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- June 10, 2001
Tops Shrek for #1 Spot
face its first serious competition next weekend when Disney's Atlantis:
The Lost Empire hits theaters along with Paramount's Tomb Raider.
Talks About Shrek and New Animation Oscar
"For as long as anyone can remember, the word animation has been synonymous with the name Walt Disney. But thanks to a big green ogre named "Shrek," the landscape has suddenly shifted, with the DreamWorks movie emerging as the summer movie to beat, animated or otherwise. And now, the dueling studios have a new prize to fight over: the Oscar, as 2001 marks the first year the Academy Awards will include a category for Best Animated feature, writes Senior Editor David Ansen."
The article appears
on page 50 of the June 18, 2001 edition of Newsweek which has a cover
picture of Tiger Woods with the headline "Tiger Rules" (see
Radio Disney Allows
Shrek Soundtrack Ads
Even though commercials for the movie were banned, Radio Disney is now allowing commercials to air for the Shrek Soundtrack, which also includes a plug for the movie. In the commercial the narrator announces the soundtrack for Shrek, "the hit movie from DreamWorks".
News Link of the
Day - In Defense of Video Games
"The roar inside
the Los Angeles Convention Center during last month's Electronic Entertainment
Expo (E3) would have made even a gladiator shudder. Trigger-happy commandos.
Screeching zombies. Robots with howitzers. Starfighters. Formula One race
cars. Sprites, pixies, Spiderman and Mickey Mouse. And overpowering all
the rest, on the floor's biggest display, Madden N.F.L., the No. 1 selling
title for the new Sony PlayStation 2, with tackles, groans and bodies
hitting the turf at volumes loud enough, it seemed, to shake the very
concrete of the convention center. I felt like a Lilliputian trapped in
the TV section at Crazy Eddie's with every set turned all the way up
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