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- October 11, 2001
Movies Get "Sequel-Itis" in 2002
Peter Pan: Return
And studios are already lining up a slate of sequels and sequels to sequels for 2003 (including Tomb Raider 2, The Matrix Reloaded, Mask of Zorro 2, Terminator 3, Harry Potter 3, Shrek 2, Operation Condor 3)...
Over One Million
Snow White DVDs Sold First Day
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the jewels of the Disney vault and we couldn't be happier that the public has responded to the title in this way," said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Walt Disney Company. "The Snow White DVD is a breakthrough product for the industry that redefines DVD by taking the technology to a whole new level."
If the sales trend
continues, Snow White could become the biggest selling DVD of the year.
Like with most Disney movies, the DVD will only be available for a limited
time before being put on hiatus for about 10 years in order to create
a new sales cycle.
and Magic (ILM) Continues Massive FX Production
Star Wars II: Attack
of the Clones (2002)
ILM is the largest
visual effects production company in the United States, employing approximately
News Link of the
Day - Cinar Vote Includes Founders
"The board of embattled Cinar Corp., struggling to complete what has been a protracted sale process, is meeting in Montreal today to vote on a bid for the company. Cinar directors, including ousted co-founders Micheline Charest and Ronald Weinberg, are expected to be presented with an offer from London-based Gullane Entertainment Plc., according to sources.
The Gullane proposal,
said to be in the $300-million range, may represent the last chance to
sell Cinar as a unified concern before management is forced to consider
an auction of the company's individual assets..."
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