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- October 20, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Gets Boost From Financial
- Disney's Pinocchio Coming
- Friday's Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day -
Cinar Struggles With Sale
Gets Boost From Financial Analysts
(by digitalmediafx.com) A special showing of Monsters, Inc.
to several financial analysts has resulted in high praise from analysts
who see Monsters, Inc. as a big winner this season. Prudential
even went as far to give box office predictions saying that Monsters,
Inc. should easily end up with a final gross somewhere between A
Bug's Life ($163 million domestically) and Toy Story 2 ($246
The news follows an
story by Digital Media FX last May that Monsters, Inc.
was scoring higher marks than all past Pixar movies during test screenings.
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Coming to Broadway
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's broadway experience with Beauty
and the Beast and The Lion King is now resulting in a new addition
- Pinocchio. Disney plans on turning its version of Pinocchio from
an animated movie into a live Broadway stage production. According to
the London Daily Telegraph several of the experts behind Disney's highly
successful The Lion King Broadway show have been retained to work
on the Pinocchio production.
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Friday Box Office
(by digitalmediafx.com) There were no major animated or visual
effects films in the top 10 on Friday.
Here are Friday's
Top 5 Movies
1. From Hell - $3.8
2. Riding in Cars With Boys - $3.6 Million
3. Training Day - $2.7 Million
4. Bandits - $2.3 Million
5. The Last Castle - $2.2 Million
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News Link of the
Day - Cinar Struggles With Sale
According to the National Post:
is still struggling to forge consensus amongst its directors for a proposed
sale of the company's animation and production division to U.K.-based
Gullane Entertainment PLC.
In its required semi-monthly
public statement to shareholders yesterday, the Montreal-based company
said it is continuing its protracted search for a buyer..."
here for the full story.
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