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Saturday - April 14, 2001
- Can Lord of the Rings Bring Hollywood to New Zealand?
- Ready for The Simpsons Wrestling?
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Hey, That's Us


 

One Ring To Rule Them AllCan Lord of the Rings Bring Hollywood to New Zealand?
(by digitalmediafx.com) New Zealand tourism is bound to substantially increase after the release of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was filmed throughout New Zealand. However, the country is hoping for an increase in Hollywood movies being filmed in New Zealand too.

According to Bloomberg, "The country that produced Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Anna Paquin hopes the much-anticipated release of the movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy Lord of the Rings, filmed in New Zealand, will attract more big Hollywood productions to its scenery and low costs. AOL Time Warner Inc. invested $270 million to film Tolkien's fantasy in New Zealand."

The Lord of the Rings release this December is becoming one of the most anticipated movies ever and New Zealand hopes that the lush locations prove to be an attraction and magnet to Hollywood companies.

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Simpsons WrestlingReady for The Simpsons Wrestling?
(by digitalmediafx.com) Fox Interactive and Big Ape have released Simpsons Wrestling for the Playstation console. The game, featuring the popular animated characters from the TV series, allows players to pit one character from The Simpsons against the other in a very interactive wrestling match.

Costing $39.99, players can take on the identity of their favorite character and battle their way to the ultimate title -- Champion of Springfield.

The game features the 22 characters from the TV show including Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, Burns, Smithers, Krusty, Apu, Moe, and Flanders. Each characters has special moves and their own fighting style. The game also features various 3D locations (where the wrestling takes place) from the TV series.

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New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
(by digitalmediafx.com) Tomorrow a new edition of the dFX Animation and Special Effects newsletter will go out to email subscribers. The newsletter is delivered the 1st and 15th of every month with original news, content, and a sneak peek at new dFX articles. Readers of the dFX newsletter will gain access a day early to the new "Back to the Drawing Board with Jim Hill" column.

To sign up for the email newsletter, click here.

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News Link of the Day - Hey, That's Us

According to The Ottawa Citizen:

"The Untalkative Bunny may be a citizen of the world, but he's a resident of Ottawa. Unmistakably so.

Dynomight Cartoons' laconic lapin is about to burst forth -- quietly, of course -- on TV screens in Britain, France, Germany and South America as well as Canada, but his animated turf will have special resonance for those right here at home..."

Click here for the full story.

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