Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.4, July 1997

Animation World News

Compiled by Wendy Jackson

People: Hollywood Shuffle, DreamWorks Animation Appoints Ann Daly, DreamWorks Animator Kelly Asbury Publishes Book Series, Industry Mourns Death Of Phyllis Craig.

Business: Warner Digital Closing Doors, Iris & Cinevox Join, Metatools-Fractal Merger Complete, Atlantis' High-Calibre Investment, Pixibox Expands All The Way To China, Disney Hits a Legal Sandtrap,Viacom Opens First Retail Store.

Films: Petrov Animating IMAX Format Film, Buzzco's Knitwitted Short, Alterian's Digital Effects, CGI Feature Under The Rainbow.

Television: Medialab Animates NBC Peacock, MTV Animation Wants Your Sushi, Ellipse & Trickompany Partner, Teletoon Added To Lyonnaise Cable, Ch 4 Commissions Animation Variety Show, Archibald The Koala's A Hit, Canal + Animates Cyber Channel, Monkey Love In Locomotion, WB's Hysterically Historical, Enteraktion Creating DVD Programming.

Home Video: Disney Gets Fun And Fancy Free Again, Manga To Release New Animated Feature.

Character News: Bugs Bunny Shows Up On Stamps, Marvel To Open Comic-Themed Restaurant.

Commercials: Spotlight On Spots by Colossal Pictures, The End, Manhattan Transfer, Blue Sky Studios, Renegade Animation, Curious Pictures, Wild Brain, Duck Soup Producktions, The Front, Magnet Pictures,Telezign, and Vinton Hosts "Camp Animate"

Interactive: Activision And Id Continue To Quake, Rugrats Interacting With Broderbund, Canadian TV Producers CD-ROM, Bethesda To Put Up The Redguard, Following EA On The Mpath.

Technology: Silicon Graphics Pumps $4 Million Into Cal Arts, Motion Capture Of The Future, New 3D Motion Library.

Events & Exhibits: Fred Schodt To Speak On Manga, Animated Residencies & Exhibs At MOMI.

Festivals: Anima Mundi `97, Brazil, Cinanima `97, Portugal, Dong-A Lg International Festival Of Comics & Animation, Korea `97, Mendrisio Cartoon, Switzerland, Belgian Animation Festival In Bulgaria?, SAS Conference In Utrecht, Clermont-Ferrand 98, Hiroshima 98 Scheduled, Brussels 98 Fest Dates Announced.

Awards:Television Ollie Awards, Cartoon Art Museum Presenting Charles M. Schultz Award, Cinema Expo Honors Disney Execs, MTV Europe Launches Storyboard Competition, Answer Cartoon's Call, 1997 Clio Awards.

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