As the holidays approach our minds turn to licensing and merchandising and
what is going to be on the shelves this winter. In this issue Tarleton
Gillespie takes us on a trip through Toys R Us to determine the meaning of
toys to kids. The French licensing and merchandising market is detailed by
Valerie Rivoallon. Sharon Schatz profiles toon loving Rhino Records and
Karen Raugust looks at how "Sesame Street's" content changes as the popular
show travels around the world. "Toy Wishes" predicts this year's top dozen
holiday toys, and Jacquie Kubin profiles the new 'smart toys' which will
soon be interacting with a child near you. Joseph Szadkowski talks about
Sega's new system, Dreamcast, as well.
Robert Story continues with his tales of Bob Clampett and Beany and Cecil, and J.B. Kaufman kicks off a series about the new "Fantasia 2000." Jayanti Sen discusses India's animation past and growing future and Glenn Vilppu continues his online life drawing course. Plus, Karl Cohen interviews
animation art collector Michael Glad. We are also starting an exciting new
monthly column, where Maureen Furniss reviews the latest short films from
the festival circuit.
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