Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:
- New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews by Fred Patten
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases, including: "The Big O," "Urusei Yatsura," "Iria: Zeiram the Animation," "Key, the Metal Idol" and "Ruin Explorers: Quest for the Ultimate Power!"
- Festival Profile: SICAF 2001 by Kay Lee
The 21st century is seeing an explosion of animation in popular culture, from games to theme parks, television to new media. The Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) has recognized and embraced this growth, and is positioned as one of the only events in the world that celebrates cartoons and animation across all mediums.