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Headline News Decode Brings Ollie To Mipcom

Decode Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights to OLLIE, a digitally animated 13 x 21 series targeted at kids aged 7 to 11. The show has already been sold to Teletoon in Canada and is set to premiere on that channel in fall 2002. Episodes will be available for the international market at MIPCOM 2001.

Headline News Mondo Media Brings Paul Frank's Characters To Life

Mondo Media has launched its newest Mondo Mini Show, JULIUS & FRIENDS. The show can be viewed exclusively on Sony's just-launched broadband creativity platform, Screenblast (www.screenblast.com). Based on Paul Frank's popular fashion characters and starring the voice of Jason Schwartzman (RUSHMORE) as Julius, the monkey with the wide smile, JULIUS & FRIENDS is an animated series created by artist/designer Paul Frank and content creator Obie Scott Wade of Zeros & Ones, a Los Angeles-based new media company.

Headline News Primetime Emmy's Rescheduled

Due to the terrorist attacks suffered by the United States on September 11, 2001, the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2001. However, the Emmys for animation and visual effects have already been awarded on September 8, 2001 as previously published here. The winners for individual achievement in animation were Rodney Clouden for FUTURAMA; Curt Enderle and Brad Schiff for GARY & MIKE; and Kyle Menke for INVADER ZIM. The winners in the voiceover performance category were Hank Azaria in THE SIMPSONS and Ja' Net DuBois in THE PJS.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events.

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Silver Lake Film Festival featuring Saturday Morning Cartoons: Sunday, September 16 - Sunday, September 23, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA; Women in Animation SF/Bay Area Resurrection Meeting: Tuesday, September 25, 2001, San Francisco, California USA; Future Animators Of The Future 2nd Annual Animation And Video Festival: Friday, November 02 - Friday, November 16, 2001, Boston, San Francisco and New York USA.

Headline News Noisemedia Produces Spot For Molson

Digital production company noisemedia has been contracted to produce an animated version of a broadcast commercial for Canada's largest beer maker, Molson. The "I Am Canadian" campaign will be syndicated across noisemedia's affiliated Web networks and will coincide with Molson's current broadcast advertising campaign. The company will produce a 30-second and a 10-second spot featuring an original cast of animated characters created by noisemedia's animation division.

Headline News THQ Ships Bob The Builder Games

THQ Inc. has shipped its BOB THE BUILDER line of video games for PC and Game Boy Color. The games, based on the Nick Jr. animated show BOB THE BUILDER, which features stories focusing on teamwork and problem-solving themes appealing to the 2- to 6-year-old audience, are now available in the U.S. and Canada. BOB THE BUILDER: CAN WE FIX IT? for PC features varied difficulty settings for kids 3 and up to engage them in more than eight activities including Hedgehog Rescue, Travis' Race Day, Can We Build It? and Wendy's Birthday. In BOB THE BUILDER: FIX IT FUN!

Headline News Boxx Technologies Appoints Rick Krauss As President And CEO

Rick Krause has joined BOXX Technologies as president and chief executive officer, replacing former president and CEO Todd Bryant who has assumed the responsibility of chief technology officer. Krause brings with him more than 25 years experience in high technology business development and company team building.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events.

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Matita Animated Film Festival: Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2001, Guardiagrele, Abruzzo Italy; 2nd Golden Bit, International Competition of 3D Virtual Images: Sunday, October 07, 2001, Cascina, Italy USA; The Toronto Digital Image Festival: Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada; Les Rencontres 10/10 De Cinéma d'Animation: Thursday, February 28 - Monday, March 04, 2002, St Quay Portrieux, Cotes d'armor, Brittany France; and West Coast Student Film Festival: Friday, April 05 - Tues

Headline News Caillou Hits Video In September

Warner Home Video and PBS KIDS Home Video are about to release the first two CAILLOU titles in the U.S. In CAILLOU'S FURRY FRIENDS, Caillou takes his cat Gilbert to the vet, receives some help from the fire department to get Gilbert out of a tree, brings home a stray puppy and befriends a seeing-eye dog. In CAILLOU THE EXPLORER, Caillou heads out to sea with Grandpa, rides the train, visits the farm and learns to use chopsticks with his friend Sarah. The Cinar-produced series has already sold more than 1.2 million videos in Canada since its launch in 1998.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Cartoon Network Online Animation Awards: Wednesday, August 01 - Friday, September 21, 2001, London, UK; The Don And Bill Show: Slightly Bent: Friday, August 31 - Sunday, September 02, 2001, Los Angeles, California USA; Advertising & Promoting To Kids: Monday, September 10 - Tuesday, September 11, 2001, New York, New York USA; Maximixing Media: Thursday, September 20 - Friday, September 21, 2001, Toronto, Ontario Canada; Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue: Saturday, October 27 - Thursday, November 01, 20

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