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- October 28, 2001
- Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Shines on IMAX
- LA Times Praises
- Helix Digital - Overseas
- News Link of the Day
- Manga Monsters Guard Sakaiminato
Beauty and the Beast Shines on IMAX
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's Beauty and the Beast
hit's IMAX screens on January 1, 2002 and early word is very positive
on the film's transition from widescreen to IMAX. Disney recently
screened Beauty and the Beast for managers of IMAX theater
chains and several other employees have viewed a select 15 minute
segment of the film. One person, who saw the 15 minute segment,
told Digital Media FX the following:
images are crisper and more saturated than ever seen before, and
there is absolute no distortion of any kind apparent due to the
format change - not to mention the sound quality."
are in line with audience viewings of a Beauty and the Beast
theatrical trailer now airing in front of several IMAX movies.
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Praises John Lasseter
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Los Angeles Times had high praise
for John Lasseter on Sunday in a feature story titled, "Another
Monster?". In the story, the Times stated that Lasseter is
described as "the Walt Disney for the 21st century."
also states that Monsters, Inc. was derailed 18 months
ago with some story problems that were readdressed and fixed.
The same problem occurred with Toy Story 2, which is Pixar's
most successful film of all time.
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Digital - Overseas Animation Problematic
(by digitalmediafx.com) Helix Digital, trying to become one
of Canada's leading provider of digital
production services to the global classical animation industry,
is touting the problems with companies sending their work overseas.
trend in recent years has been to send more and more work overseas
to studios in the far east where labour is extremely cheap,"
says Richard Lorway, General Manager of Helix Digital Inc. "But
working overseas comes with big risks, and mistakes can be very
expensive. In terms of contract price, we can't match the overseas
studios but we are lower than other studios in North America.
And if producers look at the real cost of working overseas, we're
also ways that below-the-line production costs, such as long-distance
phone bills, courier fees, overseas directors, travel, and administration
are higher when production is sent overseas. Additional hidden
costs, Helix Digital says, may be lower production standards,
late delivery and non-response to producer concerns.
is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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of the Day - Manga Monsters Guard Sakaiminato
According to the Daily Yomiuri:
10 years ago, Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, a city with a population
of 38,000, transformed its nostalgic shopping arcade into a street
dedicated to Gegege no Kitaro, a famous manga by Shigeru Mizuki,
a native of the city. Today, the 800-meter street boasts dozens
of bronze statues of loveable monsters from the manga that have
converted the 'virtually deserted arcade'--as the old district
was referred to by locals--into a popular sightseeing spot that
welcomes 600,000 visitors each year..."
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