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- March 2, 2001
Merchandising Extends to Checks
The introduction of the new line of personal checks -- which Deluxe expects to be one of its most popular designs -- marks the first time Disney characters have been available to the general public on checks and personal-finance accessories.
Disney checks from Deluxe will be available in four different designs: Mickey and Pals; Pooh and Pals; Classic Pooh; and Disney Film Magic, which includes images from The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp and other Disney animated movies.
have long been one of our most requested items," said Bo Boyd, chairman
of Disney Consumer Products. "We're happy to be working with Deluxe
on this new line, which lets consumers choose their favorite Disney characters
to show their individuality and style to the world."
Center for Digital Arts Opens at USC School of Cinema
of the Zemeckis Center is a milestone in the School of Cinema-Television's
evolution, further enriching the curriculum with the most advanced tools
in digital filmmaking," said Dean Elizabeth Daley. "We are deeply
grateful to Robert Zemeckis and all of our donors for ensuring that our
students stay ahead of the curve in the new technology of storytelling."
"I am thrilled to share in the first educational venture to embrace all aspects of digital production, leading filmmakers from concept through completion," said Zemeckis. "Our goal is to offer the next generation of USC Cinema-Television students a new palette of technical tools with which to enhance the vision and scope of their storytelling."
Other notable contributors to the project include George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Ron Howard. The 35,000 foot center project began in 1998 with a $5 million donation from Zemeckis.
The USC School of
Cinema offers degrees in five areas: animation and digital arts, critical
studies, film and television production, producing and writing.
Baldur's Gate II:
Throne of Bhaal
The expansion is titled
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. It adds several new locations to the
game as well as new characters and spells. According to a press release
put out by Black Isle Studios, "Throne of Bhaal is the ultimate conclusion
of the Baldur's Gate legend as
According to Black Isle Studios, "Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal takes players through an all-new storyline rich with intrigue and treachery as they unravel the mysteries of the Dungeon of Watcher's Keep and explore other new areas such as the City of Saradush, the Fortified Monastery of Amkethran, Sendai's Underdark Fortress and the player's own Abyssal Stronghold. Throughout their journey, characters may reach up to level 40, made possible with a raised experience cap of 8 million points, quite possibly the highest level ever achieved by characters in any Advanced Dungeons & Dragons computer game."
The expansion pack
is expected to ship this summer.
News Link of the
Day - Hundred Acre Wood Comes to Virtual Life
"A daily smackeral of sweetness and charm: That, in Pooh-speak, sums up "The Book of Pooh."
A brand-new showcase for the storied cuddle toy, this live-action series is as lovable as its hero, as lush and inviting as the Hundred Acre Wood... It's like a giant animation stage..."
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