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- June 28, 2001
- Shrek Passes $218 Million
- SIGGRAPH to Recognize
- Shrek Opens in the U.K. Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day -
Two Views of Animation Facing Off
Passes $218 Million
(by digitalmediafx.com) Shrek continues to perform strongly,
bringing in more than $218 million to date and moving into the #3 slot
for the highest
grossing animated films (not adjusted for inflation). Since
opening domestically on May 18, 2001, Shrek has never made below
$1 million on an given day and has consistently had the lowest weekend-to-weekend
drop of any film.
There are rumors that
DreamWorks will soon pull Shrek from theaters then rerelease it
again in November into theaters against Monsters, Inc. and Warner
Bros. Harry Potter movie. DreamWorks has neither confirmed nor
denied these reports.
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SIGGRAPH to Recognize
(by digitalmediafx.com) SIGGRAPH has announced the winners of its
three major graphic awards that will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2001 from
August 12 - 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here are the winners:
Steven A. Coons
Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics
Being presented to Lance Williams who is being recognized for his fundamental
and far reaching technical ideas, his pioneering artistic contributions
to the field, and his generous and unflagging mentorship to many of the
leading lights in computer graphics research today.
ideas, his artistry, and his humanity, Lance Williams has made a lasting
impact on computer graphics, both as a discipline and as a community,"
said Ed Catmull, ACM SIGGRAPH Awards Chair. "We hope that by awarding
him the highest honor ACM SIGGRAPH can bestow, William's song will finally
Being presented to Andrew Witkin whose papers on active contours (snakes)
and deformable models, variational modeling, scale-space filtering, space
time constraints, and dynamic simulation are considered landmarks that
have been inspirational to others and have shaped the field in such different
areas as image analysis, surface modeling, and animation.
Being presented to Paul Debevec to recognize his recent creative and innovative
work in the field of image-based modeling and rendering. Debevec's series
of papers, movies, and accomplishments have been a major highlight of
recent SIGGRAPH conferences. In the spirit of the very best computer graphics
researchers, he has combined his technical and research interests with
his artistic sensibilities.
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Shrek Opens in
the UK Tomorrow
(by digitalmediafx.com) While U.S. audiences anticipate the release
of A.I. tomorrow, the UK will be seeing Shrek for the first
time. Shrek should have no problem finishing first for the weekend
as Shrek has received a lot of publicity in the UK over its record-breaking
performance in the U.S., being established as the film to beat this year
at the U.S. box office.
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News Link of the
Day - Two Views of Animation Facing Off
According to CNN:
"If you're a
fan of animated films, this summer could be the Golden Age of the art
form, a convergence of old and new, art and technology.
One style of animation
-- two-dimensional hand-drawn -- could be heading the way of the dinosaur,
but it's still raking in bucks at the box office with films such as Disney's
Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
And another style
-- three-dimensional computer animation -- has a new box office hero in
here for the full story.
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