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- December 2, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Passes $200
- Another Live Action
Peter Pan Movie in the Works
- The Daily Telegraph Attacks
- News Link of the Day
- Christian Cartoon May Get New Life
Inc. Passes $200 Million Mark
(by digitalmediafx.com) Monsters,
Inc. passed the $200 million mark at the domestic
box office on Saturday, becoming only the fifth animated movie
to reach that milestone. Other animated movies to reach that milestone
include Aladdin, Toy Story 2, Shrek,
and The Lion King. The Lion King's numbers are particularly
impressive because it was released in 1994 when ticket prices
were cheaper and there were fewer theaters. It holds the title
"King of the animated movies" with a box office take
of $312 million, a number no other animated movie has even come
close to reaching.
Inc. reached the $200 million mark quicker than any other
animated film, but it has been losing a lot of steam at the box
office. That could change soon, however, as Pixar is reportedly
preparing outtakes to add to Monsters, Inc. in time for
the Christmas holiday season.
FX congratulates all the artists, technicians, cast, and crew
involved with Monsters, Inc. for reaching the $200 million
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Live Action Peter Pan in the Works
(by digitalmediafx.com) Douglas Wick, producer of Stuart
Little 1 & 2, Gladiator, and Hollow Man told E!
Online that he is developing, with P.J. Hogan, a new live action
movie on Peter Pan. The movie will feature a CGI created Never
Land and presents Captain Hook as "a soulful, fascinating,
frustrated man who's stuck on the wrong sea." Hogan, who
wrote and directed 1994's Muriel's Wedding, has completed
the script and will direct this new Peter Pan adventure. The visual
effects company that will bring Never Land to life has not yet
sequel to Peter Pan will hit theaters in February 2002.
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Telegraph Attacks Walt Disney
(by digitalmediafx.com) The December 2 edition of The Daily
Telegraph (U.K.) strongly attacks Walt Disney in an opinion editorial
by Minette Marrin. Here's a short snippet from the strongly worded
would like to take the opportunity of his 100th anniversary to
say that I absolutely hate Walt Disney. I do not mean the man,
so much as his works, and most particularly his so-called animated
feature films, or cartoons.
There is something
loathsome about the homogenised, sanitised, reductive sentimentality
that is the Disney vision. He has invaded the whole world, commandeered
its great myths and turned them into stereotyped, saccharine schlock,
and then forced them back on us in their new, soulless form.
It is a mystery
that his work is called animation; animation should surely mean
bringing life or soul to something. Disney has drained some of
the world's best stories of both; he turns archetype into stereotype.
He has colonised our imagination...."
If Walt Disney
were still alive he would have turned 100 on December 5, 2001.
here to read the entire editorial.
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of the Day - Christian Cartoon May Get New Life
According to the Knight Ridder Tribune:
and Goliath, those beloved television figures from baby boomer
childhoods, are headed for a new generation of American homes,
thanks to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The 5.1 million-member
denomination hopes to relaunch the popular television show featuring
a boy and his talking dog, using a line of merchandise, toys and
commercials to raise the funds..."
here for the full story.
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