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- February 27, 2001
Disney Trying to
Get Best Song Academy Award Vote
Clicking on the ad takes Academy Award voters to this site, where Disney has set up a special Academy Award Considerations area for "My Funny Friend and Me" and other Disney nominated productions (along with those Disney was trying to get a nomination for like Dinosaur for Best Original Score, which didn't occur). Competing against the Sting song from The Emperor's New Groove are songs from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dancer in the Dark, Meet the Parents, and Wonder Boys.
In other award news, this past weekend the well known British awards, BAFTA, were presented. This is the first year that the BAFTA awards, by The Orange British Academy Film Awards, have occurred before the Academy Awards. The awards offer only one animation related award, presented as Best Short Animation. This year it went to "Father and Daughter" by Claire Jennings, Willem Thijssen, and Michael Dudok de Wit.
The three Academy Award nominations recognizing the best short animated productions are:
The three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects are:
Choice Award Nominations Announced
of the Year
Excellence in Game
Excellence in Programming
The awards ceremony
will be held during the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California
on March 23, 2001 at the Civic Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m.
to Show on Big Screen at El Capitan
The showing of Peter Pan is part of Disney's promotion for its El Capitan Saturday morning family entertainment program called Disney's "Wahoo Wagon." Disney's "Wahoo Wagon," which rolls in to the El Capitan every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., offers family audiences live performances by singer/storyteller/dancer Leslie Carrara and her wacky ensemble of all new puppet characters. After the performances in March, Peter Pan will be shown on El Capitan's big screen.
Walt Disney's Peter Pan, first released in 1953, introduced moviegoers to an enchanted take on James M. Barrie's flight of fancy. The film follows a magical boy who won't grow up and his adventures with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they fly off to Never Land.
For ticket information, call 1-800-DISNEY-6.
News Link of the
Day - Lucas: The Titan of Tech
"George Lucas runs a mighty little empire built on the shoulders of the Star Wars films and his involvement with dozens of others through his effects company, Industrial Light & Magic. The heart of the operation is here at Skywalker Ranch, 6,000 guarded green acres in Marin County, that is home to Skywalker Sound (a post-production facility), THX (the theater sound system division) and various computer gaming and movie franchising arms. ILM, winner of 14 Oscars and up for another, is in a nearby office complex with plans to move to San Francisco's Presidio mid-decade..."
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