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May 2001 News Archive

Tuesday - May 1, 2001
- Private Screening Review - The Mummy Returns
- Radio Disney - "No Shrek Ads!"
- Digital Media FX Newsletter Tonight
- News Link of the Day - Virtual Actors Not Just a Fantasy

Wednesday - May 2, 2001
- DreamWorks Announces New Animated Movie Productions
- Pictures From The Mummy Returns Private Screening
- Writers Contract Deadline Passes. Talks Continue.
- News Link of the Day - Video Games to Dwarf Film Industry?

Thursday - May 3, 2001
- Threshold Starts FoodFight
- More Pictures From The Mummy Returns Private Screening
- Free Shrek Ice Cream Event A Huge Success
- News Link of the Day - No Deal Yet in Hollywood Talks

Friday - May 4, 2001
- Summer Animation & FX Season Begins!
- The Mummy Returns Opens to Mixed (Mostly Negative) Reviews
- Star Wars II: Behind the Scenes of Making a Ship
- News Link of the Day - Video Game Industry Poised for a Shootout

Saturday - May 5, 2001
- Cartoon Network Bans Select Bugs Bunny Cartoons!
- New Trailers, Column, and Feature
- Writers Strike Resolved
- News Link of the Day - Shrek to Animate Cannes

Sunday - May 6, 2001
- The Mummy Returns Breaks Box Office Record!
- MPAA Officially Announces New Rating for Osmosis Jones
- Trumpet of the Swan Opens on Friday
- News Link of the Day - The Oscar Goes to: Pearl Harbor

Monday - May 7, 2001
- Microsoft Announces "Age of Mythology"
- Burger King Shrek Promotion Begins Today
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Morphing Reality, Virtual Actresses Vie for Real-Life Stardom

Tuesday - May 8, 2001
- The Mummy Returns with a Weekend Take of $68 Million
- Animation/FX Cheers and Sneers for April 2001
- Square Announces Electronic Entertainment Expo Lineup
- News Link of the Day - Hollywood Goes Digital

Wednesday - May 9, 2001
- Cannes Opens - Shrek to be Shown Saturday
- Shrek to Open Two Days Early in NY and LA
- Star Wars II Rough Cut Expected in June
- News Link of the Day - Is DreamWorks' Shrek Disney's Nightmare?

Thursday - May 10, 2001
- Shrek Shown to Lawyers to Avoid Disney Legal Battle
- Trumpet of the Swan Receives Negative AP Review
- Interplay Announces Final Star Trek Game
- News Link of the Day - Summer Tie-Ins Smaller

Friday - May 11, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Testing Better than Toy Story in Screenings!
- VH1 to Air Cast Party: Shrek on Monday
- New PEANUTS Cartoon Underway
- News Link of the Day - Alien Attack

Saturday - May 12, 2001
- The Mummy Returns and Pearl Harbor Bootlegs Invade Internet
- Maya Used for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
- Negative Trumpet of the Swan Reviews Continue
- News Link of the Day - Offensive Bugs Bunny 'toons Pulled

Sunday - May 13, 2001
- Cartoon Network Invades Israel
- The Mummy Returns and Spy Kids Reach Blockbuster Status
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire Score Being Released May 22, 2001
- News Link of the Day - How SpongeBob Became the Coolest Marine Animal on Television

Monday - May 14, 2001
- Museum to Auction Mickey Mouse Drawings on Saturday
- Mummy Returns Still Huge at Box Office - Swan Drowns
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Disney Taps Violence in New Video Game

Tuesday - May 15, 2001
- Private Ceremony for Douglas Adams This Week
- Pearl Harbor's Five Million Dollar Weekend
- dFX Animation and FX Newsletter Tonight
- News Link of the Day - Hobbits go to Hollywood

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

Thursday - May 17, 2001
- Xbox Coming in November - GameCube Too!
- Shrek to Air Digitally on 11 Screens
- Shrek Video Game on Xbox in November
- News Link of the Day - Working Ogre-Time

Friday - May 18, 2001
- Shrek Opens on 3,587 Screens!
- Digital Media FX Launches E3 Video Game Industry Reports
- Square and Disney Interactive Team Up for RPG
- News Link of the Day - Mouse Meat

Saturday - May 19, 2001
- Shrek Enjoys $11.5 Million Friday Opening!
- Can Tomb Raider Meet Its Release Date?
- Final Fantasy Costs Square $137 Million - Secret Project in Progress...
- News Link of the Day - Keyboard is Closing in on the Paintbrush

Sunday - May 20, 2001
- Maurice Noble Passes Away at 91 Years of Age
- Shrek Makes and Estimated $42.1 Million in Opening Weekend
- Mickey Mouse Drawings Don't Save Cartoon Museum!
- News Link of the Day - Arts Extra: The Lessons of Hollywood’s Creative Crisis

Monday - May 21, 2001
- Pearl Harbor Premiere Under Attack
- Digital Media FX Opens Atlantis Movie Site
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Shrek: No Mickey Mouse Picture

Tuesday - May 22, 2001
- Nintendo Undercuts Xbox's Price
- Spy Kids Goes Up Against Osmosis Jones in August!
- Disney: "That's Just Life, Isn't It?"
- News Link of the Day - Ogre Easy

Wednesday - May 23, 2001
- Footage From Pearl Harbor Screening
- Film Roman and Pentamedia Have Bitter Parting
- NBC Gets Rights to Shrek
- News Link of the Day - Shrek Animators Add Style to Computer Created Reality

Thursday - May 24, 2001
- Shrek Reaches $50 Million in Five Days!
- Disney Interactive Creating "Imagineering Games"
- Atlantis Movie Becomes Kellogg's Cereal
- News Link of the Day - Ireland's Cinemobile Creates Unique Movie Experience

Friday - May 25, 2001
- Pearl Harbor Slammed by Critics - Now Playing
- The Mummy Returns Makes Impact Overseas
- Tomb Raider Given PG-13 Rating
- News Link of the Day - The Syn-Thespians Are Coming

Saturday - May 26, 2001
- Friday Box Office Results - Pearl Harbor Lower Than Expected
- A.I. Video Games to be Xbox Exclusive
- Pearl Harbor Marketing More Expensive than Shrek Marketing
- News Link of the Day - Fear Factory\

Sunday - May 27, 2001
- Shrek May Top $100 Million on Monday!
- Pearl Harbor Writer Blames Director for Negative Reviews
- Pictures From Shrek Xbox Game
- News Link of the Day - Beauty and the Beast on IMAX

Monday - May 28, 2001 (Happy Memorial Day)
- Top 10 Animated Openings
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime and FX DVDs
- Pictures From Pearl Harbor
- News Link of the Day - Cricket-Lore for the Desi Kid

Tuesday - May 29, 2001
- Holiday Weekend Box Office Estimates - Shrek Huge!
- Planet of the Apes Scavenger Hunt
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire Pictures
- News Link of the Day - HBO Eyes Provo Students' Claymation Film

Wednesday - May 30, 2001
- Shrek Now Highest Grossing Non-Disney Animated Film Ever!
- Mickey Mouse Storyboard Up for Auction Again
- Exile Films Approaches DreamWorks About BloodQuest Movie
- News Link of the Day - Big Bad Bugs Wascaly Wabbit a Wacist?

Thursday - May 31, 2001
- Santa vs. The Snowman Coming to IMAX 3D
- Interplay May Be Acquired
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Shrek Breaks Disney Stranglehold; Disney Gets Ideas From Japan

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