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      Issue #201 March 2010

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      Features - Learn all about director Don Hahn’s insightful new documentary "Waking Sleeping Beauty", which travels back to 1984 to chart the rebirth of Disney Studio’s creative spirit; A close look at what’s brewing in the hot, European animated melting pot at Cartoon Movie. Television - Comedy Central finds a terrific companion for "South Park", Devin Clark and David Stern’s horror-comedy about life with zombies, demons and werewolves called "Ugly Americans"; Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s popular podcasts come to life in HBO’s new animated venture, "The Ricky Gervais Show". Shorts - A curmudgeonly grandmother offers her view of a classic story in Brown Bag Films' Oscar-nominated "Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty"; Polish director Tomek Baginski discusses the making of his beautifully animated CG short "The Kinematograph". VFX - How vfx supe Kevin Mack conjured up classic creatures and wondrous transformation scenes for the new fantasy pic "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief". Oscar Watch - A run-down of the final animated shorts and features Oscar nominees, and which toons are repping additional categories. The 2010 Anicomm Awards - We celebrate the best animated, most original, funniest and all-around awesome commercials of the past year!

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      Issue #200 February 2010

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      Television - "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake", one of the most anticipated shows of the year, premieres on Cartoon Network next month; FX pushes the envelope with "Archer", a clever new animated take on the international spy genre; "Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil" is Disney XD’s newest action-packed toon. Special Focus - Animation Magazine's 200th Issue: A look back at the key moments of the last 100 years of toon history; Teh shows, films and characters that won over today's industry heavyweights. Oscar Watch - Your handy guide to the vfx Oscar bake-off contenders. 2010 School Guide - Inspiration and information for animation students—plus our quick guide to animation, vfx and digital media university programs around the globe. VFX - How the magical world of James Cameron's awe-inspiring "Avatar" was created.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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      Issue #167 December 2006 (Cover B)

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      Gaming - Namco Bandai Games and Smart Bomb Interactive take to the skies with "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron". Feature - How the beloved birds of Antarctica came to digital life in George Miller’s musical extravaganza "Happy Feet". Television - Andre Benjamin and Thomas Lynch’s colorful new Cartoon Network show, "Class of 3000", energizes the new cable season. Shorts - How animator Obom’s restless childhood and unique world view inspired her award- winning short "Here and There". VFX - VFX Supervisor Steve Begg spills the beans on the digital stunts of the new back-to-basics Bond thriller, "Casino Royale".

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      Issue #167 December 2006 (Cover A)

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      Same content as Issue #167 (Cover B), just different cover image! Gaming - Namco Bandai Games and Smart Bomb Interactive take to the skies with "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron". Feature - How the beloved birds of Antarctica came to digital life in George Miller’s musical extravaganza "Happy Feet". Television - Andre Benjamin and Thomas Lynch’s colorful new Cartoon Network show, "Class of 3000", energizes the new cable season. Shorts - How animator Obom’s restless childhood and unique world view inspired her award- winning short "Here and There". VFX - VFX Supervisor Steve Begg spills the beans on the digital stunts of the new back-to-basics Bond thriller, "Casino Royale".

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      Issue #166 November 2006

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      Gaming - Konami and Production I.G sink their teeth info "Lunar Knights" for DS. Features - Aardman’s distinctive stop-motion style animation and DreamWorks’ CG prowess get swirled together in "Flushed Away"; Bill Plympton’s "Hair High" sees the light of cinemas; ILM’s digital tricks make for a heck of a treat in "The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D". Television - Kids get a family overhaul in Disney Channel’s new series "The Replacements"; Weta returns to medieval times for Nelvana's "Jane and the Dragon"; DIC’s "Horseland" enters the fall TV race. Home Entertainment - Previewing Kenji Kamiyama’s "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society". VFX - Tech Reviews include Autodesk Maya 8.0; Wondertouch pro Emitters for particleillusion 3.0; NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5500

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      Issue #165 October 2006 (Cover B)

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      Same content as Issue #165 (Cover A), just different cover image! Gaming - Fall brings creepy new games for boys and ghouls. Features - Memorable characters and elastic cartoony style make Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season a sight for sore eyes; IDT hits one out of the park in "Everyone’s Hero" as the resilient spirits of Christopher and Dana Reeve inspire the studio’s first CG animated feature. Television - A quick sampler of some of the new shows and players of the ’06 global toon market; The unluckiest animated heroine is "Growing Up Creepie" this fall; " "Legion of Super Heroes" gets its own Warner Bros. toon; Comedy Central adds "Freak Show" to its cartoon lineup; A look at Baestarts, the young, vibrant animation studio in Budapest; Disney Channel's "Handy Manny" teaches younger kids how to face the daily challenges of life. VFX - Stop-motion gets surreal in Michel Gondry’s "The Science of Sleep"; Director Neil LaBute learns how to deliver digital bees for his new thriller, "The Wicker Man".

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      Issue #165 October 2006 (Cover A)

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      Same content as Issue #165 (Cover B), just different cover image! Gaming - Fall brings creepy new games for boys and ghouls. Features - Memorable characters and elastic cartoony style make Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season a sight for sore eyes; IDT hits one out of the park in "Everyone’s Hero" as the resilient spirits of Christopher and Dana Reeve inspire the studio’s first CG animated feature. Television - A quick sampler of some of the new shows and players of the ’06 global toon market; The unluckiest animated heroine is "Growing Up Creepie" this fall; " "Legion of Super Heroes" gets its own Warner Bros. toon; Comedy Central adds "Freak Show" to its cartoon lineup; A look at Baestarts, the young, vibrant animation studio in Budapest; Disney Channel's "Handy Manny" teaches younger kids how to face the daily challenges of life. VFX - Stop-motion gets surreal in Michel Gondry’s "The Science of Sleep"; Director Neil LaBute learns how to deliver digital bees for his new thriller, "The Wicker Man".

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      Issue #164 September 2006

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      Gaming - Marvel forms "Ultimate Alliance"; Five questions for Konami Digital Entertainment producer Jason Ray; Game's on for DC's "Justice League"; Konami puts Dark Horse's "Hellboy" in play. Features - Gil Kenan and his team at Sony Pictures Imageworks put their hybrid "Monster House" on the competitive summer market; John A. Davis unleashes a CG-animated cast of bugs in the feature adaptation of "The Ant Bully"; Controversy surrounds Goro Miyazaki's "Gedo Senki", an animated adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's fantasy novels. Home Entertainment - Mike Reiss' "Queer Duck" gets his own movie; "Animaniacs", Pinky and the Brain" and "Ren & Stimpy" find fresh lives on DVD. Television - Cartoon Network's "Squirrel Boy" offers character-driven comedy infused with witty charms of a squirrel and his favorite boy. VFX - Maestro John Knoll discusses some of the new CG booty showcased in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Behind the scenes of BBC's long-running sci-fi hit series, "Doctor Who". Opportunities - Up-close and personal with this year's winners of the student Academy Awards for animation.

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      Issue #163 August 2006

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      Gaming - Marvel forms "Ultimate Alliance"; Five questions for Konami Digital Entertainment producer Jason Ray; Game's on for DC's "Justice League"; Konami puts Dark Horse's "Hellboy" in play. Features - Gil Kenan and his team at Sony Pictures Imageworks put their hybrid "Monster House" on the competitive summer market; John A. Davis unleashes a CG-animated cast of bugs in the feature adaptation of "The Ant Bully"; Controversy surrounds Goro Miyazaki's "Gedo Senki", an animated adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's fantasy novels. Home Entertainment - Mike Reiss' "Queer Duck" gets his own movie; "Animaniacs", Pinky and the Brain" and "Ren & Stimpy" find fresh lives on DVD. Television - Cartoon Network's "Squirrel Boy" offers character-driven comedy infused with witty charms of a squirrel and his favorite boy. VFX - Maestro John Knoll discusses some of the new CG booty showcased in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Behind the scenes of BBC's long-running sci-fi hit series, "Doctor Who". Opportunities - Up-close and personal with this year's winners of the student Academy Awards for animation.

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