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- December 2, 2001
Passes $200 Million Mark
Monsters, 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.
Digital Media FX congratulates all the artists, technicians, cast, and crew involved with Monsters, Inc. for reaching the $200 million milestone.
Another Live Action
Peter Pan in the Works
sequel to Peter Pan will hit theaters in February 2002.
The Daily Telegraph
Attacks Walt Disney
"...I 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.
News Link of the
Day - Christian Cartoon May Get New Life
"...Davey 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..."
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