AMERICAN FILM TECHNOLOGIES TO PRODUCE NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS FOR McDONALD'S, TSR.
AMERICAN FILM TECHNOLOGIES TO PRODUCE NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS FOR McDONALD'S, TSR. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- American Film Technologies (NASDAQ-NMS: AFTI) (AFT) announced today that it will be producing two new animation projects on its new Integrated Digital Animation System (IDA(TM)), according to Joe Taritero, chairman and chief executive officer. The first project, "The Magic Paintbrush," is a half-hour primetime animated special produced by Marvel Productions for McDonald's. The second project is a 30-minute pilot for board game company TSR, best known for creating the popular game "Dungeons & Dragons." Both projects will be completed in the first quarter of 1993. "The Magic Paintbrush" is based on the Robin Muller book of the same name and will be aired on CBS in the early Spring. The TSR project will feature extensive use of integrated live and animated characters, 3D animation and other special effects produced on AFT's IDA System. "'The Magic Paintbrush' and the TSR pilot represent a significant step in the development of our digital animation business," said Taritero. "Both projects present creative challenges that only the IDA System can meet. Our digital system allows animators and producers the creative flexibility and control to create unique and complex animation required to produce these projects." Earlier this year, AFT produced Gahan Wilson's "Diner" through Marvel Productions for Fox Films Inc. on the IDA System. "Diner" is the first theatrical animated short subject to be produced entirely on a digital animation system. In addition, AFT's IDA System is being used to produce all of the ink and paint, special effects and composting for the animated feature film, "We're Back," produced by Amblin Entertainment for Universal Pictures. American Film Technologies is leading the way in digital animation and special effects production and is the dominant supplier of film coloring services to the motion picture and television industry. Founded in 1985, AFT introduced its Integrated Digital Animation System in 1991 where it was first used on the Fox Children's Network series production of "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes." The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and production facilities in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. -0- 11/5/92 /CONTACT: Peter Bylsma or David Ellis of Rogers & Associates, 310-552-6922, for American Film Technologies/ (AFTI) CO: American Film Technologies ST: California IN: ENT SU:
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