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Friday - August 31, 2001
- Lord of the Rings Given PG-13 Rating
- Disney to Release Direct to Video Recess Movie
- Images From Pinocchio 3001 Video Game
- News Link of the Day - 'Adult Swim' Aims to Get Grownups Back in the Cartoon Pool

Lord of the Rings Given PG-13 Rating
(by The first installment of Lord of the Rings, titled The Fellowship of the Ring has been given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America for "Epic Battle Sequences and Some Scary Images."

In other Lord of the Rings news, a new poster for The Fellowship of the Ring was just released yesterday (see image below):

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Disney to Release Direct to Video Recess Movie
(by Disney is releasing a new Recess movie direct to video on November 6, 2001. Titled, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, the movie follows the holiday adventures of the Recess fourth graders as they attract fun and trouble during the season of giving. The musical score is by Denis M. Hannigan, who also did Disney's Recess: School's Out movie.

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Images From Pinocchio 3001 Video Game
(by Yesterday, Digital Media FX reported that CineGroupe is producing an animated movie and video game called Pinocchio 3001, which will throw the classic children's tale centuries into the future. At our request, CineGroupe has provided us with several images from the video game. There are no images available yet from the movie. Here are four video game images:

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News Link of the Day - 'Adult Swim' Aims to Get Grownups Back in the Cartoon Pool

According to The Salt Lake City Tribune:

"...On Sunday, Cartoon Network embraces the challenge of being a major player in the animated market with a new block of cartoons aimed at adults. Each Sunday and Thursday at 11 p.m., Cartoon Network presents "Adult Swim."

This group of tunes, which includes a superhero lawyer, talking fast food and a character named Marco Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is officially aimed at 18- to 34-year-olds. But, come on, is any cartoon freak really older than age 5?..."

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