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Friday - September 14, 2001
- Men In Black 2 Ending to Be Refilmed After Disaster
- Animation and FX Emmy Award Winners
- New dFX Newsletter on Monday
- News Link of the Day - Fans Cash in on Harry Potter Coins


Men In Black 2 Ending to be Refilmed After Disaster
(by digitalmediafx.com) The ending to Men In Black 2 will be refilmed according to the filmmakers after the terrorist attack Tuesday on the World Trade Center. The current ending of the movie takes place against the backdrop of the World Trade Center.

A Sony Pictures spokesperson was quoted by Daily Variety on Wednesday as saying, "There was a scene set against the background of the World Trade Center, and given yesterday's tragedy, we are now in the process of looking at alternatives."

The spokesperson also indicated that any other scenes that show the World Trade Center would likely be refilmed or edited. It is unknown if the changes will affect the July 3, 2002 release of the movie.

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Animation and FX Emmy Award Winners
(by digitalmediafx.com) Even though this Sunday's evening Emmy Awards have been canceled, a number of awards had already been presented prior to Tuesday's tragedy. Amongst the winners announced were the ones in the animation and visual effects categories. Here is the list of winners:

Best Animated Program Under One Hour
Winner: The Simpsons

Best Animate Program One Hour or Longer
Winner: Allosaurus: A Walking With Dinosaurs Special

Best Visual Effects for a Series
Winner: Voyager

Best Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
Winner: Frank Herbert's Dune (Sci-Fi Channel)

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New dFX Newsletter
(by digitalmediafx.com) A new edition of the animation and visual effects dFX newsletter will be emailed to subscribers on Monday, September 17. To subscribe, click here.

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News Link of the Day - Fans Cash in on Harry Potter Coins

According to BBC News:

"Fictional teenage wizard Harry Potter has cast a spell over his fans, after more than 25,000 specially minted coins sold in less than five hours.

It was billed as the world's first official legal tender coin based on the JK Rowling books, which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide..."

Click here for the full story.

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