Chuck Pirtle discusses the latest text on Harry Smith, Think of the Self Speaking: Selected Interviews of Harry Smith. Featuring interviews from 1968-1989, this text elaborates on the life of this groundbreaking American Surrealist artist.
The toddlers' first excursion into theaters in The Rugrats Movie is well directed and paced, but flawed. Michael Mallory explains.
How can a collection of essays make Warner Bros. cartoons seem so serious? Mark Mayerson ponders the impact of academics on the new book Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation.
Charles Solomon reviews PIXAR's much anticipated follow up to Toy Story, A Bug's Life, which is funny, bright and a joy to watch.
Walt Disney World is the proud site of a new Disney theme park: Animal Kingdom. Joseph Szadkowski reports on this new destination which combines adventure, education and fun.
Giannalberto Bendazzi comparte un tessoro...il libro AmericanMagus - Harry Smith, il quale ci mostra "una delle figure piu nascoste ed enigmatiche di tuta la storia dell'animazione d'autore e d'avanguardia.
Helming the Italian animation Renaissance, Lanterna Magica and director Enzo D'Alare putting the finishing touches on their next feature film, Lucky and Zorba. Chiara Magri takes us there.
Selected by Awards Jury: Joe Bacal of Griffin Bacal, Julie Barkan of Barkan Productions (previously with Foote, Cone & Belding), Paul Posnick of Posnick & Kolker, Lisa Bennett of Leo Burnett, Dave Shea of Saatchi & Saatchi, Alice Germanetti of Ogilvy & Mather, Bob Skollar of Grey Advertising, Cathy Grisham of Campbell Mithun Esty and Jeff York of J. Walter Thompson.
Best Electronic/Video Game Commercial, Gold: "Nintendo - Tongue Lashing," Nintendo of America, Leo Burnett, Chicago.
Best Doll Commercial, Gold: "Cool Blue Barbie," Mattel, Inc., Ogilvy & Mather, Los...
Mark Christiansen reviews the next evolution of Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation, an academic textbook on computer graphics that is worth the read.
The 1998 Cartoon Forum, held in Greece, gave Europe a grand opportunity to put productions into motion. Marie Beardmore reports.
Buzz Potamkin attended New York City's first serious look at the increasingly complex and important world of taping into the kids' market. He was pleasantly surprised by the insightful panels and discussion. he 1998 Golden Marble Award Winners were announced at the event as well.
Are Kids Following Little Bo-Peep's Sheep? is a sidebar discussing the continuing erosion of audience numbers that will, in time, lead to a lag in advertising dollars...
Deborah Fallows relates her experiences at the 1998 Ottawa International Animation Festival, a well-run, well-organized event that managed to stay fit and trim in a crowded year on the festival circuit.
Oscar winner Jan Pinkava and a group of animators spontaneously collaborated to make a stop-motion animated film in one day during the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Wendy Jackson reports. Includes a Quicktime movie.
A little known Disney character, a clumsy but well-meaning horse, became a licensing sensation by not being in a film - twice! J.B. Kaufman explains.
Sony Wonder's Loris Kramer relates her MIPCOM `98 experience by discussing market trends, the purpose of the event and what you should know before attending with a project.
DreamWorks Pictures and PDI bring this much-awaited CG wonder to screens this month. Jerry Beck reviews what is hoped to be another animated blockbuster.
Frank Foster reviews Rita Street's new book, Computer Animation: A Whole New World, a photo-filled look at the many achievements and innovations of computer animation.
Gigi Hu reviews Asia's premiere animation festival, the 7th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, held August 20-24, 1998.
Want to make professional-looking banners for the Web that are complete with animations? Ged Bauer puts this new banner-creating software, MicroSites, to the test.
Pat Raine Webb reviews Jayne Pilling's new book, A Reader in Animation Studies, which publishes 21 scholarly Society for Animation Studies essays, for the first time.
Moved by the plight of children in war torn countries, student film maker Alina Chau, Hiu Fan made this remarkable film as a gift for the United Nations.
Jerry Beck reviews a very special Nickelodeon Oh Yeah! Cartoons! short, Max & His Special Problem by Dave Wasson. Includes a Quicktime movie.
Keith Bradbury describes the Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies, which was held at Chapman University from August 12-16, 1998.