The latest Acrobat version of Animation World Magazine is now online! From November 2005, the theme covers various aspects of the animated features industry. Joseph Gilland looks into how artists integrate various design styles into one cohesive animated feature. Rick DeMott dives into the rocky waters of Oscar buzz to see what information he can fish out. Taylor Jessen takes a look at the anime feature that got away named MY LIFE AS MCDULL. Christopher Panzner looks into the increasing amount of animated features being produced in Europe and why they are not coming to American theaters.
In addition, Bill Desowitz, in the light of Disneys release of CHICKEN LITTLE, explores now the studios CG feature is being defined by its traditional legacy. Joe Strike sat down and talked with Heinz Edelmann, the driving creative force behind the Beatles animated feature YELLOW SUBMARINE, who spoke about his recent School of Visual Arts Masters Series Award as well as his career and art.
In columns, Dr. Toon plays the What If game to see how the world of animation would be different if in an alternative reality DICK TRACY was an animated feature, Bob Clampett lived longer or Walt Disney never lost Oswald the Rabbit. The Animation Pimp looks back on his introduction to the life of the Ottawa Animation Film Festival. In Mind Your Business, Mark Simon tells the good story of Golditoons. In her voice-over column, Nancy Cartwright talks about pigeonholing in the voice-over business and how it just doesnt fly with her. The Career Coach gives some quick tips on how to get more out of holiday parties than just chips and dips.
In reviews, Taylor Jessen returns with another five short film reviews in Fresh from the Festivals. He also looks at the load of recent releases celebrating the art of Winsor McCay, including the reissue of John Canemakers WINSOR MCCAY: HIS LIFE AND ART, the comicstrip collection LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND: SO MANY SPLENDID SUNDAYS and the WINSOR MCCAY: THE MASTER EDITION DVD. From its inception Fred Seiberts Frederator Studios has sent out stylish postcards to clients and friends. Now those postcards have been collected in a new comprehensive book, which Libby Reed reviews as mini-works of art through the mail.