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This Week At Animation World Magazine.

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:

- The Career Coach: Jobs In A Visual Effects House -- DefinedThe final part of a three part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty, as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.

- TV Review: Stanley Is Playing Catch UpJerry Beck joins AWN as TV reviewer. This week he looks at the Disney Channel's latest pre-school offering, "Stanley."

* THE ACROBAT ISSUE OF ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE IS NOW ONLINE!The August Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now on-line!The August issue focuses on computer animation. John Edgar Park takes a tour of SIGGRAPH revealing the latest technology news and detailing the enhancements found in the new Maya 4. Alan Neal reviews Gilles Poitras' "Anime Essentials," a good book if you are a beginner fan who wants an introduction into the world of anime. Speaking of anime, the Special Edition DVD of "Akira" has been released and Jerry Beck says it's a must-have. Fred Patten reviews the other recent anime releases including: "Harlock Saga," "Angel Links," "Assemble Insert," "Hermes: Winds of Love" and "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water." Who isto blame for Disney's new direct-to-video plan of a sequel for every classic? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman thinks it is all of us. Ron Diamond brings a delegation of distributors to Germany's Cartoon Movie forum and Fran Krause visits a new animation festival in Finland. Voice talent Dallas McKennon answers Will Ryan's 9 1/2 burning questions. Paul Peszco reveals the challenge of blending the animated and live-action scenes in "Osmosis Jones." We also hear from regulars The Animation Pimp, Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi'sProducing Animation, Pam Thompson's Career Coach, and more.

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