Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.12, March 1998

Animation World Magazine
March 1998 Vol. 2, No. 12

Table of Contents

Pre-Production | Voice Acting | Student Corner | Festivals and Events | Films | Books | Software | Hidden Treasures | News | Desert Island | Comics

Editor's Notebook
Remembering and depicting the past...



FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue - Getting the Money on the Screen
Wild Brain's Dave Marshall, co-director of FernGully 2, discusses how he tailored the pre-production process of FernGully 2 to guarantee the best final film for the budget.

Cruddy Sketches and a Red Pen: Pre-Production on Lucas Arts' The Curse of Monkey Island
Gaming pre-production is explained by Russell Bekins who spent a day visiting the dreamlike LucasArts Entertainment in California's Silicon Valley.

Maurice Noble: Animation's "Old Rebel"
Karl Cohen interviews the Disney legend, Maurice Noble, and discusses his career, working with Chuck Jones and the animation industry today.

Paper: There's More To It Than You Think
An article on paper? Yes. Steven Hagel takes us inside the world of paper and reveals the complexity of animation's "simplest" tool.

Creating Music and Imagery Together
Independent German filmmaker Kirsten Winter describes her unique pre-production process of working with composer Elena Kats-Chernin, while developing her visuals.


And I Get Paid!?!: The Life of a Voice Actor
Is voice acting really the best job on earth? Kath Soucie thinks so and takes us through her typically busy week.

Mae Questel: A Reminiscence, History and Perspective
Following her recent death, Andrew Lederer discusses the legendary Mae Questel, the voice of Betty Boop.


In the Spotlight: Creating Prime Time Animation

Film Roman's Mike Wolf outlines the pre-production process of prime time animation and focuses on the features that make prime time special.


The World Animation Celebration: Pasadena's Festival

The World Animation Celebration offered a number of events ranging from screenings to technology seminars to employment expos. Animation World sent a bevy of specialists to report.

Toy Fair: A Flood of Animated Toys
Joseph Szadkowski, fresh from the annual Toy Fair in New York, details the latest and greatest toys and products based on animated programming.


T.R.A.N.S.I.T.: A Delicious Sense of Understanding and Journey
Emru Townsend reviews Piet Kroon's new film, T.R.A.N.S.I.T., a fascinatingly complex journey of imagery and story.


The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass by Rick Goldschmidt

Scott Maiko isn't so enchanted with this new "bible" of Rankin and Bass' work. Find out why...


Animating the Web: RealFlash

RealFlash technology can seem daunting. However, the following two articles, "RealFlash: The First Step" and "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RealFlash," will hopefully, make it less intimidating...and just in time to enter the RealFlash Animation Festival.


George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Located in Rochester, New York, Eastman House has an extensive and fascinating collection of films and stills. Animation highlights include retrospectives and a collection of pre-cinema animation devices.


Animation World News

Universal Forays Into Features, Loesch Joins Henson TV Unit, UPN to Bring Dilbert to Primetime, Disney Sets Dates For Miyazaki and DTV Titles, plus more.

The Oscars Report
Take a closer look at this year's five Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Short Film. AWN is pleased to enhance this celebration and offer information, images and selected Quicktime movies about the nominees. We also invite you to vote for your Oscar pick in AWN's unofficial Oscars Survey. Enjoy!


On A Desert Island With. . . .Pre-Production People

Maurice Noble, John Ramirez and Wes Archer.


Dirdy Birdy
by John Dilworth

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Cover: FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue, produced by Wild Brain, will be released as a direct-to-video title on March 17, 1998. © 1997 The CBS/Fox Company. All Rights Reserved.

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