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Thursday - November 22, 2001
- Beauty and the Beast IMAX Information
- Shrek Video Game Sales Strong for Game Boy Color
- New Monsters, Inc. Trailer Released
- News Link of the Day - Animation Wizards Back Staff Talent

Why Eat Turkey When You Can Eat Pork?

Beauty and the Beast IMAX Information
(by Advanced tickets are now on sale for the January 1, 2002 IMAX version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The movie has been remastered frame by frame for IMAX and includes a remastered soundtrack and six minutes of new footage. The run time is 90 minutes versus the original 84 minutes.

IMAX theaters in the Los Angeles area that will be showing Beauty and the Beast include:

Irvine Spectrum Center
The Ontario Palace
The Valencia Town Center
Monrovia Cinema 12
Universal City Sidewalk
Movie Experience 17 (Murrieta)
The Bridge Cinema De Lux

Most theaters will have 7-8 showings a day and ticket price range from $10 per person to $12 per person.

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Shrek Video Game Sales Strong for Game Boy Color
Shrek Fair Tale Freakdown was the number one selling game for Game Boy Color last week according to statistics from the NPD Group. The number 2 top selling game is Monsters, Inc.

Video games based on this year's animated movies and FX films have been strong sellers on all systems, particularly games based on Shrek, Monsters, Inc. and Harry Potter.

Some new games based on animated TV shows are just starting to hit the gaming market. Jackie Chan Adventures: Legend of the Dark Hand hits Game Boy Advance next week. It's based on the Jackie Chan Adventures animated TV series.

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New Monsters, Inc. Trailer Released
(by The new Monsters, Inc. "Charades" trailer playing before many prints of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has been released. Click here to view it.

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News Link of the Day - Animation Wizards Back Staff Talent

According to the BBC:

"Major movie studios are not well known for casting members of staff in their upcoming films... But at Pixar animation studios, the company behind the successful computer-animated features Toy Story, Toy Story II and A Bug's Life, things are done a little differently..."

Click here for the full story.

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