fps Animation Magazine Celebrates its First Anniversary Online

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Montreal, Quebec, CANADA (PRWEB) February 17, 2004 Â? Dubbed "the definitive animation 'zine" by the Independent Film Channel, the print magazine fps earned the praise of many. With a rebuttal to a comment in an article on Salon.com, fps Â? the web site - was born.

On February 22nd, 2003, the new web site fpsmagazine.com was launched with the article, Oscar and the Grouch (http://www.fpsmagazine.com/comment/grouch.shmtl) in response to a comment questioning the usefulness of a Best Feature Animation category at the Oscars.

Originally an animation print magazine, fps was first published in 1991, with news, features and commentary on all aspects of animation - conception, creation, voice-acting, screenings - from all over the world. The website of the Independent Film Channel, IFCtv.com called fps "the definitive animation 'zine," and many industry fans and insiders lauded the publication for its take on the all aspects - art, voice work, scriptwriting - of the animation world. The rebirth of fps was marked by many contributors returning to the fold, including Mike Caputo, whose lessons on do-it-yourself animation resonated with readers, and esteemed newcomers are providing content, such as animation insider Michael Ventrella, founder of Animato! magazine.

To celebrate its first anniversary, fps is giving away soundtrack CDs, DVDs, posters and more from February 22nd to March 21st, 2004. Check out the contest on the site.

For additional information, contact Emru Townsend or Tamu Townsend.

fpsmagazine.com continues the tradition of articulate and insightful analyses of animation in all its forms. The site features news, features, commentary, festival overviews, reviews, a treasure trove of links, a list of animation releases and books of interest, and the fps Store, which lists fps' affiliates (all proceeds of the store defray costs of operation for the web site).

Founding editor of fps, Emru Townsend, lives in Montreal and writes about animation, live-action films, technology, music, comics and books for such diverse publications and web sites as PC World, The Hub: Digital Living, January Magazine, The All-Movie Guide, and his own web site, The Critical Eye (including articles and interviews from fps' previous print incarnation, and items before the creation of fpsmagazine.com). Townsend wants people to know that "fps looks at all aspects of animation critically, without being stuffy."

Web site: http://www.fpsmagazine.com/index.shtml
Editor: Emru Townsend

Publicity: tamu@5x5media.com

News: news@fpsmagazine.com

Submissions: submissions@fpsmagazine.com

Back Issues Orders: http://www.fpsmagazine.com/store/backissues.shtml
Phone: (514) 696-2153

Fax: (514) 696-2497

The Critical Eye: http://www.5x5media.com/eye/main/index.shtml

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