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April 10, 2000

Digital Media Online Acquires
Animation Artist Magazine

(Santa Ana, CA) Digital Media Online (http://www.digitalmedianet.com/ ), the leading developer of B2B vertical online communities for the digital media market, has acquired AnimationArtist.com, the largest online animation magazine for animators and animation professionals.

"AnimationArtist.com offers unique coverage of the digital artists and their latest animation projects complementing our current animation coverage," said Lou Wallace, CEO of Digital Media Online.  "It's a perfect way to put the spotlight on the individuals in the animation community whose creativity is so often overlooked."

Animation Artist Magazine provides daily news, articles, tips, and community participation for 2D/3D artists, aspiring artists, and animation enthusiasts.  The site, which reaches more than 70,000 visitors each month, features in-depth coverage of traditional animated movies and focuses on artists, animators, directors and stories that bring animated illusions to life.  The site joins DigitalAnimators.com, the animation market hub that provides DigitalMediaNet.com community members with the latest animation tools and technologies. 

"Joining a market leader like DigitalMediaNet.com is a great opportunity for Animation Artist Magazine grow within the digital media industry, while improving the daily services offered to visitors," said Vicki Tracy, Editor of AnimationArtist.com.  "I am excited to be a part of the team at DigitalMediaNet.com and am thrilled that our readers will continue to enjoy our daily animation updates while having access to a vast amount of additional resources through the DigitalMediaNet.com network."

As part of the agreement, Vicki Tracy will join DigitalMediaNet.com as Producer of Animation Artist Magazine.  Publisher Joe Tracy will also contribute to the growth and marketing of AnimationArtist.com.  Joe Tracy is author of several books, including Web Marketing Applied, which focuses on detailed online marketing strategies. He has been quoted in several publications, including the New York Daily News and News.com.

About Digital Media Online
Digital Media Online, http://www.digitalmedianet.com, is the leading developer of vertical online communities in the digital media marketplace. With more than 30 channels, DigitalMediaNet.com serves distinct market segments including streaming media, digital video, animation, special effects, desktop publishing, imaging and design, digital audio, CAD, workstations, game development, film, broadcast and post production.  DigitalMediaNet.com community resources include breaking technology and product news, techniques, white papers, research, interactive product guides, classified, job and resume listings and extensive examples of digital art, animations and video..

About Animation Artist Online Magazine
Animation Artist Magazine is the nation's leading online magazine for animators and animation fans. Animation Artist Magazine is updated 365 days a year, including holidays (even Christmas).  Other Animation Artist Movie Sites include "Dinosaur" at http://www.dinosaurmovie.com
and "Princess Mononoke" at http://www.animationartist.com/mononoke. Animation History Movie Sites can be found at www.animationhistory.com .


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