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Wednesday - November 7, 2001
- Pixar Releases Animated Shorts Online
- Lucas Confirms Star Wars 2 Trailer with Harry Potter
- Harry Potter Special to Air this Sunday
- News Link of the Day - The Dreamlike Animation of Waking Life


Pixar Releases Animated Shorts Online
(by digitalmediafx.com) Pixar has released online version of its animated shorts, including a snippet from its For the Birds short, which is now playing in front of Monsters, Inc. in theaters nationwide. You can view any of the films by clicking the below links:

For the Birds (snippet)
Geri's Game (full short)
Knick Knack (full short)
Tin Toy (full short)
Red's Dream (full short)
The Adventures of Andre & Wally B. (full short)
Luxo Jr. (full short)

To access Pixar's full index of its animated shorts, click here.

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Lucas Confirms Star Wars 2 Trailer with Harry Potter
(by digitalmediafx.com) George Lucas has confirmed that there will be a new trailer for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones that will be attached to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This trailer will be longer than the one currently playing before Monsters, Inc. but not as in depth as a trailer LucasFilm is working on for release in April 2002, a month before the movie hits theaters.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone hits theaters next Friday, November 16, 2001.

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Harry Potter Special to Air this Sunday
(by digitalmediafx.com) Katie Couric will host a one hour special on NBC this Sunday that takes a closer look at the upcoming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone special and the hysteria surround the release of the movie which is expected to break nearly every opening box office record ever.

The special will air at 7PM. Dateline NBC describes the special as follows:

"In a one-hour Katie Couric Special Harry Potter: Behind the Magic, NBC’s Katie Couric brings to life the mysterious world of Harry Potter and the story that’s captivated millions of readers worldwide. Couric gets a personal tour of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, courtesy of the young stars of the eagerly anticipated film. Interviews with director Chris Columbus, exclusive clips from the film and behind-the-scenes footage enable Couric to bring viewers to a place that up until now has only existed in the imagination of fans."

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News Link of the Day - The Dreamlike Animation of Waking Life

According to Apple:

"In the late 1990s, independent filmmaker Richard Linklater was looking to realize a dream. He’d been searching for just the right artistic treatment for his script about a young man who was stuck in a surrealistic dream state ..."

Click here for the full story.

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