ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 4.5 - AUGUST 1999

by David Kilmer


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Business: Film Roman Signs Licensing Agreement With MSH, Chromacolour International Moves, DreamWorks Pulls Out Of Studio Deal, Disney And Katzenberg Settle Suit, Touchstone TV Merges With ABC, Mercury Filmworks Adds 3D, Cartoon Network Forms Cartoon Network Studios.

People: Musical Chairs. PDI hires Jennifer Thomas, A.K.A. Cartoon, Inc. hires J. Falconer and Marlene Robinson-May, Energee Entertainment appoints Genevieve Dexter, The Walt Disney Company named four executives to new positions, Fox Family Channel hires Nancy Redford, Disney Consumer Products names Stephen De Kanter, Full Sail hires Rita Street, Sirius Thinking hires Sharon Lerner, Cartoon Network promotes Gary Albright, ImagineAsia hires John Rocco and Eric Alba, ITS hires Katy O'Grady, The Attik/San Francisco names Joe Gallegos and Ian Renton, John Adams signs with Area 51 Films, DNA Studio names David Badagliacca and Jane Greenstein, John Canemaker is awarded a Rockefeller Foundation residency grant, Mercury Filmworks promotes Michael O'Brien, Southern Star Sales appoints Teleri Roberts and Katherine Kaufman, Class-Key Chew-Po Commercials signs Voltaire.

Films:
AWN Animated Box Office Report, Tarzan 2 Is On The Boards, A Celebrity Deathmatch Feature Is In The Works.

Visual Effects:
Dream Quest Wraps Inspector Gadget.

Television: Film Roman Is Stuck In The Middle With Sí TV, Celebrity Deathmatch's Second Season Began July 1, Murphy Returns To PJs, Dragon Tales Is Coming To PBS, Dinotopia Is Coming To ABC, Cartoon Network Offers Shorties, Silver Fox To Produce Angelmouse, CBS Announces Saturday Morning Schedule, BKN Acquires Monster Rancher, Turner Plans Another Toon Network, Cartoon Network Announces Fall Highlights, MTV Sets Premiere For Downtown, DMA, Possible Worlds, and MTV Animation Put Phred On Your Head, Film Roman Gives Teens A Victor.

Commercials:
Interface Media Group Animates PSA, Don't Miss The 1999 AICP Show!, Seeing Spots by Black Logic, AFCG, Quiet Man, Graphiti Multimedia, Ring Of Fire, Super 78, Mixin Pixls, TOPIX/Mad Dog, Graphiti Multimedia, Passion Pictures.

Home Video:
Bluth Makes Anastasia Sequel, Don't Miss These New Anime Releases!,Yellow Submarine Returns To Video!, New Anime Releases For Fall 1999, Facets Gets Expanded, New U.S. Home Entertainment Releases.

Licensing: Rhino/Turner Release King Kong Soundtrack, Trendmasters Gets Cartoon Network License.

Education: Gnomon Offers Visual Effects Classes.

Technology: GSN Communications Releases PG Studio, Macromedia Acquires Elemental, Hash Releases Animation Master 99 Version 7.1.

Internet & Interactive: Infogrames Releases Antz, Infogrames Releases Bugs Bunny Lost In Time., Renegade Animates Office Helper, Acclaim Announces Third Quarter Results, Activision Acquires Elsinore Multimedia, ITE Launches Webstore.

Places:
Summer Kids Jam At Universal Studios, Aerosmith Rocks Disney.

Books:
Disney Publishes Book On Storyboard Artists, U.S. Miyazaki Fans Look Forward To New Books.

Call for Entries: Women In Animation Want Your Films, North American Science Fiction Convention Calls For Entries, Exhibitors' Deadline Nears For Animation Expo 2000, BAFTA Calls For Entries, The Deep End Puppet Theatre Happenings Calls For Entries, Emma Calls For Entries, Animated Castles Calls For Entries, The Action Young Independent Talent Calls For Entries, San Francisco Indiefest Calls For Entries.

Awards:
Prix Ars Electronica Winners Have Been Announced!, Bradford Festival Announces Results, Cartoon Announces The 1999 Cartoon D'or Nominees.

Events:
Meet The Voice Of Piglet.

Last Month in Animation:
Mark Baker at MOMI, The Gathering 1999: Gargoyles World Tour, WIA Writers' Seminar Group, Workout your character voices, MASS MoCA animation festival, The Voice-Over Group meeting, Vancouver Effects & Animation Festival, An Evening with the Professionals, ASIFA-Hollywood's ANIFEST '99, The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Jason And The Argonauts.


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