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.
Jean Detheux reviews the new book Non-Photorealistic Computer Graphics, and finds a book that is very insightful on what is under the hood of the software we use everyday and more
Jerry Beck reviews The Art Of Finding Nemo, a book featuring the many conceptual drawings that developed Pixar Animation Studio's next feature film, revealing the talent and artistry behind the scenes.
Karl F. Cohen continues his investigation into animation being used as a tool in the Cold War with this look at a selection of films produced in the 1950s.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Autofoto by Avi Offer, The ErlKing by Ben Zelkowicz, Stefan Gruber's Leashlessness, Shh. by Adam Robb and Skin by Bobby de Groot. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Fans of the television series have been waiting diligently for Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, which opens in limited release, Friday, April 4, 2003. Fred Patten takes us through the history of this successful franchise and tells us what is in store on the big screen.
J. Paul Peszko outlines The Animatrix, an ambitious anime-inspired undertaking that supports and expands upon the theology of The Matrix trilogy.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: The Affectionate Punch by Thor Adam Goodall, Les Chasseurs de Poissons (The Fish Hunters) by Rosana Liera, The Dark Side of the Morning by Erik Rosenlund, Dog by Suzie Templeton, and From the 104th Floor by Serguei Bassine. Includes QuickTime movie clips!