The history of animation is known to the general public by two names: Disney and Warners. Ask any 'man on the street' what they know about animation and inevitably these studios or their characters will be invoked. The contributions by the artists and management of these studios is immeasurable and their praises should be sung, but not so loudly as to drown out the accomplishment and contributions of other studios and artists, particularly those that became of age or began during animation's Golden Age. You can view of course the technical accomplishments of the Fleischer Studios and the entertainment of MGM but this article will look at the particular accomplishments of one man and one studio who happened upon each other at the right time and changed animation.
ANIMATED EDWIN CARP
When Richard Haydn published the book "The Journal of Edwin Carp" in 1954, he probably never dreamed that someone would want to make it into an animated short. Yet nearly 50 years later, animator Richard Bazley is turning "The Journal of Edwin Carp" into the animated Edwin Carp.
So what is so interesting about a book written in 1954 that would inspire one of the lead animators on The Iron Giant and Disney's Hercules to take time out to turn a book into an animated short?
IN THE EARLY CARTOON
In his striving for a separate and well-defined personality of every character his artists created, Walt was supreme but not alone. The following is a short overview of personality in the early cartoon and an insight into the perennial charm of Mickey Mouse, still remaining the most potent of all cartoon characters.
INSIDE CYBERWORLD 3D
By Joe Tracy
The biggest animated movie of the year may be one few people know about - CyberWorld 3D. Hitting IMAX theaters nationwide on October 6, 2000, CyberWorld 3D brings several animated shorts to life in one big celebration. Like Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, CyberWorld 3D is a gathering of many short animated selections, original and previously viewed, tied together by an animated narrator named Phig (voiced by Jenna Elfman).