2009 Issues

2009 Issues

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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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      Issue #199 December 09/January 10

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      Features - The directors of the highly anticipated "The Princess and the Frog" discuss the studio's risky return to traditional animation and singing heroines; "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" promises more high-pitched singing and lots of elaborate CG-animated/live-action sequences; Director Tomm Moore shares his thoughts on the studio's breakout feature, "The Secret of Kells", and is bid for the animated Oscar race. Special Focus - Indian toon powerhouse, DQE, reflects on 10 years of astonishing growth; The smart and sassy French animation house, Marathon, celebrates 10 years of blending anime style and American toon conventions to create globally popular franchises. VFX - Phil Tippett spills the beans on creating the furrocious vfx for "Twilight: New Moon".

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      Issue #198 November 2009

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      2009 Oscar Watch - Fans are hoping that Pixar's animated octogenarian from "Up" is nominated alongside live-action heavyweights; A quick look at the diverse Best Animated Feature contenders, their pros and cons. Features - Wes Anderson delivers a delightfully quirky adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book in "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; Spain's Ilion Animation Studios and Sony Pictures deliver a flip on the classic alien flick with "Planet 51"; Adam Elliot, the Oscar-winning director of "Mary and Max", talks about the joys and heartaches of making his first feature length stop-motion movie. Television - Inspired by classic holiday specials, Disney's CG-animated "Prep & Landing" puts the spotlight on Santa's efficient helpers! Opportunities - With the aid of SJSU students, writer-director Scott Sublett's Flash-animated "Bye-Bye Bin Laden" hits the festival circuit and gets a DVD release.

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      Issue #197 October 2009 (Cover C)

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      Same content as Issue 197 (Cover A and B), just didn't cover image! Features - Die-Hard fans are hoping that Imagi’s new CG-animated "Astro Boy" will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series; How directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord made a totally satisfying animated meal out of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"; Shane Acker expands the brave, new world of his acclaimed short and delivers the visually arresting CG-animated feature, "Apocalypse 9"; The new CG-animated Russian feature "Belka and Strelka: Star dogs" takes a creative look at the historic achievements of two brave space-faring canines. Television - Meet "Titan Maximum", [adult swim]’s latest tongue-in-cheek stop-motion homage to bad giant robot cartoons; Moonscoop's new series "Hero: 108" is a terrific mix of cutting-edge graphic style, unexpected humor and ancient Eastern philosophies; Mike Henry, co-creator, exec producer and star of "The Cleveland Show" chats with us about the spin-off series; Nickelodeon unveils eric Robles' CG series about two hyperactive superhero wannabes, "Fanboy and Chum Chum"; Disney rolls out "Jungle Junction", a high-energy CG-animated preschool show; Through the magic of CG technology, Breakthrough and Sinking Ships new show "Dino Dan" gives viewers a chance to see what Jurassic-age creatures really looked like; Daewon Media prepares "Gon", the new CG-animated show based on Tanaka's popular dinosaur manga; "Justin Time", Guru Studio's bright preschool show about a time-traveling boy and his imaginary friend, is ready to fly; Fall 2009 TV toon preview; Meet the buyers. VFX - Go behind-the-scenes of "District 9", Neill Blomkamp’s fantastic sci-fi thriller which offers a great script, excellent acting, clever direction and believable insect-like aliens; Spike Jonze’s restrained use of visual effects brings Maurice Sendak’s creatures to like in "Where the Wild Things Are".

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      Issue #197 October 2009 (Cover B)

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      Same content as Issue 197 (Cover A and C), just didn't cover image! Features - Die-Hard fans are hoping that Imagi’s new CG-animated "Astro Boy" will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series; How directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord made a totally satisfying animated meal out of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"; Shane Acker expands the brave, new world of his acclaimed short and delivers the visually arresting CG-animated feature, "Apocalypse 9"; The new CG-animated Russian feature "Belka and Strelka: Star dogs" takes a creative look at the historic achievements of two brave space-faring canines. Television - Meet "Titan Maximum", [adult swim]’s latest tongue-in-cheek stop-motion homage to bad giant robot cartoons; Moonscoop's new series "Hero: 108" is a terrific mix of cutting-edge graphic style, unexpected humor and ancient Eastern philosophies; Mike Henry, co-creator, exec producer and star of "The Cleveland Show" chats with us about the spin-off series; Nickelodeon unveils eric Robles' CG series about two hyperactive superhero wannabes, "Fanboy and Chum Chum"; Disney rolls out "Jungle Junction", a high-energy CG-animated preschool show; Through the magic of CG technology, Breakthrough and Sinking Ships new show "Dino Dan" gives viewers a chance to see what Jurassic-age creatures really looked like; Daewon Media prepares "Gon", the new CG-animated show based on Tanaka's popular dinosaur manga; "Justin Time", Guru Studio's bright preschool show about a time-traveling boy and his imaginary friend, is ready to fly; Fall 2009 TV toon preview; Meet the buyers. VFX - Go behind-the-scenes of "District 9", Neill Blomkamp’s fantastic sci-fi thriller which offers a great script, excellent acting, clever direction and believable insect-like aliens; Spike Jonze’s restrained use of visual effects brings Maurice Sendak’s creatures to like in "Where the Wild Things Are".

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      Issue #197 October 2009 (Cover A)

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      Same content as Issue #197 (Cover B and C), just different cover image! Features - Die-Hard fans are hoping that Imagi’s new CG-animated "Astro Boy" will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series; How directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord made a totally satisfying animated meal out of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"; Shane Acker expands the brave, new world of his acclaimed short and delivers the visually arresting CG-animated feature, "Apocalypse 9"; The new CG-animated Russian feature "Belka and Strelka: Star dogs" takes a creative look at the historic achievements of two brave space-faring canines. Television - Meet "Titan Maximum", [adult swim]’s latest tongue-in-cheek stop-motion homage to bad giant robot cartoons; Moonscoop's new series "Hero: 108" is a terrific mix of cutting-edge graphic style, unexpected humor and ancient Eastern philosophies; Mike Henry, co-creator, exec producer and star of "The Cleveland Show" chats with us about the spin-off series; Nickelodeon unveils eric Robles' CG series about two hyperactive superhero wannabes, "Fanboy and Chum Chum"; Disney rolls out "Jungle Junction", a high-energy CG-animated preschool show; Through the magic of CG technology, Breakthrough and Sinking Ships new show "Dino Dan" gives viewers a chance to see what Jurassic-age creatures really looked like; Daewon Media prepares "Gon", the new CG-animated show based on Tanaka's popular dinosaur manga; "Justin Time", Guru Studio's bright preschool show about a time-traveling boy and his imaginary friend, is ready to fly; Fall 2009 TV toon preview; Meet the buyers. VFX - Go behind-the-scenes of "District 9", Neill Blomkamp’s fantastic sci-fi thriller which offers a great script, excellent acting, clever direction and believable insect-like aliens; Spike Jonze’s restrained use of visual effects brings Maurice Sendak’s creatures to like in "Where the Wild Things Are".

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      Issue #196 September 2009

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      Feature - "Ponyo", anime legend Hayao Miyazaki’s latest fantasy, arrives Stateside thanks to the efforts of John Lasseter and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Television - Michael Eisner and Eric Fogel team up to bring viewers "Glenn Martin DDS", a claymation sitcom about a dentist and his family, which premieres this month on Nick at Nite; From Pitch to Production: Tips on navigating the rocky waters of animation development. Special Report: SIGGRAPH 2009 - The eclectic sights and sounds of New Orleans add an extra dimension to this year’s SIGGRAPH confab and CG animation festival; VFX company recruiters reveal how to get—and keep—a job during the economic downturn. VFX - The Toronto-based VFX team behind Syfy’s new hit series, "Warehouse 13", discusses the fine art of creating a cornucopia of paranormal artifacts.

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      Issue #195 August 2009

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      Feature - Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier and the rest of the wizards at Blue Sky Studios give us a sparkling new 3-D adventure in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs". Television - How SpongeBob SquarePants evolved from being a clever little toon on Nickelodeon to one of the most popular characters in the history of animation in 10 incredible years; MTV’s new show "DJ & The Fro" offers a bizarro compilation of viral videos along with snarky comments by a pair of animated desk slaves. Special Report - The Scoop on 20 Cool Comic-Book Movies: A look ahead at the next slew of features based on comic-book properties; A slat of innovative web projects opens new doors for comic-book artists. VFX - How the sharp crew at ILM helped shape the breath-taking, fiery climax for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".

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      Issue #194 June/July 2009

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      Features - "Up", the 10th feature from John Lasseter’s hit-making studio, is described as a “coming of old age” movie and travels to some uncharted territories; Marathon Media’s "Totally Spies! The Movie" offers a long-awaited glimpse at the origins of the fantastic crime-fighting girls from Beverly Hills High; PIxar's Peter Sohn sheds some light on the making of his wonderful new short, "Partly Coudy"; More than six decades after being introduced in a Belgian newspaper comic, pint-sized adventurers Suske and Wiske are getting ready for their major CG-animated movie splash. Television - John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky talk "The Goode Family’s" eco-drama with a Mike Judge spin; Alexei Alexeev’s award-winning short, "KJFG No. 5", inspires a delightful new TV series. VFX - All about the cool vfx tricks featured in three of the summer’s hot new movies. "Terminator Salvation", "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".

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      Issue #193 April/May 2009

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      Gaming - Telltale Games delivers an awesome new series of games for two beloved Aardman characters. Features - Dreamworks’ "Monsters v. Aliens" puts vaguely familiar movie monsters into a ginormous stereoscopic package; After winning the Best Feature Prize at Ottawa, Aristomenis Tsirbas’ indie labor of love, (Battle for Terra", is ready for its 3-D blitz. Home Entertainment - "X-Men", "Superman", "Freakazoid" and more mix it up on DVD and Blue-ray this month. Television - Mitch Hurwitz and Josh Weinstein discuss FOX’s new primetime toon about dysfunctional teachers; Nicktoons debuts a stylish new animated series starring a teenaged version of Ironman; Heath Kenny, the recently appointed creative director of the French studio, discussess its new slate; Toon execs dole out some solid advice about surviving the global economic slump; CHINAnimax reveals ZN Animation's eclectic new projects; Craig Bartlett talks about his new animated creation "Dinosaur Train", a Jim Henson company project which will pull into PBS KIDS fall 2009. VFX - John DesJardin talks about how he handled the challenging task of recreating Alan Moore’s "Watchmen"; Tools and top picks of the trade-which shows, movies, tech tools and websites make our animator's hot list this year.

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      Issue #192 March 2009

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      Features - How the brilliant Henry Selick and his team at LAIKA used 3-D stop-motion to recreate the world of "Coraline"; Adam Elliot’s new stop-motion feature "Mary and Max" was the toast of Sundance last month; Some of the buzz-worthy feature projects playing at Cartoon Movie; Oscar Watch: Weighing in on the best short contenders for this year’s Oscars, which are both artistically and geographically diverse. Television - Nickelodeon and DreamWorks bring "The Penguins of Madagascar" to the small screen. VFX - Master Kent Houston mixes subtle effects with superheroic elements in the new sci-fi thriller, "Push".

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      Issue #191 February 2009

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      Features - Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman’s innovative animated documentary, "Waltz with Bashir", utilizes the vast possibilities of the medium to tell a haunting, personal tale; Tatia Rosenthal makes change with her international co-pro indie "$9.99"; several new animated TV and feature projects from young Mexican studios reflect the growth of the region's toon industry. School Guide - Lasseter's principles: The brilliant Disney/Pixar chief creative officer shares some of his successful methods; School listings. Television - The dude with the claws takes the lead in Nicktoons’ "Wolverine and the X-Men"; What’s New at NATPE? Key info and cool new toons to check out at the Las Vegas confab; Studio B's "Kid vs. Kat" delivers a new take on the classic "Cats are nefarious creatures from out space" premise; Lincoln Butterfield's new toon takes a real-life approach to the mysterious world of monsters. VFX - Our special Oscar coverage continues with the low-down on the Academy’s long list for top vfx title; How Digital Domain created CG versions of human behavior for David Fincher's "The Curious Case f Benjamin Button"; Top 10 Animation/VFX Tools of the Year.

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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.