We take a look at Discreet's 2D/3D paint and compositing solution - combustion. Can it live up to the hype? We find out...
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: Jubei-chan, th e Ninja Girl, Tenamonya Voyagers, Phantom Quest Corp. Perfect Collection, Gasaraki and Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure.
Rick DeMott takes a look at Animation Scriptwriting, the latest how to book on scribing, revealing that this road map might not lead everyone to fame and fortune.
Visit the most recent Holland Animation Film Festival. AWN's Ron Diamond attended and brought back photos of festival participants and the lovely city of Utrecht.
Maureen Furniss reviews short films: Daddy and I, a collective Korean student film, Hein?! by Mauricio Vidal, Renan de Moraes and Sergio Yamasaki, Au Premier Dimanche d'Ao (A Summer Night Rendez-Vous), directed by Florence Miailhe, Film S Djevojcicom (Film with a Girl), directed by Daniel Suljic and Bob Godfrey's Millenium - The Musical. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Project:messiah 1.5 is about to expand into messiah:studio, a new modular and innovative approach to animation. Mike Amron investigates. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Once again Universal Studios Florida's newest attraction -- the largest dark ride to date is a show stopper featuring Men In Black and new technology. Jacquie Kubin offers a trip inside.
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: The Legend of Black Heaven, Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin, Virgin Fleet, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise and Sol Bianca: The Legacy.
Maureen Furniss reviews the following short films: Janno Poldma's On the Possibility of Love, Just in Time by Kirsten Winter, Stephen X. Arthur's Vision Point, Passport by Siri Melchior and The Scarecrow by Cheryl Meier. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Cartoon Forum is helping to build Europe into a powerful animation force. TV-Loonland's John Bullivant discusses this past year's Forum and how this precious tool might evolve into the new millennium.
Let's check in with a few of the participants from this past year's Cartoon Forum and see where Gotland's leads have taken them. Participants include: Honeycomb Animation, Artoon S.A., Fictitious Egg and Sav! The World Productions.
From the local bowling alley to elaborate theme parks like Disneyland to virtual reality pods, location-based entertainment has come a long way and, as Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explains the possibilities are endless.
Liam Liebling reviews Nancy Cartwright's new book in which she discusses her career as everyone's favorite troublemaker Bart Simpson.
Is anime the most exciting, cutting-edge form of animation today? Or does it betray the whole point of the medium? Andrew Osmond asks ten animation professionals and commentators for their views and their responses reveal that there are no simple answers.
Fred Patten takes us inside the latest super-cool anime release coming to Japanese and (hopefully) U.S. theatres soon. Vampire Hunter D is back...and this time it's being done right.
Fred Patten takes us inside the latest super-cool anime release coming to Japanese and (hopefully) U.S. theatres soon. Vampire Hunter D is back...and this time it's being done right. Includes a QuickTime clip!
Within the world of animation, most experimentation occurs within short format productions, whether they be high budgeted commercials, low budgeted independent shorts or something in between. The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews. As a result, distribution tends to be difficult and irregular. On a regular basis, Animation World Magazine will highlight some of...
Joe Fordham traveled to the London Effects and Animation Festival for three days of panels, discussions and elbow rubbing over a pint with the biggest names in the effects community.
LEGO MINDSTORMS isn't just the newest toy on the shelves this holiday season -- it is the beginning of an obsession and a trip back to adolescence for Eric Huelsman. Come and learn how you can build robots, real robots that can complete any task you set your mind to.
ASIFA-Hollywood's Annie Awards are a high point in the animated year and this year was no exception, if a bit frigid around the edges.
This holiday season brings three new animation masterpieces to DVD. Jacquie Kubin discusses the DVD format's benefits and the new releases with a special focus on The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Bruce Manning drags a mouse wired to his Mac G4 through this new tool and reveals that no person wearing a blue shirt against a blue screen is too tough for this matte creating program. Happy compositing is here again.