Disney's The Fox and the Hound: The Coming of the Next Generation
Tom Sito discusses the turmoil at Disney Feature Animation around the time The Fox and the Hound was made, marking the transition between the Old Men of the Classic Era and the newcomers of today's animation industry.
On A Desert Island With....Cartoon Characters
A survey of cartoon characters related to this issue's theme of licensing and merchandising, answering, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?"
Dig This! Millions of Disney Videos
Scott Jenkins reviews Timing for Animation by Harold Whitaker and John Halas. Now in its eighth printingthere might be something to this book!
The 1998 Ottawa International Animation Festival: A Nice Mix of Films, Business and Fun
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.
Editor's Notebook: November 1998
Heather KenyonIt is true. One cannot discuss animation without discussing Disney. From early marketing plans to today's newest animated feature, Disney has played a major role in our industry. While many may wrinkle their nose at the monolith, one must admit that the impact of this one man and his company is amazing.
In our Feature Animation section, Tom Sito discusses the turmoil at Disney Feature Animation in "Disney's The Fox and the Hound: The Coming of the Next Generation." The Fox and the Hound was a film made during the transition...
The Golden Cartoon
Upon hearing the news that L'Enfant au Grelot/Charlie's Christmas won the Cartoon d'Or, Animation World Magazine asked director Jacques-Ry Girerd to share his thoughts.
The Golden Cartoon
A l'annonce de la remise du Cartoon d'Or L'Enfant au Grelot, Animation World Magazine a demandau rlisateur Jacques-Ry Girerd de partager sa rction.
A Frame By Frame Chronicle of a Unique Collection: Animation at the Cinémathèque Québécoise
Chronique image par image d'une collection unique Le Cinéma d'Animation à la Cinémathèque Québécoise
Jean Hamel nous entretient de la collection de films d'animation des archives de la Cinathue Quoise.
67 Aluminum Plates
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.
The Tanglefoot Chronicles: A Case Study
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.
The Ingredients of Prosocial, "FCC Friendly" Animation
What elements does FCC friendly programming need to keep kids paying attention and tuning in for more? Jennifer Kotler outlines the musts.
A Look Back at MIPCOM `98
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.
Toon Story: John Lasseter's Animated Life
Just how does one become an animation pioneer? Mike Lyons profiles the man of the hour, John Lasseter, on the eve of Pixar's Toy Story follow-up, A Bug's Life
Lanterna Magica: The Story of a Seagull and a Studio Who Learnt To Fly
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.
In the Belly of the Beast: The Advertising to Kids Conference
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.
The 1998 Golden Marble Award Winners
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...
Are Kids Following Little Bo-Peep's Sheep?
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...
Here's A How de do Diary: August
The sixth installment of Barry Purves' production diary as he chronicles producing a series of animated shorts for Channel 4. An Animation World Magazine exclusive.
Director and After Effects: Storyboarding Innovations on The Iron Giant
Brad Bird, director of Warner Bros. Feature Animation's The Iron Giant, discusses the latest in storyboarding techniques and how he applied them to the film.
Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation: Revised Edition
Mark Christiansen reviews the next evolution of Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation, an academic textbook on computer graphics that is worth the read.
As India enters the nuclear arms age, the Hiroshima Festival invited a group of Indian animators to the famous Japanese city. One of the delegates, Prakash Moorthy, was moved to action.
Here's A How de do Diary: July
The fifth installment of Barry Purves' production diary as he chronicles producing a series of animated shorts for Channel 4. An Animation World Magazine exclusive.
Italian Independent Animators
Andrea Martignoni relates the current situation of independent animation in Italy and profiles three independents: Ursula Ferrara, Alberto D'Amico and Saul Saguatti.
Bud-Weis-Er: Computer-Generated Frogs and Lizards Give Bud a Boost
As Karen Raugust explains, sometimes companies get lucky and their commercials become their own licensing phenomena. Anheuser-Busch has such a hit on their hands with their beloved CGI Frogs and Lizards