Media FX News Archives
- October 24, 2001
- Star Wars 2 Teaser Attached
to Monsters, Inc.
- Phantom Menace
DVD Sets Sales Records
- Top Selling Animation and
- News Link of the Day
- Is Game Up for Toy Story?
2 Teaser Attached to Monsters, Inc.
(by digitalmediafx.com) George Lucas is attaching a teaser
for Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones to Monsters,
Inc. and Disney is more than happy with the move. The teaser
will be the first official theatrical look at the newest Star
Wars adventure, which is said to be much "tighter" than
The Phantom Menace with very little of the annoying Jar-Jar
from Disney and added income as a result of the teaser will be
short lived, however, as Lucas apparently will include a full
length theatrical trailer for Star Wars 2 attached to Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which opens two weeks after
being attached to Monsters, Inc. is bad news for DreamWorks,
which was hoping to keep some people at home on November 2 watching
DreamWorks deliberately planned the release of the Special
Edition Shrek DVD and video on the exact same day as
Monsters, Inc. release.
Inc. opens nationwide on Friday, November 2, 2001.
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Menace DVD Sales Set Record
(by digitalmediafx.com) The one
week selling record for The Mummy Returns DVD didn't
last long having now been surpassed by Star Wars: The Phantom
Menace. First week sales of The
Phantom Menace DVD were estimated at over 2.2 million
compared to The Mummy Returns 2 million DVD sales in its
first week. In total, approximately $45 million has been spent
on The Phantom Menace DVD in just one week.
Menace sales record could be challenged by Shrek, which comes
out on November 2, 2001.
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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 dominate the top 20 overall top sellers:
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of the Day - Is Game Up for Toy Story?
According to The UK Times:
Lightyears trip to infinity and beyond could have come to
an abrupt halt because of a row over the multibillion-dollar Toy
Story film franchise.
dispute threatens to damage the Hollywood partnership between
Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios..."
here for the full story.
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