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Ex Beatle Wants
to Make Animated Film
Right now 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.
McCartney 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.
Details about the story/plot of his planned animated movie have not been released. As McCartney has been knighted, his official full title is Sir Paul McCartney.
Comes Home (animated series also planned)
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 base.
"Sony 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."
To coincide 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.
Disney to Auction
Lunch with Roy Disney!
News Link of the
Day - Goddesses and Monsters
"A pair 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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