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Tuesday - October 16, 2001
- Disney Announces Atlantis DVD Release Date
- Warner Bros. Plays Limited Release Game Again
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Director Gambles on Dream Vision

Disney Announces Atlantis DVD Release Date
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
(by Disney has announced, via its Website, that Atlantis: The Lost Empire will be released to DVD and VHS on January 29, 2002. The DVD will be a special collector's 2-Disc set, however the feature list seems a little lacking for two discs. Here is a list of DVD bonus features according to Disney:

• "The History Of Atlantis: The Lost Empire"
• Myra Music Video
• How To Speak "Atlantean"
• Atlantean Alphabet And Dictionary
• Audio Commentary By Filmmakers
• "In Search Of The Real Atlantis"

Missing are elements dealing directly with the animation that made past Disney DVD releases more interesting.

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Warner Bros. Plays Limited Release Game Again
(by Warner Bros. is again coming under criticism for playing the "limited release" game with a popular classic. Earlier this year Warner Bros. dropped the ball on wide release of Superman despite the massive franchise and following of the film. After releasing the movie only in San Antonio, Warner Bros. opted not to allow audiences in other cities to see the movie and quickly released the special edition to DVD.

Now Warner Bros. is playing the same game with another classic - Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The move by Warner Bros. is already being strongly criticized by one of the most popular film critics around - Roger Ebert. Ebert told Wired magazine, "It disturbs me that 2001 is not getting a proper national release. For a while, Warners was even wondering whether to re-release it at all."

Warner Bros. is only going to rerelease the classic in potentially four cities then "make a decision" on a wider release for 2002.

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Final Weekend Box Office Numbers - FX/Animation Movies
(by Final weekend box office numbers are in and here are the results for the top animated and visual effects movies:



Weekend Total


Overall Total


# 22



$266.3 Million

Jurassic Park 3 # 25 $214,525 -25% $180.1 Million

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

# 26


461% gain

$83.3 Million

Planet of the Apes # 27 $194,613 -7% $178.4 Million

Pearl Harbor

# 29



$198.0 Million

Cats & Dogs # 32 $122,404 -20% $93.1 Million

Dr. Doolittle 2

# 44



$112.8 Million

The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.

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News Link of the Day - Director Gambles on Dream Vision

According to the Chicago Tribune:

"On a January evening in Park City, Utah, filmmaker Richard Linklater looked like an open wound about to be exposed to salt water.

Linklater hadn't unveiled a new movie since his 1998 non-hit of a western, The Newton Boys, and now he was introducing the experiment of his professional lifetime: Waking Life, a movie that's radically non-traditional in both content and form..."

Click here for the full story.

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