April 1997 - Vol. 2, No. 1

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Editor's Notebook
A Word on Music and Animation; Harry Love.

Letters to the Editor
The Thief and the Cobbler. Children's Workshops; Errata.

The Ink and Paint of Music
Amin Bhatia recounts a day in his life as an "electronic composer" for animated TV shows, explaining his tools and techniques.

The Burgeoning of a Project:
Pierre Hébert's La Plante humaine
[English & Italian]
Andrea Martignoni delves into Pierre Hébert's radical method for marrying animation with music.

The Dream of Color Music,
and Machines That Made it Possible

William Moritz gives a quick and dazzling historical overview attempts to create visual music using "color organs."

Who's Afraid of ASCAP?
Popular Songs in the Silly Symphonies

From 1929 to 1939, Disney's Silly Symphonies united animation with a rich array of music, including such songs as "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf." J.B. Kaufman reports.

Carl Stalling and Humor in Cartoons
Daniel Goldmark shows how Carl Stalling, who may have been the most skilled and clever composer of cartoon music Hollywood ever had, used music to create gags and help tell a story at the same time.

Voice Acting 101
So, you want to be a voice actor? Well, Joe Bevilacqua tells you all you ever wanted to know, drawing on his experience and that of some of Hollywood's top voice talent.

An Interview With Mark Hamill
While most people identify Mark Hamill with his role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, few realize that he has had a highly successful career as a voice actor. Jacquie Kubin talks to Mark and helps put the record straight.

"A Screw Here, a Crank There":
Payut Ngaokrachang and the Origins of Thai Animation

The father of Thai animation, Payut Ngaokrachang, tells John A. Lent how he got his start through a set of fortuitous circumstances.

The Influence of Religion on Early European Animation
P. Pluie-Toile expounds on the mysteries and surprising richness of religious imagery found in the fledgling works of various European animation industries.

Festivals, Events:

Preview of NATPE's Animation & Special Effects Expo

by Wendy Jackson

Film Reviews:

Cats Don't Dance

by Mark Segall

Software Reviews:

Web Painter

by Guillaume Calop

Reviews in Brief
Wendy Jackson reports on new animation music, video and book releases.

Desert Island Series . . .
If a Tree Falls on a Desert Island, Does Anyone Hear It?

Alf Clausen, Howie Mandel, Will Ryan and Luc Hamet.


AWN Comics

The Dirdy Birdy by John R. Dilworth.

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Cover: La Plante humaine by Pierre Hébert. © National Film Board of Canada.

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