Media FX News Archives
- June 11, 2001
- dFX Launches Artists and
Forum Insights Service
- Atlantis Producer
Downplays Titan A.E. References
- Release Charts: Animated,
Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day
- Disney's War Epic Sinks Fast
Launches Artists and Forum Insights Service
(press release) Digital Media FX the leading online
publication for animators, visual effects artists, and animation
enthusiasts has launched two new reference services serving
the animation and FX communities.
pleased to now offer our readers more insight into artists through
our new Artists reference section and more insight into the industry
through our new Forum Insights section," says Joe Tracy,
publisher of Digital Media FX magazine.
Both new services
are still in their initial stages of development, but have been
opened to the public. The first new section, called "Artists",
will allow Digital Media FX readers to access detailed information
on artists within the industry. The section can be accessed directly
new service, called "Forum Insights", takes insightful
posts from animators and readers that were posted on the Digital
Media FX forums and organizes the posts into categories
so that readers can gain quick access and knowledge from past
insights shared in the forums.
through the Digital Media FX forums daily to find out behind the
scenes info on upcoming films and shows," says says Scott
Zirkel, an animator in San Antonio, Texas. "It's also a great
place to learn about animation and the people are eager to help
with any critiques or questions."
Media FX forums are an excellent reference tool for those seeking
advice or wanting to break into the industry.
impressed with the excellent people that frequent the forums and
are quick to help those who have questions or want advise,"
says Tracy. "It's a true community of helpful individuals."
can be accessed directly via http://www.digitalmediafx.com/foruminsights.html.
has also reorganized its navigation menu to help readers quickly
find information that can best serve their needs. Digital Media
FX is strongly committed to the animation community and is updated
365 days a year, including holidays.
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Producer Downplays Titan A.E. References
(by digitalmediafx.com) Many critics are comparing Disney's
PG-rated Atlantis: The Lost Empire to Fox's PG-rated Titan
A.E., which bombed at the box office a year ago. The comparisons
state that both are targetting the same audience (teenage boys),
both are drama's without songs, both have similar plot points,
and both break far away from the typical Disney formula.
Not so fast,
says Atlantis Producer Don Hahn. Hahn is quoted by the
LA Daily News as making the following statement about comparisons
to Titan A.E.:
because Titan A.E. did what it did doesn't mean you stop
believing in these types of stories. My recollection is that Titan
A.E. was marketed tightly to teen-age boys, especially with
the soundtrack, and that is fundamentally not our goal with this
movie. We never thought, 'Let's put together a bunch of explosions
and make a movie for teen-age boys.' Is there stuff that appeals
to that group? Sure, I hope so. But there's stuff for everybody."
will tell. Atlantis opens in theaters nationally this Friday.
It will be competing against Paramount's Tomb Raider and
the continued strong performance from PDI/DreamWorks Shrek.
here to visit the "Atlantis is Waiting" dFX Movie Site.
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Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is the short list of animated,
anime, and FX DVDs premiering on DVD tomorrow:
- A Space Odyssey: Limited Edition Collector's Set (1968 -
#4: PK Tech Girl/That Old Black Magic (1999 - FX)
Moon S - Heart Collection III: TV Series, Vols. 5 & 6 Uncut
(1995 - Anime)
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of the Day - Disney's War Epic Sinks Fast
According to MSNBC:
year, Disney Chairman Michael Eisner predicted Pearl Harbor
would be the summers top-grossing film. It is a prediction
that will live in infamy. Well, in Hollywood, anyway, where it
is already becoming clear the Disney film wont live up to
its considerable hype.
love-meets-war epic has pulled in an impressive $126.9 million
so far, its 13-day take is lagging behind that of last years
big Memorial Day opener, Mission:Impossible 2. Adding insult
to injury, the Mouse House is being beaten by a cartoon
here for the full story.
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