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- November 28, 2001
- More on The Animatrix
- Quest for the
Ring Airs Tomorrow Night on FOX
- Top Selling Animation and
- News Link of the Day
- Holidays Sleighful of TV Delights
(by digitalmediafx.com) There's more information to report
on The Matrix Anime production discussed in yesterday's
Digital Media FX report. The anime series will apparently
consist of 10 "episodes". It hasn't been decided yet
how the episodes will be released, but the producers are leaning
towards an Internet release followed by another DVD - all before
the sequel to The Matrix hits theaters in 2003.
title for the series is "Animatrix." The information
provided in The
Matrix Revisited DVD special sheds only basic information
about the series. Michael Arias is one of the producers specifically
for the Animatrix series. Arias says they wanted to put the vision
of The Matrix "together with the gods of Japanese animation
and see what will come out of that."
studios, including Mad House, are involved with specific episodes,
some which will be original stories.
One of the
episode directors for The Animatrix is Yoshiaki Kawajiri. "The
Matrix is a flat-out incredible experience both visually and on
a narrative level," says Kawajiri. " It really manages
to fuse a lot of disparate elements of cinema. You see why people
love it so fanatically. It really convinced me that a new breed
of filmmaking had arrived."
is based within the simulation (training program) that ends up
becoming a part of the real world. It is described as an "Akira
style ninja epic".
titled "World Record" follows a man within the Matrix
that is able to break out of it through "sheer physical power."
That episode is being directed by Takeshi Koike. He says that
many more questions about the Matrix will be answered and that
"the more you understand it, the more interesting it becomes."
serves as a prequel to The Matrix that "details the
war between man and machines," according to Producer Joel
Silver. That episode is directed by Mahiro Maeda.
Silver hints at Square Pictures involvement in a project that
"deals with information that directly relates to the movie."
This is the secret project Square had started working on earlier
this year that was mentioned in two Digital Media FX reports last
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the Ring Airs Tomorrow Night on FOX
(by digitalmediafx.com) Thursday night FOX will air a Lord
of the Rings TV special titled "Quest for the Ring."
The short 30-minute special airs at 8PM with cast interviews and
behind the scenes footage of the first Lord of the Rings
installment - Fellowship of the Ring.
In other Fellowship
of the Ring news, many theaters have now started preselling
tickets for the three hour movie.
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Animation and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of the current top
selling animation and FX DVDs at Amazon.com. Animation and FX
DVDs occupy four of the top five positions for top selling DVDs.
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of the Day - Holidays Sleighful of TV Delights
According to MSNBC:
cartoon Grinch is back, and so is Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Claus.
How much more do we need for a warm and fuzzy holiday TV season?
Lots more, based on the sleighful of shows on the way. Theres
a prime-time Rugrats Hanukkah special, one with Charlie Brown
and the gang, and old and new musical greetings from Bing Crosby,
Macy Gray and others..."
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