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- October 28, 2001
and the Beast Shines on IMAX
"The images are crisper and more saturated than ever seen before, and there is absolute no distortion of any kind apparent due to the format change - not to mention the sound quality."
The comments are in
line with audience viewings of a Beauty and the Beast theatrical
trailer now airing in front of several IMAX movies.
LA Times Praises
The article also states that Monsters, Inc. was derailed 18 months ago with some story problems that were readdressed and fixed. The same problem occurred with Toy Story 2, which is Pixar's most successful film of all time.
- Overseas Animation Problematic
"The trend in recent years has been to send more and more work overseas to studios in the far east where labour is extremely cheap," says Richard Lorway, General Manager of Helix Digital Inc. "But working overseas comes with big risks, and mistakes can be very expensive. In terms of contract price, we can't match the overseas studios but we are lower than other studios in North America. And if producers look at the real cost of working overseas, we're fairly competitive"
Helix Digital also
ways that below-the-line production costs, such as long-distance phone
bills, courier fees, overseas directors, travel, and administration are
higher when production is sent overseas. Additional hidden costs, Helix
Digital says, may be lower production standards, late delivery and non-response
to producer concerns.
Helix Digital is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
News Link of the
Day - Manga Monsters Guard Sakaiminato
"About 10 years
ago, Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, a city with a population of 38,000,
transformed its nostalgic shopping arcade into a street dedicated to Gegege
no Kitaro, a famous manga by Shigeru Mizuki, a native of the city. Today,
the 800-meter street boasts dozens of bronze statues of loveable monsters
from the manga that have converted the 'virtually deserted arcade'--as
the old district was referred to by locals--into a popular sightseeing
spot that welcomes 600,000 visitors each year..."
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