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- November 27, 2001
What is the Animatrix?
"We're planning a series of animated short subjects that will kind of take the world from the world we're in today to the world of the Matrix and how we got there," says Silver. "We have assembled a team of unbelievably talented and renowned Japanese animation directors and artists to create a series of short films that will be accessible either on the Internet or eventually on DVD."
You can see drawings
for the new Matrix anime productions on The
Matrix Revisited DVD. The DVD also contains interview quotes
from Japanese artists and directors involved with the anime productions.
"We're intending to put the animes out on a regular basis," says Silver. When can you expect the first set? Fall 2002.
Top Holiday Games
Super Monkey Ball (Nintendo GameCube) -- It's monkey madness as players tilt the world to maneuver a cute monkey in a clear ball through more than 90 colorful action-puzzle boards. Sega's first game for a new next-generation video game console, "Super Monkey Ball" has frantic four-player action and six mini/party games to extend the fun. This eye-popping party game is available now on Nintendo GameCube and is rated "E" for everyone.
Sega Sports NBA 2K2 (Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube) -- Back the competition down and get above the rim this holiday season with the third installment in this chart-topping basketball simulation series. Packed with jaw-droppin' fakes, killer crossovers, explosive new dunks and smarter Artificial Intelligence, gamers can hit both the arena and street courts playing "NBA 2K2." Rated "E" for everyone, "NBA 2K2" is available now on Sega Dreamcast, and will release in early 2002 for PlayStation 2 and the Xbox, and in spring 2002 for Nintendo GameCube.
Sega Sports NFL 2K2 (Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and Xbox) -- Huddle up this holiday season with this next-generation football simulation game, third in the 2K series. With true-to-life QB logic, authentic player physics, new gameplay animations and a dramatic TV-style presentation, gamers can hit the gridiron like never before with "NFL 2K2." Rated "E" for everyone, "NFL 2K2" is available now on PlayStation 2 and Sega Dreamcast, and will ship in early 2002 for the Xbox.
JSRF-Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox) -- Strap on your rocket powered skates and hit comic book-style streets this winter. The sequel to last year's groundbreaking "Jet Grind Radio," "JSRF-Jet Set Radio Future" offers multi-player action that lets you reach new heights, performing astounding stunts to underground music with extreme action and style. "JSRF-Jet Set Radio Future" is scheduled to ship in February -- rating pending.
Sonic Adventure 2:
Battle (Nintendo GameCube) -- The gaming world's fastest blue "trailblazer"
is back, and he's jumping to Nintendo GameCube! Sonic The Hedgehog, always
known for his attitude and speed, is showing off his incredible 10-year
endurance with the launch of "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle." The
game shows off intense new graphics and gripping battle elements, amplifying
the action ten-fold. Building on the success of "Sonic Adventure
2" (available now on Sega Dreamcast), Sonic's debut on Nintendo GameCube
is sure to thrill fans everywhere. Shipping in early 2002, this game is
rated "E" for everyone.
Box Office Numbers - FX & Animation Films
Pearl Harbor has concluded its Box Office run with a final box office take of $198.6 million.
The gain/loss represents
the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
News Link of the
Day - Richard Protovin
"A Pinellas County resident who achieved major recognition for his paintings and short animation films, Richard Protovin died in 1991 at age 46.
His work is collected
by New York's Museum of Modern Art and the National Film Preservation
Foundation, and this concise, delightful show easily demonstrates why..."
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