2007 Issues

2007 Issues

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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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      Issue #179 December 2007

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      Gaming - The gaming public gets its version of E3 in Los Angeles. Feature - Disney has fun with its own studio's animated classics in the delightful holiday feature "Enchanted"; Spanish directors Adrián García and Victor Madonado's imaginative, hand-drawn animated feature "Nocturna" finally arrives in some European venues. Television - The talented artist behind "The Fairly OddParents" and "Danny Phantom" comes clean about his amazing career. VFX - How Robert Zemekis and his vfx team at Sony Pictures Imageworks used brave new technology to bring the ancient English poem to life in "Beowulf"; VFX supervisor Kevin Tod Haug reveals some of the hush-hush secrets of the whimsical new feature, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium".

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      Issue #178 November 2007

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      Features - Harnessing the efforts of a swarm of talented CG animators, Jerry Seinfeld pushes the comedy envelope this fall with DreamWork's much buzzed about "Bee Movie". Home Entertainment - Sony's CG-animated "ChubbChubbs" meet Santa Claus in a new holiday adventure; Bruce Reitherman reflects on his dad's directorial legacy and "The Jungle Book" on DVD. Television - The new Nelvana and Discovery Kids series, "The Future is Wild", Telescreen and A. Film join forces to bring "Frog & Friends" to animated life; Many Indian studios are riding high on the latest boom in CG features and TV series; TV animation in Korea continues to make a global splash; Advice from some of today's top development execs about the fine art of pitching. VFX - Several vfx houses join forces to bring a teen's epic adventures to cinematic life in the "Seeker"; Life in the virtual world of ABC's "Pushing Daisies".

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      Issue #177 October 2007

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      Television - Nick’s first in-house CG toon, "Tak and the Power of Juju", delivers awesome visuals and memorable characters; [adult swim] has a date with "Lucy, Daughter of the Devil"; Meet the Buyers! Everything you need to know about MIPCOM Jr. TV execs; VFX - How the crack team at Mr. X delivered digital zombies, killer crows and Milla Jovovich clones for "Resident Evil: Extinction". New Media - Animation industry insiders are wondering how much longer they have to wait for the toon revolution to take off on cell phones in the U.S.

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      Issue #176 September 2007

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      Gaming - Warner Bros. Interactive unloads "Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal". Feature - Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Al Jean and company talk bout getting Springfield's infamous toon family ready for their movie close-up. Siggraph Special - Creating the smart reptiles of BBC/Discoer Channel's "DinoSapien" was a job suited for highly evolved CG artists; Alexander Lentje gives us the skinny on Stereoscopic 3-D; Filmakademie's Leszek Plichta talks about "Dreammaker", his award-winning SIGGRAPH short. Television - Nick Jr.'s new preschool show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" features goofy monsters, catchy songs, psychedelic toons and some very cool indie bands. VFX - Crafting Harry Potter's new friends and foes; VFX supervisor Peter Chiang lets us in on how he and his team delivered the 820 shots for the new fantasy feature, "Stardust".

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      Issue #175 August 2007

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      Gaming - "Hellboy" gets fired up as Konami brings Big Red to next-gen systems. Features - Brad Bird and his team mix all the right ingredients to make a magnificent, ratilicious gourmet treat called "Ratatouille". Television - Taffy Entertainment’s new toon "I Got A Rocket!" has a fired-up premise and a cool alternative launching platform. Comic-Con Special Section - Acclaimed animation artist, Bruce Timm, shares his thoughts on the delights and dangers of Comic-Con; Your guide to 20 hot comic-based features in the pipeline. VFX - It took a lot of heavy lifting to create the stunning vfx required to animate the 14 metallic monsters of the "Transformers" movie. Opportunities - Up-close and personal with the three winners of this year’s Student Academy Awards.

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      Issue #174 July 2007

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      Gaming - Disney Interactive Studios proves there’s more to pirate games than "Beggar’s Dice"; Activision's "Transformers: The Game" finds the soul of the machines. Features - "Surf’s Up", the second feature from the clever team at Sony Pictures Animation, offers a CG mockumentary like no other; Find out about six new international feature films debuting at Annecy; Argentina’s Indiecito Studio unveils its feature slate; During a recent visit to L.A., director Satoshi Kon discusses his latest feature "Paprika". Television - Nerd Corps takes flight with "Storm Hawks" for YTV and Cartoon Network; The American Version of Aardman’s "Creature Comforts" brings a refreshing half-hour of stop-motion magic to CBS. VFX - The striking vfx shots of "28 Weeks Later" deliver postcards from a deserted, apocalyptic zombie zone.

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      Issue #173 June 2007

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      Feature - Thanks to solid work by the animation pros at PDI/DreamWorks, the third outing for Shrek and friends offers lots of state-of-the-art eye candy. Home Entertainment - Our panel of top DVD execs talk about their hits and misses and what to expect in the coming months. Television - "The Simpsons" pays homage to "24" and "Good Night and Good Luck" in two milestone episodes this month. VFX - ILM’s Hal Hickel chats about the joys and trials of creating CG effects for the third chapter in "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise; With two complicated new villains and numerous plot twists, vfx supervisor Scott Stokdyk and company upped the ante for Spider-Man’s third big-screen dazzler.

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      Issue #172 May 2007

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      Gaming - Peripherals Take Center Stage at GDC ’07. All about the latest gaming newsmakers at the recent event. Features - The team behind the new CG-animated feature "Meet the Robinsons" discusses Disney’s latest time-traveling adventure; Television - Disney’s new preschool show "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" gives a CG face-lift to a classic¬–but wait, what happened to poor Christopher Robin?; We pick 12 animated shows that are making a big splash at the MIPTV market this year; SupperTime Ent. and Telescreen’s new series "Alien Clones from Outer Space" promises to be a refreshing throwback to a kinder, gentler kind of TV comedy. VFX - The Best of NAB 2007 and A few pointers about the electronic media pow-wow in Vegas this month; Mark Kolpack creates vfx that don’t distract viewers from the human elements in NBC’s hit series, Heroes.

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      Issue #171 April 2007

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      Gaming - Collision Studios puts the fight in Warner Bros. interactive's "300: March to Glory". Features - Imagi thinks outside the shell for director Kevin Munroe’s new CG-animated version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"; Our reporter praises the simple magic of the Ghibli Museum in Japan; If you have a European animated feature in development, Germany’s Cartoon Movie confab is the place to be this month; The Hong Kong animation industry is showing huge potential for growth in the years to come; Traditional anime houses are looking at new media platforms to escape the toon slump of 2006; In the wake of a publicity stunt gone awry and armed with a hefty title, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters comes packed with surreal humor. VFX - The real scoop on the animated Super Bowl ads; VFX supervisor Chris Watts and his dedicated team build epic battles with byte for the new adaptation of Frank Miller’s "300".

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      Issue #170 March 2007

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      Gaming - Etranges Libellules gets small for Atari's "Arthur and the Invisibles". Television - Spaghetti Western meets Mexican Folk Art in Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua’s much anticipated new Nickelodeon series, "El Tigre"; With a new mission suit and love interest, "Kim Possible" gets ready to end her fourth and final season with a bang. VFX - Sony Pictures Imageworks brings Marvel’s tormented superhero to digital life in director Mark Steven Johnson’s Ghost Rider. Licensing - Toy industry professionals search for the next big plaything at New York City’s Toy Fair event.

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      Issue #169 February 2007

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      Features - A Far-From-Grim Fairy Tale. After several years of development and a shift from 2D to CG, "Happily N’Ever After" finally makes its big-screen splash. Television - Gonzo, FUNimation and Spike TV carve out a new mythology with "Afro Samurai"; He’s No Danny Bonaduce! David Fine and Alison Snowden’s new animated show "Ricky Sprocket-Showbiz Boy" centers on a Hollywood first— a child actor who is also a normal, well-adjusted kid; Find out about "Colin the Invincible" and "Tales of Greenery", two new toons heating up the Korean scene. VFX - Master Jim Rygiel reveals the secrets of making the CG creatures of "Night at the Museum"; A look at the seven films which made the Academy's visual effects shortlist.

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      Issue #168 January 2007; 20-Year Anniversary Issue

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      Gaming - Sierra Ent. and Stormfront Studios breathe fire into the new "Eragon" game. Features - French vfx house BUF helps Luc Besson bring his "Arthur and the Invisibles" world to animated life; The new adaptation of "Charlotte’s Web" weaves in numerous digital sequences from various vfx houses around the world; French director Michel Ocelot returns with the triumphant "Azur and Asmar". Television - The prolific stop-motion studio starts a new tradition with "Holidaze". Special 20th Anniversary Section - Characters, toons, and movies that are celebrating landmark anniversaries in 2007; 40 Auteurs We Love (1987-2006) The essential list of 40 animator/auteurs who have influenced the animation and vfx scene; 13 People, Platforms and Trends That Are Reshaping Our World A list of new media visionaries and trend-setters; 20 Animated Things to Look Forward to in 2007.