December feature articles are 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 is discussing the past and future of LBE, specifically VR. On the anime side of things Fred Patten is profiling "Vampire Hunter D," the latest anime release to arrive on U.S. soil. Andrew Osmond is 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 has had fun playing with the new LEGO MINDSTORMS and fills us in on the details of these new high-tech versions of the old childhood favorites. Plus we also have a new Glenn Vilppu installment and an Internet company profile on Urban Entertainment by Lee Dannacher. Jacquie Kubin is talking about the merits of DVD and the newest holiday releases. Plus, David Fine is reviewing the Week of the Masters held in Trivandrum, India. We also have reports from the London Effects and Animation Festival and Portugal's Cinanima. We are also discussing Hiroshima and the ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards. Plus, of course, there is more.
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