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Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Japanese Animation: Anime And Its Influences: Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA and eDIT 2001: Sunday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany.

November Headline News

Anime at AFI Fest 2001

Anime at AFI Fest 2001: Thursday, November 01 - Sunday, November 11, 2001, Hollywood, California USA. Two Japanese animated feature films (dubbed in English) will premiere at AFI Fest 2001 at the Pacific Theatre in Hollywood (6433 Hollywood Blvd.). AH! MY GODDESS will screen Saturday, November 3rd at 4 pm and ESCAFLOWNE: A GIRL IN GAIA will screen Saturday, November 10th at 4 pm. Advance tickets available by calling 866 AFI-FEST or through www.afifest.com.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Nine And A Half Questions with Mike KazalehWill Ryan asks Mike Kazaleh slightly fewer than ten questions regarding getting started in Detroit, comic books and the benefits of working for hire.

- TV Review: Butt-Ugly Martians

Festival Headline News

The Brussels Festival Of Cartoons And Animated Films

* Wednesday, February 6 Sunday, February 17, 2002. Brussels, Belgium.

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2001.

The Brussels Festival showcases feature films, short films, retrospectives, exhibitions, "making of" sessions with several guests and special events like the Cartoon d'Or and La Nuit anime. Preview VHS tapes can be entered and sent (with no entry fee) to the Festival until October 31, 2001. A downloadable entry form is available at: http://www.awn.com/folioscope/FDA2002/Proindexgb.html

Animation Headline News

The Acrobat Issue Of Animation World Magazine Is Now Online!

The September 2001 Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now on-line! In this issue, go behind the scenes of two recent feature films. John Edgar Park examines Final Fantasy to discover the staggering amount of skill, time and technical savvy it takes to bring synthespians to the big screen. E=mc2, the effects team for the film Jeepers Creepers, give you step by step explanations of some of the effects in the film. Both Leslie Cabarga and Aleksandra Korejwo answer Will Ryan's 9 1/2 questions. Martin "Dr.

Series Headline News

MIPCOM Deals In Brief

Peppers Ghost Productions CGI-animated series TINY PLANETS has been licensed to Germanys Super RTL network and ITV1 in the U.K. The show recently received two BAFTA Interactive awards nominations and is scheduled to debut in the U.K. and Germany in the first quarter 2002.

French childrens cable and a satellite channel Canal J has partnered with Nickelodeon U.K., Spain, Australia and Latin America and acquired Japanese anime series YU-GIOH, which will be broadcast in France in spring 2002.

Kids Headline News

YU-GI-OH! Debuts At Number One

In its KIDS' WB! debut, the new Japanese anime series YU-GI-OH! ranked No. 1 among the broadcast competition in its time period in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 2-11 and Boys 6-11. The Japanese anime series follows the adventures of a young boy named Yugi, who morphs into a monster-fighting hero after piecing together the "millennium puzzle" given to him by his grandfather. YU-GI-OH! is represented world-wide outside of Asia, by 4Kids Entertainment.

October Headline News

Upcoming October Events At ASIFA Chapters

ASIFA-Colorado:- Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 ASIFA Colorado welcomes Sayoko Kinoshita, director of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Kinoshita will be presenting "The Best of Hiroshima Festival," a show produced as part of the Denver International Film Festival. For more information contact Edward Bakst at ASIFA-Colorado, RMCAD, 6875 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80224, U.S.A.; Tel.: (800) 888-ARTS; or E-mail: EBakst@RMCAD.edu.

ASIFA-San Francisco:

Kids Headline News

YU-GI-OH! Debuts At Number One.

In its KIDS' WB! debut, the new Japanese anime series YU-GI-OH! ranked No. 1 among the broadcast competition in its time period in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Boys 2-11 and Boys 6-11. The Japanese anime series follows the adventures of a young boy named Yugi, who morphs into a monster-fighting hero after piecing together the "millennium puzzle" given to him by his grandfather. YU-GI-OH! is represented world-wide outside of Asia, by 4Kids Entertainment.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA . . . Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust: Friday, October 05 - Thursday, October 11, 2001, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California USA . . . Durango Film Festival: Friday, March 01 - Sunday, March 10, 2002, Durango, Colorado USA . . . Kinetica 3: Friday, August 17, 2001 - Wednesday, December 31, 2003, Touring, USA and Canada.

Anime Headline News

Metreon Festival Of Anime

Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA. Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center in downtown San Francisco will host the first annual Metreon Festival of Anime the weekend of October 27-28 inside Metreon's Action Theatre attraction. The Metreon Festival of Anime will take place in conjunction with the Big Apple Anime Fest scheduled for the same weekend in New York City. Throughout the two-day event, fans will have a chance to watch Sony Pictures' "The Making of Metropolis", Bandai Entertainment's "Love Hina" and the U.S.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Vampire Hunter D Comes to AmericaFred Patten takes us inside the latest super-cool anime feature, VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST, now being shown in select U.S. theatres.

- The SIGGRAPH 2001 Computer Animation Festival: A Digital Odyssey

Mipcom Headline News

Molly Races To Mipcom

Sav! The World Productions brings its latest animated program to MIPCOM with MOLLY, STAR-RACER. Described by the creators as Japanimation meets European 3D, MOLLY is an explosive mix of comedy and epic racing scenes in 3D CGI animation. Strongly influenced by their childhood memories of anime series like DRAGON BALL and LUPIN THE 3RD, as well as by cult classics like Hanna Barberas WACKY RACES or Saint Exupérys LE PETIT PRINCE, the creators of MOLLY have mixed styles and techniques to create a fresh new kind of entertainment.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Alexeieff: Itinerary of a MasterWendy Jackson Hall reviews Giannalberto Bendazzi's latest book, Alexeieff: Itinerary of a Master,that discusses the art and life of pinscreen master Alexandre Alexeieff.

- New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews

Effects Headline News

Box Office Slumps…Again

With only one new film in wide release, it was another slow weekend at U.S. movie theaters. Box office totals slumped even lower than last week, making this weekend a 52-week low. However, two limited release films made a good showing at the box office this weekend. Anime thriller VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST, debuting in just six theaters, managed to bring in a healthy $4,255 per screen. The Armegeddon-themed MEGIDDO: OMEGA CODE 2, with visual effects by Computercafe and Cinesite, did well in limited release as well, debuting in thirteenth place with $1.6M from 314 theaters.

Anime Headline News

Big Apple Anime Fest

Big Apple Anime Fest: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, New York, New York USA. Taking place over Halloween weekend - October 26 to 28, 2001 - at the Directors Guild of America Theater and other venues in mid-town Manhattan, the Big Apple Anime Fest considers itself the "Cannes Film Festival of the Anime Manga Culture," one of the hottest media trends among today's global youth.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events.

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: From Dangermouse to Bill & Ben: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Manchester, England; Aleksandra Korejwo - Screening and Silent Auction: Saturday, September 29, 2001, Hollywood, California USA; FAN International Animation Festival: Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, Norwich, Norfolk UK; Big Apple Anime Fest: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, New York, New York USA; Animation Workout, Mary Ellen Lord, Guest Director: Tuesday, November 20, 2001,

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine.

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- The Career Coach: Jobs In A Visual Effects House -- DefinedThe final part of a three part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty, as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.

Headline News

YU-GI-OH! Is Introduced Internationally

4Kids Entertainment's YU-GI-OH!, which has already begun airing in the U.S. on Kids' WB!, will be introduced to international broadcasters at this year's MIPCOM. The Japanese anime series follows the adventures of a young boy named Yugi, who morphs into a monster-fighting hero after piecing together the "millennium puzzle" given to him by his grandfather. Additional 4Kids series that will be presented at MIPCOM 2001 include 52 new POKEMON episodes featuring all new POKEMON characters.

Visual Headline News

Discreet Announces New Products

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., announced a variety of new products at the 2001 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) held in Amsterdam September 14-18, 2001. Among the new products unveiled to the European community were frost 3, the latest version of Discreet's real-time 3D-broadcast graphics creation and delivery system and combustion 2, the latest version of its paint, animation and 3D-compositing software for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Both products are expected to begin shipping by end-of-year 2001.

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine.

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- A Taste of SIGGRAPH 2001John Edgar Park takes us on a tour of SIGGRAPH 2001, focusing on the latest technology news.

- New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews

Headline News

Sunbow And Rumpus To Produce Kappa Mikey Series

Creative companies Sunbow Entertainment and Rumpus have signed a co-production deal for KAPPA MIKEY, a fish-out-of-water story with an unusual twist. Targeted at 8 13 year old kids, the series mixes comedy and action in a satire of anime-style animation and American cluelessness about foreign culture. The show revolves around Mikey, an American superhero, who comes to Japan to fight evil with a team of Japanese anime stars. Mikey is not the most sensitive American ever to work overseas.

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