ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 4.9 - DECEMBER 1999

by Rick DeMott and David Kilmer
Technology news by Paul Younghusband

Business: Disney Reports Fourth-Quarter Slump, Shockwave, Stan Lee Cast Web, Iwerks Opens New London Office, Atomfilms Morphs With Pixelwave For New Studio, Nick Nets New Channel, Disney's Go.Com Logo Must Stop.

People: Musical Chairs. Click 3x Picks Sophia Pavlatos And Ann Husani, The Firm Design Group Grabs Peter Burega, Disney Consumer Products Names Robyn Miller, Time Warner Digital Media Names Olaf Olafsson, The Walt Disney Studios Promotes Rob Moore, The Walt Disney Company Appoints Six Executives, Frank Saperstein And Mimbi Eloriaga Join Philippine Animation Studio, Walt Disney Feature Animation Promotes Duncan Orrell-Jones, Fox Promotes Sandy Grushow, Walt Disney International-Latin America Gets 11 New Execs, Louise Sansregret And Suzan Ayscough Cinar's New VPs, Acclaim Acquires Barbara Shear, Michael Perik And Kevin O'Leary Move On From Mattel, Inc., Francesca Luzuriaga, Amy Boylan, And Cindy Hudson Newly Appointed Execs At Mattel Interactive.

Films: AWN Animated Box Office Report, Disney Plans To Finish Salvador Dali Film, Canuck Creations Nears Completion On The Prodigal Son, Phantom Menace Overseas Boxoffice Surpasses Domestic Boxoffice, Aardman Signs Four Picture Deal With DreamWorks, Luxo Jr. Joins Toy Story 2 For Thanksgiving, Something Strange Comes To Columbia, Universal And Imagine Get Nutty Too.

Visual Effects: Magic Camera Lends Their Magic To James Bond, Disney Forms The Secret Lab.

Television: Film Roman Begins Production On The Oblongs, TV Tidbits.

Commercials: Seeing Spots By HRA, J.J. Sedelmaier, The Mill, DMA, Animus Productions And Other Tony White Projects.

Home Video: Good News About The Iron Giant DVD!, Davey And Goliath Comes To DVD, Don't Miss These Anime Releases From ADV, Animaniacs Feature Video, Disney Announces Videos, Disney's Tarzan Is Coming To Home Video.

Licensing: Wile E. Coyote And Road Runner Get Stamped, Playmates Licenses The Simpsons, McFarlane Toys Releases Sleepy Hollow Figures, Pokemon Comes To Burger King, Don't Miss These Walt Disney Records Releases.

Education: Sheridan College Upgrades To Video Lunchbox.

Technology: Academy Announces Scientific Achievements Oscar List, Improv Gives Animators The Power To Orchestrate, Lightwave OS 9 Compatible, Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio Announced, Alias|Wavefront Ships Maya 2.5., The Commotion About DV, Ulead Announces Media Studio Pro 6.0., Mental Ray: Intel's First Foot, Cambridge Animation Systems Announces Animo Inkworks, Puffin Ships Composite Wizard ILM, Newtek Announces Lightwave 6 Free Upgrades.

Internet & Interactive: Disney Internet Executive Appointed To Watchdog Group, Harvey Hires Spumco, Disney Debuts Fantasia 2000 Web Site, Disney Interactive Teams Up With ESPN, Disney's Tarzan Leaps To Nintendo, Digital Leisure Releases Space Ace DVD-Rom, The Powerpuff Girls Host AOL Chat, Spumco's George Liquor's Fishing Show Debuts, Imagine And DreamWorks Team For Pop.Com, Miss Spider's Tea Party Released On CD-Rom, MTV Networks Online Announces Nickelodeon Online, Midway Mounts Games On Shockwave.Com, Star Trek Hides No Evil With Activision, Sega Casts A Spell With Legacy Of Kain.

Places: Disney And Hong Kong Reach Agreement For New Theme Park, Peanuts Creator Plans Museum For His Comic Strip.

Animation Art: Don't Miss The ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction!

Call for Entries: ImagIna And FIFI Want Your Net Animation, Stuttgart Calls For Entries, Tampere Calls For Entries, A Shout Out, Films For The Sprockets Fest.

Awards: Animation Writers Caucus Awards Paul Dini, Moondance Announces Quarter-Finalists, The Iron Giant Tops Annie Winners, When The Day Breaks Wins At Leipzig, Moondance Announces Finalists, Salam And The Golden Queen Gets Some Gold, Chicago International Children's Film Festival Announces Winners, Ottawa Student Results Are In.

Last Month in Animation: Hanna-Barbera Screenings, Studio Ghibli Retrospectives, Charles Schulz Exhibit, 42nd Leipzig International Festival, NFB of Canada at MOMA, John Canemaker at MOMA, Nightmare Before Christmas at El Capitan, A Week With The Masters, 2nd Annual Worldfest-Flagstaff International Film Festival, WIA's Career Day, My Father's Story Screenings, New York Digital Salon, Bunny Screening In NY, Portugal's Cinanima, Fourth Annual Lecture Series on Production Management, National Film Board of Canada Symposium, Women in Animation Shorts Fest 2, Bill Plympton and Larry Lauria in Savannah, "Art of Disney Storybooks" Exhibit, Hollywood Shorts Monthly Festival, Volker Engel Speaks, London Effects & Animation Festival, LIFE Screening, Best of Banff Television Festival, TAIS Presents Brian Lemay, New Animation from Germany Exhibition, European Gathering of Young Digital Creation, Cartoon Noir Screening

Upcoming Major Industry Events: Cartoombria International Animation Festival, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and Brussels Festival of Cartoons and Animated Films.


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