Issue #202 April/May 2010
Feature - Co-directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois reveal the triumphs and tribulations of bringing DreamWorks’ majestic 3-D epic "How to Train Your Dragon" to animated life. Special Focus - 50 Years of Annecy: A Golden Tribute. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary edition of the Annecy Festival, animation luminaries tell us why they fell in love with this remarkable event. Plus, artistic director Serge Bromberg shares his memories and highlights of the upcoming festival. Television - Cartoon Network’s new action series "Generator Rex" combines sci fi gizmos, fantastical monsters and kick-butt battles; Angela Santomero, creator and exec producer of "Super WHY" and "Blue’s Clues", reflects on the essentials of creating a successful animated preschool show; Rome-based Mondo TV wags its tail for a new animated series based on the popular European toy brand, "Puppy in my Pocket"; Aardman's Wallace & Gromit adapt to new roles as patron saints of gizmo creators from all over the world. MIPTV Market Watch - Everything you need to know about this year’s TV animation market, but were too busy to ask! VFX - Animation supervisor David Schaub spills the beans on the painstaking task of creating 30 major characters for Tim Burton’s surreal "Alice in Wonderland"; Our annual quest to learn what makes top animators and effects artists tick. Find out the loves, loathings and favorite tech tools of artists from WETA, DreamWorks, Sony and more.
Animation Magazine Volume 24, Issue 3, #202
- MIPTV market watch; Cartoons on the Bay; Annecy’s 50th anniversary.