The Lady and the Tramp Come to TV, Plus a Look at the Onimusha Warlords Release.
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Sunday - February 25, 2001
- ABC To Air Lady and the Tramp Tonight
- Onimusha: Warlords Game Hits Playstation 2 on March 14, 2001
- News Link of the Day - Lucas Taking Special Effects to New Realms


ABC To Air Lady and the Tramp Tonight
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney owned ABC will air the animated classic Lady and the Tramp this evening at 7PM. The airing is expected to help promote Disney's direct to video release of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, which hits video stores on Tuesday.

Lady and the Tramp was originally released in 1955 and was directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. It was produced by master visionary Walt Disney.

Click here to view a trailer of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.

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Onimusha: Warlords Game Hits Playstation 2 on March 14, 2001
(by digitalmediafx.com) When it comes to advanced graphics and realism in video games, many people have been pointing to Dreamcast's Shenmue, whose introduction won a 2001 Animatasia Award for "Best Animated Intro for a Video Game." Now talk has shifted towards a new game coming out on March 14, 2001 for Playstation 2 titled Onimusha: Warlords.
Released by Capcom, Onimusha: Warlords promises to deliver the most advanced graphics, state-of-the-art technology and gameplay. Gamers will be able to see if Capcom delivers on that promise in just a few short weeks.

Onimusha: Warlords

Onimusha: Warlords is an epic saga of 16th century Japan inspired by the battle scenes of famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Its presentation has already won it the "Best of Show" at the SIGGRAPH 2000 Computer Animation Festival.

The Siggraph "Best of Show" award was bestowed to Onimusha: Warlords for the five minute opening movie animation created using an optical motion capture system to "film" six samurais battling simultaneously. Onimusha's other motion picture quality production values include, a script written by Flagship, the company who penned the story lines for the Resident Evil series; a 200-piece orchestra who performs the original musical score; and well-known Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro as the lead character. Onimusha: Warlords takes advantage of the power of the PlayStation 2 by delivering finely detailed character graphics created at 10,000 polygons per character.

Click here to see a trailer for Onimusha: Warlords

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News Link of the Day
Lucas Taking Special Effects to New Realms
According to USA Today:

"The revelation startles. 'I'm not really a technical guy,' says George Lucas, the man who continues to bring the world a highly detailed vision of the high-tech future through his Star Wars films. 'I know enough about how technology works, but as things have gotten more and more digital, I've gotten more and more lost,' he says here at his Skywalker Ranch headquarters, 30 miles north of San Francisco. 'Once we went digital, it turned into magic for me.'

The notion of Lucas being lost in a technological forest needs qualifying. He is lost much the way an army general might have difficulty operating the latest field weaponry..."

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