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- October 26, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Opens Next
- Billboard's Top
- Chuck Jones Timber Wolf Flash
- News Link of the Day
- Waking Life is 'My Dinner with Andre' on Acid
Inc. Opens Next Friday
(by digitalmediafx.com) Monsters, Inc. opens next Friday
with early reviews continuing to praise the newest Pixar creation.
This Sunday will be the World Premiere for Monsters, Inc.
at the El Capitan Theatre where the film will begin airing digitally
starting November 2. The El Capitan Theatre will also feature
a Monsters, Inc. exhibit next door that was put together
by the Disney Special Events team. Called Monsters, Inc.
Headquarters, the exhibit features a live show (Let's Make A Scream),
a course called Monsters 101, costumed characters, and
a behind the scenes look a the making of the movie.
started the year at $30 a share and despite the economic downturn
and world events, it is currently trading at $40 a share as investors
react to positive early reaction from analysts who have seen the
FX will begin extensive coverage of Monsters, Inc. starting
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Top Video Sales
(by digitalmediafx.com) Billboard has released its list of
top video sales for last week with seven of the top 10 selling
videos being animated or visual effects intensive. The Mummy Returns
placed #1 with the new CGI animated Barbie
in the Nutcracker placing second! Third was Spy Kids
followed in fourth by Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase. Other FX
or animated movies making the top 10 include It's the Great Pumpkin
Charlie Brown, Scooby Doo: Spookiest Tales, and The Mummy.
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Jones Timber Wolf Flash Series
(by digitalmediafx.com) Award winning animator Chuck Jones
has completed a series of Flash cartoons for Warner Bros. online
that started airing this week. Warner Bros. describes the Flash
series as follows:
show introduces us to Thomas T. Wolf, a character who sees the
world as his oyster, despite being cursed with trees falling on
him whenever he says his middle name, 'Timber.' As much as Thomas
yearns for a peaceful life of leisure, nothing is as easy as he
thinks it should be. While the series is centered around Thomas,
there are many other creatures that inhabit the woods in Thomas'
world. Of course none so great, refined or noble as Thomas --
at least in his opinion."
Jones is noted
for his work on past classic Looney Toon cartoon series and is
responsible for helping to bring famous characters like Bugs Bunny,
Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig to life.
new episode in the series that is uploaded every Monday. Besides
Jones, the following people were also involved in the series:
(executive producer, supervising director, co-writer)
Philip Vaughn (producer, co-writer)
Jeff Degrandis (producer, director)
here to go to the Warner Bros. Timber Wolf site.
story was a result of an alert reader who took the time to email
the news tip to Digital Media FX. If you have an animation news
tip, please email it to email@example.com).
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of the Day - Waking Life is 'My Dinner with Andre' on Acid
According to The Star Tribune:
a movie heralded as the cutting edge of visual innovation, "Waking
Life" is disappointingly dull in every other respect.
It's a tricky
movie to describe. Think of "My Dinner With Andre" on
acid. Then convert the photos to rudimentary drawings amassed
in a flip book -- except you have sticky fingers that cause the
images to jump around rather than flow smoothly..."
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