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October 2001 News Archive

Monday - October 1, 2001
- FX/Animation Films Top Three in Anticipated Movies
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- Civilization III Presales High - Ships October 31, 2001
- News Link of the Day - Ghibli Museum on Animation Films Opens

Tuesday - October 2, 2001
- Spirited Away Tops Titanic Record for Attendance
- Disney/Pixar Movies Coming to UK TV
- Weekend Box Office Numbers - FX/Animation
- News Link of the Day - Toy Story 3: Out for Blood

Wednesday - October 3, 2001
- Writer's Union Keeps Up Pressure on Nickelodeon
- Square Gives Up on Movie Business
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- News Link of the Day - Miramax Preps bin Laden Terrorist Movie

Thursday - October 4, 2001
- King of the Hill Friction
- Update on Writers Guild Story
- Burger King Wins Spirit Tie-In
- News Link of the Day - Universal's New Game Franchises

Friday - October 5, 2001
- Square Pictures: "We're Not Finished Yet"
- Janex International Acquires Anvil Studios
- Failed Animated Movies Get Early Release to Video
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Courts European Purchaser

Saturday - October 6, 2001
- Another Matrix Star Dies
- Friday Box Office Results
- Mark Fleischer Named President of Mainframe U.S.A.
- News Link of the Day - Ousted Cinar Founders Strike Back

Sunday - October 7, 2001
- Snow White Second Top Selling DVD
- Digital Media FX Opens Monsters, Inc. Forum
- Weekend Box Office Estimates
- News Link of the Day - Experimental ‘Waking Life’ a Treat

Monday - October 8, 2001
- Osmosis Jones DVD to Have Special Features
- Live Action Feature, Based on Anime Series, Coming to DVD
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - 'Snow White' to Make Digital Debut

Tuesday - October 9, 2001
- Winning Bid for Lunch with Roy Disney: $12,100
- Playdate 2001 - October 16
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Is DVD Now Fairest of All?

Wednesday - October 10, 2001
- Sony Gives $124 Million to Square
- Mummy Returns Breaks DVD Opening Records
- Blockbuster Launches Massive Shrek Promotions
- News Link of the Day - Animated TV Union Agreement

Thursday - October 11, 2001
- Visual Effects Movies Get "Sequel-Itis" in 2002
- Over One Million Snow White DVDs Sold First Day
- ILM Continues Massive FX Production
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Vote Includes Founders

Friday - October 12, 2001
- Xbox Alliance with Sega
- 4Kids and Nintendo Strike New Agreement
- Buy $300 in Food, Get Two "Free" Monsters, Inc. Tickets
- News Link of the Day - The Magic of Manga

Saturday - October 13, 2001
- FX - Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers
- Sega Cancels Shenmue 2 for Dreamcast!
- Friday Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Board Endorses Sale to Gullane

Sunday - October 14, 2001
- Gemini FX and Animation Award Nominations
- Uli Meyer Tackles Fred Bastard
- Weekend Box Office Estimates
- News Link of the Day - Dreaming of Oscars

Monday - October 15, 2001
- Passion Affords Animators New Opportunities
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Animation of Shooting Weighed

Tuesday - October 16, 2001
- Disney Announces Atlantis DVD Release Date
- Warner Bros. Plays Limited Release Game Again
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Director Gambles on Dream Vision

Wednesday - October 17, 2001
- Alan Burnett Wins Writers Guild Animation Award
- Shrek for Xbox to be Ready on November 15
- Top Selling Animation and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Waking Life in Sleepy Toontown

Thursday - October 18, 2001
- Universal Gets Feature Film Rights to Butt Ugly Martians
- Animated Films Play Big Role in Disney Monopoly
- Buy Your Way Into Lord of the Rings DVD Credits
- News Link of the Day - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Friday - October 19, 2001
- New Line Strikes Distribution Deal with Warner Bros.
- Five Little Monkeys Continues Festival Run
- Nightmare Before Christmas Opens at El Capitan
- News Link of the Day - Sci-Fi or Sci-Future?

Saturday - October 20, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Gets Boost From Financial Analysts
- Disney's Pinocchio Coming to Broadway
- Friday's Box Office Results
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Struggles With Sale

Sunday - October 21, 2001
- Early Monsters, Inc. Reviews Very Positive
- A Look at Kohan: Ahriman's Gift
- Advance Look: Disciples 2
- News Link of the Day - Coming Up: Anime This

Monday - October 22, 2001
- Good News and Bad News for Monsters, Inc.
- A Look at Patrician 2
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Trouble in Toon Town

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

Wednesday - October 24, 2001
- Star Wars 2 Teaser Attached to Monsters, Inc.
- Phantom Menace DVD Sets Sales Records
- Top Selling Animation and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Is Game Up for Toy Story?

Thursday - October 25, 2001
- Disney Begins Dismantling The Secret Lab
- Snow White DVD Playback Problems
- The Iron Giant Special Edition DVD a Year Away
- News Link of the Day - Waking Life: Dream On

Friday - October 26, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Opens Next Friday
- Billboard's Top Video Sales
- Chuck Jones Timber Wolf Flash Series
- News Link of the Day - Waking Life is 'My Dinner with Andre' on Acid

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

Sunday - October 28, 2001
- Disney's Beauty and the Beast Shines on IMAX
- LA Times Praises John Lasseter
- Helix Digital - Overseas Animation Problematic
- News Link of the Day - Manga Monsters Guard Sakaiminato

Monday - October 29, 2001
- Chuck Jones Timber Wolf
- Steve Jobs: "Pixar Creates Original Stories"
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Family Appeal

Tuesday - October 30, 2001
- DreamWorks Shrek Surprise Fails to Materialize
- Footage From Monsters, Inc. Premiere
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers - Animated / FX Films
- News Link of the Day - Monsters Grabs With Sight Gags

Wednesday - October 31, 2001
- For the Birds to Air in Front of Monsters, Inc.
- New dFX Newsletter Tomorrow
- Top Selling Animation and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - A Monster Undertaking

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