by Amid Amidi

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Business: Phil Roman Entertainment Formed, Rhythm & Hues Merges With VIFX, Sony Forms New Kids Entertainment Group, Imax And Mainframe Connect, Dreamworks TV Shuts Down, House Of Moves Makes The Big Move.

Musical Chairs: Tricky Pictures Adds Frank Anderson, LoConte Goldman Hires Scott Pressler and Christopher Scott Campbell, Comedy Central Promotes Larry Divney to the Top, Frank Evers Named VP At Disney Interactive, Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy resigns, Jay Vigon joins Rhythm & Hues, VirtualMagic hires Chrisie Russell and promotes Ryan Robertson, Spontaneous Combustion hires Bryan Keeling, Pacific Data Images promotes Jane Hartwell and hires Arnauld Lamorlette, Anne White joins 3 Ring Circus, Eliza McLatchy arrives at LoConte Goldman Design.

In Passing:
John McGrew Passes Away, Pink Panther Designer Dies.

Mulan Arrives In Homeland, An In-Depth Look At A Kingly Production Process, Spike & Mike Fest `99, Manga Still Does Shorts. Little Bits From The Big Screen: A Bug's Life hits $300 million worldwide, A Monkey's Tale is told and Incredible Mr. Limpet has incredible problems.

God, the Devil and Bob, Fox Fills Primetime With Cartoons, Fox Kids Announces Fall Lineup, More Primetime `Toons For ABC, Fox and NBC, MouseWorks Debuts In May, Fox Family's Animated Fall Lineup, Encore For Anime, Headbone Heads Into The TV World, In Detention With Kids' WB!, The Greatest Cartoon Countdown, TV Tidbits: Voltron hits Teletoon, Chester Cheetah teams up with Teletoon and Cartoon Network's Boy Girl, Boy Girl marathon, Fox orders more PJs, Throut And Neck on Game Show Network, Woody Woodpecker airdate announced, Preston Pig in production, and Looney rabbits and ducks invade China.

Seeing Spots by Will Vinton Studios, Head Gear, (Colossal) Pictures, Tricky Pictures, Renegade Animation and Spontaneous Combustion.

Home Video:
101 Dogs Arrive On Video.

Licensing: Toying Around With Cartoons, Cinar Gets Scarry-ier.

Richard Williams To Teach Masterclass.

After Effects 4.0 Released.

Internet and Interactive:
Cartoon Net Premieres Original Web `Toons, Nick's Interactive Nozzle.

Books: Storyboards Wanted!, Filling Up The Bookshelves.

Call for Entries:
Crested Butte Entry Call, SIGGRAPH Entry Deadlines, Hollywood Film Festival Entry Call, Chicago Children's Film Fest Entry Call, The Humanitas Prize.

TV Academy Presents Student Awards, BAFTA Nominees Announced.

An Animator's Retreat, Star Wars F/X Artists To Reveal Their Secrets, Last Month in Animation: Santa Clarita Film Fest, RIT Screening, TEAM Awards, Cinequest, Scriptwriters Network "Breaking the TV Barrier," ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Expo, Career Boot Camp, Animation Stills at SVA, Women's Animation Celebration, "Filmmakers and Animators Evening at the Tech," Tampere Short Film Fest, Game Developers Conference, "Evolving Humans for Games," Ideas in Animation presents "Nik Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble," DH Institute of Media Arts year-end exhibit/screening, "Banzai! Animation and the Pacific War," and Jules Engel art exhibit.

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