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June 2001 News Archive

Friday - June 1, 2001
- Shrek Sequel In The Works
- Dragon Tales Characters at Storyopolis Tomorrow
- Tomb Raider Promotions Begin
- News Link of the Day - Roger Rabbit Author Sues

Saturday - June 2, 2001
- Hank Ketcham Passes Away at 81
- Cartoon Tiger, Animated Dragon
- Cats and Dogs: The Auction (B5 Too)
- News Link of the Day - Executives Fight Over Credit for Pearl Harbor

Sunday - June 3, 2001
- Shrek Easily Passes $125 Million Mark
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire World Premiere Today
- U.S. Theater Chains Procrastinate Over Digital Theaters
- News Link of the Day - Marketing No-No: Sony Invents Movie Quotes

Monday - June 4, 2001
- dFX and Disney Animation Archives Form Alliance
- Shrek Almost Upsets Pearl Harbor for #1 Spot
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Rascal or Racist? Censoring a Rabbit

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

Wednesday - June 6, 2001
- Footage From Atlantis World Premiere
- New York Premiere of Atlantis Tonight
- Mr. Potato Head Becomes Cartoon Strip
- News Link of the Day - Golden Books Acquired

Thursday - June 7, 2001
- Shrek to Expand into More Theaters on Friday!
- Animation Cheers and Sneers for May 2001
- Mainframe Entertainment Gets a New CEO
- News Link of the Day - Pearl Harbor Survives Attack by British Critics

Friday - June 8, 2001
- New Monsters, Inc. Trailer Released!
- Atlantis Reviews
- Toon Boom Announces Animation Contest for Mac Users
- News Link of the Day - Disney Domain is Under Siege

Saturday - June 9, 2001
- Disney Set to Layoff 1,000 Employees (Including Animators)
- Voyage to Atlantis: The Lost Empire This Sunday
- Tomb Raider to Open in More Than 3,100 Movie Theaters
- News Link of the Day - Evolution of a Species

Sunday - June 10, 2001
- Swordfish Barely Tops Shrek for #1 Spot
- Newsweek Talks About Shrek and New Animation Oscar
- Radio Disney Allows Shrek Soundtrack Ads
- News Link of the Day - In Defense of Video Games

Monday - 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

Tuesday - June 12, 2001
- Shrek Passes $175 Million - Atlantis 13th in Two Theaters
- Mr. Bill Becomes Commercial Icon
- Mac Alert: Beware of The Simpsons Virus
- News Link of the Day - Pixar's New Digs Coddle Animators

Wednesday - June 13, 2001
- Cartoon Network to Target Adults
- First Annual MuppetFest Coming in September
- Disney and Other Studios Targeted for DVD Price Fixing
- News Link of the Day - Dr. Sweet Disney's First Black Feature Film Character?

Thursday - June 14, 2001
- Atlantis Opens Tomorrow - Challenges Await
- Atlantis to Air Digitally on 13 Screens
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow - Shrek Interview Sneak Peek
- News Link of the Day - Fox is Getting Animated

Friday - June 15, 2001
- Let the Battle Begin: Atlantis and Tomb Raider Open
- Atlantis to Get Video Sequel and TV Series
- A.I. Soundtrack to Hit Store Shelves on July 3, 2001
- News Link of the Day - Hampster Dancing into Other Venues

Saturday - June 16, 2001
- Tomb Raider Opens Huge - Atlantis Struggles
- Wise and Hahn Defend PG Rating for Atlantis
- All Warner Bros. Stores to Close
- News Link of the Day - Disney Cuts Jobs and Pay to Save $$$

Sunday - June 17, 2001
- Betty Boop Returns
- Tomb Raider Dominates Weekend Box Office
- Cartoonist Award Results - Reuben Awards
- News Link of the Day - Comic Book Creator Tests Hollywood Waters in New Disney Film

Monday - June 18, 2001
- President of Cartoon Network Worldwide Resigns
- Current Films Invade IMAX Screens
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Mr. Spielberg Strikes Again

Tuesday - June 19, 2001
- Final Fantasy Licensing Details
- Shrek Fairy Tale Freakdown Sells Big
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Is Pearl Harbor a Bomb?

Wednesday - June 20, 2001
- Final Fantasy Movie Emerges Right After Actors Deadline
- Congratulations PDI/DreamWorks - Shrek Over $200 Million
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace DVD Details
- News Link of the Day - Lara Croft Buries Criticism

Thursday - June 21, 2001
- Disney Studio Chief Resigns!
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Become CGI Animated Movie
- A.I. Spawns Interest in Real Artificial Intelligence
- News Link of the Day - Pearl Harbor Doesn't Make the Grade

Friday - June 22, 2001
- A.I. Opens in One Week to Glowing Reviews
- Disney Animation Archive Celebrates Five Year Anniversary
- Cats & Dogs World Premiere Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Comics Store Celebrates its Longevity

Saturday - June 23, 2001
- Blue Sky Studio Quietly Preps Ice Age
- Walking with Dinosaurs to Become Theme Park Attraction
- Friday Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Agrees to Repay $2.6 Million

Sunday - June 24, 2001
- Dr. Dog Animated TV Series Announced
- Images From Cats & Dogs
- Rolling Stone: A.I. "Fascinating Wreck"
- News Link of the Day - Ireland's Piggley Pooh Puts Disney to Shame

Monday - June 25, 2001
- Rules for Academy Award Best Animated Feature Released
- Shrek and Atlantis Estimates
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - CNN Sunday Morning TV: High Tech Animation

Tuesday - June 26, 2001
- Bromeliad Trilogy to be One Animated Movie?
- Historic Disney Memorabilia Shipped to Walt Disney World
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Right in the Fuehrer's Face

Wednesday - June 27, 2001
- New York Observer: "Cheapness Sinks Atlantis"
- Willow Coming to DVD November 27, 2001
- DreamWorks Refuses Comment on Bromeliad Trilogy
- News Link of the Day - Cat Lovers Get Hissy Over 'Pro-Dog' Film

Thursday - June 28, 2001
- Shrek Passes $218 Million
- SIGGRAPH to Recognize Graphic Artists
- Shrek Opens in the U.K. Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Two Views of Animation Facing Off

Friday - June 29, 2001
- A.I. Opens - Huge Weekend Expected
- Exploring the Dark Side of Star Trek
- The Squire's Tale
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Pulls Back From the Brink

Saturday - June 30, 2001
- A.I. has $10 Million Friday Opening
- BBFC Orders Tomb Raider Edits for U.K. Moviegoers
- Final Fantasy Premiere Set for Monday
- News Link of the Day - Fantasia 2000 - So-So Sorcery

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