ANIMATION STEPS UP

If past history holds true, this fourth quarter will see some highly animated video sales in supermarkets.The summer box office is up, as is the number of G- and PG-rated movies. On the other hand, the impact of gas prices on discretionary spending and supermarkets' willingness to commit to the hit sell-through category remain question marks.Counting the late September release of "Curious George"

If past history holds true, this fourth quarter will see some highly animated video sales in supermarkets.

The summer box office is up, as is the number of G- and PG-rated movies. On the other hand, the impact of gas prices on discretionary spending and supermarkets' willingness to commit to the hit sell-through category remain question marks.

Counting the late September release of "Curious George" and some re-releases, there are no fewer than 10 animated movies coming up this

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