2008 Issues

2008 Issues

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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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      Issue #190 December 08/January 09

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      Features - Energetic, sharp and great-looking, "Bolt" barks in a new era for Walt Disney Feature Animation; Produced by Antonio Banderas, "Missing Lynx", a new Spanish CG-animated feature, showcases the country's native animals and natural environments; many years in the works, Marc Adler's labor of love "Delgo" hits the big screen this month. Special Focus - Anniversaries: A double milestone for Antonucci and the Eds - We spend a few minutes with the talented creator of "Ed, Edd n Eddy; Bardel and two decades of indie innovations; Animag's mentor of the year-An interview with the much-admired CEO of Toon Boom, Joan Vogelsang. Television - A new adaptation of Dylan Thomas' "A Child Christmas in Wales" is an early holiday gift for the traditional animation lovers. VFX - Jeffrey Oku discusses the philosophy behind the alien spaceship in the remake of "The day the Earth Stood Still"; Tech reviews of Splutterfish's Brazil V.2; Autodesk Mudbox 2009, Toon Boom's Animate.

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      Issue #189 November 2008

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      Gaming - Game on for second annual interactive entertainment expo; Gaming evolves with "spore" - gamers get creative with the hot new game from EA and Sims creator Will Wright. Feature - The creative team behind the "Madagascar" sequel faced many visual and narrative challenges as the film brings the Central Park Zoo animals to the plains of Africa. Television - Geronimo Stiltoon is poised to make a graceful leap to the small screen; The epic anime series, "Deltora Quest", is one of Dentsu L.A.'s first new adventures; Marathon Media's new 2D show "The Amazing Spiez!" targets the young boy demographic. VFX - Director Gil Kenan and vfx supervisor Eric Durst join forces with vfx houses BUF and Luma Pictures to bring "City of Ember" to life. Opportunities - how Baden -Württemberg's Filmakademie has become phenomenal at honing the talents of its animation students in six short years.

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      Issue #188 October 2008

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      Feature - Exodus Film Group plays its hunch with an early Halloween treat named "Igor". Television - Warner Bros. Animation brings a sense of humor to "Batman: The Brave and the Bold"; Korea's Daewon Media and Canada's Cookie Jar join forces to deliver the small wonders of "Noonbory"; Olivia, Ian Falconer's imaginative pig, gets her own CG-animated series thanks to Chorion, Nick Jr. and Brown Bag. VFX - Tech reviews of Side Effects' Houdini 9.5, Toon Boom's Animation-ish and Wacom's Bamboo.

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      Issue #187 September 2008

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      Gaming - Blockbusters inspire numerous games this summer; Telltale Games brings "Homestar Runner" to the wii. Feature - Director Ben Stassen gives us the real buzz on "Fly Me to the Moon". Television - Jim Henson Company launches "Sid the Science Kid"; Traditional TV shows and CG-animated features thrive at Starz Galaxy. VFX - Mo-cap actor Terry Notary reveals the secrets of portraying both the Hulk and his adversary. Opportunities - 2008 Student Reel Awards.

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      Issue #186 August 2008

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      Gaming - Gamers get their iron supplement in the form of SEGA's fresh new "Iron Man" release. Feature - Dave Filoni and his team convince George Lucas to debut the CG-animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" series in theaters first. Television - Cartoon Network's new initiative promises to act as a think tank designed to foster bold, new animated projects by artists; Five top development gurus offer tips on the fine art of pitching your ideas for a new animated show. VFX - Tech Reviews of Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Alienware Area-51 m15x; Guillermo del Toro works closely with the animation leads to create "Hellboy II's" fantastical world, packed with large set pieces featuring hundred of digital creations; "The Dark Knight" delivers a variety of photo-real visual effects that inspire thrilling flights of imagination. Opportunities - Up close and personal with this year's Student Academy Award winners.

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      Issue #185 June/July 2008 (Cover B)

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      Same content as issue #185 (Cover A), just different cover image! Feature - DreamWorks gets a head start on the summer animated feature derbey with the finely crafted "Kung Fu Panda"; Why the animators at Pixar were dying to work on "Wall•E", the studio's ninth animated feature; Six very grown-up tales by international comic-book artists come to animated life in the new French anthology, "Fear(s) of the Dark"; Producer Marc du Pontavice chats about "Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure", Xilam's delightful throwback to old comedy classics. VFX - Tech Reviews on Side Effect's Houdini 9, SynthEyes and Movie Forms Pro; The Wachowski brothers and their superstar vfx team give a bright anime polish to the live-action "Speed Racer"; For this month's much-anticipated "Iron Man" movie, ILM rethinks a classic superhero's magnificent armor in three stages.

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      Issue #185 June/July 2008 (Cover A)

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      Same content as issue #185 (Cover B), just different cover image! Feature - DreamWorks gets a head start on the summer animated feature derbey with the finely crafted "Kung Fu Panda"; Why the animators at Pixar were dying to work on "Wall•E", the studio's ninth animated feature; Six very grown-up tales by international comic-book artists come to animated life in the new French anthology, "Fear(s) of the Dark"; Producer Marc du Pontavice chats about "Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure", Xilam's delightful throwback to old comedy classics. VFX - Tech Reviews on Side Effect's Houdini 9, SynthEyes and Movie Forms Pro; The Wachowski brothers and their superstar vfx team give a bright anime polish to the live-action "Speed Racer"; For this month's much-anticipated "Iron Man" movie, ILM rethinks a classic superhero's magnificent armor in three stages.

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      Issue #184 May 2008

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      Gaming - Namco Bandai Games brings "One Piece" to wii. Television - Amy Poehler, Cynthia True and erik Wiese are buzzing about their new hilarious animated series, "The Mighty B"; Cartoon Network's young hero gets a design facelift, a whole new set of alien alter egos and a darker sci-fi vibe; The Irish animation scene is going through a mini-renaissance thanks to government support and the quality of the creative work done by several studios. New Media - The British duo behind Tokyoplastic moves from creating innovative spots to the world of indie shorts and feature projects. VFX - The new season of Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" offers more delicately rendered robots and jaw-dropping battle scenes.

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      Issue #183 April 2008

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      Feature - How co-directors Steve martino and Jimmy Hayward and the team at Blue Sky Studios came up with a great-looking CG adaptation of "Horton Hears A Who"; Shinji Takagi's 40-minute "SOS! Tokyo metro Explorers: The Next" puts a new spin on the familiar boys' adventure story; Innovative japanese helmer mamoru Hosoda discusses his award-winning animated feature "The Girl Who Leapt". Television - What's hot, what's not and what's having a hard time surviving in the Japanese TV animation landscape in 2008. VFX - VFX supervisor Karen Goulekas discusses the wild and wooly world of Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C."

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      Issue #182 March 2008

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      Gaming - GDC offers a look at what's next in game development. Feature - Brett Morgen's "Chicago 10" uses animation to recreate the trial of the 1968 Democratic national Convention protesters. Television - "George of the Jungle" swings back into action on Cartoon Network; "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" uses Chinese language and culture to educate and inspire. VFX - ILM and Tippett Studio join forces to create the magical world of "The Spiderwick Chronicles".

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      Issue #181 February 2008

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      Features - How Marjane Satrapi's poetic illustrated memoir became an acclaimed, hand-drawn animated movie; A preview of some of the hot shorts unspooling at the Sundance festival. Television - Graeme Base's best-selling picture book, "Animalia", becomes a handsome CG-animated international co-pro; New at NATPE - the guide to the hot animated shows debuting at the TV market; TV animation producers in the U.K. band together to survive a crisis period. VFX - The Scoop on the elaborate fan film, "Star Trek: New Voyages".

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      Issue #180 January 2008

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      Gaming - "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" makes is console debut; "Mumbo Jumbo" brings NBC's hit comedy "The Office" to the PC. Feature - It took an army of vfx wizards to realize the fantastic universe of Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass"; A look at some of the appealing ingredients in the upcoming CG-animated indie, "The Legend of Secret Pass". Television - How director Gary Trousdale and his crack team at DreamWorks Animation/PDI cooked up a special TV treat for Shrek fans. VFX - Animation pro David Schaub talks about creating the believable zombie effects for the eagerly awaited "I Am Legend" movie; Tech Reviews - Luxology's modo 301, Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro and The Pixel Farm's PFTrack 4.1.