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.
While this book was written with dog enthusiasts in mind, Jim Bradrick uncovers this text's excellent use for animators.
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.
Janet Ginsburg reveals the subtle timing of when an agent is needed and when an agent might hinder getting that job.
With the success of such features as Pokemon, are beleaguered U.S. majors going to look for more Japanese imports? Fred Patten explains the pros and cons by giving a glimpse inside the Japanese film scene.
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.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman analyzes the summers animated releases and relays what we can all learn from their successes failures.
When Ray Harryhausen turned eighty Creative Planet was there for this star studded tribute to a true industry inspiration. Joe Fordham reports.
With the demise of Cardiff ancient history, the U.K.'s animation crowd is springing back to life with a number of lively new events. Andrew Osmond takes a closer look at this year's activity.
This year's SIGGRAPH keynote address was given by scientist, inventor and visionary Ray Kurzweil, who discussed "The Human-Machine Merger: Why We Will Spend Most of Our Time in Virtual Reality in the 21st Century." Sound farfetched? Then take a look at Eyetronics' ShapeSnatcher demonstration.
Why are The X-Men so popular? Rick DeMott takes a look at the new feature film based on the phenomenally successful comic book series with two of the films executive producers Avi Arad, CEO of Marvel Studios, and Stan Lee, creator of the X-Men.
To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, Annick Teninge takes a look back at the storied history of the Annecy International Animated Film.
Brenda Starr is an American icon. Jackie Leger looks at the woman behind her and the long legacy of female comic strip artists, who are unfortunatly not quite as well known
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...