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Monday - September 24, 2001
- Lunch with Roy Disney Reaches $1,000 Bid
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- New Lord of the Rings Trailer
- News Link of the Day - Reality-Based Rethinking


Lunch with Roy Disney Reaches $1,000 Bid
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney is auctioning off a lunch with Roy Disney and bidding has already reached $1,000 with seven days left in the auction. Disney describes the experience as follows:

"Here is a rare opportunity indeed -- the winning bidder will be treated to an exclusive tour of Disney's Feature Animation Studio in Burbank, California, a building which is closed to the general public. Then he or she will enjoy lunch with Roy Disney, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company -- as well as the son of Roy O. Disney and the nephew of Walt -- at Disney's executive dining room, The Rotunda. This special event will take place on Monday, November 12, 2001."

To view the auction, which ends on October 1, 2001, click here.

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Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here are new animated, FX, and anime DVDs hitting store shelves tomorrow:

The Simpsons - The Complete First Season (animation)
X - The Movie (anime)
Ceres, Celestial Legend, Vol. 3 - Genome (anime)
Dragon Ball Z - Babidi - Rivals (1996 - anime)
Gatekeepers - Open the Gate - Vol. 1 (anime)
Mission Impossible DVD Collector's Set (1996 - FX)
Nadia, Secret of Blue Water - Aboard the Nautilus - Vol. 3 (anime)
Pokemon Johto Journeys - Crimson Warrior (anime)
Ranma 1/2 Rr:Wacky Winter Wonderland (anime)
The Rugrats Movies DVD Collection (2000 - animated)

Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the Shrek 2-Disc DVD. Click here.
Amazon.com is also accepting pre-orders for The Phantom Menace DVD. Click here.

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New Lord of the Rings Trailer
(by digitalmediafx.com) A new Lord of the Rings trailer will air tonight on TV during the season premiere of Angel on the WB. The show airs at 9PM PST/EST. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring opens in theaters nationally on December 19, 2001. The movie is part one of a trilogy that will be released in consecutive years. The first installment of the trilogy is rated PG-13 and its current running time, if it is not cut further, is just over two and half hours.

Lord of the Rings

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News Link of the Day - Reality-Based Rethinking

According to the Washington Post:

"A lot of video games just don't seem appropriate anymore.

Since Sept. 11, many video-game developers and publishers have announced that they are either canceling or delaying new titles as a result of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. In most cases, they are reviewing their games for material involving planes and terrorists or either city..."

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