Media FX News Archives
- June 9, 2001
- Disney Set to Layoff 1,000
Employees (Including Animators)
- Voyage to Atlantis:
The Lost Empire This Sunday
- Tomb Raider to Open in More
Than 3,100 Movie Theaters
- News Link of the Day
- Evolution of a Species
Set to Layoff 1,000 Employees (Including Animators)
(by digitalmediafx.com) According to the LA Times, Disney
is about to layoff 1,000 employees after another 3,000 volunteered
to leave the company with severance packages.
to the LA Times, "Among the areas expected to be hit hardest
by the layoffs are Disney's theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando
and its feature animation department, where Disney is cutting
several dozen jobs and slashing salaries by 30% to 50% in response
to the unit's declining profits."
will take place by the end of July.
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to Atlantis: The Lost Empire This Sunday
(by digitalmediafx.com) On Sunday, June 10, at 8PM, ABC will
air a one hour special titled "Voyage to Atlantis: The Lost
Empire." The TV special examines the latest scientific and
evidence suggesting Atlantis not only existed in the past, but
that it will be rediscovered in our immediate future.
of countless books, movies and TV shows, Atlantis has always been
presented in a shroud of myth, fantasy, hearsay and supposition.
Now, using interviews and never-before-seen footage from some
of the world's most noted explorers, archaeologists and oceanographers,
what may be the first positive proof of Atlantis is revealed.
theories and ideas the special explores are:
* A tie-in
between Noah's flood and the destruction of Atlantis.
* A theory
of continental drift whereby landmasses coming together result
in an absence of solid land at the center, exactly where Atlantis
would have been located.
* A peculiar
animal migratory phenomenon -- Several Atlantic species, including
birds, lemmings and eels, leave their homes to travel hundreds
of miles west across the ocean, where they circle and eventually
die precisely where Atlantis is believed to have been located.
concludes with never-before-seen footage of the latest deep-ocean
expedition that may uncover even more evidence of the existence
is sponsored by Atlantis: The Lost Empire movie and includes
a sneak peek at the animated movie.
here to visit the "Atlantis is Waiting" dFX Movie Site.
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to Open in More Than 3,100 Movie Theaters
(by digitalmediafx.com) The FX-filled Tomb Raider movie
will open on more than 3,100 movie screens on Friday, June 15,
As the leading
actress, Angelina Jolie reinvents the Lara Croft video game action
hero in the movie. The Croft character was born into wealth and
groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and
mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts
and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is
highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only
a desire for adventure.
is rated PG-13 for Action Violence & Some Sensuality.
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of the Day - Evolution of a Species
According to ABQ Journal:
have been in the movies for decades, starting with the 1919 silent
film "Ghost of Slumber Mountain" and going right up
to the 1990s when the blockbuster "Jurassic Park" was
released and Disney weighed in with Dinosaur.
The New Mexico
Museum of Natural History celebrates dinosaurs in the movies with
'Cine-Saurus, a History of Dinosaurs in the Movies'
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