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Wednesday - March 7, 2001
- Peter Pan Sequel to Hit Movie Theaters in 2002
- Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventures Sales Skyrocket
- Welder Killed on the Set of Spiderman
- News Link of the Day - Animated Film is a Visual Disappointment


Peter Pan Sequel to Hit Movie Theaters in 2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's on again and off again production of a sequel to Peter Pan has been going so well that executives are going to release the animated sequel to the big screen instead of direct to video as originally planned.

Disney is planning on releasing the sequel to theaters in the spring of 2002, even with Beauty and the Beast being re-released on IMAX screens on March 8, 2002.

Disney is expected to make an official announcement about the Peter Pan sequel within the next few weeks.

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Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Sales Skyrocket
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure sales are huge for Disney. In just one week the video and DVD have generated $50 million in sales. In its first week, over 3 million copies of the DVD and VHS were sold. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure could end up making over $150 million, while selling over 9 million copies. The record for Disney direct to video sales is The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, which sold 13 million copies.

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Welder Killed on the Set of Spiderman Movie
(by digitalmediafx.com) There was a death on the set of the FX filled Spiderman movie yesterday. A welder was killed on Tuesday when a large crane fell on top of a smaller crane that was holding the welder and a construction worker. Both were helping to design a Spiderman set. The welder was directly struck, apparently killing him instantly. The construction worker barely escaped death. The pair were working on a two story 1930 New York building set for the film.

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News Link of the Day - Animated Film is a Visual Disappointment

According to The Kansas City Star:

"Recess may bear the Disney logo, but don't expect the cutting-edge computer graphics and Top 40-bound soundtrack of animated blockbusters like Aladdin or The Lion King. It's based on a TV show.

But what's acceptable on Saturday morning cartoons -- flat, linear plots and equally flat and linear drawing -- wears thin over 90 minutes without jangly commercials and a bowl of super-sugary cereal for distraction..."

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