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What is CARTOON and just what are they doing in Arles? Heikki Jokinen answers all of our questions as he outlines the European Union's MEDIA program, CARTOON, the European Association of Animated Film.
Karen Raugust takes us to Japan where animated merchandise can produce huge profits in a very competitive marketplace.
For the fifth consecutive year, Anima Mundi stands again as the most important cultural event in Rio De Janeiro. Spanning ten days in August, more than 22,000 people enjoyed 126 films and dozens of videos, and participated in various workshops, talks, and other events.Cesar Coelho, Valeria Colela, Lea Zagury, Aida Queiroz, Marcos Magalhaes. Photo: Lula Rodrigues. © Anima Mundi. Anima Mundi's Impact This unique animation festival, the only one of its kind in Latin America, brings to the Cariocas (as the residents of Rio refer to themselves) the best in worldwide...
Our coverage of the fifth annual festival in Rio Di Janiero, Brazil includes: a review by Edmundo Barrieros, "Anima Mundi In Brief," in both Portuguese and English, an essay, "On the Winning Film: Dada," by Lea Zagury and Aida Queiros which discusses Piet Kroon's Dada, and a Quicktime movie of the award-winning film.
The world's only magical and peculiar floating animation festival is reviewed by oTTo Alder in "A Long Voyage Down the River Dnjeper," which is available in both German and English.
AWM visited Henderson, Nevada, to see first-hand the home of The Simpsons. View our Quicktime movies for a full tour of the house and coverage of an entire day of Fox festivities.
The first Student Animation Festival of Ottawa is reviewed by Joan Ashworth of the Royal College of Art. Will this become another Ottawa tradition?
Thomas Basgier reports on the second annual Fantoche Festival in Baden, Switzerland, a festival which prides itself on screening the best in experimental and alternative animation.
The incurable, couch potato Martha Day decides what she's going to watch on Saturday mornings in the U.S.
Buzz Potamkin takes a long look at the relationship between on-air advertising and television animation. As ratings become diluted across the channels, where does the future lie?
Seattle's first animation festival gets a glowing review by Doug Ranney. His tales of hobnobbing with animation's biggest stars in a casual setting are sure to make you green with envy.
Gene Walz chronicles the mysterious career of Charlie Thorson, a crucial character designer who was quite a character himself.
Mo Willems hosts a conversation over dinner with CTW's Arlene Sherman and MTV's Abby Terkuhle. What does this unlikely duo have in common? More than you would think!
Keeping up to speed with today's ultra-new, ultra-cool technology is a daunting task. We asked four leaders in the field to answer, "What are the largest challenges you face everyday running a digital studio/facility?" Representatives from Rhythm & Hues, Fante, Neurones Animation and Pacific Data Images all replied. Time and time again the experts all agree that the continual push to upgrade to the newest technology and then integrate it back into the system proves to be the largest challenge. Oh, yes, and finding incredibly talented people and...
Aah, television, our old friend. What madness the power of a child with a remote control instills in us...
Rose Bond interviews Joanna Priestley and reveals the unique relationship between the filmmaker and her films.
The impact that CTW and MTV has had on one another, the industry and beyond is the subject of Chris Robinson's in-depth investigation.
Milt Vallas reports on Korea's growth from humble beginnings to big business. This Asian dynamo is striving to be taken seriously by the international animation community.
Enhanced Processor Lifetime through Deuterium Processing by Benjamin Grosser, Beckman Institute Visualization Facility, Urbana, Illinois. This animation visualizes a recent Beckman Institute Discovery in Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures. The discovery involves a simple change in the way silicon-based chips are processed. The findings should result in increased microchip life and faster speeds.
The Taj Mahal by Anuj Rawla, VR Real Technologies,...
A blue-haired girl eats a passenger train in Kutchae!, an animated i.d. directed by Isao Nishigori for MTV Japan. © 1996 Music Channel Co., Ltd. This year's film selections at the SIGGRAPH '97 Electronic Theater in Los Angeles celebrated the expanding diversity of storytelling talent and production technique now possible with software-based animation tools. The "CG" animation genre of the late `80s and early `90s (typically denoting some robotic, overly geometric sci-fi scenario) is giving way to some traditionally-inspired techniques, expressive characterization, and more...
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. SIGGRAPH `97 came to Los Angeles with such a hype and fervor that before anyone knew what was happening, everyone was involved. The event was the talk of the town as SIGGRAPH graciously welcomed, not only the usual crowd of academia, visual effects artists and students, but by week's end, everyone from the curious to those remotely involved with the entertainment or computing field. Our extensive coverage of this event includes several features: Avi Hoffer's The Films of SIGGRAPH `97: A Coming...
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. For those of you who didn't have a chance to absorb the who, what and how of the 24th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, interactive was definitely the key word in the acronym this year. Virtual Reality, VRML, and Motion Capture were everywhere. . . . More than 48,000 people attended, SIGGRAPH, creating an unending sea of bodies in the showroom, navigating the jungle of Hardware, 3D Software, and 2D Software. on display from 300 exhibiting companies . ....
Janet Benn relates how hard work and The Fates helped Nancy Beiman to her rightful place in the Pantheon of Disney Animators.