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Sunday - October 7, 2001
- Snow White Second Top Selling DVD
- Digital Media FX Opens Monsters, Inc. Forum
- Weekend Box Office Estimates
- News Link of the Day - Experimental ‘Waking Life’ a Treat


Snow White Second Top Selling DVD
(by digitalmediafx.com) Set to be released this Tuesday, presales for the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are very strong, topping DreamWorks successful Shrek. According to Amazon.com, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the second highest selling DVD, while Shrek is fourth. The Godfather DVD Collection is #1 and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is #3. Other hot selling animated DVDs includes The Simpson's: Complete First Season at #7 and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within at #9. The animated Lord of the Rings DVD is selling at #36.

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Digital Media FX Opens Monsters, Inc. Forum
(by digitalmediafx.com) Digital Media FX has opened a new forum for the discussion of Pixar's fourth animated feature, Monsters, Inc. The movie opens Friday, November 2, in theaters nationwide. Click here to visit the new forum and post your thoughts.

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Weekend Box Office Estimates
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are estimates for the top 10 movies at the box office over the weekend. None of them are heavy in visual effects or animation:

1. Training Day - $24.2 million
2. Serendipity - $14.0 million
3. Don't Say a Word - $10.0 million
4. Zoolander - $9.9 million
5. Joy Ride - $7.4 million
6. Max Keeble's Big Move - $5.5 million
7. Hearts in Atlantis - $5.4 million
8. Hardball - $3.7 million
9. The Others - $3.0 million
10. Rush Hour 2 - $1.8 million

The figures may all be slightly high because they were released just prior to the U.S. launching missile attacks against Afghanistan, likely keeping many people home Sunday evening.

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News Link of the Day - Experimental ‘Waking Life’ a Treat for the Eyes and Soul

According to The Aspen Times:

"...It is the first feature film to employ the interpolated rotoscoping technique developed by Austin-based computer animator Bob Sabiston. The animation technique, used previously in such short films as 'Roadhead' and 'Snack and Drink,' gives a dimension of constant motion, constant change. Faces change not only expression, but shape and size. Backgrounds are in a near-constant state of flotation; scenery alters, both subtly and dramatically...."

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