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Imagina Makes Toy Story 2 Grand

Walt Disney and Pixar have yet another trophy on their mantle, this time

it's the grand prix at Imagina 2000. The computer conference and festival,

which started in Monaco on January 31 and then continued in Paris on

February 2, finishing Friday, February 4, is often referred to as the

European equivalent to SIGGRAPH. The events in Monaco included the "Prix

Pixel-INA" awards competition, the Innovation Space, and various

conferences and panel discussions such as "2D/3D Animation," a discussion

moderated by AWN; "Special Effects: Invisible or Explosive;" "From Game

Design to Interactive Filming;" "From Web Pages to Web Programs;" and more.

Panel participants represented leading companies such as Digital Domain,

Duboi, Kleiser Walzack, Silicon Graphics, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Tippet

Studio, Walt Disney Feature Animation and ZA Productions. A new feature at

Imagina 2000 was FIFI (Festival International du Film de l'Internet), a

competition for animation created specifically for the Internet. FIFI is one of the first festivals dedicated to films made for the Web. The

theme of the competition was "Love in the Year 2000."

Click here for a complete list of winners as provided by Imagina.

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