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- April 4, 2001
Awaits El Capitan Visitors
- Props, displays, and sketches from the animated movie.
- Huge fish tanks filled with live stingrays, jellyfish, and sharks.
- An educational glimpse into the history of the legend of Atlantis.
- Atlantis Laser Tag game in an Atlantis glow in the dark maze.
- A recreation of the underground Atlantis completely themed throughout the exhibit so you feel like you're really in Atlantis.
Last year, Disney built a huge dinosaur exhibit to coincide with its release of Dinosaur at the El Capitan. The three story exhibit gave a behind the scenes glimpse of the making of Dinosaur (sound, animation, special effects), and brought moving dinosaurs to life, including ones that would spit water or appear from behind plants to "attack." The exhibit received rave reviews.
Disney is expected
to make an official announcement about Destination Atlantis within the
next several weeks. The exhibit and movie will be playing at the El Capitan
from June 8 through July 15, 2001.
Air This Month on ABC
At the 2000 Academy Awards, Phil Collin's "You'll be in my Heart" song won "Best Original Song."
Return to the Big Screen with New Footage
Unlike Warner Bros.,
which dropped the ball on a potential widescreen release of the classic
Superman movie (supported by a franchise), Spielberg has complete
faith that audiences will flock to see E.T. Therefore he is bypassing
a limited release in favor of an all out widescreen push.
News Link of the
Day - High-tech Court Gets Test Run
"From a college
in England, a barrister questions his star witness, an aging green-haired
hippie whose answers are beamed across the globe from Australia. Jurors
murmur with surprise as prosecutors re-create an in-flight jet collision
with lifelike digital animation.
And a judge supervises
it all from Virginia -- at times talking to a camera that transmits his
image to the prosecutor across the ocean, watching on a monitor..."
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