Geographical Region: North America
* Thursday, July 19 Sunday, August 12, 2001. Glen Ellen, California, U.S.A.
Early Entry Deadline: April 1, 2001
Final Entry Deadline: April 31, 2001
HANNIBAL held strong at the international box office with debuts of TRAFFIC topping charts in Australia and Italy. In France, however, HANNIBAL fended off the premiere of TRAFFIC, taking the top slot with a gross of US$3.17 million and raising its cume to $9.4 million. In second, TRAFFIC smuggled in $2.48 million. VERTICAL LIMIT climbed into the sixth spot, grossing $807,368, thus lifting its French total to $5.15 million. In the U.K., HANNIBAL hatched another $2.52 million in first, elevating its cume to $26.1 million.
Norma Macmillan, the voice of UNDERDOG's Sweet Polly Purebread, has passed away. She suffered a heart attack and died Friday afternoon at her home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was 79. Macmillian also provided voices for Goo and other characters on THE GUMBY SHOW, Davey's sister Sally on DAVEY & GOLIATH and Kokette on MEAN MOE. During John F. Kennedy's presidency, Macmillan contributed voices to the popular Kennedy family parody album, THE FIRST FAMILY. She also appeared in such live-action features as HEAD OVER HEALS and BIG BULLY.
* Wednesday, March 21, 2001. Burbank, California, U.S.A.
ASIFA-Hollywood is holding their monthly membership meeting. The event will screen new animations, sneak previews, members' commercials and personal films. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free for members. The event will begin at 7:30 pm. For more information contact ASIFA-Hollywood at: 721 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank, California 91502, U.S.A.; Tel.: (818) 842-8330; or Web: www.asifa-hollywood.org.
* Monday, March 26, 2001. San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Tuesday, March 27, 2001. Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Chicago, Illinois' Columbia College, film and video department, is looking for an experienced ANIMATION INSTRUCTOR, TENURE TRACK and/or an experienced INSTRUCTOR with an MFA/MA degree in art/design to teach and oversee storyboard and concept development classes and senior-level production studio classes. . . Hong Kong, China's Full Action Ltd, an animation services company, is looking for an ANIMATION SUPERVISOR. . . Brooklyn, New York's Loop Filmworks is looking for a STORYBOARD ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR, preferably with an animation background. . .
MIP TV (April 2-6, 2001, Cannes, France) is one of the premiere television conferences and markets in the world. The six-day event brings together production companies and distributors from all over the globe. The conference includes a vast array of panels and round-table discussions with some of the world's top professionals. MIP TV 2000 scored a hit with over 11,000 participants, representing 2,776 companies from 100 countries. The countries most represented in terms of stands were: France, US, UK, Canada and Germany.
The 5th edition of Cartoons On The Bay, International Festival of Television Animation, will be held in Positano (Amalfi Coast), Italy, April 5-9, 2001. Cartoons on the Bay is the only festival in the world solely dedicated to television animation. Promoted by Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and conceived and organized by Rai Trade, the festival is an international event with awards, workshops, lectures and events centering on the ever-changing world of television animation.
* Thursday, July 12 Sunday, July 22, 2001. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Earlybird Entry Deadline: April 13, 2001
Final Entry Deadline: May 11, 2001
* Thursday, December 6 Sunday, December 9, 2001. Telluride, Colorado, U.S.A.
Early Entry Deadline: March 31, 2001
* Saturday, March 24, 2001. Montclair, New Jersey, 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 Gibbs School. For more information contact Kara DePalma at: Tel.: (973) 744-6962 x 3037.
Want to learn more about Larry Lauria and his workshops? Then visit his Website at: Toon Institute.
* Saturday, March 24 Sunday, March 25, 2001. Overland Park, Kansas, U.S.A.
Planet Comicon, a four-year-old comic/sci-fi convention, is one of the fastest growing in the country. This year's event features THE HULK's Lou Ferrigno and BATMAN's Julie Newmar. For more information contact the event at: Web: http://www.planetcomicon.com/
* Friday, March 30 Sunday, April 1, 2001. Stonybrook, New York, U.S.A.
I-CON is a science-fiction, fantasy and comics show. The anime program will feature dubbing workshops, guest speakers and panel discussions. This event is a student run festival and one of the largest in the northeast United States. For more information contact the convention at: Web: http://www.iconsf.org/.
* Wednesday, August 8 Sunday, August 12, 2001. Crested Butte, Colorado, U.S.A.
Entry Deadline: March 19, 2001
Student Entry Deadline: April 30, 2001
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.
* 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.