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Digital Media FX - The Power of Imagination
Vol. 1, No. 8 - July 1, 2001
Table of Contents:
(2) Prince Charles Loves Wallace
(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
(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 features.
This issue 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
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.
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 - Chicken
July 25 - The Iron Giant
August 8 - The Road to El Dorado
August 15 - Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
The program, called
Bookworm Wednesdays, is to encourage kids to read books and write book
reports in exchange for free admission to view the movie.
For more details on
the program, including participating theaters, click
Another 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.
Donner says 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.
Top News 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 Resigns
and Hahn Defend PG Rating for Atlantis
dFX Quick Takes
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FX makes it easy for you to track the daily box office results for Atlantis:
The Lost Empire. For daily updates, simply click
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I hope that you've enjoyed this edition of the Digital Media FX newsletter
and I look forward to providing you with continued coverage of the animation
and visual effects industries.
Joe Tracy, Publisher
Digital Media FX - The Power of Imagination
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