This month Animation World Magazine is featuring profiles of the
summer's biggest animated films like Disney's monster budgeted,
"Dinosaur," Fox's "Titan, A.E." and Aardman's "Chicken Run." Wendy
Jackson talks with some of the animators behind "Dinosaur" and Larry
Lauria presents the first part of a two part chat with Gary Goldman
and Don Bluth, the animation team behind the long-awaited "Titan,
A.E." Andrew Osmond went behind the scenes of "Chicken Run," with an
exciting trip to the Aardman studios. While Mark Evanier pays tribute
to June Foray as Rocky and Bullwinkle hit the big screen.
We are also featuring three articles on commercials: J. Paul Peszko
profiles the digital cars created by Digital Domain for General
Motors; Karen Raugust finds out a little more about how advertising
is creeping into some of our favorite Webisodes; and Martin "Dr.
Toon" Goodman ponders why political candidates don't use animation in
their ad campaigns.
As if that isn't enough...we are also kicking off a very exciting
series of articles involving the new CGI film "Casper's Haunted
Christmas." In other features we are showcasing a special historical
profile of the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films by Borivoj
Dovnikovic, who has been involved with the festival since its
inception. Glenn Vilppu starts a new series of articles based on his
new book about sketching on location, while Fred Patten looks at all
the incarnations of Kimba, the White Lion.
Of course, there's even more like Internet company profiles and a
review of E3. This Acrobat issue is available at