November is another packed, globe trotting issue as Animation World takes alook at the exciting arena of animated feature films. Heikki Jokinenreveals the health of the European feature market and its high hopes forthe future. Ilene Gannaway takes us inside the production of SonyImageworks' next wower, "Stuart Little." From story to technicalinnovations, Ilene gives us the inside scoop on how Imageworks is turning aCGI mouse, into one of the family. Andrew Osmond debates whether or notanimated features have indeed grown up, and Ron Price of Character Builderswrites about working on animated feature films from Ohio...yes, you readcorrectly Ohio! We continue our "Fantasia 2000" series, and Donald Siegal,accomplished lyricists and composer, offers insight into the purpose ofsongs in feature animation.
Education & Training is also included in this issue. PBS' new show "Doodle"is profiled, as well as the trip the students of Denmark's AnimationWorkshop took in order to study animation in India with Ram Mohan. Plus, inother articles France's CNC is highlighted and John R. Dilworth isinterviewed as Courage the Cowardly Dog becomes a Cartoon Network series.MIPCOM, a market of global importance, is reviewed by producer Iain Harveyand Maureen Furniss continues her reviews of films currently on thefestival circuit.