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Saturday - October 27, 2001
- Disney Continues IMAX Support with The Lion King
- Toy Story Airing on ABC Sunday Night
- Big Apple Anime Fest Concludes Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Potter Preview Stirs Excitement


Disney Continues IMAX Support with The Lion King
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney is continuing to help the slumping IMAX Corporation with its continued releases of past animated movies to IMAX screens nationwide. On January 1, 2002, Disney will release Beauty and the Beast to IMAX screens. According to Big Movie Zone, Disney announced that it will release The Lion King to IMAX screens in 2003. The announcement took place during a screening for IMAX theater owners of Beauty and the Beast.

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Toy Story Airing on ABC Sunday Night
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney is airing Toy Story on its ABC Network this Sunday night, October 28, as part of the The Wonderful World of Disney. It airs at 7pm PST/EST. Toy Story was Pixar's first major theatrical animated movie, making an astonishing $192 million at the domestic box office when it was released in 1995.

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Big Apple Anime Fest Concludes Tomorrow
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Big Apple anime festival concludes tomorrow after a successful start on Friday. Opening the festival was the new anime movie Metropolis (which is also previewed on the Final Fantasy Special Edition DVD). Several other anime movies, events, panels, and exhibits will be held through the festival's conclusion tomorrow night.

Supporting the event was New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who attended on Friday. Several other guests of honor were also present including Masao Maruyama, the founder CEO of Madhouse Studios, one of Japan's biggest and well-known anime production companies. Last night Yuji Moriyama, the creator behind countless anime classics from Macross Plus to Geobreeders, was present as part of an anime panel discussion. He also took time out to sign autographs for the hundreds of anime fans present.

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News Link of the Day - Potter Preview Stirs Excitement

According to BBC News:

"Cinema goers have given a sound seal of approval to an advance screening of the Harry Potter movie, according to reports.

An audience in Chicago are said to have been "ecstatic" at seeing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - as it is known in the US - on Thursday, according to the Daily Telegraph..."

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