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- March 19, 2001
Battle of the FX Companies
The contract was considered a "shoe-in" for Manex Visual Effects, which had already done numerous pre-visualization and pre-production projects associated with The Matrix sequels.
The legal proceeding by Manex is to try and assure that the company remains involved with The Matrix sequels because of the amount of work it has already put into the sequels, including the development of proprietary software.
The parting of Manex and Warner Bros. over The Matrix sequels comes as a shock to many in the industry. Manex won an Academy Award for "Best Visual Effects" last year for its FX work in The Matrix. In winning the award, Manex beat out ILM for its effects work in Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace.
The Matrix was produced by Joel Silver who called Manex's visual effects work for the first movie "groundbreaking."
Gaeta, visual effects supervisor for The Matrix and Joel Hynek, senior
visual effects supervisor for Manex Visual Effects show off the "Best
Visual Effects" Oscars for The Matrix.
Charts: Animated, FX, and Anime DVDs
Animated Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
WB to Give Away Trading Cards
of each of our Pokemon films has been associated with an exclusive
game card giveaway, and these have been among our most popular promotions,"
said Brad A. Ball, president, Domestic Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"We're happy to continue the tradition with Pokemon 3 and
enhance the movie going experience for Pokemon fans."
News Link of the
Day - Pinocchio Voice Actor to Receive Buffalo Bill Award
"A man with extensive credits on the small screen and the silver screen, including as the voice of the title character in Walt Disney's Pinocchio, is the 2001 recipient of the Buffalo Bill Award.
The Nebraskaland Days
Board of Directors announced Friday that Dick Jones will receive the award,
presented annually to a representative of the entertainment field with
an emphasis on western themes..."
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