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Tuesday - June 5, 2001
- Shrek Reaches $150 Million!
- Study: Too Much Tobacco and Alcohol in Animated Features
- Atlantis Opens Friday at the El Capitan Theater
- News Link of the Day - Prime Move for ‘SpongeBob' on Nick Sked


Shrek Reaches $150 Million!
(by digitalmediafx.com) Shrek passed the $150 million mark on Monday, making it only the eight animated production to reach that level (not adjusting for inflation of earlier films). In addition, Shrek catapulted to #8 on the Top 10 Highest Grossing Animated Films list and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Over the weekend, Pearl Harbor barely beat Shrek at the Box Office, officially bringing in $29.5 million while Shrek brought in $28.2 million.

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Study: Too Much Tobacco and Alcohol in Animated Features
(by digitalmediafx.com) The June issue of Pediatrics contains a study by Kimberly Thompson and Fumie Yokota of the Harvard School of Public Health that shows nearly half of all characters appearing in "G" rated animated features use alcohol or tobacco.

The study also found, however, that such use in animated features has been on the decline in recent years.

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire Opens Friday at the El Capitan Theater
(by digitalmediafx.com) Walt Disney's PG-rated Atlantis: The Lost Empire opens at the El Capitan theater this Friday before opening nationwide on June 15, 2001. The showtimes at the El Capitan, located in North Hollywood, are 9:30AM, 11:50AM, 2:10PM, 4:35PM, 7:00PM, and 9:20PM. Those viewing the movie at the El Capitan will get to go next door to Disney's elaborate Destination: Atlantis exhibit, an "exploration of the lost city." You can reach the El Capitan theater by calling 1-800-347-6396.

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News Link of the Day - Prime Move for ‘SpongeBob' on Nick Sked

According to The New York Post:

"Some big changes are in store for Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants.

The animated series will move to prime time for the first time ever beginning July 2 - attesting to its ranking as the second-most-watched kid's show behind sister Nick series Rugrats…"

Click here for the full story.

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