Dr. Toon ruminates about whether declaring that the final nail has been driven into the coffin of 2D animation is a bit of a rush to judgment.
Fred Patten ventures to place the new direct-to-video Mystery of Batwoman feature into the pantheon of past Dark Knight outings.
Chris J. Robinson looks into how Virgil Widrich was inspired and how he produced his new innovative short piece, Fast Film.
Rick DeMott cracks open the box and journeys to the wealth of options provided by the new storyboarding software, FrameForge3D.
This month, the Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, goes tough-in-cheek about her dos and donts regarding sending out your rumto potential employers.
Fred Patten interviews Cliff Galbraith, Fluorescent Hill, MK12, Moneyshots, Girdwood Partners and Zoic Studios to find out more about the role of animation in music videos.
Rick DeMott talks with Tom Kenny to discover there’s a truly animated soul behind the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
This month the Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, talks about how to test-drive a job or get your foot in the door via an internship.
Fred Patten takes a look at this new book cataloging Spike & Mike's festival compilations and well as other notable edgy indie shorts.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Plugs McGinniss, Seeing Eye Dog by Aaron Augenblick, Requiem by Roger Oda, Ski Jumping Pairs by Riichiro Mashima, The Toll Collector by Rachel Johnson and Tunanooda by David Zackin. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Anime expert Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including Brigadoon, Devil Lady, Gate Keepers and Gate Keepers 21, Read or Die, Voices of a Distant Star and he takes a second look at Cowboy Bebop.
Dr. Toon investigates revolutions that help change the art of animation, which are addressed in Allan Neuwirths new book, Makin Toons.
Kelly Neall finds the Tough Eye Animation Festival in Turku, Finland excels at bringing old and new animation together in a great setting and well worth a visit.
Is Disney truly evil or are people just jealous of winners? Mouse-mashing has developed over the past 15 years. Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman theorizes why and defends the House of Mouse in this month's column.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: The Freak by Aristomenis Tsirbas, The Love Nest by Shelly Wain, Oblivion by FengTing Tsou, Pandorama by Nina Paley and The Tortoise & the Hare by Ray Harryhausen. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Mark Simon continues his series of twelve excerpts from his new book Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film. Every independent needs helpthis month Mark runs down ways to obtain a crew that wont just help, but excel.
Will Ryan reviews Jack Enyart's new motivational tape, Your Art Dream, and finds advice for out-of-work animators.
Danny Fingeroth reviews the latest X-film, X-Men United, and wishes the team of outcasts got treated a little better.