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Headline News OIAF Retrospectives And Special Screenings Information Now Online!

John Kricfalusi, Piotr Dumala, R.O. Blechman, Harry Smith and Taku Furukawa. These are some of the names in the spotlight at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2002 (OIAF). The next edition will take place October 2-6, 2002, at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. OIAF 2002 will treat both the international animation community and public audiences to a five-day event featuring the best new animated short and feature-length films and videos from around the world.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Great Women Of Film And How To Become One: Saturday, March 30, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . The Art of Caricature: Tuesday, May 21 - Saturday, May 25, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Book Illustration: Tuesday, May 28 - Tuesday, July 30, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Sketching on Location Workshop: Wednesday, June 12 - Wednesday, July 31, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . .

Headline News Cinar Releases Financial Statements

Canadian entertainment company Cinar Corp. has released its audited financial statements for the year ended November 30, 2001 and reported a loss of C$42 million (US$26.5 million). The loss is due to a number of items related to the company's ongoing financial trouble, including improper claims for government incentives, which have been subsequently disallowed by both the Canadian and Provincial authorities, as well as monies reportedly embezzled by Micheline Charest and Ronald Weinberg, the cofounders of the company.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:

  • SPROCKETS Toronto International Film Festival for Children: Friday,April 12 - Sunday, April 21, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
  • 3D Figure Anatomical Construction Taught by Glenn Vilppu: Sunday,April 14 - Sunday, May 05, 2002, Santa Monica, California USA.
  • Pocket PC Summit 2002 East: Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31, 2002,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.

Headline News Decode Entertainment Picks Up New Shows

Two young boys with rich fantasy lives are featured characters in Decode Entertainments new animated series. Decode has picked up the international rights to BEING IAN, a 26-episode series produced by Studio B for Canadian broadcaster YTV, and OLLIVERS ADVENTURES, produced by Collideascope Digital Productions for Teletoon Canada. BEING IAN stars Ian Kelly, a young boy obsessed with films who lives out his fantasies by imagining himself in a movie. The series is created by Ian James Corlette and directed by Marv Newland.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:

Live Chat with Victor Navone: Wednesday, March 13, 2002, World Wide Web.

Combustion 2 Launch Party: Tuesday, March 19, 2002, San Francisco,California USA.

Earth Day Art Contest and Event Hosted By The Art Institute of LosAngeles: Saturday, April 20, 2002, Santa Monica, California USA.

Manchester Film Festival: Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30, 2002,Manchester, Vermont USA.

Headline News British Animation Awards - Winners!

The British Animation Awards (BAA) were presented Friday, March 15, 2002 at a gala ceremony at the National Film Theater in London. Created in 1996, BAA is a bi-annual event, and since its inception has covered all aspects of the UK animation scene, from student work to commercials, children's entertainment, short and experimental art films, and new technologies, scenario and craft.

Headline News Job Opportunities For Animators, Storyboard Artists, Producers, And More

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania's A.C.Coy is looking for a SENIOR MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER . . . Hollywood, California's Acme Filmworks is looking for a CG ARTIST . . . B1 Media is looking for a PRODUCER and a PRODUCTION MANAGER . . . New Paltz, New York's BASSARTS is looking for an AGENT . . . blackSHEEP is looking for a 2D/3D ANIMATOR & DIGITAL PRODUCTION TEAM . . . Classic Black is looking for a PROGRAM DEVELOPER . . . Toronto, Ontario's Cuppa Coffee Animation is looking for a STOP MOTION ANIMATOR . . . London, England's Datascope Recruitment is

Headline News Cartoon Network Announces Its Fall Programming Slate

In addition to the more than 100 new episodes of original programs that are currently in production for 2002-2003, including 26 episodes each of COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG and ED, EDD N EDDY, JUSTICE LEAGUE (26 half-hours), POWERPUFF GIRLS (20 half-hours), SAMURAI JACK (26 half-hours) and GRIM & EVIL (13 new episodes), Cartoon Network will debut two new series in 2002 and eight new series pilots. The network will also premiere HAMTARO, a popular Japanese series the network recently acquired from ShoPro USA.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

Women In Animation International's 2002 Annual Meeting: Saturday, March 09, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . . Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Group: Thursday, March 14, 2002, West Los Angeles, California USA . . . NAB 2002: The Convergence Marketplace: Saturday, April 06 - Thursday, April 11, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada USA . . . DreamWorks and Storyopolis -- Kid's Animation Workshop: Saturday, May 18, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . Warner Bros. and Storyopolis Present a Scooby Doo Celebration: Saturday, June 15, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . .

Headline News Job Opportunities For Animators, Game Developers, Agents, Instructors And More

3Dquest is looking for an ART DIRECTOR . . . China's Amazing Animation Productions is looking for an AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE . . . Ottawa, Ontario's Amberwood Productions is looking for an OVERSEAS ANIMATION SUPERVISOR . . . Mumbai, India's Comptech Computer is looking for a CARTOON ANIMATOR . . . London, UK's Delfin Studio is looking for a SALES REPRESENTATIVE . . . Santa Monica, California's DH Institute of Media Arts (DHIMA) is looking for a LECTURER . . . Glendale, California's DreamWorks is looking for a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (PERCS). . .

Headline News Kids' WB! Picks Up Second Season Of Cubix

4Kids Entertainment's first original animated television series, CUBIX - ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE!, has been renewed for a second season on Kids' WB! Under the terms of the renewal agreement, 4Kids will bring thirteen new episodes of the CGI animated series to Kids' WB! during the 2002-2003 season. CUBIX follows the adventures of 13-year-old Andy, a robot whiz, who brings to life a robot named Cubix that has been discarded as useless. The series was created by 4Kids in partnership with Korean animation house Cinepix and Korean broadcaster Daiwon.

Headline News BRB Internacional Providing Slate Of Animated Programs To Latin American Markets

BRB Internacional's slate of animated programming will be seen in Spanish language markets in both Latin America and the U.S. BRB has signed an agreement with Venevision International, the production and distribution arm of the Cisneros Group, to distribute the BRB animation catalogue of over 700 half-hours and 20 TV movies throughout North, Central and South America, excluding Mexico.

Headline News Adobe Livemotion 2.0 For Web Designers And Developers

Adobe Systems LiveMotion 2.0 software, the company's professional Web graphics and Flash (SWF) animation tool is now available. It debuted at the MacWorld Conference earlier this year. The new version provides expanded content creation features, improved integration with Adobe's Web and dynamic media tools, and new scripting capabilities.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: "Missing Persons" - 3D Animated Feature Film Premiere: Friday, March 01 - Saturday, March 02, 2002, San Jose, California USA . . . In Person: Cordell Barker Presents "Strange Invaders": Sunday, March 03, 2002, San Francisco, California USA . . . DigiFest 2002: Wednesday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Animation Generation 2002: Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2002, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey UK . . .

Headline News Richard Williams -- Mini-Masterclass And Book Signing

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) welcomes Richard Williams, director of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, to Toronto for a special engagement. Williams has been in the animation business for more than 40 years and is the author of the recently published book THE ANIMATOR'S SURVIVAL KIT, an instructional book on the art of creating animation. In addition to the book signing, Williams will give a mini-masterclass, showing samples from his films and demonstrating animation principles. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 6:30 pm. Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street, Toronto, Canada.

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:

- History In The RoundMartin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes a look at the DVD as a source of animation history.

- A Retro-future Metropolis

Headline News Madcat Women's International Film Festival

The Sixth Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco and Berkeley, California, USA.

Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 27, 2002.

Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

Final Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2002.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Banned On Earth Animation Extravaganza: Wednesday, February 20 - Saturday, June 15, 2002, Everywhere, USA . . . Melbourne International Student Animation Festival: Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2002, Melbourne, Victoria Australia . . . Basic Introduction to Life Sculpture: Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, July 24, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Life Drawing for Complete Beginners: Monday, May 27 - Monday, July 22, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . .

Headline News Igel Media Announces New Head Of Distribution

Family entertainment company Igel Media has appointed Victoria Valius as head of distribution. In her new role, Valius will head up the company's international television distribution division in London, overseeing all international sales. In addition, she will be actively looking to expand the company's catalogue and sourcing opportunities to co-produce quality programming in the company's key markets including Germany, France and the UK.