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- June 26, 2001
to be One Animated Movie?
Earlier reports from DreamWorks created an impression that different movies were going to be made from Pratchett's Bromeliad Trilogy, which DreamWorks acquired the rights to this year. Jeffrey Katzenberg was even quoted, in early May, as saying, "There are few authors whose work lends itself to animation as well as Terry Pratchett's. His Bromeliad trilogy is a wonderful blend of fantasy, adventure and humor and I am honored to be able to bring his books to the screen, beginning with Truckers."
Creating three movies doesn't appear to be the case, according to the BBC News, which made the following two comments based on interviews with both Jeffrey Katzenberg and Andrew Adamson:
"Andrew Adamson will be in charge of turning British author Pratchett's books Truckers, Diggers and Wings into one film."
"...But Adamson thinks that, unlike with Shrek, it will be a challenge to condense Pratchett's three books into one movie."
Digital Media FX has made an official follow-up inquiry to DreamWorks about whether there will be one movie or three based on the Bromeliad trilogy.
Memorabilia Shipped to Walt Disney World
-- Walt Disney's office
desk, chair and cabinet
"Talk about 'precious cargo,'" said Walt Disney World Co. President Al Weiss. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime shipment that carries significant historical meaning to our company and our guests from around the world."
The shipment was sent via FedEx. The Airbus A300 that carried the cargo was designated "Spirit of Imagination."
All items will be
on display at Disney-MGM Studios inside a new attraction called "Walt
Disney: One Man's Dream," a multi-sensory entertainment experience
based on this man who was willing to bet everything on his own dreams.
The venue will open Oct. 1, when the Walt Disney World Resort kicks off
the 100 Years of Magic Celebration, which runs through Dec. 31, 2002.
Final Weekend Box
The gain/loss represents
the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
News Link of the
Day - Right in the Fuehrer's Face
According to the New York Post:
"How does the
Cartoon Network deal with ethnic stereotypes in the old cartoons?
And at other times,
it surrounds them with a lot of historical context, which the network
hopes will help some viewers understand how the outrageous caricatures
of Blacks and other minorities came to be in the 1930s and '40s
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