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The December Acrobat Issue Of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

The December Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now online! This issue is all about feature films. Rick DeMott reports on the 10th anniversary re-release of a large-format version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to see how it measures up to the original, and he also charts the rise of box office hit JIMMY NEUTRON. Kumi Kaoru takes a look at Hayao Miyazaki's Japanese blockbuster SPIRITED AWAY. Andrew Osmond talks to Jimmy Murikami about his five decades in animation.

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Agents, Producers, Instructors And More

Salt Lake City, Utah's Acclaim Sudios is looking for a CHARACTER ANIMATOR . . . Austin, Texas's Cangamation is looking for an AGENT . . . a Sherman Oaks, California-based company is looking for a GAME PRODUCER . . . Mumbai, Maharashtra, India's Crest Communication Limited is looking for an ANIMATOR . . . Rome, Italy's Mother srl is looking for a 3D ARTIST . . . Munchen, Bavaria's Munich Animation is looking for a PRODUCTION MANAGER . . . Bangalore, Karnataka, India's Paprikaas Animation Studios is looking for a MARKETING CONSULTANT . . .

Wild Headline News

Wild Brain And Egmont Make Pudding

Independent animation studio Wild Brain, Inc. has signed a co-production and development deal with Denmark's Egmont Imagination. The first co-production between the two companies is a 26 x 30' CG-animated series VANILLA PUDDING. The series will feature a quirky little girl who imagines herself as a superhero to handle the trials and tribulations of growing up. VANILLA PUDDING was created by in-house Wild Brain director Nicholas Weigel, with the pilot script penned by Emmy Award winner Sherri Stoner (TINY TOONS, ANIMANIACS, CASPER).

Cartoon Headline News

Laurie Goldberg Promoted To Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Laurie Goldberg has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of public relations for Cartoon Network. In addition to overseeing all publicity and public relations activity on behalf of Cartoon Network and sister-channel Boomerang, Goldberg will supervise the national media relations campaign launching the network's first feature film release, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, scheduled to premiere across the country on July 3, 2002.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:Sheila Graber Animated: Wednesday, January 30, 2002, Middlesbrough, Teesside UK . . . Women In Animation Present - Talkin' Voice Over With The Pros: Wednesday, January 30, 2002, Hollywood, California USA . . . Animated Encounters: Thursday, April 25 - Sunday, April 28, 2002, Bristol, UK . . . MOCCA Art Festival: Sunday, June 23, 2002, New York, New York USA . . . Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF): Friday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 16, 2002, Kecskemét, Hungary.

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Job Opportunities For Animators, Artists, Representatives And More

Redmond, Washington's Caldwell Publishing is looking for a MAYA ANIMATOR . . . EmailYourCV is looking for a GAMES ARTIST/ANIMATOR . . . Atlanta, Georgia's Fathom Studios is looking for a CHARACTER ANIMATOR . . . Los Angeles, California's GSA is looking for a REPRESENTATIVE . . . Newcastle, UK's Probe IT is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR/MODELLER . . . Madrid, Spain's Tabano Animation is looking for a LAYOUT ARTIST . . . New York, New York's The Filmmakers is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . . Los Angeles, California's Titmouse, Inc is looking for an ARTIST . . .

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Nintendo GameCube Makes European Debut

Nintendo will showcase its GameCube video console at Milia 2002, weeks before its initial European launch. The video game set-top was released in the United States and Japan in 2001 and has sold nearly 1.5 million units in North America alone. Nintendo will preview GameCube along with 20 new games including LUIGIS MANSION, PIKMIN, STAR WARS ROGUE SQUADRON 2: ROGUE LEADER and SONIC ADVENTURE 2. Milia visitors will receive the exclusive European preview of GameCube at the Milia 2002 conference held February 48, 2002 at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes, France.

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Mill Times Animated For PBS

The hour-long documentary MILL TIMES, premiering on PBS January 2, 2002 at 8:00 pm, uses four animated sequences to tell the story of a small New England community where the first textile mill in America was established. The program is hosted by author and illustrator David Macaulay (THE WAY THINGS WORK) and is based on his book MILL.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:- Marco Polo-Return to Xanadu (Academy Awards Qualifying Screenings):Friday, December 28, 2001 - Thursday, January 03, 2002, West Hills,California USA.- Cartoon Movie: Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16, 2002,Potsdam/Babelsberg, Germany.

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Compositors, Agents, Instructors And More

New York, New York's Cartoon Pizza is looking for a DESIGN COORDINATOR . . . Tampa, Florida's International Academy of Design and Technology is looking for a MAYA INSTRUCTOR . . . New York, New York's Just 2 Guys is looking for a 3D MODELER AND/OR TD . . . KE Consult | Digital Entertainment is looking for a FLASH EXTREMIST . . . Luxembourg's Oniria Pictures is looking for an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and a COMPOSITOR . . . SD Animation is looking for a CEL PAINTER . . . Sweden's Starbreeze Studios is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . .

Super Headline News

RTV Closes German Broadcast Licenses

RTV Family Entertainment has recently signed licensing deals with German broadcasters Super RTL and ORF. ORF will be picking up THE COUNTRY MOUSE AND THE CITY MOUSE ADVENTURES, the second season of Rolf Kaukas FIX & FOXI AND FRIENDS as well as the series ROTTEN RALPH, which was successfully introduced to Germany in the branded block "Ravensburger TV" on Super RTL. Super RTL acquired the TV licenses for RTVs new animation series GNARFS.

Television Headline News

Submit Your Animated Television/Web Program For The 2002 Pulcinella Awards!

The 6th edition of Cartoons On The Bay, International Festival of Television Animation, will be held in Positano, Italy on April 18-22, 2002. Cartoons on the Bay is the only festival in the world solely dedicated to television animation. The festival is an international event with awards, workshops, lectures and events centering on the ever-changing world of television animation. The festival includes the Pulcinella Awards, the showcase, the three intense days of the international conference on television animation, various special events and many movie and television premieres.

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Art Directors, Production Managers And More

An Interactive Entertainment Company based in Los Angeles, California is looking for a INTERN . . . Valencia, Spain's Black Maria Studios is looking for a 2D CHARACTER ANIMATOR . . . Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's Cellar Door Productions is looking for a 2D ANIMATOR . . . Brampton, Ontario's Insprite is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR/ART DIRECTOR . . . India's Katuns is looking for a LEAD ANIMATOR . . . Santa Clara, California's MorphInk Corp. is looking for an ANIMATOR . . . Winsted, Connecticut's Wish Tank Studios, LLC is looking for a 3D MODELER/ANIMATOR . . .

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Captain Sabretooth Gets Animated

Scandinavian animation production company Happy Life and sister company ColorPop are producing an animated feature film based on the popular Norwegian character Captain Sabretooth. THE WORLD'S MOST CRUEL PIRATE is scheduled to premiere in Norway in December 2003. Happy Life will be responsible for animating Captain Sabretooth and his fellow pirates, and Stig Bergqvist of FilmTecknarna F. Animation, who recently directed the feature RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE, has signed on to direct. The total budget of the feature is US$5.2 million.

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TV-Loonland Enters Production Partnership With AMG

TV-Loonland has formed an alliance with Artists Management Groups Animation & Family Entertainment Department to produce a minimum of four animated television series over the next three years. Artists Management Group (AMG), co-founded by Michael Ovitz, Rick Yorn and Julie Silverman-Yorn, represents many well-known talents in the animation arena including RUGRATS creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, director Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) and animation studio Film Roman.

Cartoons Headline News

Cartoons On The Bay

Cartoons On The Bay. Positano, Italy. Thursday, April 18, 2002 Monday, April 22, 2002. Entry Deadline: January 20, 2002. The festival includes the Pulcinella awards, the Showcase, a three day international conference on television animation, various special events and many movies and television premieres. There are eight categories of competition: Best Series for Infants, Children, Young Adults & Adults, All Audiences, Best TV Movie, Best Short Film, Best Web Program, Best Pilot (new prize); as well as Best Program of the Year and Best Character of the Year.

Animation Headline News

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:

- Sketching on Location: Three Dimensional FiguresRenowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu continues with his tenth "sketching on location" teaching installment. This month we delve into creating three-dimensional forms with the use of light.

Series Headline News

Discovery Kids UK Gets Why?

Monster Distributes has just completed a deal with Discovery Kids UK to broadcast its educational animated series WHY? The series, which is scheduled to begin airing January 1, 2002, was also recently sold to Mediapark for Pay TV in Spain. A Pay TV deal in Brazil is currently in negotiation. The 24 x 2 minute pre-school series was animated by Irish animation company Brown Bag Films, and explains how things work.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Movie 2002

Cartoon Movie 2002: Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16, 2002, Potsdam/Babelsberg, Germany. The fourth annual Cartoon Movie is organised by Cartoon with the support of the European Union's MEDIA Programme and the FilmBoard Berlin-Brandenburg. This unique event had 360 participants in 2001, and presents to investors and distributors a complete panorama of the European production of animated feature films: new concepts, projects in development, work in progress, finished film as well as a catalogue of recent European movies.

Film Headline News

Tampere Film Festival

Tampere Film Festival: Tuesday, March 05 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Tampere, Finland. Entry Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2002. Tampere International Short Film Festival offers the best short films from the past two years in International Competition and the best of Finnish short films in Finnish Competition. Fiction, documentary and animation are accepted. Besides the competition screenings and around 70 special screenings Tampere Film Festival organizes film market, seminars, exhibitions and discussions for filmmakers and other professionals at film industry.

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A Look Back: Celebrating Walt Disney's 100th Birthday

December 5, 2001 marked the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth. Here is a selection of articles from Animation World Magazine celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of this visionary man and the corporation that bears his name:

- Disneyland: From Dream to RealityKatie Mason relates Disneyland's history from Walt's dream to an attraction that has drawn over 400 million visitors since its opening day, July 17, 1955.

Animation Headline News

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 Animation Pimp'Tis the season for xmas cheer and thank goodness the Pimp is here. The Animation Pimp reviews the true meaning behind a few of our favorite Christmas animated specials.

- Marvel: The Characters And Their Universe

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Disney's Classic Treasures To Broadcast In Germany

Buena Vista International Television has licensed its collection of Disney and Disney/Pixar animated features to German terrestrial broadcaster RTL. The "Classic Treasures" package includes A BUG'S LIFE, MULAN, POCAHONTAS, TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2. The first movie to be broadcast will be Disney/Pixar's A BUG'S LIFE on Dec. 16, 2001. The Classic Treasures package has also been sold for broadcast in the U.K., Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland and Netherlands.