In making the announcement, Ellie Berger, Vice President, Deputy Publisher Scholastic said: "DreamWorks is one of the premiere animated film
companies and we are thrilled to be working with them to translate their highly imaginative, kid-friendly animated movies into the printed medium.
Another objective, the officials say, is to explore the potential of animated films
and manga as a common language in cultural and artistic expression.
Pixar has since released two more animated features: A Bug's Life, the highest grossing animated film
released in 1998; and Toy Story 2, the highest grossing animated film
released in 1999.
So your little motor scooter is not a full animated film
but it is not a comic strip either.
The action-packed animated film
"Surly Squirrel" steals us away on a humorous romp with the animals in search of pizza.
Six animated films
, including ''Spirited Away,'' ranked in the top 10 of Japan's box-office records last year.
I was fascinated by the fact that the government encouraged animated films
to license the right to distribute 25 animated films
from SINOMAG on video.
The showcase features both live action and animated films
representing a wide array of genres including drama, romance, comedy, documentary, musical and science fiction.
Other animated films
, such as Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''The Lion King,'' have been past winners in the Best Musical and Best Comedy categories.
A model studio for making animated films
will also be open to the public.
With world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced CG filmmaking technology and techniques, DreamWorks Animation makes high quality CG animated films
meant for a broad movie-going audience.