Media FX Newsletter
Vol. 1, No. 8 - July 1, 2001
(2) Prince Charles Loves
Wallace and Gromit
(3) Several Animated Movies
Coming Back to the Big Screen
(4) Another Video Game -
Crazy Taxi - Being Made into a Movie
(5) Top News Stories of the
Past Two Weeks
(6) dFX Quick Takes
Welcome to another edition of the Digital Media FX (dFX) newsletter,
covering the world of animation and visual effects. This newsletter
is published on or near the 1st and 15th of each month with original
animation/FX content, insider news, and sneak peeks at new dFX
contains some interesting tidbits on Prince Charles love for Wallace
and Gromit, animated movies coming back to the big screen for
one-day showings in select states, and the quest to turn the Crazy
Taxi video game into a movie. Enjoy! -- Joe Tracy
Charles Loves Wallace and Gromit
(by digitalmediafx.com) Prince Charles visited Aardman Animations
studio on Monday, where he expressed his enjoyment and appreciation
for the Wallace and Gromit series. Prince Charles was given an
elaborate tour where he spoke openly with the creators while being
given an inside look at the sets of many successful Aardman Animation
productions like last year's Chicken Run. He also complemented
the entire Aardman team on their productions.
is located in Bristol, England.
Animated Movies Coming Back to The Big Screen
(by digitalmediafx.com) People living in a handful of states will
soon be able to see animated movies like The Iron Giant and Chicken
Run back on the big screen for a very limited engagement. National
Amusements, owner and operator of Showcase Cinemas and Multiplex
Cinemas will be showing select animated films on the big screen
on Wednesdays in the following states: Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky,
Pennsylvania, Iowa and Virginia. The showings will be Wednesdays
at 10AM with the following schedule of movies:
July 11 -
July 25 - The Iron Giant
August 8 - The Road to El Dorado
August 15 - Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
called Bookworm Wednesdays, is to encourage kids to read books
and write book reports in exchange for free admission to view
For more details
on the program, including participating theaters, click
Video Game - Crazy Taxi - Being Turned into a Movie
(by digitalmediafx.com) Hollywood has big plans to continue churning
out movies based on video games even though the majority of such
movies do a poor job in storytelling. The Hollywood Reporter announced
yesterday that the newest video game to be given movie treatment
will be "Crazy Taxi" by Sega. The movie will be directed
by Richard Donner and produced by Gary Goodman.
that the movie will try to capture the feel of a person riding
in a taxi via various camera angles shot from within the taxi.
just like the video game.
Stories of the Past Two Weeks
(digitalmediafx.com) Digital Media FX is updated 365 days a year
including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. If you don't visit
daily you may have missed some important news. Here is a list
of what we consider the top five news stories (in order of importance)
of the past two weeks, including links to each story.
Studio Chief Resigns
for Best Animated Feature Oscar Released
President of Cartoon Network Worldwide
and Hahn Defend PG Rating for Atlantis
Media FX makes it easy for you to track the daily box office
results for Atlantis: The Lost Empire. For daily updates, simply
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Joe Tracy, Publisher
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