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
Eating and Animating: Balancing the Basics for U.K. Independents
Marie Beardmore details ways for U.K. animators, seeking to make their own works, can obtain funding in order to eat and animate!
Selected Licensing Programs Inspired by Advertising Campaigns
From the California Raisins to Li'l Penny, sometimes companies get lucky and their commercials become their own licensing phenomena.
Antz: The First Biggie from DreamWorks
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.
Animation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Start and an Abrupt Stop
In the shadow of Zagreb, animation in Bosnia and Herzegovina never truly developed until soon before the war...only to be abruptly halted. Rada Sesic explains.
Max & His Special Problem - A Review
Jerry Beck reviews a very special Nickelodeon Oh Yeah! Cartoons! short, Max & His Special Problem by Dave Wasson. Includes a Quicktime movie.
SIIARA: An Archive for the Animated Medium
Located in the south of England, this new archive, SIIARA, strives to preserve and make available animation information, art work and final films. John Southall explains.
Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies at Chapman University (August 12-16, 1998)
Keith Bradbury describes the Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies, which was held at Chapman University from August 12-16, 1998.
Balancing Commercials and Personal Work: Three Directors Speak
Jonathan Hodgson, Aleksandra Korejwo and Bill Plympton, all commercial and independent directors, relate how they feel about the contrasts between directing commercials and their own independent works.
On A Desert Island With....Commercial
A survey of people related to this issue's theme of independent animation and commercials, answering, 'What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?
Vilppu Drawing Online: The Box
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the third installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course.
Dig This! Rebecca Moses Brings Animation Into Fashion
Animation World Magazine takes a jaunt into the innovative and remarkable: this month we look at fashion designer Rebecca Moses' animated film, The Discovery of India.
A Reader in Animation Studies, Edited by Jayne Pilling
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.
Computer Animation: A Whole New World
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.