Issue #197 October 2009 (Cover A)
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".
Animation Magazine Volume 23, Issue 8, #197
- MIPCOM – Brief items on some of the hottest new shows at the annual content confab held in Cannes this month.