Spielberg & Howard Webtoons Debut On Monday, February 5
CountingDown.com will roll out two animated shorts by directors Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard on Monday, February 5, 2001. Each of the two DREAM shorts will feature a personal introduction by the acclaimed directors and a shot by shot explanation of their own animated dream. PDI DreamWorks was hired to animate the shorts in Flash. The DREAMS will kick-off CountingDown.com's Theater, which will feature over 100 short films made by amateur filmmakers and USC film students, as well as parodies and spoofs. "This will be the first time that either Steven Spielberg or Ron Howard have created content specifically for the Web and we are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to display their work to their millions of fans online," said CountingDown.com co-founder Tim Doyle. DreamWorks purchased CountingDown.com, a film community Website, in the summer of 2000 to be part of the company's now defunct POP.com venture. Spielberg and Howard's DREAM toons were originally intended to air as content on POP.