Pioneer has released a $1 million restoration of Akira on DVD, complete with an entire disc of extras. Think you don't need this set? Jerry Beck says, "Think again! It's a must-have."
Alan Neal reviews Anime Essentials a good book if you are a beginner fan who wants an introduction into the world of anime.
Ron Diamond discusses Cartoon Movie 2001 and the band of U.S. delegates that attended looking to increase the opportunities of bringing European animated features to America.
The Tough Eye International Turku Animated Film Festival had its first run this spring, May 15 20, 2001, in Turku, Finland. Director/creator Fran Krause made the trip.
Osmosis Jones blends hokey live-action and slick animation into a cop spoof that is both gross and clever. J. Paul Peszko reveals the process behind these two separate worlds.
Who is to blame for Disney's new direct-to-video plan of a sequel for every classic? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman thinks it is all of us.
John Edgar Park takes a look at the new Maya 4 and reveals a solid redux. It might not be all brand new...but it is definitely better.
Marie Beardmore details ways for U.K. animators, seeking to make their own works, can obtain funding in order to eat and animate!
Join AWNs evolving photo album from Annecy, featuring the highlights and hot spots of the 2001 event. Have some snaps youd like to add? Let us know!
There is no denying that the Internet entertainment market has changed...so how are four prominent leaders in the field adjusting to the brave new world? Rick DeMott reports.
Visit Annecy 2001 through Don Duga's sketchbook. Come take an inside peek at a professional artist's sketchbook. Plus...could you ask for better subject matter?
Due to a series of legal problems, Kimba, the White Lion, has had numerous enumerations. Fred Patten tracks them all down for us and discusses the latest release the truly original, much loved 1966 television series.
Maureen Furniss reviews five more short films straight from the festival circuit. This month we learn about:The Shadow of Doubt by Cynthia Wells, Patrick Smith's Drink, Grace by Lorelei Pepei, Chicken Kiev by Thomas Stellmach and We Are Immortal (Nous sommes immortels) by Daniel Guyonnet. Includes four QuickTime movie clips!
Fred Patten reports from CSLB's growing anime festival. Only in its second year, the festival featured quite an impressive line-up of screenings and guests.
What did the Muppets look like before they were "the Muppets?" This new book reveals Jim Henson's first sketches and concepts. Will Ryan reviews.
Part One of a three-part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: Martian Successor Nadesico, Pet Shop of Horrors, Moldiver, Black Jack and Amon Saga.
Wow! If you haven't checked out the latest games and the newest platforms you need to. John Edgar Park did at E3 and reports on the advances.
John Edgar Park reviews a new book, which discusses game proposals, budgets, marketing, scheduling and meeting with publishers, as well as touching on actual game creation.
Heather Kenyon discusses Cartoons on the Bay, the world's only television animation festival, a uniquely Italian event set in the midst of some of the earth's most beautiful scenery.
Stephen Lynch visited Sydney's AEAF 2001 and found it to be a treasure trove of star talent presenting some of the most exciting effects coming to a screen near us soon.