It’s a big milestone: Our 250th issue! And it’s coming this summer with a street date of June 1.
To celebrate, we’ve decided to look at the companies, people and projects that our audience is telling us will define the industry’s future – and appear frequently in the paper and digital pages of Animation Magazine.
To handle so much information, we’re going to break it down into 10 lists of 25, compiled from our discussions with our readers – the people who make the animation what it is and will forge its path into the industry’s increasingly bright future as a successful global medium for communication.
So we are asking you, our readers and friends, for insights. Please feel free to answer any or none of the categories below that you can contribute to. This will be kept confidential, though we may want to include some comments in the issue and we will secure permission to do so before publishing it. You can even talk about your company, if you like.
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25 Animation Companies to Watch
Which companies are doing work right now that has the most potential to influence the future of animation? This can be a studio, a distributor, a software company – anybody. Please include an idea of why you think this company is one to watch.
25 VFX Companies to Watch
The visual effects field is known to change rapidly, so we are looking for the companies that are a step ahead in some way that will give them an edge in this very competitive industry.
25 Executives to Watch
Who are the people poised to contribute in ways that will change the industry? Who will become a major influence on the way animation is going to change and evolve as a business?
25 Creatives to Watch
Who are the creative people with the right mix of skills and ideas to deliver the content that will influence the rest of the industry?
25 Software Developers to Watch
Which companies are developing the most exciting new tools and advancing the technology that is essential to creating animation? Which company is going to make the process easier and more responsive from both creative and technical standpoints? And if there’s a tool out there you think will change everything, we’d love to hear about that, too.
25 Up and Coming Can’t-Miss Events
Where are the hot new places to go to connect with your peers, make big deals and ensure your company or content can be seen by the industry’s best and brightest?
25 Schools You Should Hire From
Where are the must-go campuses for recruiting the best-educated and most-prepared graduates? Which schools from around the globe are poised to be the best source for new talent in the coming years?
25 Agents to Watch
Everyone needs a good representative, so who is out there finding the best deals in markets around the world for their clients? Who’s the go-to agent that everyone wants to have in their corner in your part of the world?
25 Shows Destined to be Classics
What animated content on the air or online today is going to be considered a classic in the years to come? What cult favorite will influence a whole generation of talent and its output for years to come?
25 Top-Grossing Animated Features
Which features from the past 29 years are the most important in animation history? Which ones will be most influential going forward?
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