John A. Lent interviews one of the pioneers of Korean animation, who had a profound effect on the course of the nation's indigenous production
Animator Alfred Eugster, whose career started in the silent era and ended doing animation for TV, passed away the night of January 1, 1997 at the age of 87. The following memoir and biofilmography was prepared by his friend and sometime colleague, Mark Mayerson.Left to right: Otto Englander, Shamus Culhane, and Al Eugster at Disney in 1935. From Shamus Culhane's Talking Animals and Other People (St. Martin's Press, 1986). Collection of Bernie Wolf.I first met Al in 1975 when I was researching an article on cartoons released by MGM when he let me interview him about the Iwerks studio.
Dutch filmmaker Piet Kroon contributes the first in an occasional series devoted to a day in the life of an animation artist. Herein, Kroon explores the whys and wherefors of how he balances working as an independent filmmaker while holding down a full-time job at Warner Bros.
Front half of cover illustration by Jacques Drouin from the Tribute to Louise Beaudet issue of the ASIFA-Canada magazine (September 1996).On January 3, Louise Beaudet, perhaps the most famous and respected animation archivist in the world died of lung cancer. In her role as curator of Montrl's Cinathue Quecoise, she more than helped fulfill that organization's special interest in animation. Herein are a few thoughts by some of the people who knew and/or worked with her. But first, to provide some general background, we start off with the two part press...
Will Ryan asks Mike Kazaleh slightly fewer than ten questions regarding getting started in Detroit, comic books and the benefits of working for hire...
Jerry Hibbert, drawing from his own experience, provides some thoughts on the need for production companies to embrace change.
Maureen Furniss recounts her experiences as a member of the Ottawa 96 selection committee, providing some friendly advice from her and her fellow jurors.
Wherein the Museum of Modern Art's Adrienne Mancia reminisces to Mark Langer about her past efforts in animation programming and her thoughts about the state of the craft today.
Many time festival programmer and juror Otto Adler provides his viewpoint on the ins and outs of selecting and programming films.
Janet Benn provides a case study of the role played by Animation Director Yvette Kaplan on Beavis and Butt-head Do America, while saying more than a little about who Yvette is.
Annick Teninge talks with the current director of Annecy, the granddaddy of all animation festivals, about how and why it has changed over the years.
Annick Teninge talks with the current director of Annecy, the granddaddy of all animation festivals, about how and why it has changed over the years. [
A personal memoir by Linda Jones of how she and her father got started in producing and selling animation art.
Filmmaker, teacher and animation historian, John Canemaker has been called animation's ambassador at large. Mike Lyons explains why.
Bob Swain interviews director Jim Cameron's reworking of Terminator 2 for Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Terminator 2-3D .
John Canemaker relates how Otto Messmer, the creator of Felix the Cat, got into directing animated films for a Times Square landmark.
Raimund Krumme, one of Germany's top independent animators who is now working on a feature version of a children's classic, talks about Hollywood and the challenges posed by his new project.
Hans Fischerkoesen, Germany's leading producer of animated commercials, was ordered to make theatrical cartoons by the government in World War II, as William Moritz notes, he produced a trio of remarkable films which were not exactly Nazi propaganda.
Michael Goldman talks to Nickelodeon International's Lisa Judson about how the cable network that redefined animation for the 90s is expanding around the world.