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Headline News Hannibal Claims More Countries Around The Globe

Gobbling up the competition, HANNIBAL dined atop the box office charts in a host of new countries. In France, the cannibalistic cavalcade collected an impressive US$6.23 million in its debut. VERTICAL LIMIT climbed into fifth with a gross of $1.46 million, lifting its French cume to $4.35 million. In sixth, 102 DALMATIANS collared another $1.38 million, raising its French cume to $13.51 million. In Mexico, HANNIBAL premiered in first with an amazing ticket-take of $2.71 million. At #5, RED PLANET dusted off $390,792, growing its Mexican cume to $1.04 million.

Headline News Larry Lauria Workshop In Orlando

* Saturday, March 17, 2001. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Larry Lauria will be conducting a "hands on" interactive animation fundamentals and character design workshop. The event will be taking place at the International Academy of Design and Technology. For more information contact Tom Brooks at: Tel.: (407) 857-2300.

Want to learn more about Larry Lauria and his workshops? Then visit his Website, Toon Institute.

Headline News Check Out Emerging Talent At The Art Institute of Phoenix's Graduate Exhibition

* Friday, March 23, 2001. Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

The Art Institute of Phoenix is holding an exhibition of its winter 2001 graduate portfolios. Artwork presented will be from students in the computer animation, graphic design, multimedia, video production and Website administration departments. The event will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. For more information contact the school at: 2233 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85021, U.S.A.; Tel.: (602) 678-4300; or Fax: (602) 997-0191.

Headline News Ask The Experts In The Discussion Forums!

Leading experts in their respective fields are here to answer your questions and give personal advice and insight. Ask questions in our Discussion Forums! It only takes a few minutes and any topic is fair game. Pose your questions to experts on 2D animation, 3D animation, finding a job, putting together a portfolio and much more. You can even jump up on your soapbox in the Animation Café!

Headline News Animation Events At The 3rd World Summit On Media For Children

The 3rd World Summit On Media For Children will happen March 23-26, 2001 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Summit aims to create an audiovisual policy supporting the rights of children around the world. Organized by the European Children's Television Centre, the event strives to bring many people, including teachers, researchers and academics, together to investigate the relationship of children's television and new media.

Headline News Affiliate Animator News: Kudzmas' And Augenblick's Films Go To Festivals

Linda Kudzmas' animated short, "Five Little Monkeys," will premiere at East Lansing's Children's Film Festival (http://www.elff.com/children/index.htm), Michigan, USA, March 16-18, 2001. "Five Little Monkeys" will also be screened at the California SUN International Animation Festival, California, USA, March 23-24, 2001. . . Augenblick Studios' "Rambin' Man" will be screened at the South By Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas, March 9-17, 2001 (http://films.sxsw.com).

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events includes: The Animated Encounters, April 26-29, Bristol, UK; The Krok International Animation Film Festival, August 20-September 2, Kiev, Ukraine; The 2nd Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), September 25-30, Calgary, Canada; The Gemini TV Awards, October 27-29, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; BAF!: Bradford Animation Festival, November 16-18, Bradford, U.K.; and the USVI International Animated Film Festival, December 3-8, Virgin Islands, U.S.A.

Headline News The 14th Annual Images Festival Of Independent Film & Video Skates The Edge

* Thursday, April 12 Saturday, April 21, 2001. Toronto, Canada.

The Images Festival is an exhibition of artists' film, video and new media. The event searches out cutting-edge work from inventive filmmakers. For more information contact: Tel.: (416) 971-8405; E-mail: images@interlog.com; or Web: www.interlog.com/~images.

Headline News Fantasm 2001 Is A Sci-Fi Convention To End All Sci-Fi Conventions

* Friday, April 13 Sunday, April 15, 2001. Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Fantasm 2001 is a leading multimedia science-fiction, fantasy, horror, art, film and gaming convention. Foundation Imaging's computer animation wizard, Mojo, will be on hand to discuss his work on the TV series BABYLON 5, STAR TREK: VOYAGER and STARSHIP TROOPERS. Visitors can bring their demo tapes and questions on how to break into the computer animation business. For more information contact Fantasm 2001 at Web: http://www.fantasm.org.

Headline News ATTIK Names Monica Perez Creative Director

ATTIK, a leading all-media creative solutions firm, has named Monica Perez their new creative director at the San Francisco office. Perez replaces Simon Dixon who returned to England to assume the creative director role at ATTIK's British offices. Perez joined ATTIK in 1997 as associate creative director and has helped design spots for Microsoft, Ford, Nike, Adidas, Columbia/TriStar Pictures, Levi Strauss and LucasArts.

Headline News Groove Grapples With Hannibal In Sweden & the UK

In a battle for first, THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE and HANNIBAL went toe to toe in Sweden and the U.K., with the cannibalistic cringer taking a good chunk out of the rest of the international box office. In Sweden, HANNIBAL knocked GROOVE out of the top spot with a gross of $1.02 million. GROOVE grabbed second, grossing $456,488, thereby lifting its Swedish cume to $1.44 million. Jumping up a spot to #7, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON floated $107,750, pushing its Swedish cume to $1.23 million. In ninth, CAST AWAY rescued another $90,711, raising its Swedish cume to $2.36 million.

Headline News ASIFA-Colorado Presents 3D Animator Zbigniew Dowgiello

* Thursday, April 5, 2001. Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

ASIFA-Colorado is presenting a discussion by Polish computer animator Zbigniew Dowgiello. He will screen excerpts from his computer animated film and discuss the ways in which computers empower today's artists' ideas and visions of the world and universe. The event will begin at 6:30 pm. For more information contact ASIFA-Colorado at: ASIFA-Colorado @ RMCAD, 6875 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80224, U.S.A.; Tel.: (800) 888-ARTS or (303) 753-6046; Fax: (303) 759-4970; or E-mail: ASIFA-Colorado@rmcad.edu.

Headline News Pentamedia Acquires Improvision

India-based Pentamedia Graphics has agreed to buy California-based movie production company Improvision for US$19.8 million in stock. Pentamedia first teamed with Improvision as co-production and distribution partners for the animated film SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS. Currently, a sequel to that 3D motion-capture film is in production. Improvision's purchase will "help strengthen Pentamedia's pre-production and post-production skills and also its distribution reach in the United States," the company said.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

Twelve new events have been added to the Calendar of Events, including: Cal Arts' "The One Second Film" March 8, Valencia, California, U.S.A.; VEAF Digital Media Trade Show, April 4-6, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Stuttgart Luwigsburg Filmfest, June 6-12, Stuttgart, Germany; and the 8th Bradford Animation Festival, November 16-18, Bradford, U.K. With multiple search capabilities, AWN's new calendar of events gives you a customized way to look through the upcoming events - by Name, Location, Entry Deadline, Category, Event Type and more.

Headline News New Jobs: Animators, Digital Artists, Directors, Instructors And More...

Austin, Texas' Austin Community College, a higher education institution that offers degrees in graphic design, multimedia and Web design, is looking for a 3D ANIMATION INSTRUCTOR to teach a variety of traditional animation, 3D modeling and 3D computer-based classes. . . Worthington, Ohio's Big Fish Animation, a production company, is looking for ANIMATORS and ARTISTS to create 3D environments for commercials and other projects. . .

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