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The Films of SIGGRAPH `97:A Coming of Age

By Avi Hoffer | Monday, September 1, 1997 at 12:00am

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...

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SIGGRAPH `97: Too Much to Do, See and Think in a Week

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...

Animation ANIMATIONWorld

News From SIGGRAPH 1997

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 . ....

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What's On in ... Australia

What's On in... Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Compiled by Susie Campbell

Time Channel Program

6:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Adventures of the Count of Monte Christo

7:00 a.m. Channel 7 Saturday Disney (program block)


~Quack Pack

~The Adventures of Mickey & Donald

9:30 a.m. Channel 9 Plucka's Place (program block)

~Ace Ventura-Pet Detective

10:00 a.m. Channel 7 Huckleberry Hound

11:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Mask

12:00 p.m. Channel 7 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear...

Animation ANIMATIONWorld

The Digital Studio Challenge: A Catch 22

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...


What's On in ... Brazil

What's On in... Brazil


Compiled by Marcos Magalhs

Time Channel Program

7:00 - 11:30 a.m. SBT Sado Animado/Animated Saturday (program block)

~Inspetor Bugiganga

~Tom & Jerry

~Woody Woodpecker

~Touch* the turtle


~Bugs Bunny

~Pork Pig Show

~Looney Toons

~Bumpy's Karaok*

~Little Bears

~Fly the Little Warrior

~Action Man

~Dragon Ball

~Street Fighter

~Mega Men



What's On in ... Canada

What's On in... Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Compiled by Carol Beecher, Quickdraw Animation Society

Source: Calgary Sun TV Magazine

Listed here are Canadian channels only, but we do get most American networks as well.

Time Channel Program

1:00 a.m. Much Music Beavis and Butt-head

1:30 a.m. Bravo! Allegro Non Troppo (feature film by Bruno Bozzetto)

2:30 a.m. YTV X-Men

3:30 a.m. YTV Dennis the Menace

6:00 a.m. CFCN Teddy Ruxpin

RDFV Adventures of Tin Tin

6:30 a.m. ...


What's On in ... France

What's On in... France


Compiled by Annick Teninge

Time Channel Program

7:00 a.m. France 3 Le Reveil des Babalous: Oui-Oui, les Aventures de Babar

7:10 a.m. TF1 Club Dorothee

7:45 a.m. France 3 Minikeums

8:40 a.m. France 2 Warner Studio: Sinbad le Marin

9:05 a.m. France 2 Disney Club: including Mr Padbol, Bonkers

9:20 a.m. TF1 Disney Club: including Mr Padbol, Bonkers

10:25 a.m. TF1 Gargoyles

3:05 a.m. Canal + Nawak

7:30 a.m. Canal + Superman


What's On in ... Germany

What's On in... Germany

Stuttgart, Germany

Compiled by Thomas Basgier

Time Channel Program

5:30 -11:30 a.m. RTL Different animation series (program block)

~Gargoyles and other series

6:05 - 11:50 a.m. PRO 7 Animation series (program block)

~Popeye, Batman, Ghostbusters, Simpsons, etc.

9:45 a.m. ARD Pink Panther.

10:00 a.m. Kabel 1 Different series (program block)

~Superhuman Samurai, Superman, Thundercats, Godzilla, etc.

3:30 p.m. ARD Tigerenten Club (program block, partly...

Cartoon ANIMATIONWorld

What's On in ... Ghana

What's On in... Ghana


Compiled by Kofi Sarpong

Time Channel Program

4:00 a.m. Cartoon Network Pac Man

4:30 a.m. Cartoon Network Yogi's Treasure Hunt

5:00 a.m. Cartoon Network Hong Kong Phooey

5:05 a.m. K-TV The Mouse and the Monster

5:30 a.m. Cartoon Network Scooby and Scrappy

5:30 a.m. K-TV Little Bear

5:50 a.m. K-TV Simba Surprise

6:00 a.m. K-TV Little Lulu

7:00 a.m. K-TV Iron Man

7:25 a.m. K-TV Roundabout

7:30 a.m. Cartoon Network ...