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The January issue of ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE will take a look back and interesting developments affecting the world of animation with a special focus on television and features.
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution has acquired the domestic distribution rights to Walden Media's adventure comedy, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, starring Jackie Chan. The film will be released by Walt Disney Pictures as a summer 2004 tentpole.
At the 2003 Virtuality Conference, Franz Cerami announced the new Miss Digital World, a beauty contest for digitally created women. The contests Website (www.missdigitalworld.com) has now officially launched. The idea for the event is to search for a contemporary ideal of beauty, represented through virtual reality.
Berliner Film Company (BFC), an emerging premiere producer of original animated programming in Germany, will offer international buyers what it hopes is a dynamic lineup of exciting, eye-catching animated series at this years MIPCOM.
Greg Singer reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Last Rumba in Rochdale by John Chorlton, Little Numba by Daniele Lunghini and Diego Zuelli, The Fall by Burak Sahin, Escapism by Avi Ofer and Dollsville by John Wray. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Rick DeMott cracks open the box and journeys to the wealth of options provided by the new storyboarding software, FrameForge3D.
Now available is the June Acrobat Edition of Animation World Magazine, focusing on Independent Animation. Rick DeMott talks to Mike Nguyen about his independent feature MY LITTLE WORLD. We also have profiles on two indie creators Dr. William Moritz and Debra Solomon. As well, Dave Warren takes us down the first leg of his bumpy trail to bring life to his self-produced TV series. For an international flare, we focused on Bulgaria. The Animation Pimp tells us that change is good, while Dr. Toon uncovers the evil empire of Disney.
Now that director Kevin Lima (TARZAN and 102 DALMATIANS) has been signed to helm Fox's live-action/animated CAT AND MOUSE next year, the search is on to see who will perform the 2D animation for the opening 10 minutes of the comedy. According to a spokesman, the production team is meeting with animators and studios in L.A., New York and Canada. But it has not been determined whether an animation director and crew or a one-stop shop will be hired.
The 39th Chicago International Film FestivalChicago, Illinois, USAOctober 2 16, 2003Deadline: July 25, 2003
The Pimp just doesn't even care about the war anymorehe's had it with two-faced rhetoric and the independent animation film community's failure to be relevant.
Feeling nostalgic for FUTURAMA, Matt Groening's fractured futuristic family that starting airing regularly in primetime on FOX April 6, 1999? Now you can buy the first year of episodes on FUTURAMA VOLUME ONE DVD COLLECTION from Fox Home Entertainment. The collectable three-disc set features lively commentaries from Groening and the rest of the crew, deleted scenes, a featurette, animatics, a script/storyboard and an interactive still gallery for the suggested retail price of $39.98. FUTURAMA chronicles the adventures of Philip J.
The February Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now online! In this issue, check out what's going on in the world of gaming.
EM.TV has completed another big sale for its children's animation series THE WORLD OF TOSH. Fox Kids UK has acquired 26 x 22-minute episodes of the series, scheduled to air in the UK in October 2003. THE WORLD OF TOSH follows Tosh, a nine-year-old Swedish boy whose one goal in life is to get his first kiss.
Granada International will arrive at NATPE with two popular preschool series. Cosgrove Hall Films' ENGIE BENJY (26 x 10-minutes), already a hit in the U.K., features the vibrant and colorful world of Engie the engine doctor and his team as they make things better for sick planes and tired buses.
The Pimp analyses two different animated takes on his favorite sport -- hockey -- and draws a few conclusions
Why do our super-patriotic favorite toon characters no longer help with our war efforts? Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman investigates how times have changed since WWII.
Chris Lanier discusses the themes of Hayao Miyazakis Spirited Away. What starts as a parable of the terrifying adult world turns to a world of delight due to Miyazaki's trademarks of kindness and humanity.
Jean Detheux continues his series on the nature of art. This month he discusses approaching reality and its representation through art aware of our predetermined notions. In other wordshe takes a look at looking.
Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:
Software piracy is costing the animation industry millions if not billions. Brett Rogers explains why the cost of software piracy goes beyond the losses suffered by the software manufacturers and effects everyone.
Most of the time, Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman is an easy going cartoon kind of guy...but in the midst of this hot summer he sounds off on forced cultural/gender diversity, animation naysayers and the 'toon representation of the Devil.
New this week: The world of wireless animation is sneaking up on many of us, Richard Gorey reviews Howard Beckerman's book ANIMATION: THE WHOLE STORY, Gene Deitch shares his personal letters with E.B. "Andy" White regarding the production of CHARLOTTE'S WEB and more...
New this week: Maureen Furniss reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit, Jean Detheux explores how venturing beyond this "given" opens up an entire new realm of paradoxes, dilemmas and ultimately success, Don Duga returns to Annecy with his trusty sketchbook in hand and more...