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In this issue you'll be given a sneak peek at Jim Hill's premiere column for Digital Media FX - "Back to the Drawing Board with Jim Hill," plus more animation and FX news. So sit back, relax, and see what the power of imagination is bringing to life. -- Joe Tracy
Peek: Jim Hill's New Column
Hill's first column is titled "Is the Inside Joke on its Way Out?" It examines the repercussions of animators inserting "jokes" into animated films, many times only on one frame. Will this form of inside entertainment cease or is this only the beginning?
Hill's column is part of a new "Columns" area that will be opening Monday on Digital Media FX. To access the Columns area early, click here.
Lion's Gate CEO
Gets Long Term Extension
"I am pleased with what we've accomplished and set in motion during the past year," said Mr. Feltheimer. "We took a good look at Lions Gate's strengths and competitive position in the industry, and we were able to develop and execute a profitable growth strategy that achieved results almost immediately."
Major Summer Event Films Are Animated"
One part of the article states, "At least six of the major event films this year are animated or rely on new visual technologies: Atlantis, Shrek, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Cats & Dogs, Osmosis Jones and Trumpet of the Swan all fit that profile."
Most people don't know about Trumpet of the Swan. On March 22, Digital Media FX broke the news online that Columbia TriStar had decided to bring its planned direct to video Trumpet of the Swan movie to the big screen beginning May 11. You can read the article by clicking here.
Top News Stories
of the Past Two Weeks
Animated Films to Internation TV Networks
According to the Wall Street Journal, the six films Disney is shopping around include Pocahontas, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and A Bug's Life.
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