Digital Media FX daily original animation and visual effects news - updated 365 days a year.
Digital Media FX - animation, animated, news, 3D  
Main Sections

Special Areas


Digital Media FX

Animation Stores

More dFX Sites

Other Resources





Digital Media FX News Archives

Wednesday - August 8, 2001
- Voice of Garfield Dead at 64
- A.I. in Swedish Ratings War
- Spy Kids: Special Edition Opens in Theaters
- News Link of the Day - Little Puppet Gets Job Done: No Strings Attached

Voice of Garfield Dead at 64
(by Lorenzo Music, the voice behind Garfield, passed away Saturday at the age of 64, due to lung cancer. While Music's most famous role was Garfield, he had also voiced characters in over a dozen TV series including Darkwing Duck, The Gummi Bears, and PAC-Man.

The family of Lorenzo Music has requested that any donations in his honor be sent to:

The Subud International Cultural Association
5828 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Click here to read a detailed article on Lorenzo Music (thanks to RZetlin for the link).

> Return to the top of page

AI in Swedish Rating Wars
(by Sweden has slapped AI with its harshest wide release rating, banning anyone under the age of 15 from seeing the movie in Sweden. [Spoiler in next sentence]. The Board of Film Censors gave the movie the harsh rating due to a scene where a mother drives a boy into a forest then abandons him there. The board felt that the scene could possibly damage kids.

The decision is being protested and an appeal is being filed for a lower rating.

> Return to the top of page

Spy Kids: Special Edition Opens in Theaters
(by Spy Kids: Special Edition opened in theaters today sporting a marketing campaign touting "never before seen footage" and new visual effects. The re-release of Spy Kids will only be playing in about 1,200 theaters. Meanwhile, Osmosis Jones, which opens this Friday, is set to be released in over 2,200 theaters.

> Return to the top of page

News Link of the Day - Little Puppet Gets Job Done: No Strings Attached

According to the New York Times:

"One of the most popular television shows in Britain today features a nine-inch- tall puppet in a hard hat and overalls. He, and his show, are named Bob the Builder. Millions of British children are tuning in to the 10-minute adventures of this friendly construction worker and his team of fun-loving machines who work together to complete projects and help one another in times of crisis.
(accomplished by stop motion)..."

Click here for the full story. (may require free registration to read)

> Return to the Top of the Page
> Click Here for a Printable Version of this Page
> Return to August News Archives
> Return to Today's News
> Return to the Digital Media FX Front Page

animation, visual effects, digital media, digital animators, CGI, animated, artists, animators
Return to Digital Media FX - The Animation Imagination Publication
Online Dating News Blog
Shop at the Discovery Channel Store.

Front Page - News Archives - dFX Newsletter - Interviews - Features - Columns - Reviews - Forums
For Fun - Artists - Maquettes - Movie Sites - Movie Trailers - Forum Insights - Special Reports
About dFX - Press Room - DVD Store - Book Store - Music Store - Poster Store - Cool Items Store

This site Copyright 2001 by Joe Tracy
All content, articles, and images on the Digital Media FX Website are ©Copyright 2000 - 2008 by Joe Tracy
or the indicated copyright holder. No content, images, or design elements may be
published, republished, rewritten, broadcast or redistributed without the
expressed written consent of Digital Media FX and Joe Tracy.

Webmasters - Please Link to Digital Media FX

Digital Media FX is a leading provider of animation news, industry information, animated movie
announcements, 3D CGI production features, animator interviews, and visual effects coverage.

Digital Media FX Online Privacy Statement

Online Dating | Reference Material