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April Fool's Issue of Digital Media FX\n"); document.write("
04-01-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Click here to see the April Fools edition of Digital Media FX.

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Soprano Star To Provide Voice for Sharkslayer\n"); document.write("
04-02-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Soprano star James Gandolfini has agreed to be one of the voices in DreamWorks animated underwater \"mob\" movie, Sharkslayer...

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Square USA Closes Down Studio\n"); document.write("
04-03-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Square USA has officially closed its Honolulu, Hawaii studios after several months of trying to find a buyer to keep the studio alive...

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Miramax Plans to Revive Pokemon\n"); document.write("
04-04-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Miramax has big plans to revive the Pokemon franchise after winning a bidding war with Warner Bros. over the rights to the next two Pokemon movies in the U.S...

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Sequel to Spider Man in the Works\n"); document.write("
04-05-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Columbia Pictures has announced that a sequel to Spider-Man is in the works even though the first version has yet to hit theaters...

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Heavy June/July for Animated Movies\n"); document.write("
04-05-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Three animated movies by different studios are opening within three weeks of each other in what is expected to be heavy competition for family audiences this summer...

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Ice Age Passes 140 Million Mark\n"); document.write("
04-07-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Fox's animated Ice Age continues to tear up the box office, passing the $140 million mark on Sunday...

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New Animated and FX DVDs for April 9, 2002\n"); document.write("
04-08-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a new list of animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released on April 9, 2002...

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Disney Nabs Rights to Spirited Away\n"); document.write("
04-11-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Walt Disney Studios has secured all domestic theatrical, home entertainment and television rights to Hayao Miyazaki's animated movie, Spirited Away...

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New Animated and FX DVDs\n"); document.write("
04-15-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here's a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released on 4/16/02...

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Hershey's Characters Get Animated\n"); document.write("
04-16-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Taking a cue from M&M's, Hershey's is now animating some of its characters and putting them on display, in 3D, at Hershey's Chocolate World...

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Pixar Announces New Version of Renderman\n"); document.write("
04-17-2002
(edited press release) Pixar Animation Studios will release this fall the latest version of its RenderMan (PRMan) 3D rendering software...

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NBC's Saturday Morning Slate Changing\n"); document.write("
04-18-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Discovery Kids and NBC have announced the programming line-up for the three-hour block that will debut this fall on NBC Saturday mornings...

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Disney/Pixar Outline Next Three Movies\n"); document.write("
04-22-2002
(edited press release) Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios have announced details on their next three films...

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New Animated and FX DVDs - 4/23/02\n"); document.write("
04-23-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs that are available as of today...

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Big Apple Anime Festival Update\n"); document.write("
04-24-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Big Apple Anime Fest, taking place August 30 to September 2 (Labor Day Weekend) in midtown Manhattan, has confirmed two guests of honor...

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Make Way for Noddy Wraps 100th Episode\n"); document.write("
04-25-2002
(edited press release) Hollywood based Post-Production and digital effects facility, Metropolitan Entertainment, has completed the 100th episode of the UK classic animation Make Way for Noddy...

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TNN to Add Adult Animation Block to Programming\n"); document.write("
04-26-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) TNN - The National Network will unveil a new adult animation block in early 2003 that will feature several new animation programs for adult audiences...

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trueSpace Price Lowered Until May 22\n"); document.write("
04-27-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Trying to capture a larger share of the 3D marketplace, Caligari is lowering the price of its trueSpace5 3D software to $299 until May 22, for users of \"competing\" and \"complimentary\" products...

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ADV Films Gets DVD Rights to Noir\n"); document.write("
04-28-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) ADV Films has negotiated the DVD distribution rights for the anime series \"Noir\". ADV is planning to release Noir in a special six-volume DVD collection...

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Universal Announces More Realistic \"Jurassic Park\" Game\n"); document.write("
04-29-2002
(edited press release) Universal Interactive, Inc. has commissioned Australian game developer Blue Tongue Software to create a new video game under the Jurassic Park license...

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Spider-Man Opens in Malaysia\n"); document.write("
04-30-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Spider-Man held its world opening throughout theaters in Malaysia today, a rarity for a country that usually sees movies weeks after they are released in the United States...

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New Animated and FX DVDs - 4/30/02\n"); document.write("
04-30-2002
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs that are available as of today - April 30, 2002...

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