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- July 23, 2001
Osmosis Jones Producer
Wanted Big Action Feel
According to Penn, "We were sure from the beginning that we wanted this movie to feel like a big action movie. Something in which the animated portion looked like a cop show or a detective movie, with a heightened sense of design. In addition to that, it has evolved to have a real retro, noirish look thats very original. We didnt just want to make a comedy. We wanted to make something where the wild action and special effects could stand up to what youd see in a live action film."
The animation director for Osmosis Jones, Tom Sito, also comments on his role in the movie.
"I was shown the script and immediately struck by how imaginative and different it was. Someone once said Animation should take up where live action leaves off. With the latest in digital technologies, the latest developments in computers, live action can go pretty far now. In Osmosis Jones I knew wed be taking people even beyond the borders of reality-based imagination, to places theyve never been before."
opens domestically on August 10. It is opening up against American
Pie 2, Spy Kids: Special Edition, The Others, and Rat Race.
In addition it will see continued strong competition from Rush Hour
2 and The Princess Diaries which open on August 3. Osmosis
Jones was originally rated PG-13 for crude language and bodily humor.
However, the language was edited to bring the rating down to a PG. The
movie fits into the genre of "gross out comedy."
Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
News Link of the
Day - Shrek Swirl Lawsuit Puts Family in Dis-Flavor
According to The Record:
"Since they became national news, the Janze family has been maligned for everything from filing a supposedly frivolous lawsuit to how they named their daughter.
Yes, they are suing
Baskin-Robbins over an ice cream sprinkled with Pop Rocks (Shrek Swirl).
Yes, they allege that a scoop of the stuff put their 5-year-old in the
hospital. And yes, her name is Fifi..."
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