chris Robinson is back with another "Animation Pimp." Eric Huelsman is currently having fun playing with the new Lego Mindstorms and will fill us in on the details of these new high-tech versions of the old childhood favorites. Plus we will also have a new Glenn Vilppu installment and an Internet company profile on Urban Entertainment by Lee Dannacher. Jacquie Kubin will be talking about the merits of DVD and the newest holiday releases. Plus, David Fine is going to review the Week of the Masters held in Trivandrum, India. We will also have reports from the London Effects and Animation Festival and Portugal's Cinanima. We are also discussing Hiroshima, the ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards and TV Loonland's John Bullivant will speak on Europe's Cartoon Forum. Plus, of course, there will be more.
You will be able to find the December issue at http://www.awn.com/mag/.