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Sunday - November 11, 2001
- Weekend Estimate: Monsters Scores $46.2 Million
- Harry Potter Images
- Annie Award Winners
- News Link of the Day - Cartoonists Reluctant to Show Violence


Weekend Estimate: Monsters, Inc. Scores $46.2 Million
(by digitalmediafx.com) Monsters, Inc. is estimated to have made $46.2 million in its second weekend, a figure above most analyst predictions for its first weekend when it made a record breaking $62.6 million.
The second weekend tally represents a small 26% decrease from last weekend.

Monsters, Inc. passed the $100 million mark over the weekend, making it the fastest animated movie to become a blockbuster. Final results will be posted by Digital Media FX on Tuesday morning.

Click here to visit the dFX Monsters, Inc. Movie Site.

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Harry Potter Images
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are three images from Warner Bros. highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which opens in a record number of theaters this Friday:

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Annie Award Winners
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are the major winning categories from last night's Annie Awards. Annie Awards are determined by paying club members of the ASIFA-Hollywood and the format of the film doesn't put annual movies up against each other (for example, Monsters, Inc. wasn't up against Shrek):

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANIMATED THEATRICAL FEATURE
Shrek

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANIMATED HOME VIDEO PRODUCTION
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DAYTIME ANIMATED TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Batman Beyond

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A PRIMETIME OR LATE NIGHT ANIMATED TELEVISION PRODUCTION
The Simpsons

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR CHARACTER ANIMATION
Dale Baer- The Emperor's New Groove

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR EFFECTS ANIMATION
Arnauld Lamorlette - Shrek

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR DIRECTING IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION
Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson - Shrek

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR PRODUCTION DESIGN IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION
Guillaume Aretos - Shrek

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News Link of the Day - Cartoonists Reluctant to Show Violence

According to nineMSN (AP):

"A group of American animators have voiced their concern for the cartoon industry, following the impact of the September 11 terrorist attacks upon the US entertainment and arts industry. They attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh's four-day animation conference where they discussed how their industry might respond in the wake of the terrorist attacks..."

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