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      Issue #242 August / September 2014

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      Features

      Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to Turtles - ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways to live up to the mix of comedy and thrills that define Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

      Television

      BoJack Horseman - Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washedup former sitcom star that is the streaming service's first original toon.

      VFX

      Animals and Plants — In Space! Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket and Groot.

      Home Video

      Heist Style - The Suicide Squad takes center stage in Batman: Assault on Arkham, which mixes the gritty world of the hit video game with a stylish take on the big crime genre.

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      Issue #241 July 2014

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      Burning Brightly - DisneyToon Studios does its homework to make Planes: Fire & Rescue a theatrical release worthy of real-life firefighters' courage.

      Animation with a Mission - Filmmaker and activist Kelly Gallagher combines her love of art and passion for social justice in her collage animation Pen Up the Pigs.

      Television

      Little Stars, Big Voices - An all-star cast of the top voice talent in the industry comes together to bring a modern, comic spin to Snow White's diminuative pals for Disney Junior's The 7D.

      VFX

      A Whole New Dawn - Director Matt Reeves talks about putting the focus on Andy Serkis' Caesar for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

      Pitch Party 2014

      The Results Are In! - See which projects landed atop our esteemed judges' list of the best pitches in this year's batch. Plus: Online voting results and the Animation Magazine staff's picks!

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      Issue #240 June 2014

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      Building Up to Epic - Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers into trilogy territory on a large scale with How to Train Your Dragon 2.

      Passion Play - Documentary Between Frames uncovers hidden gems in Brazil's animation history.

      Television

      Bending Time and Space - Veteran Family Guy Producer Kara Vallow and Six Point Harness talk about developing a style worthy of the grand scale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Oddyssey.

      VFX

      42 MPC Adds Menace to X-Men's Sentinels - The secrets of animating the mutant-menacing future Sentinels.

      42 Obeying Gravity - Animators learn the physics of being a superhero for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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      Issue #239 April/May 2014

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      Return to Rio - Director Carlos Saldanha and Blue Sky Studio fly Blu, Jewel and friends into the unknown territory of the Amazon in Rio 2.

      Connecting to a Classic - DisneyToons' The Pirate Fairy steers the Tinker Bell franchise into familiar territory that closes the gap with its origins in 1953's Peter Pan.

      Television

      CN's New Bundle of Joy - Creator Skyler Page and creative director Nelson Boles spread good vibes with their original series Clarence for Cartoon Network.

      Events

      Turn it Up to Eleven - A list of 10 plus 1 shows to watch out for on the floor at MIPTV during the annual market.

      A Big Relief - New tax credits are giving an immediate jolt to the U.K. animation industry.

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      Issue #238 March 2014

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      The Past Ain't What it Used to Be! - How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a shiny, new version of Jay Ward's classic cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

      Minifigs Meet the Big Screen - Phil Lord and Chris miller team up with Aussie studio Animal Logic to construct WB's The LEGO Movie.

      Meet the Shiny Future of Law Enforcement - VFX supervisor Jamie Price and production designer Martin Whist reveal some of the details behind Sony's RoboCop.

      Events

      In Pursuit of Art and Quality Content This year's Cartoon Movie in France will highlight bold, new features which aren't afraid to tackle tough, non-commercial subjects.

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      2014 Trade Show Calendar

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      Animation Magazine's 2014 Trade Show Calendar

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      2014 School Guide

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      Animation Magazine's 2014 School Guide

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      Issue #237 February 2014

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      There Be a Cunning Dragon! - Joe Letteri, the Oscar-nominated vfx supervisor of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, discusses the fine art of crafting the dragon, those spiders and other visual treats of Peter Jackson's epic movie.

      Smooth Criminal - Toronto's ToonBox and Korea's Redrover tell the tale of a critter heist in the year's first new CG-animated feature, The Nut Job.

      A Toon of Love and Fury - Rio 2096, Brazil's entry in the Best Animated Feature Oscar race, explores the country's history and the transcendence of love through animation.

      Television

      This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white, gay rapper--and showcases a diabolically different new season of Archer.

      Schools

      2014 School Guide - Listings for schools offering animation, fx and gaming programs around the world, plus special animation education editorial.

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      Issue #236 January 2014

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      Miyazaki's Magnificent Coda - The Japanese master's final feature, The Wind Rises, is a beautiful, mature work of art as well as a deeply personal one.

      Pachyrhinos' Stirring Saga - Walking with Dinosaurs puts a family feature spin on BBC's acclaimed CG-animated documentaries about the Jurassic giants.

      A Bittersweet Biography - Comicker and filmmaker Jung Henin's autobiographical Approved for Adoption tells his complex story with animated memories.

      Television

      Intergalactic Travels with Grandpa! - Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon's quirky new sci-fi toon, takes viewers along for a fantastic ride.

      Festivals and Events

      Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race - Our special Oscar season coverage continues with a look at how top composers scored some of the year's biggest animated titles.

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      Issue #235 December 2013

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      Disney on Ice - Frozen, the studio's 53rd animated feature, puts a modern spin on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

      The Tale of an Unlikely Friendship - Director Benjamin Renner discusses the making of his beautifully crafted, 2D feature Ernest and Celestine.

      Khumba Earns Its Stripes - The scoop on South African indie Triggerfish's second feature.

      Television

      Swept Away - The team behind the two Gruffalo specials delivers another family gem, the charming CG-animated special Room on the Broom.

      Festivals and Events

      Oscar Contenders: 2013 Edition - The annual face off between major Hollywood toon blockbusters and independent efforts makes for another nail-biting Best Animated Feature race this year.

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      Issue #234 November 2013

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      Get Ready for a Real Turkey Feast! - The creative forces behind Reel FX's new animated feature Free Birds discuss the choices behind their time-traveling turkey pic.

      Miyazaki's Fond Farewell - Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki bows out of the limelight with his final Studio Ghibli feature, The Wind Rises.

      Out-of-This-World Visuals - Framestore's vfx master Tim Webber discusses the stunning CG elements of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.

      Television

      It All Adds Up Beautifully! - The whimsical new PBS series Peg + Cat helps kids understand simple mathematical concepts without coming across as boring or pedantic.

      People

      Meet the Buyers: 2013 Edition - Before you attempt to rub elbows with key toon buyers at the MIPCOM market, grease those puppies up with the inside scoop on their likes, dislikes and possible conversation starters.

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      Issue #233 October 2013

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      Save Room for Seconds! - Sony Pictures Animation delivers a delicious second helping with its 3-D CG sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

      The Reign in Spain - Kandor Graphics' Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom.

      Television

      Cartoon Network's Extra-Good Mornin' The manic minds behind the channel's new 2D toon Uncle Grandpa give us a glimpse into their super-positive world.

      Nine Shows to Track Down at MIP Junior The MIP Junior event in Cannes gives buyers and execs a look at the future of kids' entertainment. Here are nine new shows that landed on our toontastic radar.

      People

      Rising Stars of Animation - 2013's crop of up-and-coming animators proves there's still room for originality and inventiveness in the toon landscape.

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      Issue #232 August/September 2013

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      Flying the Friendly Skies - Disney's Planes takes off thanks to a crowd-pleasing storyline and colorful cast of high-flying characters.

      The Battle for Smurfette's Soul - The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and animation director Richard Hoover spill the beans on the trials and tribulations of bringing the little blue creatures' second big cinematic adventure to life.

      Television

      A Walk on the Bright Side - TV animation auteur Craig McCracken chats with us about the challenges and rewards of his charming new Disney Channel show, Wander Over Yonder.

      Hulk to the Power of Five - Expect lots of larger-than-life dilemmas, plenty of action and dysfunctional family jokes in Marvel's new series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. for Disney XD.

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      Issue #231 July 2013

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      The Gru Next Door - Universal/Illumination's acclaimed anti-hero returns to the big screen in the 3-D summer sequel Despicable Me 2.

      Hail the Magnificent Mollusc - Turbo, DreamWorks' second animated feature of 2013, offers a high-energy tale about an unlikely hero who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500 race.

      Television

      The Dream Team Is Back - Marvel's Avengers Assemble brings the very popular and quirky superheroes to the Disney XD lineup this summer.

      Holy Awesome, CG-Animated Show, Batman! - Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson chat with us about Beware the Batman, their highly anticipated animated series on Cartoon Network.

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      Issue #230 June 2013

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      Blue Sky Goes Green - Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight.

      Mike and Sulley's College Adventure - Pixar's much-anticipated Monsters University raises the bar on big feature prequels this summer.

      Oz Revisited - Roger S. Baum's further adventures of his great-grandfather's beloved characters are given a new animated life in Summertime's Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

      Television

      The Tale of a Boy and His Snake - Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon's eccentric and hilarious new animated series, is exactly the kind of show we love to see on the kid's cabler.

      Events

      Illuminating Shorts - Our reporter zeroes in on four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year.

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      Issue #229 April/May 2013

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      A Croodaceaous-Era Flashback - DreamWorks Animation's latest feature The Croods goes back to the basics with a strong family comedy set in a magical, prehistoric period.

      The B-Movie Beasts Are Baaaaack! - Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show.

      Television

      A Monstrously Good Show - Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films introduce preschool audiences to a close-nit creature family in a new toon called Henry Hugglemonster.

      Territory Report: French TV Animation in 2013

      Events

      Lucky 13! - A baker's dozen of hot shows to seek out at MIPTV.

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      Issue #228 March 2013

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      Collodi's Wooden Boy Comes Back to Life - Italian director Enzo D'Alò serves up a faithful new animated feature based on the original Pinocchio.

      A Zany Return to Area 51 - Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth.

      Television

      The Millenial Hipster Superheroes Have Arrived! - Warner Bros. Animation takes the familiar DC characters in a totally new direction in the upcoming Cartoon Network series Teen Titans Go!

      Putting Himself Out There - How South Park veteran Ryan Quincy tapped his awkward phase for IFC's first original cartoon.

      Events

      Cartoon Movie Pics at a Glance - Quick takes on some of the new European-grown animated features presented at the event.

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      Issue #226 January 2013

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      A Valentine to a Vanished Era - Goro Miyazaki's delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies.

      Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger - VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee's Life of Pi.

      Television

      The Return of a Seasonal Friend - Channel 4 and Lupus Films revive Raymond Briggs' beloved characters in a new animated special The Snowman and the Snowdog.

      Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob - How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in the It's a SpongeBob Christmas! special.

      Events

      2013 Anniversaries - We celebrate the toon old-timers (and some fresh faces) celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.

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      Issue #225.5 Academy/December 2012

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      League of Extraordinary Characters - How director Peter Ramsey and his brilliant team of DreamWorks artists and technicians created the majestic worlds of Rise of the Guardians.

      And Now, For Something Completely Different... - A Liar's Autobiography uses various animation techniques to shed light on the outrageous life and career of the late Monty Python player, Graham Chapman.

      Awards Preview 2012

      Let the Awards Race Begin! - Is it just us or is the Best Animated Features race shaping up to be one of the more exciting categories of the award season once again?

      The Short List: Oscars 2013 Edition - Though the year's jam-packed schedule of festivals bestowing Oscar-qualifying awards has yet to wrap up, there's still a vast and diverse landscape of possible Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film nominees to peruse.

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      Issue #225 November 2012

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      He's Got Game! - Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney's Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life.

      Dawn of the Dead Pets - Director Tim Burton pays homage to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie.

      Television

      Cartoon Network Turns 20 - A look at how the trailblazing 24-hour cable channel has changed the toon landscape and evolved over the last 20 years. Plus a timeline of milestones and first person P.O.V.s from some of the talented people involved in CN's evolution.

      Events

      Cartoons at Cannes - Our annual guide to MIPCOM includes buyer profiles, top picks for new animated shows at the market and content listings from studios and distributors.

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      Issue #224 October 2012

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      Genndy Does the Monster Mash - Acclaimed animation world veteran Genndy Tartakovsky brings some old cartoon-y magic to Sony's summer frightfest Hotel Transylvania.

      A Czech Toy Story - An inventive, English-language version of Jirí Barta's acclaimed stop-motion feature Toys in the Attic arrives in the U.S. this month.

      Television

      A Fresh Order of Heroes in a Half-Shell - Nick launches a brand new CG take on an '80s classic with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

      How to Hang with Your Dragon - DreamWorks and Cartoon Network join forces to deliver the further adventures of Hiccup and Toothless in the new series Dragons: Riders of Berk.

      The Hot Sheet: Eight Shows to Track Down at MIP Junior - A quick peek at some of the hot new TV titles debuting at Cannes.

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      Issue #223 September 2012

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      Features

      He Hears Dead People - LAIKA studio's second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stopmotion horror story for kids of all ages.

      The Bugs Are Back! - Director Shinji Aramaki and exec producer Casper Van Dien take us back to the world of Verhoeven's classic with the new CG-animated movie Starship Troopers: Invasion.

      Siggraph Special

      2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees - With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there's plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out.

      Shorts

      A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era - The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation.

      VFX

      Soaring Heights - The third and final chapter in Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy delivers plenty of spectacular visuals and mind-boggling vfx scenes that linger in memory long after the final credits roll.

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      Issue #222 July/August 2012

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      Scrat and Mammoths and Pirates, Oh My! - The fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise introduces several new characters as well as meticulously rendered visuals to draw fans back into theaters.

      Television

      He's a Bad Mother … Shut Yo Mouth! We're only talking about Adult Swim's newest animated star and his funkadelic show, Black Dynamite! Can ya dig it?

      Inside Cartoon Network's Super Hot Summer - An offbeat Internet fruit sensation, a group of animated reality kids and mystical LEGO fighters add an extra punch to the cable network's summer lineup.

      Comic-Con Special

      Cartoons @ Comic-Con - Before you have a scheduling-induced panic attack, consult our list of cool toon events to squeeze in at the San Diego event this July 12-15.

      VFX

      Extreme Webslinging Ahead! - Our writer goes behind the scenes of Sony's Amazing Spider-Man reboot to uncover the secrets of some of its high-end visual effects.

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      Issue #221 June 2012

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      Meet the Bonnie Lass of Brave - Pixar breaks the toon and tech molds once again with its 3-D Scottish princess adventure

      Euro Dash - DreamWorks' delightful zoo buddies find some new European pals in the third chapter of the Madagascar trilogy.

      Television

      Tales from the Weird Side - Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch taps his childhood memories to create the offbeat world of the hot new Disney Channel cartoon.

      Tapping in to The Grid - Disney XD puts a fresh spin on a sci-fi classic with the new series TRON: Uprising.

      Annecy

      Short on Minutes, Long on Talent - The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from al over the world in the spotlight.

      VFX

      A Hot VFX Summer Sampler - We focus on some of the innovative digital effects of three of the season's early blockbusters.

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      Issue #220 April/May 2012

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      Avast, Aardman Magic Ahoy! - With The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie.

      More Than Just a Pretty Picture - An appraising look at Jean-François Laguionie's latest work of art, The Painting.

      Television

      Korra: The Next Airbender! - From the minds behind Nickelodeon's acclaimed Avatar comes an exciting new chapter with a brand new heroine, The Legend of Korra.

      Teen Spidey Reports for Duty - Ultimate Spider-Man begins to spin its colorful web on Disney XD's new Marvel block.

      MIPTV

      La Dolce Vita Animata - Indie animation producers in Italy continue to deliver the goods despite tough financial challenges and the slow growth of revenue from multimedia projects.

      Anniversary Special

      25 TV Shows That Defined the Toon Landscape (1986-2011)

      Blockbuster Bonanza! Top 20 Animated Movies at the Box Office

      Looking Back in Wonder - Animation Magazine's founder recalls the early days of the publication and 25 years of unbelievable changes in the toon business

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      Issue #219 March 2012

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      Arrietty: A Tale Twice Borrowed - How Disney brought Studio Ghibli's take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences.

      Saving the Truffula Trees of Life - How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss' cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax.

      Bravo, L'Europe! - Lyon's Cartoon Movie cuts the ribbon for 50 eclectic titles created for both young and mature audiences worldwide next month.

      Shorts

      Sunday Afternoon with Patrick - Canadian indie Patrick Doyon's subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life.

      A Chicken's Tale Told in Three Acts - Grant Orchard's clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist.

      Television

      The Kinder, Gentler Robots Are Here! - The Hub's Transformers Rescue Bots opens the door to a more peaceful universe for younger fans of the franchise.

      VFX

      An Eye-Popping Homage to Jules Verne - How Journey 2 director Brad Peyton and his vfx team crafted the thrilling visuals of the 3-D fantasy adventure.

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      Issue #218 February 2012

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      Belle of the Stereo Ball - How Disney Feature Animation blended artistry and technology to bring Beauty and the Beast into 3-D.

      The Annies Shake Things Up! - You can look forward to a lot of surprises and top-notch entertainment at the 39th edition of the Annie Awards in February.

      Oscar 2012

      Eye on the Oscars: Animated Shorts - We survey the 10 amazing titles shortlisted by the Academy.

      Shorts

      Expanding the Magical World of William Joyce - How Hurricane Katrina and a veteran children's book advocate in New York City inspired an award-winning animated short and popular iPad app.

      Television

      Welcome to the Emerald Knight's Reboot! - DC Comics' evergreen hero faces new villains and unforeseen challenges in Warner Bros. Animation's hot new Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

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      Issue #217 December 2011 / January 2012

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      A Grand Adventure - Global sensation Tintin finally arrives in America, thanks to a spectacular movie directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.

      Once More, with Feathers - George Miller's Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet Two.

      The Island of Lost Chipmunks - The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked.

      How to Create a Spanish Gem - Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film.

      Television

      Building a Multi-Dimensional Spy's World - Mixing traditional animation with 3D-generated backgrounds allows for cinematic directing in FX's animated hit series Archer.

      VFX

      Divine Digital Intervention - Raymond Gieringer, vfx supervisor of the current box-office hit Immortals, discusses how he and his team created stunning battle sequences involving both ancient gods and mortals.

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      Oscar Preview 2011

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      A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa's Coming to Town - How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas.

      Awards Preview '11

      The Big Picture! - Past Oscar winners and nominees (and some of this year's top contenders) share their views on the toon business in this exclusive Animag feature.

      Something Worth Tweeting About! - Tweety, Sylvester, Granny and some familiar voices make the new Warner Bros. 3-D short the cat's meow.

      Animation Magazine's Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4] - Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter and his dog Snowy.

      The 2012 Features Race - Which of the 2011 releases will be leading the Best Animated Feature Oscar race, and which will be left in the dust? Here are our recaps (and pre-caps!) of the possible contenders and their chances for the winner's circle.

      The Long and Short of It - We've got the goods on films witty, dark, hand-crafted or technological edge-pushing that have earned consideration for a coveted Best Animated Short Oscar nomination.

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      Issue #216 November 2011

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      A Swashbuckling Cat for All Seasons - Shrek's beloved sidekick Puss in Boots takes center stage in DreamWorks' beautifully crafted 3-D adventure.

      Television

      Kung Fu Panda Proves His Chops on Nick - Po and his warrior pals get ready to fight the good fight on an awesome new weekly show.

      Midwestern Madness - Adult Swim brings Brad Neely's zany characters to animated life in the new series, China, IL.

      Nos Amis Across the Sea - How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses.

      Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty - Despite a rough financial climate, U.K. TV animation producers continue to fight the good fight.

      Cartoons at Cannes

      2011 MIPCOM Guide to Cartoons - Our handy guide to the top animated fare available at the market, listed alphabetically by producing studio/distributors.

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      Limited Edition Speed Racer poster

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      Limited Edition Speed Racer lithograph with certificate of authenticity. This lithograph brings to life the excitement of the original Speed Racer series, which was created by the Tatsunoko Studios in Japan in 1965. The series came to America in a dubbed version in 1967. The poster bears an official Speed Racer Enterprises seal and features a facsimile signature of Ippei Kuri the Key Animator/Director of the original Speed Racer cartoons. 17-1/2 wide x 21-3/4 high. Shipped unframed and rolled in a protective tube.

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      Issue #215 October 2011

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      The Dark Knight Rewinds - Warner Bros. delivers a striking new animated feature focusing on Bruce Wayne's first year as Batman.

      A Fin-de-Siècle Fantasy - DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910.

      Roaming Deeper into The Lion King - Disney's beloved classic gets a stereoscopic 3-D makeover and theatrical release in advance of its October Blu-ray release.

      Television

      Gods of Animation Smile at MTV - The cabler toons up its schedule with new episodes of Mike Judge's beloved Beavis and Butt-Head and the premiere of the surfer show Good Vibes.

      Fox Strives for Flippin' Good TV - Fox-TV's new animation lineup sees the awkward teens of Napoleon Dynamite get a toon makeover, and Jonah Hill as a sophisticated schoolboy in Allen Gregory.

      Euro Toons Parade in Poland - Sixty-six new animated properties fight for buyer and funding attention at the 22nd edition of Cartoon Forum in Sopot.

      How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love CG - Veteran animator and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses the digital evolution of his job. [by David Filoni]

      Home Entertainment

      Autumn Chillers and Charmers on Disc - Dumbo, Danny Phantom, Vash the Stampede and two spooky DreamWorks specials are this month's entertainment options for a cozy fall night.

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      Issue #214 September 2011

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      Features

      Smurfs and the City - Peyo's beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony's Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza.

      Television

      Tail-Waggingly Terrific - Hasbro Studios and The Hub let the fresh new dogs out in the charming reboot of Pound Puppies.

      Siggraph '11

      Your Essential SIGGRAPH '11 Tip Sheet - Our list of the key events to check out at this year's SIGGRAPH Expo in Vancouver (Aug. 7-11).

      SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum 'O, Canada' - A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab.

      The Quiet Revolution - A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production.

      Home Entertainment

      Midsummer Fun on DVD - Enjoy these old favorites and shiny new toon treats while you nurse your sunburn. If you don't like them, you can use the discs as coasters at next year's BBQ.

      VFX

      Not Your Grampa's Campfire Story - Industrial Light & Magic helps intergalactic creatures invade the Wild West in Universal's Cowboys & Aliens.

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      Issue #213 July/August 2011

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      Back to the Days of Christopher Robin & Pooh - Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A.A. Milne.

      Sweet Serpent - Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters' charming Ballad of Nessie brings a certain lake-dwelling Scottish monster to animated life.

      Prepare for the Stampede! - Eleven Arts and FUNimation are bringing Vash the Stampede to the U.S. and Canada with the North American release of Trigun: Badlands Rumble.

      Television

      Those Super Space Cats Are Back! - Cartoon Network premieres a new, high-energy take on the hugely popular show ThunderCats, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C.

      Welcome to your Phineas & Ferb Summer! - To mark the fifth anniversary of the show, a new TV movie featuring the popular animated siblings premieres on Disney Channel and Disney XD in August.

      VFX

      The Robots Invade a New Dimension - Michael Bay's shiny Transformers are back for their third big screen outing, but this time they require a lot more vfx magic in 3-D.

      Comic-Con '11

      Bam! Pow! Ka-Ching! - Just in time for Comic-Con, Ron Richards of iFanboy.com talks us through the dizzying array of comic-book based films careening towards theaters.

      Opportunities

      Navigating the Platform Jungle - L.A.'s Otis College of Art and Design leads the way with classes on animation and gaming for the latest digital media apps and mobile platforms.

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      Issue #212 June 2011

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      Features - Mr. Lasseter’s Wild Ride John Lasseter and his A-Team at Pixar up the ante for Lightning McQueen, Mater and the rest of their four-wheel buddies in the summer’s highly anticipated sequel, Cars 2. Return of the Kung Fu Beast from the East - Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson reveals how DreamWorks is bringing back Po and the Furious Five for a 3-D rematch in Kung Fu Panda 2. A Superbe Year for French Animation - A record number of top-notch animated movies are slated to be released in France. Is it just coincidence or a sign of things to come? Television - Gumball Begins Reign of Color - Cartoon Network Europe’s hot new series serves up the adventures of an animated sitcom family with amazing verve and visual pizzazz. A Classic Tale Gets a 21st Century Reboot - DQ Entertainment prepares a 3-D CGanimated version of Edith Nesbit’s family classic, Five Children and It. Home Entertainment - New Summer Discs Turn Up the Heat - Whether you’re craving superheroes, ‘90s nostalgia or some heavy metal, new DVD and Blu-ray sets will help you ride out bikini season. Lisensing - 2011 Licensing Wish List - A quick run-down of what to expect from top toon franchises at this year’s Licensing International Expo held in Las Vegas, June 14-16. Visual Effects - Seeing the (Green) Light! - Sony Imageworks vfx supervisor Jim Berney and his team revisit the classic comic book and use real-world references to construct the luminous world of Green Lantern.

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      Issue #116 August 2002 (Collector's Cover)

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      Same content as Issue #116 (Cover A), just different cover image! Limited print Collector's Cover starring Pamela Anderson of Stripperella, based on characters created by Stan Lee. Ward Kimball: 1914-2002 - We are sad to report that legendary Disney artist, animator, designer and filmmaker Ward Kimball passed away on July 8 at the age of 88. MGL Takes Toys to TV. The One Big Cartoon Pitch: European Producers Gather at Cartoon Forum.

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      Issue #211 April/May 2011

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      Features - Brazilian Rhapsody: Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and the infectious music of Brazil. Television - The Totally Odd Couple: Bugs and Daffy share a home in The Looney Tunes Show, an offbeat new half-hour toon which introduces the classic characters to a new generation of Cartoon Network audience. MIPTV Special - 10 New Shows to Write Home About: We sample 10 of the hot new toons that will be available for pick-up at the MIPTV market in Cannes this month. Cartoons at Cannes - A Guide to Animation for MipTV 2011. Home Entertainment - Spring Showers Bring Toon Flowers Disney classics old and new, anime musthaves and Besson's Arthur are in bloom on DVD and Blu-ray! VFX - CG Creature Double Feature: Universal serves up two very different films, Hop and Paul, with a common link: both feature computer animated stars in live-action environs. Opportunities - Head of the Class: How Toon Boom inspires a new generation of animators in classrooms around the world.

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      Issue #210 March 2011

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      Features - Director Gore Verbinski and ILM vfx supervisor Hal Hickel discuss the making of "Rango"; A Spanish studio delivers a love story infused with Cuban and American rhythms in Chico & Rita; Cartoon Movie offers a fine collection of Eurocentric animated fare with eclectic themes and styles. Oscar Watch - All the animation and vfx-related categories you really care about are here. Shorts - The German co-directors of the acclaimed special "The Gruffalo" dicscss how they adapted the popular children's book for the small screen; Director Alex Weil and the team at Charlex kick off the new year with a CG-aniamted flight of fancy titled "ShapeShifter". Television - The Hub's new "Transformers Prime" series adds sophisticated storylines and top-notch CG animation to the popular franchise. VFX - Veteran supe Greg McMurry reveals some of the clever ways he and the artists at ILM, Entity FX and Hammerhead deliverd the visual magic for "I Am Number Four".

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      Issue #209 February 2011

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      Features - Director Kelly Asbury and producer Baker Bloodworth talk about the challenges and rewards of their new animated movie "Gnomeo and Juliet"; "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance" gets ready for its flight to U.S. theaters. Oscar Watch - Our quick glance guide to the key effects of this year's Oscar VFX contenders. Television - Warner Bros. Animation delivers the next evolution of your favorite teen heroes for Cartoon Network's "Young Justice"; The new addition to FOX-TV's Sunday night lineup is "Bob's Burgers" by Loren Bouchard; Preschool veterans Robert Scull and Jonny Belt dive in with their swimming new educational series, "Bubble Guppies"; Disney TV Animatoin's new preschool show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" revisits Peter Pan's old haunts.

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      Volume #23

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      • Issue 190 - December 2008 / January 2009
      • Issue 191 - February 2009
      • Issue 192 - March 2009
      • Issue 193 - April 2009 / May 2009
      • Issue 194 - June/July 2009
      • Issue 195 - August 2009
      • Issue 196 - September 2009
      • Issue 197/197b/197c - October 2009
      • Issue 198 - November 2009
      • Issue 199 - December 2009 / January 2010

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      Volume #22

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      • Issue 180 - January 2008
      • Issue 181 - February 2008
      • Issue 182 - March 2008
      • Issue 183 - April 2008
      • Issue 184 - May 2008
      • Issue 185 - June/July 2008
      • Issue 186 - August 2008
      • Issue 187 - September 2008
      • Issue 188 - October 2008
      • Issue 189 - November 2008
      • Issue 190 - December 2008/ January 2009

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      Volume #21

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      • Issue 168 - January 2007
      • Issue 169 - February 2007
      • Issue 170 - March 2007
      • Issue 171 - April 2007
      • Issue 172 - May 2007
      • Issue 173 - June 2007
      • Issue 174 - July 2007
      • Issue 175 - August 2007
      • Issue 176 - September 2007
      • Issue 177 - October 2007
      • Issue 178 - November 2007
      • Issue 179 - December 2007

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      Volume #20

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      • Issue 156 - January 2006
      • Issue 157 - February 2006
      • Issue 158 - March 2006
      • Issue 159 - April 2006
      • Issue 160 - May 2006
      • Issue 161 - June 2006
      • Issue 162 - July 2006
      • Issue 163 - August 2006
      • Issue 164 - September 2006
      • Issue 165a/165b - October 2006
      • Issue 166 - November 2006
      • Issue 167 - December 2006

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      Volume #19

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      • Issue 144 - January 2005
      • Issue 145 - February 2005
      • Issue 146 - March 2005
      • Issue 147 - April 2005
      • Issue 148 - May 2005
      • Issue 149 - June 2005
      • Issue 150 - July 2005
      • Issue 151 - August 2005
      • Issue 152 - September 2005
      • Issue 153 - October 2005
      • Issue 154 - November 2005
      • Issue 155 - December 2005

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