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Saturday - October 20, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Gets Boost From Financial Analysts
- Disney's Pinocchio Coming to Broadway
- Friday's Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Struggles With Sale

Monsters, Inc. Gets Boost From Financial Analysts
(by A special showing of Monsters, Inc. to several financial analysts has resulted in high praise from analysts who see Monsters, Inc. as a big winner this season. Prudential even went as far to give box office predictions saying that Monsters, Inc. should easily end up with a final gross somewhere between A Bug's Life ($163 million domestically) and Toy Story 2 ($246 million domestically).

The news follows an exclusive story by Digital Media FX last May that Monsters, Inc. was scoring higher marks than all past Pixar movies during test screenings.

Monsters, Inc.

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Disney's Pinocchio Coming to Broadway
(by Disney's broadway experience with Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King is now resulting in a new addition - Pinocchio. Disney plans on turning its version of Pinocchio from an animated movie into a live Broadway stage production. According to the London Daily Telegraph several of the experts behind Disney's highly successful The Lion King Broadway show have been retained to work on the Pinocchio production.

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Friday Box Office Results
(by There were no major animated or visual effects films in the top 10 on Friday.

Here are Friday's Top 5 Movies

1. From Hell - $3.8 Million
2. Riding in Cars With Boys - $3.6 Million
3. Training Day - $2.7 Million
4. Bandits - $2.3 Million
5. The Last Castle - $2.2 Million

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News Link of the Day - Cinar Struggles With Sale

According to the National Post:

"Cinar Corp. is still struggling to forge consensus amongst its directors for a proposed sale of the company's animation and production division to U.K.-based Gullane Entertainment PLC.

In its required semi-monthly public statement to shareholders yesterday, the Montreal-based company said it is continuing its protracted search for a buyer..."

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