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- September 3, 2001
Ice Age to Have
One of Fox's first licensing deals is JAKKS Pacific's Flying Colors division, which will create a full line of toys and merchandise for the digitally animated feature.
Included in the Flying Colors line will be plush toys, action figures, playsets, activity kits, and lunch boxes.
"We're thrilled to have leading entertainment toy licensee JAKKS Pacific on board for Ice Age," said Peter Byrne, Executive Vice President of Fox Licensing & Merchandising. "We have every confidence that this film and its merchandise will be a huge family hit."
The story in Ice Age revolves around three characters: an acerbic woolly mammoth named Manfred (voiced by Ray Romano), an unsocialized giant sloth named Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), and a scheming saber-toothed tiger named Diego (voiced by Denis Leary). Together, this group of dysfunctional characters takes an unexpected passenger on the biggest commute of all time! Along the way, they become unlikely allies on a perilous quest to return the passenger to its family.
The animation is being
done by Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. Fox has a multi-million
dollar marketing campaign in the works for the movie.
Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit (stop motion animation)
Box Office Estimates
1. Jeepers Creepers
- $15.8 million
News Link of the
Day - Venice Festival Gets Serious with Animation Cinema
"The idea that animated cinema is just for children is being overhauled at the world's oldest film festival, where cartoons are being taken seriously. For the first time in the long history of the Venice Film Festival, an animation film, "Waking Life" by American director Richard Linklater, entered the prestigious Golden Lion competition.
Alberto Barbera told Reuters it would not be last, as this annual cinema
showcase increasingly toys with innovative film-making techniques..."
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