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Friday - November 9, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Expands for Holiday Weekend
- CineGroupe Begins Work on Two New Animated Series
- Screenshots: Clusterball
- News Link of the Day - Harry Potter and the Synergy Test

Monsters, Inc. Expands for Holiday Weekend
(by After a mammoth opening last weekend, Monsters, Inc. has expanded from 3,237 theaters to 3,269 theaters. In its first 6 days at the box office, Monsters, Inc. has amassed an amazing $73.3 million. By late next week it could enter the Top 10 Animated Films of All Time list, bumping off 101 Dalmations, which currently resides at #10 with a final box office tally of $144.8 million. Prior to Monsters, Inc., Shrek had been the quickest to reach the top 10 list, doing so in only 17 days and eventually moving up to the #2 spot.

Monday is U.S. holiday, Veteran's Day, in which most schools will be closed.

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CineGroupe Begins Work on Two New Animated Series
(by CineGroupe has announced the start of production on two new
animated television series: The Three Pigs and Edward. Both are scheduled to begin airing next year.

The Three Pigs, currently in production, is a new 26- episode half-hour animated series about a comically dysfunctional family featuring Mickey, a country pig who crosses the tracks to live with his uptown country cousins.

Edward, another new animated show currently in production, is a whimsical series of clips following the day-to-day adventures of an odd character in his quest to discover the meaning of life. It is based on a series of books by best-selling Canadian author Pierre Legare.

CineGroupe is located in Canada.

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Screenshots: Clusterball
(by Strategy First is prepping Clusterball for release this month. Digital Media FX has obtained some advanced screenshots of the futuristic sports game. Here's a look at four images from the game:

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News Link of the Day - Harry Potter and the Synergy Test

According to The Economist:

"Is he a sorcerer or a multi-million-dollar branded media property? Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling's boy wizard, whose first film is about to go on general release, boasts not only fictional magic powers. In the real world, he is the biggest test yet of claims made by AOL Time Warner, formed in a much-hyped merger at the start of 2001, that an integrated media conglomerate can conjure up spellbinding cross-promotion synergies ..."

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