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.
The Hiroshima Animation Festival has always seemed like a bastion of Western animation in the midst of animation rich Japan. Chris Robinson interviews festival director Sayoko Kinoshita regarding the festival's purpose and success.
Did you miss Ottawa this year? Thinking about attending next year? This selection of over 60 photos will hopefully make it a must stop for you in 2002! Includes special 3D shots by Gary Schwartz.
Did primetime television animation fail because it was animated or because it was on big time network TV? Martin Goodman offers new insight on the pressures (and ignorance) influencing the bust of 2000.
Across the board, MIPCOM 2000 proved to be a much livelier market than in past years. While there are still some worries and complaintsmost people could still find something positive to report.
Joan Kim interviews David Bowers about Casper's Haunted Christmas' final challenge: finding shelf space and effective promotions.
Italy's free-wheeling I Castelli Animati was packed with surprises -- including a very special visitor. Animation legend Marv Newland reports.
Gerard Raiti studies the migration of animated primetime programming from the major networks to more specialized networks and reveals that maybe 2000 wasn't such a bust after all, rather just a shifting of sorts.
The legend of Belphor has entranced France for years. Now France 2 and 3 bring the mysterious dark figure back to television, only this time, it's animated. Annick Teninge reports.
The Butt-Ugly Martians are about to invade Earth and the World Wide Web simultaneously. Paul Younghusband investigates this strategys development and implementation process.
Disneys Teachers Pet is all the rage, and Joan Kim finds it easy to understand why. The combination of unique style and great writing bring this crazy cast to life.
Cyberworld 3D is Imax's next foray into animation. Eric Lurio reports that while the story might not be there, the eye candy makes it all worthwhile.
While people are surprised to learn of America's forgotten ad studios, they might be even more surprised to learn who worked for them! Michael Mallory explains.
Matt Groening and crew traveled to Jolly Old England this summer to celebrate The Simpsons. Andrew Osmond reports on the festivities.
British animation historian Graham Webb has spent 30 years documenting every animated theatrical cartoon, product.
Sharon Schatz goes behind the scenes at Tom Snyder Productions and learns how this surprising little company has been hitting winners ever since its inception.
Looks like Cartoon Network has its first big time merchandising hit with The Powerpuff Girls. If you haven't seen the products, then you haven't been outside of the house! Rick DeMott investigates.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman tries to guess what the hot animation related toys will be this gift giving season. Its a hard job year with lot of television cancellations un-merchandisable features and racy Internet content.
Brett Rogers goes behind the scenes to discover the group that brought us Pokon and has recently been called the fastest-growing company in America.
While this book was written with dog enthusiasts in mind, Jim Bradrick uncovers this text's excellent use for animators.
Karl Cohen reviews Keith Scott's new book that not only discusses everyone's favorite flying squirrel and moose, but also provides an accurate historical look at the early days of television animation.