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Wednesday - May 16, 2001
- Shrek Opens in LA and New York
- MTV Begins Production on Two New Animated Series
- E3 Takes Place This Week
- News Link of the Day - Living, Breathing Fairy Tale


Shrek Opens in LA and New York!
(by digitalmediafx.com) Shrek is now officially playing at two select theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The animated film from DreamWorks/PDI can be seen at AMC Century 14 in Los Angeles and the Loews Lincoln Square in New York. On Friday, Shrek will expand to over 3,000 theaters throughout the U.S. in a quest to become the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film of all time.

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MTV Begins Production on Two New Animated Series
(by digitalmediafx.com) MTV Animation has started production on two new animated series slated to air on MTV. The first series, Clone High, follows four high school students who were cloned from the DNA of historical figures. The second series, Time Boys, follows the adventure of two boys in their 20s, one who is building a time machine. MTV has not yet announced when the new animated series will begin airing.

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E3 Takes Place This Week
(by digitalmediafx.com) The biggest video game tradeshow in the U.S., the Electronic Gaming Expo (referred to as E3), opens this week in Los Angeles. Closed to the public, the event is only for qualified trade personnel and press. Video game companies use this annual event to showcase their newest and best software games, hardware consoles, and add-ons.

Microsoft's Xbox is expected to dominate this year's show by showing off its new Xbox gaming console and a massive list of partnerships who will have games ready in time for the Xbox launch.

Here's a very small sampling of what's already been announced for the Xbox:

Hunter: The Reckoning by Interplay
AirForce Delta Storm by Konami
LOONS: The Fight For Fame by Infogrames
Unreal Championship by Infogrames
Test Drive by Infogrames
NASCAR Heat by Infogrames
The Weakest Link by Activision

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News Link of the Day - Living, Breathing Fairy Tale

According to The Chicago Tribune:

"Regardless of your feelings about the movie, you have to admit that watching a mad scientist and an even more mad gorilla disappear, in stages, right before your eyes in last year's creepy Hollow Man was pretty amazing.

Although a number of different metamorphoses unfold during the course of Shrek -- DreamWorks' wonderfully imaginative entry in the summer animation derby -- nothing quite so revealing takes place. On the surface, at least..."

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