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Tuesday - October 23, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Ice Cream Promotion
- Cartoon Network Restores Popeye
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers - FX & Animation Movies
- News Link of the Day - Eisner and Jobs Overnight Enemies


Monsters, Inc. Ice Cream Promotion
(by digitalmediafx.com) Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream is introducing some new ice cream flavors in honor of Monsters, Inc. The two new flavors, which are available only for a limited time, include Monsters, Inc. Cookies & Screams and Monsters DeLight.

Cookies & Screams features rich and creamy chocolate ice cream, monster cookies (shaped like Mike and Sulley, two of the monsters featured in the film), and chocolaty pieces with crispy rice. Monsters Delight features a combination of light vanilla ice cream, raspberry filled chocolaty monster shapes and a raspberry swirl.

The flavors are currently available now through January 2002.

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Cartoon Network Restores Popeye
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Cartoon Network has restored very early versions of the Popeye cartoon series to begin reairing beginning this coming Sunday, October 28. The series includes some never before seen on TV Popeye theatrical shorts. The series may have trouble finding a big audience, however, as the Cartoon Network is airing it at the 1am time slot.

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Final Weekend Box Office Numbers - FX & Animation Movies
(by digitalmediafx.com) Final weekend box office numbers are in and here are the results for the top animated and visual effects movies:

Movie

Rank

Weekend Total

Gain/Loss

Overall Total

Shrek

# 20

$271,870

5% gain

$266.6 Million

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

# 24

$153,048

-24%

$83.5 Million

Planet of the Apes # 26 $146,847 -25% $178.6 Million
Jurassic Park 3 # 27 $137,795 -36% $180.2 Million

Pearl Harbor

# 34

$106,723

-42%

$198.2 Million

Cats & Dogs # 35 $91,425 -25% $93.2 Million
Waking Life # 37 $88,977 new $95,120

Dr. Doolittle 2

# 50

$42,959

-35%

$112.9 Million

The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.

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News Link of the Day - Eisner and Jobs Overnight Enemies

According to the New York Post:

"Call it Moguls Inc. - a cartoon tale of two titans in a bitter standoff over control of their fantasy worlds.

Walt Disney Chairman Michael Eisner and computer titan Steve Jobs, who heads animation hit factory Pixar, have switched from being rich partners to overnight enemies..."

Click here for the full story.

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