Animation World Magazine exhibits the five animation films that were short listed in the 1999 Oscars race, but unfortunately, were not nominated.
While steering clear of true innovation, The King and I, does have some interesting twists and the same old, time tested and true score. Ilene Renee Gannaway reports.
L Zagury gives us a taste of The Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, one of the most important venues for Latin American filmmakers.
1999 was a key year for ImagIna, Europe's premier computer technology showcase and festival. Held in both Monaco and Paris for the first time, Sthane Singier is happy to report that the 18th edition of the event came through with flying colors.
Robin Allan takes a second look at Make Mine Music, a feature film which falls almost exactly in the middle of Disney's animation career, and utilizes a number of animation and musical styles.
Maureen Furniss reviews this touching Oscar nominated animated documentary that depicts the filmmaker Shui-Bo Wang's perception of Chinese Communism from his childhood to the massacre.
There are no surprises here! Bill Mikulak reviews this home video turned motion picture that is sure to please young Doug fans.
While Terrence Briggs feels he should loathe shows likeFOX's new Family Guy, he is still too sore from laughing to complain.Let him explain....
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.
Here's a refreshing representation of the female gender in `toons...kindergarten girl crimefighters. Terrence Briggs shares his point of view on The Powerpuff Girls
Director Mark Osborne discusses the making of More, the world's first 70mm/15 perf stop motion film. Includes a Quicktime movie clip
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.