Terrence Briggs reviews the new HBO Family show, A Little Curious, and reveals that while it isn't as imaginative as Sesame Street, parents could leave their children in the hands of much worse programming.
William Moritz discovers Otto Alder's excellent documentaryon Feodor Khitruk, where Alder uncovers not only the life and works of theelusive Cold War soviet master, but also sheds light on the soviet animationregime.
Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson, a well-documented and illustrated biography of character designer Charles Thorson, is reviewed by Fred Patten.
Don Seidel gives a thumbs up to Animation Tips &Tricks for Windows and Mac, saying that it relates useful 3D modelingand animation shortcuts.
Can it be that the land of opportunity has turned intoa wasteland for independent animation companies? Adam Snyder reports fromNATPE `99.
Joe Szadkowski relates the animated products on display at the latest Toy Fair, held in New York City. Come see what will be on a retailer's shelf near you soon!
The Little Black Book of Visual Effects is a listing of contact information for people, studios and other companies related to the visual and digital effects production fields and receives nothing but praise from Paul Younghusband.
Pierre Lambert, animation art consultant to famed auction house Christie's, gives us a preview of the magnificent pieces of animation art to be auctioned in April, 1999. Available in French and English.
Pierre Lambert, expert chez Christie's pour l'animation, nous donne un aper de ce qui sera prentla prochaine vente aux enches en avril 1999. Article disponibleen franis et en anglais.
The first animation series to be entirely produced and aired in the same day is here, Le JourNul de Franis Pusse,care of motion capture, key framing and KliK Animation. Heather Kenyontakes a look at their grueling schedule.
Jerry Beck reviews Creating 3-D Animation, a complete stop motion how-to guide from the hugely successful Aardman Studios. A must have for filmmakers, enthusiasts and Wallace & Gromit lovers.
Giannalberto Bendazzi reviews Maureen Furniss' book, Artin Motion - Animation Aesthetics, where he discovers a knowledgeable,bright, new voice in writing on animation. Available in English and Italian.
Critica di Giannalberto Bendazzi sull libro Arte inMovimento-Estetica di L'Animazione (Art in Motion - Animation Aesthetics)di Maureen Furniss dove lui scopre una voce pertinente, brillante e nuovaa livello mondiale di scrivere sulla animazione. E disponibile in Inglesee Italiano.
Mark Christiansen reviews Inside SoftImage 3D, a long overdue text of tips, tricks and tutorials on the popular 3D animation package.
Mark Christiansen reviews Character Animation In Depthwhich relates how to advice for 3D animation setup across most major platformsand software packages.
While the text is a little light, Eric Lurio finds the real power of this book is the beautiful images.
Eric Lurio takes a spin through this graphically stylish, chatty and witty Klasky Csupo coming of age story.
Tyron Montgomery leads us through the production process of Our Garden, a stop motion theatrical piece he recently completed utilizing digital technology. Includes a Quicktime movie clip.
The Anime Companion isn't a list of films and directors, rather it clarifies those background facets of Japanese history and culture that puzzle Western audiences. Fred Patten investigates.
Batman, Bruce Timm, and animation fans finally have the glossy coffee table book they've always wanted of the caped crusader. Aaron Severson takes a look.
Batman Beyond might be just another gimmick, butTerrence Briggs has high hopes for this new action-adventure series.
Terrence Briggs reviews Dilbert, UPN's big hope: a newspaper comic strip come to animated prime time life.
While The PJs is stirring up controversy, Amid Amidi gives Fox's newest addition to primetime a rave review.