by David Kilmer

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Business: Katzenberg vs. Disney: Another Round, Pixar Announces First Quarter Decline In Revenues, Macromedia Announces Revenues Increase, Iwerks Reports Third Quarter Results.

People: Musical Chairs. ImagineAsia Studios hires James Myhre and Ivan Roth, Walt Disney Television Animation promotes Ellen Gurney and Roy Price, Fox Family Channel hires Rob Sorcher, Evening Sky Productions names Mitch Nadon general and operations manager.

Films: AWN Animated Box Office Report, Wild Thornberrys On The Big Screen, A Bug's Life Becomes 4th Highest Grossing Animated Film, Pixar Announces New Film, Warner Bros. Has Three Toon Features In The Works, Aardman Chickens Set To Run Next June, Wendy Tilby At Cannes, Film Tidbits: Iron Giant and South Park: the Movie.

Television: Nick Previews Spongebob, BBC1 Renews Pocket Dragon, New Series On Fox Family Channel, Cartoon Network Greenlights Longhair And Doubledome, Kushner-Locke Plans Latin American Animation Channel, Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square Makes Its TV Debut, Watership Down Comes To TV, Fox Takes Over Family Guy, Australian Company Offers Product In L.A, Bugs Bunny Marathon Returns To Cartoon Network.

Commercials: Seeing Spots by Bolexbrothers, Passion Pictures, Ring Of Fire, and Will Vinton Studios.

Home Video: Milton The Monster Released On Video, New Disney Videos, A Bug's Life Video Debuts At #1, The World Of Sid & Marty Krofft Comes To Video, and Warner Offers Two Tweety Videos. Video Tidbits: Monty Python and Yellow Submarine.

Licensing: Star Wars Mania and More Star Wars Mania.

Education: NYU Has Lunchbox, Learn About Japanese Animation At SVA, Kids Can Learn To Animate At Summer Camp.

Technology: SGI Creates Galaxy, Nendo & Liveart Release Se Workshop, Side FX Releases Houdini 3.0.

Internet & Interactive: Nintendo Does Disney, AIAS Announces Interactive Achievement Awards, IBM And Nintendo Team Up For New Video Game Console.

Places: AFI And Disney Unleash Creatures Of Distinction, Terminator 2: 3D Has Arrived.

Books: Disney Gives Kids An Animation Kit.

Call For Entries: Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival Calls For Entries, Action Calls For Entries, Ulisses Call For Entries, The Annies Call For Entries.

Awards: Hugo Is Tops In Portugal, California Sun Shines On Iceberg, Cartoons On The Bay Announces Awards, Animators Win Reuben Awards.

Events: UNICEF At Annecy.

Last Month in Animation: Phil Mendez, Kirikou And The Sorceress, Women in Animation dinner meeting, SVA student shows, CalArts student show, Tashlin and Iwerks at LACMA, E3, Japanese animation at UCLA, Bill Littlejohn at UCLA, RIT student shows, Jack Zander, Conference and Film Festival of the Large Format Cinema Association, RISD student show, Academy of Art College in San Francisco student show, Eurographics Symposium.

Upcoming Events in Animation: VES '99, L!censing '99 International, sketching tour of Italy, The Royal College of Art student show, San Diego Comic-Con.

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