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Lady Death Coming to Life\n"); document.write("
02-01-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) ADV Films has selected Asia's SunMin Image Pictures Co., Ltd. to bring Chaos Comics' Lady Death to life in anime form...

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Disney Auctioning Lunch with Andreas Deja\n"); document.write("
02-02-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney is auctioning off lunch with well known animator Andreas Deja as the studio continues to find financial revenues in its partnership with eBay...

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New Animated and FX DVDs\n"); document.write("
02-03-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released on Tuesday, February 5, 2002...

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Digital Media FX Announces New Column by Shannon Muir – “Animated Insights for Non Artists”\n"); document.write("
02-04-2002
Digital Media FX, the leading online publication for animators, visual effects artists, and animation enthusiasts, is pleased to announce a new online column by Shannon Muir titled “Animated Insights for Non Artists...\"

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Harry Potter Coming to DVD May 28, 2002\n"); document.write("
02-05-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) At a special press event attended by Digital Media FX this morning, Warner Home Video (WHV) announced that the #1 box office grossing movie of last year, Harry Potter Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, will be released to video and DVD on May 28, 2002...

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Treasure Planet Gets IMAX and 35mm Treatment\n"); document.write("
02-06-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's continued strong support to save IMAX has resulted in a Disney announcement that its upcoming animated Treasure Planet movie will be released to widescreens and IMAX screens at the exact same time...

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3D Studio Max Claims Super Bowl Title\n"); document.write("
02-07-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Discreet announced this week that its 3D Studio Max software (3ds max) was used for the Super Bowl introduction that aired on FOX last Sunday...

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Lord of the Rings Passes Shrek\n"); document.write("
02-07-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring has passed Shrek at the box office to become the second highest grossing film released in 2001.

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Promotional Partners Named for DreamWorks Spirit\n"); document.write("
02-08-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) DreamWorks has released a list of promotional partners for its upcoming animated movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which is being released in theaters Memorial Day Weekend where it will compete against Star Wars: Attack of the Clones...

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Lunch with Deja Goes for 716 dollars\n"); document.write("
02-09-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's auction for a lunch with respected animator Andreas Deja ended today with a final winning bid of $716...

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Clifford The Big Red Dog Wins CINE Award\n"); document.write("
02-10-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Scholastic Productions has announced that Clifford The Big Red Dog has been awarded the fall 2001 CINE Golden Eagle Award in the Animation Category...

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A Bug's Life to Become Extended Theme Park Attraction\n"); document.write("
02-11-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney announced that it is adding a new themed attraction based on Pixar's A Bug's Life to Disney's California Adventure (DCA) theme park...

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A Closer Look at Keyframe\n"); document.write("
02-11-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Keyframe, a news partner site with Digital Media FX, is celebrating its third anniversary today as it continues to build an archive of animation information...

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Uncut Batman Beyond: ROTJ Rated PG-13\n"); document.write("
02-12-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) The uncut version of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker has received a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America \"for violence\"...

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Oscar Nominations Announced\n"); document.write("
02-12-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Shrek, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Monsters, Inc. became the first three movies to be nominated for the new \"Best Animated Feature\" Academy Award category...

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Disney to Bring More Sequels to Big Screen\n"); document.write("
02-13-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney has big plans for its animated sequels well beyond Peter Pan: Return to Neverland. Disney is planning on bringing a sequel - or special from its TV animation division - to the big screen every February...

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Monsters, Inc. Breaks UK Record\n"); document.write("
02-13-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Monsters, Inc. opened huge in the UK, bringing in over $13 million to make it the biggest opening ever for an animated film in the UK...

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Peter Pan Sequel Barely Long Enough for Award Category\n"); document.write("
02-14-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land, which opens on Friday, is barely long enough to qualify for next year's Best Animated Film Academy Award...

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New Animated and FX DVDs\n"); document.write("
02-15-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs that were released this week...

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Return to Never Land Reviews Highly Mixed\n"); document.write("
02-16-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land opened this weekend to highly mixed reviews, but praise from many who saw the movie on Friday...

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Game Development Choice Award Nominees Announced\n"); document.write("
02-17-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced the nominees for the annual Game Developers Choice Awards...

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New Animated and FX DVDs for 2/19/02\n"); document.write("
02-18-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released on February 19, 2002...

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Peter Pan Sails to Top of Box Office\n"); document.write("
02-19-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land flew to the top of the box office on Monday, bringing in $3.7 million for a first place finish...

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Beauty and the Beast Still Underperforming Fantasia 2000\n"); document.write("
02-20-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition continues to underperform Fantasia 2000 at the box office despite Beauty and the Beast showing on several more screens, many with hiigher ticket prices...

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WETA Digital Hiring (Lord of the Rings)\n"); document.write("
02-21-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Oscar-nominated visual effects company behind The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, WETA Digital, is hiring for several positions...

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Animation Legend Chuck Jones Passes Away\n"); document.write("
02-22-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Legendary animator Chuck Jones has passed away at the age of 89 years...

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Terminator 3 on Track for 2003 Release\n"); document.write("
02-22-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Casting for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is nearly complete as Warner Bros. is keeping tight-lipped about the plot for this third installment...

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Official Release: A Legendary Animator Dies\n"); document.write("
02-23-2002
(official release) Chuck Jones, legendary animation director and artist, best known for his work on the Warner Bros. classic Looney Tunes cartoon series, died on Friday of congestive heart failure...

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Lord of the Rings Wins Big at BAFTA Awards\n"); document.write("
02-24-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring won big at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, taking the \"Best Film\" Award and the equally important \"Orange Best Film\" Award as voted by the public...

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New Animated and FX DVDs - 2/26/02\n"); document.write("
02-25-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released on February 26, 2002...

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David Stainton Named President, Walt Disney Television Animation\n"); document.write("
02-26-2002
(edited press release) David Stainton has been promoted to president, Walt Disney Television Animation (WDTVA), it was announced today by Thomas Schumacher, head of Walt Disney Television Animation and Walt Disney Feature Animation...

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Beauty and the Beast DVD Coming in October\n"); document.write("
02-27-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition is coming to DVD and video on October 8, 2002...

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Jackie Chan Adventures Picked Up for Third Season\n"); document.write("
02-28-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Jackie Chan Adventures has been renewed for a third season by Warner Bros. Kids WB...

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