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Sunday - September 9, 2001
- Book Being Released on Disney's Nine Old Men
- Weekend Box Office Estimates
- WB Releases Final Toon Marooned Cartoon
- News Link of the Day - Pokémon to Launch Games Console


Book Being Released on Disney's Nine Old Men
(by digitalmediafx.com) Next month a new book is being released that focuses on Walt Disney's famous master animators - the "nine old men". The 352 page book costs $42.00 and was written by John Canemaker, who has written several books on the animation industry including a detailed biography on Winsor McCay.

For more information on the book Walt Disney's Nine Old Men (or to preorder), click here.

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Weekend Box Office Estimates
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are estimates for the top 10 movies at the box office over the weekend:

1. The Musketeer - $10.7 million
2. Two Can Play That Game - $8.3 million
3. Rock Star - $6.2 million
4. Jeepers Creepers - $6.2 million
5. The Others - $6.1 million
6. Rush Hour 2 - $5.9 million
7. American Pie 2 - $4.7 million
8. Rat Race - $4.4 million
9. The Princess Diaries - $3.4 million
10. O - $2.7 million

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WB Releases Final Toon Marooned Cartoon
(by digitalmediafx.com) Warner Bros., trying to capitalize on the online entertainment medium, has released the final episode of its "Toon Marooned" series, which could be called "Toon Survivor." The final Flash episode, that includes a limited amount of interactivity, features the final two contestants (Tweety and Daffy Duck) and their host, Bugs Bunny. The two final contestants must face a final "immunity challenge" to decide the winner of the cash prize.

Click here to view the flash cartoon (past episodes can also be accessed from this link).

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News Link of the Day - Pokémon to Launch Games Console

According to BBC News:

"Cartoon hit Pokémon, whose trading cards, computer games and films have become worldwide phenomena, is to be turned into its own computer games console.

The characters will be the subject of a games machine that will be just six centimetres wide and will be on sale in Japan from November..."

Click here for the full story.

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