Media FX News Archives
- August 23, 2001
- CyberWorld 3D Fails to Win
- Cartoon Network
Worldwide Gets New Executive VP
- Interplay Announces Galleon:
Islands of Mystery
- News Link of the Day
- Simpsons Season has Celeb Spots, Pot
3D Fails to Win Audiences
(by digitalmediafx.com) CyberWorld 3D has been playing
in IMAX theaters for over 45 weeks and only has $9.8 million to
show for the effort. In comparison, Fantasia 2000, which
was in IMAX theaters for only three weeks, grossed over $60 million.
the failure of movies like CyberWorld 3D, IMAX has suffered
many financial setbacks and is now pinning most of its hopes on
Disney with the January 1, 2002 release of Beauty and the Beast
(moved up from the originally announced March 8, 2002 release).
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Network Worldwide Gets New Executive VP
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Cartoon Network Worldwide has
named Jim Samples as its new executive vice president and general
manager. The move is a promotion from Samples former position
as general manager of Cartoon Network online.
responsibilities will include overseeing all operations, creative
direction, brand marketing and programming strategy for Cartoon
Network U.S.; and Boomerang, an all animation cable service that
features classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons and other all-time favorites;
as well as programming strategies and brand marketing for four
regional entertainment networks of Turner Entertainment Networks
International (TENI): Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network
Europe, Cartoon Network Latin America & Caribbean and Cartoon
In a surprise
move, Samples will, in addition, continue his oversight of Cartoon
Network Online. Also under Samples' direction will be Cartoon
Network Studios, a 45,000-square-foot independent production facility
in Burbank, Calif.
than 10 years, Cartoon Network has grown from a start-up domestic
cable channel to a dominant global brand, reaching millions worldwide
not just through a television screen but also online, through
consumer products and, soon, in movie theaters," said Bradley
Siegel, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "As we
move forward, expanding the Cartoon Network brand internationally
and extending it across multiple platforms will be a primary focus.
Jim's superior management skills, unique and varied business background
and extensive international experience with the brand will help
drive Cartoon Network to new heights."
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Announces Galleon: Islands of Mystery
(by digitalmediafx.com) The creator of Lara Croft is about
to bring a new hero to the video game medium. This Winter, Interplay
will release Galleon: Island of Mystery, featuring a hero named
Rhama Sabrier, to the Nintendo GameCube platform.
Set in an
age of treacherous sea voyages, magic and adventure, Galleon:
Islands of Mystery immerses players in a mysterious world alive
with invincible warriors and major battles. As Captain Rhama,
players embark on a quest that takes them from the bustling port
of Akbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave
lords and damsels in distress in an adventure of intrigue, magic,
love, obsession and revenge. As he races against time, Rhama must
locate an ancient artifact capable of unlimited power and unimaginable
destruction -- and do all he can to prevent it from falling into
the wrong hands.
to beat what was going on in Tomb Raider in every conceivable
way," stated Toby Gard, Managing Director of Confounding
Factor which is producing the game under the Interplay banner.
"In Galleon, the characters are more fleshed-out, the animation
is fluid and natural, and the puzzles are integrated into an immersive,
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of the Day - Simpsons Season has Celeb Spots, Pot
to The Seattle Times:
fall on Fox's The Simpsons Homer will be partaking in the weed.
That's right, the animated series will be giving the doughnut-obsessed,
TV-watching, often-napping father a marijuana habit...
The Simpsons will also poke fun with parodies of the Harry Potter
books and movies Erin Brockovich and 2001: A Space Odyssey, according
to executive producer Al Jean..."
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