by David Kilmer
Technology news by Paul Younghusband

Business: Studio B Moves To New Facility, Oxygen Media Names Online Executive Team, Macromedia Announces Several Strategic Moves Including Merger, Cinar Investigated For Tax Fraud, Europeans Set Up Animation Group, Insight Will Distribute Oxygen, and Oxygen Names Cable Programming Production Team.

People: Film Roman Ousts CEO, Musical Chairs: IMAX appoints Mary Pat Ryan, Chequemate hires Daniel R. Thompson, Bardel Animation hires Carole Ducharme and Deborah Rees-Lee, The Walt Disney Company appoints Litvack to board, Disney Theatrical Productions promotes Stuart Oken, Universal Studios Recreation Group promotes Tom Williams, Netter Digital hires Jay Fukuto, Wild Brain hires George Evelyn, Nelvana appoints Irene Weibel and Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, Tricky Pictures hires Blah Blah Blah, Silicon Grail hires Craig Zerouni, Sony Pictures Family Entertainment hires Tamara Y. Woolfork, Oxygen Media promotes Lisa Gersh Hall, The Attik announces changes, Sega Gameworks appoints Ron Bension, Disney Publishing Worldwide names Steve Aster and Lisa Holton, Buena Vista Pictures Marketing promotes Mae Joyce and David Singh, Kleiser-Walczak Construction Co. hires Jim Hatch, Walt Disney Feature Animation promotes Bob Bacon and Jeffrey Farnath, Fox Filmed Entertainment appoints Steven Bersch, Disney Publishing Worldwide makes several appointments, and The Harvey Entertainment Company appoints Glenn R. Weisberger.

AWN Animated Box Office Report, Toy Story 2 Trailer Debuts On Web, and Lord Of The Rings Begins Principal Photography.

Visual Effects: Netter Digital Nets Bats.

Television: Plympton's I Married A Strange Person Premieres On Cinemax, Starship Troopers Falls Behind Schedule, Salsa Acquires Gogwana, J.J. Sedelmaier's Final TV Funhouse Aired On SNL Season Premier, Fox Set To Air Halloween Special, Cartoon Network Auctions Off Space Ghost Ending, South Park Creators Celebrate Monty Python, ITV Orders More Storykeepers, Kids' WB Orders Max Steel, and TV Tidbits.

Commercials: Seeing Spots by The Attik, Aargh!, Tricky Pictures, Simex Digital Studios, A.Film, Ring Of Fire, and Acme Filmworks.

Home Video: Paramount Announces Beavis & Butt-Head, South Park DVDs, Disney Announces Bug's Life Collector's Edition, Disney Announces Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas, Image Announces Iron Giant On Laser Disc, Harryhausen's Sinbad Comes To DVD, Heavy Metal Rough Cut Comes To DVD!, Some Additional Announcements About The Iron Giant DVD, Image Releases Three Hubley DVDs, and AtomFilms Releases Short Film Compilations.

Licensing: Rhino Records Releases Stan Freberg Collection, Rhino Releases Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons, and Speed Racer Dream Car Becomes Real.

Education: CDIS Sponsors Environment.Com.

Technology: Jedor Releases Viscosity, Lipsinc Offers Free Ventriloquist Download, Trinity Goes Live!, Puffin Announces Knoll Light Factory For Avid, Horsing Around With Vicon 8, Boris FX Makes Several Significant Announcements, and DPS Ships dspReality.

Internet & Interactive: Doonesbury Creator Creates Animated Internet Video For NetAid, The Learning Company Releases Arthur CD-ROMs, New Superman Cartoons Are Coming To The Internet, Camp Chaos Signs Distribution Deal With Honkworm, and AtomFilms Signs Aardman.

Places: Disney Plans Second Paris Theme Park.

Animation Art:
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Call for Entries: Monitor Awards Calls For Entries.

Awards: Migrations Wins Cartoon d'Or, ASIFA-Hollywood Announces The 27th Annual Annie Award Nominees, Matita Film Festival Announces Awards, The Animated Castles Announces Winners, and BAFTA Announces Children's Awards Nominees.

Russian Animators Yuri Norstein And Nina Shorina Visit US.

Last Month in Animation: Hanna-Barbera and Studio Ghibli retrospectives, The Animated Castles festival, All Eyes on CGI, Mary Kocol's My Father's Story , The Art of Charles M. Schulz, SITGES Festival, MIPCOM, Ray Harryhausen, Recent Films by Toronto Animators, The Man Behind The Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story, The Kids From Room 402 at Storyopolis, USC student films, Jeffrey Scott at the Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Series, ASIFA-East Animation Festival, 2nd International Student Animation Festival, and The National Film Board of Canada: 60th Anniversary Program, a Retrospective.

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