In this new issue #17: Cover Story: A Jolt of Java Hi-Jinx; Life and Art atCuppa Coffee, Toronto's Bold and Experimental Animation Studio. Features:In Conversation with Russian Animator Alexander Petrov; The Phantom MenaceDigital Release: A Look at George Lucas' Filmless Film. Festival Watch:Annecy '99, NewMedia '99, and the Vancouver Effects and Animation Festival(VEAF). In Progress: Mr. Reaper's Really Bad Morning. Last Word:Web-Distributed Animation, Will This Ever Fly? Plus everyone's favoriteNews, Views and Reviews.