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Headline News Buena Vista Acquires Rights To Around the World in 80 Days

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution has acquired the domestic distribution rights to Walden Media's adventure comedy, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, starring Jackie Chan. The film will be released by Walt Disney Pictures as a summer 2004 tentpole.

Headline News Miss Digital World Beauty Contest Launches Website

At the 2003 Virtuality Conference, Franz Cerami announced the new Miss Digital World, a beauty contest for digitally created women. The contests Website (www.missdigitalworld.com) has now officially launched. The idea for the event is to search for a contemporary ideal of beauty, represented through virtual reality.

Headline News MIPCOM News: Berliner Film Premieres New Animated Series

Berliner Film Company (BFC), an emerging premiere producer of original animated programming in Germany, will offer international buyers what it hopes is a dynamic lineup of exciting, eye-catching animated series at this years MIPCOM.

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: September 2003’s Film Reviews

Greg Singer reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Last Rumba in Rochdale by John Chorlton, Little Numba by Daniele Lunghini and Diego Zuelli, The Fall by Burak Sahin, Escapism by Avi Ofer and Dollsville by John Wray. Includes QuickTime movie clips!

Headline News The June Acrobat Edition of Animation World Magazine is Now Online!

Now available is the June Acrobat Edition of Animation World Magazine, focusing on Independent Animation. Rick DeMott talks to Mike Nguyen about his independent feature MY LITTLE WORLD. We also have profiles on two indie creators Dr. William Moritz and Debra Solomon. As well, Dave Warren takes us down the first leg of his bumpy trail to bring life to his self-produced TV series. For an international flare, we focused on Bulgaria. The Animation Pimp tells us that change is good, while Dr. Toon uncovers the evil empire of Disney.

Headline News Who Will Animate Fox's Cat and Mouse?

Now that director Kevin Lima (TARZAN and 102 DALMATIANS) has been signed to helm Fox's live-action/animated CAT AND MOUSE next year, the search is on to see who will perform the 2D animation for the opening 10 minutes of the comedy. According to a spokesman, the production team is meeting with animators and studios in L.A., New York and Canada. But it has not been determined whether an animation director and crew or a one-stop shop will be hired.

Headline News Futurama Is Now… On DVD

Feeling nostalgic for FUTURAMA, Matt Groening's fractured futuristic family that starting airing regularly in primetime on FOX April 6, 1999? Now you can buy the first year of episodes on FUTURAMA VOLUME ONE DVD COLLECTION from Fox Home Entertainment. The collectable three-disc set features lively commentaries from Groening and the rest of the crew, deleted scenes, a featurette, animatics, a script/storyboard and an interactive still gallery for the suggested retail price of $39.98. FUTURAMA chronicles the adventures of Philip J.

Headline News Fox Kids UK Welcomes The World Of Tosh

EM.TV has completed another big sale for its children's animation series THE WORLD OF TOSH. Fox Kids UK has acquired 26 x 22-minute episodes of the series, scheduled to air in the UK in October 2003. THE WORLD OF TOSH follows Tosh, a nine-year-old Swedish boy whose one goal in life is to get his first kiss.

Headline News Granada Heads For NATPE 2003 With Preschool Programming

Granada International will arrive at NATPE with two popular preschool series. Cosgrove Hall Films' ENGIE BENJY (26 x 10-minutes), already a hit in the U.K., features the vibrant and colorful world of Engie the engine doctor and his team as they make things better for sick planes and tired buses.

Headline News This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Software Piracy Sails Despite Rough Seas Ahead

Software piracy is costing the animation industry millions if not billions. Brett Rogers explains why the cost of software piracy goes beyond the losses suffered by the software manufacturers and effects everyone.

Headline News This Week At Animation World Magazine

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 12:00am

New this week: Maureen Furniss reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit, Jean Detheux explores how venturing beyond this "given" opens up an entire new realm of paradoxes, dilemmas and ultimately success, Don Duga returns to Annecy with his trusty sketchbook in hand and more...

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