In this fifth of a six-part series, Ellen Besen looks at Oscar-nominees Finding Nemo and The Triplets of Belleville and compares and contrasts their core analogies.
Shelley Page reports back from Imagina about the daunting task of tackling a trade show, festival AND conference all at once.
VFXWorld Editor Bill Desowitz takes a sneak peek at one of next summers most eagerly awaited films, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a stunning leap in bluescreen and compositing work.
Joe Strike looks at daytime TV successes of 2003 in the U.S and what we can expect from 2004. He talks to industry vet Fred Seibert and network pundits at Kids WB!, FOX BOX, Disney/ABC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, as well as Linda Simensky, in her new role at PBS.
Continuing our excerpts from the Inspired 3D series, Keith Lango presents part two of a two-part tutorial on lip-sync and facial animation.
Heikki Jokinen writes an in-depth review of Chris J. Robinsons book, Between Genius & Utter Illiteracy: A Story of Estonian Animation.
Mark Ramshaw spoke with the visual effects wizards behind the newest live action Peter Pan feature about how they accomplished the startling and massive visual effects.
Continuing our excerpts from the Inspired 3D series, Keith Lango presents part one of a two-part tutorial on lip-sync and facial animation.
Martin Dr. Toon Goodman continues his behind the scenes look at Atomic Cartoons to see how much work and time goes into getting a show off the ground.
Bill Desowitz interviews Teacher's Pet creator Gary Baseman about his pet projects jump to the big screen.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Maanvis (Moonfish) by Isabel Bouttens, Im A Star! By Stefan Stratil, How To Cope With Death directed by Ignacio Ferregras, How Mermaids Breed directed by Joan Ashworth and Chainsmoker directed by Ulf Lundgren. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Philippe Moins chronicles the long road taken to get Jacques Ry Girerds Raining Cats and Frogs to the big screen.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: NSPCC Cartoon by Russell Brooke, A Pesar de Todo (In Spite of Everything) by Walter Tournier, Mickeys Buddy by Pete Paquette, Line of Life by Serge Avedikian, and Show and Tell by Mark Gravas. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
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.