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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Their names had appeared on a now-defunct Facebook page for the picture, which combines animation with live action. Their roles in the movie have not been announced.
Another lawsuit again has been filed against DreamWorks Animation over the 2008 hit flick Kung Fu Panda, this time by a Boston illustrator.
Jayme Gordon filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday against DWA, charging that the pudgy panda and his group of fighters were taken from “Kung Fu Panda Power,” a series of sketches and drawings that he created in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Character actor Kenneth “Ken” Mars, whose German-type accents helped him land the role of nutbar Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in Mel Brooks’ 1968 movie The Producers, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his Granada Hills, California home. He was 75.
Born in Chicago on April 14, 1936, Mars voiced King Triton in Disney’s 1989 film The Little Mermaid and its 2000 direct-to-video sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. Also in animated films, he was Professor Screweyes in We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) and King Colbert in Thumbelina (1994).
Partly set in Cuba, the Spanish-British co-production “Chico y Rita” was named best animated film late Sunday at the Goya Awards, Spain’s version of the Oscars.
In Chico y Rita (Chico & Rita), Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and famed designer Javier Mariscal teamed up to create an epic animated love story that occurs around the time of the Cuban Revolution. Highlighting a pivotal moment in the evolution of jazz and traveling from Havana to New York, Chico y Rita is a tribute to the music, culture and people of Cuba. Continue reading
Wham And Eggs: Blue Racer sneaks inside to the Colonel Kiochi’s Chicken Farm to get a hand on eggs for a meal. When he sneaks in, the chicken laid an egg and asks a rooster to guard it.
Is My Palm Read: Bimbo the fortune-teller tries to score with Betty Boop. As she enters the house, the lights are changed so as to see Betty’s silhouette through her dress, upon which Bimbo and Koko remark Hi-dee-ho.
The Duck Doctor: Tom is duck hunting, and he wings a little duckling that can’t quite keep up with the flock.
Cinderella: Beautiful Cinderella has been forced by her jealous stepmother and ugly stepsisters to become a servant in her own home, though she keeps a positive outlook with the help of her fairy godmother.
Bugs Bunny’s Valentine (Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers) (1979) Cartoon Special
Elmer Fudd is a “stupid cupid” who zaps the wabbit with the love bug.
The Disney-distributed animated feature “Gnomeo & Juliet” didn’t come up short, opening at $25.5 million and taking a strong third place at the North American box office.
In fact, Gnomeo & Juliet — despite tepid reviews — had the highest-ever February opening ever for an animated movie, not accounting for ticket-price inflation. Traditionally, February has not been a good month for cartoon movies. Continue reading
Bah Wilderness: Barney Bear returns to the wild on a camping trip. Relishing a quiet night’s sleep under the stars, our trooper has forgotten about the animals that live by night.
CotD: How can you not like Dr. Seuss cartoons? In 1973, Hawley Pratt directed “Dr. Seuss On The Loose” ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/65520-Dr_Seuss_On_The_Loose.html
The Treasure Of Sierra Madrock: Fred and Barney are tricked into purchasing a worthless claim of land. When they suddenly find gold, the two con men who sold them the land set about getting the claim back.
The Grasshopper And The Ants: A grasshopper fiddles and plays through his day, tempting some of the worker ants to play with him, unaware that winter is coming and food will soon be scarce.