Media FX News Archives
- June 4, 2001
- dFX and Disney Animation
Archives Form Alliance
- Shrek Almost Upsets
Pearl Harbor for #1 Spot
- Release Charts: Animated,
Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day
- Rascal or Racist? Censoring a Rabbit
Disney Animation Archives Form Alliance
(press release) Digital Media FX, a leading online publication
for animators, visual effects artists, and animation enthusiasts,
has announced that it will host, and assist with updating, Tim
Montgomery's Disney Animation Archive. The Disney Animation Archive
is a comprehensive archive of news, features, and information
related to Disney animation. It is now officially located at Animation
History - www.animationhistory.com
- a non-profit subsidiary of Digital Media FX.
years, Tim Montgomery has put together a vital resource for the
animation community through the Disney Animation Archives,"
says Joe Tracy, Publisher of Digital Media FX. "We are honored
that we can host the site at our Animation History subsidiary
and help Tim maintain it. His work is significant to preserving
an important aspect of animation history - Disney animation information."
the next several months The Disney Animation Archive and AnimationHistory.com
will undergo major refurbishing for enhanced style and navigation
abilities. Both will remain accessible at www.animationhistory.com
during this time.
very excited about this partnership between myself and Digital
Media FX," says Tim Montgomery, Webmaster of the Disney Animation
Archive. "I believe that this will be a good venture for
both Digital Media FX and The Disney Animation Archive."
Animation Archive can be accessed directly at http://www.animationhistory.com/disneyanimation/index.html.
Digital Media FX is a free online magazine for animators, FX artists,
students, and animation enthusiasts. The publication is updated
365 days a year, including holidays and weekends. The magazine
is located at www.digitalmediafx.com.
Disney Animation Archive
The Disney Animation Archive is the largest Internet site covering
every aspect of Walt Disney Animation imaginable, including past,
present and future Disney animated movies, videos, and shorts.
Animation History is a non-profit work in progress to preserve
the history of animation.
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Almost Upsets Pearl Harbor for #1 Spot
(by digitalmediafx.com) Shrek almost pulled off a major
upset by nearly beating out Buena Vista's Pearl Harbor
at movie theaters over the weekend. According to weekend estimates,
Pearl Harbor made exactly $30 million from Friday - Sunday
and PDI/DreamWorks Shrek made $28.4 million. Shrek
premiered in theaters a week earlier than Pearl Harbor
making the near upset in Pearl Harbor's second weekend
even more amazing.
Shrek didn't upset Pearl Harbor, it had a much lower
drop-off rate than Pearl Harbor, leading analysts to believe
that Shrek will easily gross more money than Pearl Harbor.
next opens in Italy on June 15, 2001.
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Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) It's a decent week for anime and animated
releases. While there are no FX selections this week, there are
two Muppet selections:
Crisis - Tokyo 2040, Vol 6: For All Mankind (anime)
- Light & Shadow - Vol. 7 (2000 - anime)
- Forever & Ever - Vol. 8 (2000 - anime)
Muppet Movie (1979 - puppetry)
Muppets Take Manhattan (puppetry)
and Company (1988 - animation - may be delayed further)
For Camelot (1998 - animation)
- Reunion/Out of the Past (animation)
- Sanctuary/Proteus/Weapon X (animation)
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of the Day - Rascal or Racist? Censoring a Rabbit
According to The New York Times:
Network acquired the rights to all the Bugs Bunny cartoons, it
announced, in early May, that it would celebrate by holding a
marathon 49-hour broadcast of the entire Bugs oeuvre the
first complete airing ever. Then the network blinked.
would not be aired because they contained racially offensive material,
the network said. Animation fans hit the roof
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