It is no secret that Japan consumes a massive amount of animated entertainment, but just how big is the home video market? Fred Patten puts it all in perspective.
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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.
So, you want to work for a large television studio? Veteran television producer Larry Huber describes what you had better show him in order to get a job.
What's On in... Nepal
Compiled by Christian Clark
Time Channel Program
20 minute interstitial Nepal TV Balkunja (Variety show featuring cartoons)
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,...
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.
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.
A new splash of fresh programming is soon to hit the airwaves. In this pivotal year of FCC rulings and vertical integration, let's see what has been produced.
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...
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.
Gene Walz chronicles the mysterious career of Charlie Thorson, a crucial character designer who was quite a character himself.
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...
Rose Bond interviews Joanna Priestley and reveals the unique relationship between the filmmaker and her films.
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!
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 . ....
What's On in... 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)
~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...
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...
As a crop of new children's channels springs up in France, Marie-Agn&eagrave;s Bruneau depicts the new players, in both the satellite and cable arenas, during these tumultuous times. A fierce competition is about to begin...
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)
~Tom & Jerry
~Touch* the turtle
~Pork Pig Show
~Fly the Little Warrior
This month we are defining the collection at The National Film & Television Archive in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1936, the NFTVA has an expansive collection of British animation available for investigation.
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. ...