L!censing '99 was packed again this year, filled with animated product. Mike Lyons takes a closer look at what this $132 billion industry holds in store for us.
Every network on TV seems to have a prime time cartoon these days. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman explores some of the causative factors behind this rush to the evening tube.
Sharon Schatz takes a closer look at David Kirk's latest book, Nova's Ark, which was illustrated using both the artist's own paintings and CGI.
Charles Solomon reviews Pierre Lambert's latest book, Mickey Mouse, which, with its stunning art work, deserves a place on any Disney fan's coffee table.
A Californian winery is experiencing a boom in Japanese sales...why? Because one hot shot manga character chose to drink their Pinot Noir.
Don Duga relates his Annecy experience where he met filmmakers, attended screenings and was part of an international dialogue between animation instructors and ASIFA board members.
Russell Bekins colorfully portrays the events in Positano, Italy, where for a few days the world's animation elite invade a small seaside fishing town.
Most animation and Beatles fans know Yellow Submarine is a great film, but why did it take 17 years for MGM to revive this classic in theaters and 12 years to bring it back to video stores? Karl Cohen relates the unusual circumstances that led to the film's re-emergence on the silver screen.
After nearly three decades of research and study, MichaelBarrier's book, Hollywood Cartoons, is finally here, and as Bob Miller relates, well worth the wait.
Art Spiegelman takes us into the world of the Tijuana Bibles, little hand-drawn pornographic pamphlets that provide a subversive peak at America from the 1930s-1950s.
Scott Maiko reviews Saturday Morning Fever by Timothy& Kevin Burke and reveals some good historical facts and a lot of nostalgicfluff.
Fred Patten reviews Paul Wells latest text, UnderstandingAnimation, and reveals why it is an oxymoron.
The Classical Animation Society at the Savannah Collegeof Art and Design critique Danny Antonucci's Ed, Edd n Eddy, a popularnew series on Cartoon Network.
Joseph Szadkowski details the proceedings at E3 and details the new games and products, and who is bringing them to life for us.
Russell Bekins colorfully portrays the events in Positano, Italy, where for a few days the world's animation elite invade a small seaside fishing town for Cartoons on the Bay.
Philippe Moins fait une critique du premier long mrage de Michel Ocelot, Kirikou et la sorcie. En dit des als d'une production qui connut une faillite, ce charmant long mrage est un succ. Article disponible en francais et en anglais.
Paco Rodriguez reports from MIPTV in Cannes and relates a number of issues currently facing the European animation community.
Newly revised and updated with an emphasis on digital technologies, Kit Laybourne's classic, The Animation Book, is reviewed by Tom Sito.
Jeff Williams reviews Macromedia's Dreamweaver/Fireworks Studio and tells us about the latest in web designing tools with the release of Dreamweaver 2 and Fireworks 2.
Mark Kausler describes his impression of Animation Nation's first meeting and discusses why from a historical standpoint this movement is necessary and critical now.
Bob Miller reviews animator and educator Ernest Pintoff's new book, Animation 101, that includes many essays from top industry leaders and some mixed advice...
Annick Teninge interviews Georges Lacroix about the New Technology Conferences taking place in Annecy late this month and into June. This second time event holds lofty goals... Available in French and English.
Annick Teninge interview Georges Lacroix propos des Journs Nouvelles Technologies qui vont avoir avoir lieu Annecy dut juin. Pour sa deuxie ition, ces journs semblent prometteuses... Article disponible en franis et en anglais.