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Friday - August 3, 2001
- Shrek Crosses $350 Million Mark Worldwide
- Osmosis Jones World Premiere Set for August 7
- Norman Wright Passes Away
- News Link of the Day - LOTR Gets Computerized

Shrek Crosses $350 Million Mark Worldwide
(by DreamWorks Shrek has crossed the $350 million mark worldwide
as it continues to perform well in several domestic and overseas markets. The movie has made over $250 million domestically and over $100 million overseas. $28 million of the overseas gross has come from the U.K.

DreamWorks is prepping a special Shrek 2-Disc DVD for release later this year.

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Osmosis Jones World Premiere Set for August 7
(by The world premiere for Osmosis Jones will take place on Tuesday, August 7, at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Attending the premiere will be Bill Murray, Laurence Fishburne, Brandy Norwood, William Shatner, Molly Shannon, producer/director Bobby Farrelly and animation directors Piet Kroon and Tom Sito, plus celebrity guests.

Osmosis Jones is a mixture of live action and animation and opens nationwide on August 10. It's only PG-rated competition will be Spy Kids: Special Edition, which opens August 8.

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Norman Wright Passes Away
(by Disney animation writer Norman Wright has passed away at the age of 91. Wright was the last living writer from Disney's Fantasia. While working for Disney Animation, Wright held many various positions including animator, writer, and director. One of Wright's most famous sequences was "The Nutcracker Suite" for Fantasia.

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News Link of the Day - LOTR Gets Computerized

According to World Entertainment News:

"The Lord of the Rings is set for high-resolution fun and frolics, with plans to launch computer games and consoles based on the movie franchise from later this year (01).

Computer game manufacturer Electronic Arts has signed a contract with New Line Cinema to develop the series..."

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