Media FX News Archives
- September 6, 2001
- Ex Beatle Wants to Make Animated
- Robotic Animation
- Disney to Auction Lunch with
- News Link of the Day
- Goddesses and Monsters
Wants to Make Animated Film
(by digitalmediafx.com) Ex Beatle Sir Paul McCartney made a surprise
appearance to view a 13 minute animated clip he helped produce
called "Tuesday" at the Venice Film Festival. McCartney
then talked to reporters about plans to create a full length animated
feature in the style of "traditional Disney animation."
McCartney is speaking with several animation studios to produce
a film that would star his voice and music. McCartney says he
has loved animation for decades, especially enjoying his involvement
with 1968's The Yellow Submarine.
hinted that he could do a better job than most of the animated
material currently being produced in Hollywood. He says that he
wants to get back to traditional roots in his movie and cited
his favorite animated film as Disney's Lady and the Tramp.
the story/plot of his planned animated movie have not been released.
As McCartney has been knighted, his official full title is Sir
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Animation Comes Home (animated series also planned)
digitalmediafx.com) Sony has introduced a new advanced model of
its robotic animation dogs (called AIBO) and has lowered the price
to around $850. The latest robots include new advanced software
enabled features such as photo-taking options, a 75 word vocabulary,
new AIBO tonal language options, and interactive and expressive
The new AIBO
LM series is differentiated from its predecessors by its friendlier,
more affectionate look. Sony expects this design departure to
expand the AIBO product line, appealing to a diversified consumer
appreciates that consumer styles and needs are constantly evolving.
Accordingly, the AIBO LM series marks the beginning of a host
of product line-up expansions in the future that will satisfy
a broad range of consumer tastes," said Victor Matsuda, vice
president of Entertainment Robot America. "This new series
combines a playful design with an attractive price, which we believe
will help deliver on our vision of changing the face of home entertainment."
with the worldwide release of the AIBO LM series, an animated
television program starring the two main robotic dogs has been
planned to air this October in Japan on Fuji Television Network.
Japanese users with the AIBO LM series will be able to participate
in a unique TV experience that enables the robot to respond to
sounds from the animated program.
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to Auction Lunch with Roy Disney!
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney is auctioning off a lunch with
Roy Disney that includes a tour of Disney Feature Animation. Along
with lunch at the exclusive Rotunda within the Disney Studios,
the winning bidder will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney's
Feature Animation, where dozens of acclaimed animated feature
films have been produced. Lunch with Roy Disney and the Feature
Animation tour will be up for bid from Sept. 24, through Oct.
1, to celebrate the DVD release of Snow White. When the
auction starts, Digital Media FX will reannounce it and link to
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of the Day - Goddesses and Monsters
According to The Village Voice:
of 12-foot-tall, inflatable pink bunnies greet visitors to "My
Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation,"
an engaging if uneven show currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.
On a recent afternoon, a little girl in braids and a checkered
pink dress stood mesmerized before them. Nearby, a wall label
explained that the work, an installation by artist Momoyo Torimitsu,
embodied the Japanese aesthetic of kawaii, or cuteness, but she
seemed to grasp the concept intuitively..."
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