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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) – Feature Length


Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) - Feature Length

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49 feet, 11 inches tall. The military jumps into action, and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound.

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Johnny Bravo (1995) – What A Cartoon! Show


Johnny Bravo (1995) - What A Cartoon! Show

In attempting to romance a pretty zookeeper, Mary, Johnny tries to find an escaped 800-pound gorilla while exhibiting the ultimate traits of sexual bravado and machismo.

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Crazy Town (1932) – Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon


Crazy Town (1932) - Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon

Betty Boop and Bimbo take a streetcar ride to Crazy Town for a little vacation, a city where everything is upside-down: fishes are flying, birds are swimming, mice are roaring, the lions crow like roosters… Suddenly, a piano grows out of the ground, and Betty and Bimbo perform for all the town’s animals.

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Violet-eyed actress Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79


Elizabeth Taylor in Giant

British-born movie legend Elizabeth Taylor, famed for her violet eyes and many romances (eight marriages, seven husbands), died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 79.

Taylor was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive heart failure. She had been hospitalized for about six weeks, publicist Sally Morrison said..

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The Dinosaur And The Missing Link (1917) – Early Animation


The Dinosaur And The Missing Link (1917) - Early Animation

Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur.

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Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967) – Disney Featurette


Scrooge McDuck And Money (1967) - Disney Featurette

Huey, Dewey and Louie stop by to see Scrooge McDuck and ask for advice on making their savings grow; he tells them the history of money and the basics of economics. Various segments explain what a billion is, budgeting and how to save.

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Disney stole my “Cars,” U.K. screenwriter charges


Cars 2

A British screenwriter has sought an injunction in United States District Court to prevent Cars 2 from leaving the lot.

Jake Mandeville-Anthony filed the claim this week. He’s suing Disney and Pixar, charging that the 2006 blockbuster Cars and its sequel — which is slated for theatrical release June 24 — are partially based on work he submitted in the early 1990s.

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Artist Jean-Maxime Perramon dies in highway crash


Jean-Maxime Perramon

Longtime Hollywood storyboard artist and animator Jean-Maxime Perramon died February 26 of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on the shoulder of the Ventura Freeway (101 North) near Westlake Village, California to check his Ferrari, officials of the California Highway Patrol said. He was 63.

The Malibu resident was a storyboard artist for the 1987 Japanese-American series Bionic Six. He was also animation director for 2000’s The Tigger Movie and a visual designer for Jetsons: The Movie (1990). As well, he was a conceptual artist for the 1992 feature film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.

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A Hare Grows In Manhattan (1947) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon


A Hare Grows In Manhattan (1947) - Merrie Melodies

While interviewer Lola Beverly visits Bugs’ Hollywood mansion, the famous bunny pops out in sunglasses and bathrobe. The story then travels backwards to the streets of New York. Bugs tells a story of his youth (especially his confrontation with a gang of dog toughs), and how he got his start in show business and became a star.

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“Dragon” winner of Humane Society’s Genesis Award


How To Train Your Dragon

Dragons, vampires and even some humans took home honors Saturday at the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards, presented by the Humane Society of the United States.

DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon won in the Outstanding Feature Film category for its inspiring message about tolerance and respect for all living creatures.

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