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Sunday - August 12, 2001
- Weekend Estimates: Osmosis Jones $5.6 Million
- Osmosis Jones TV Series
- Fox Keeps Ice Age to Itself
- News Link of the Day - Pixar Ups 2001 Outlook

Weekend Estimates: Osmosis Jones $5.6 Million
(by Osmosis Jones failed to attract moviegoers, bringing in an estimated $5.6 million in its opening weekend for a 7th place finish. The poor performance is an indicator that Osmosis Jones will finish its box office run at around $20 million. Even Warner Bros. disappointing 1998 animated Quest for Camelot movie brought in more money in its opening weekend ($6 million).

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Osmosis Jones TV Series Could be on Thin Ice
(by Prior to the disastrous opening of Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros. Animation had been extensively planning an animated TV series to compliment the movie. Those plans could be scratched, however, after U.S. audiences showed no interest in the Warner Bros. film (see today's top news story). The scenario mimics Disney, which had been working on a Team Atlantis TV series that it swiftly canceled after not getting the desired box office results from the animated movie.

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Fox Keeps Ice Age to Itself
(by Recent discussion between DreamWorks and FOX to share distribution in Fox's animated Ice Age movie have broken down, resulting in FOX being the sole distributor for the animated movie. Ice Age is a digitally-animated feature film from Blue Sky Studios, a computer graphics imagery/feature film animation studio and a division of Twentieth Century Fox Animation Studios.

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News Link of the Day - Pixar Ups 2001 Outlook

According to the Washington Post:

"Pixar Animation Studios Inc. , maker of the successful computer animated film Toy Story, reported higher second-quarter net income as lower costs offset a decline in revenue and raised its full-year forecast, anticipating a strong response to its upcoming film, Monsters, Inc..."

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