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Thursday - July 5, 2001
- Disney Shows New Work at Cinema Expo
- Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase Video/DVD Details Released
- Lawsuit Filed over Shrek Swirl Ice Cream
- News Link of the Day - Animated Series Beats Long Odds

Disney Shows New Work at Cinema Expo
(by Disney displayed a trailer for Treasure Planet and Lilo & Stitch at Cinema Expo 2001, which took place last week. A company called Game-Plus captured some of the footage from the Expo and uploaded it, viewable in Windows Media format by clicking on the links below (quality is average due to circumstances):

Treasure Planet Trailer
Lilo and Stitch Trailer

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Scooby-Doo and the Cyber ChaseScooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase Video/DVD Details Released
(by The
newest Scooby-Doo adventure, called "Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, will be released to DVD and video on October 9, 2001. The feature-length movie will sell for $19.96 on VHS and $24.98 on DVD.

DVD features include:

- New Scooby-Doo music video.
- Virtual detective game.
- "Making of" featurette.

Here's Warner Bros. promotional synopsis of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase:

"Scooby-Doo and the gang face their most electrifying case ever when they are zapped into a high-tech computer game based on their own Mystery, Inc. adventures in this all-new, feature-length movie. While pursuing the Phantom Computer Virus through the ten levels of the video game, the gang travels from the prehistoric past to the space-age future and even manages to meet up with their own digital doubles along the way."

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Lawsuit Filed Over "Shrek Swirl" Ice Cream
(by Baskin-Robbins is being sued by the parents of a five year old California girl who was hospitalized after eating a special Shrek Swirl (sour apple sherbert and grape ice cream with Pop Rocks candy sprinkled on top). Shortly after eating the Baskin-Robbins treat, that helps promote DreamWorks Shrek movie, the girl's stomach apparently began to swell and she experienced intense stomache pains. She was rushed to a medical center where a tube was inserted into her stomache to relieve air pressure. The problem was attributed to the Shrek Swirl treat and the use of Pop Rocks candy with it. The parents decided to sue Baskin-Robbins only after their request for the ice cream chain to remove Shrek Swirl was refused.

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News Link of the Day - Animated Series Beats Long Odds

According to The Salt Lake City Tribune:

"David Michel was traveling more than 100,000 miles a year as vice president of sales and marketing for a health-care consulting firm -- so when he was home he made up stories about his travels for his son, John, then 2 1/2. Soon the airplanes had names and Michel expanded the stories...A few weeks ago, PBS introduced "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" in its summer schedule…"

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