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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Two Chips And A Miss (1952) – Chip an’ Dale Theatrical

Two Chips And A Miss (1952) - Chip an' Dale

Two Chips And A Miss (1952) – Chip an’ Dale Theatrical Cartoon Series

Unbeknown to each other, both Chip an’ Dale- feigning sleepiness and disinterest- sneak out of their tree to head downtown to the Acorn Club. Dressed in tuxedos, they meet the same pretty lounge singer, Clarice, who flirts and winks every chance that she gets. They both soon learn that they have the same date. Soon, all three are singing and playing their hearts out to a jazz beat.

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Dumb-Hounded (1943) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Dumb-Hounded (1943) - Droopy Theatrical Cartoon

Dumb-Hounded (1943) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Droopy tracks down escaped convict Wolf, and the chase leads all over the world. No matter where the Wolf tries to hide, Droopy is there to take him in. Of course, Droopy has a secret…

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Taylor Swift joins voice cast for Seuss’ “Lorax”

Taylor Swift The Lorax

Taylor Swift will voice dream girl Audrey in this, the third feature created by Illumination and Universal. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri announced Thursday that she has joined the cast of the 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

To be released March 2, 2012, the film is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

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English voice cast for Mia and the Migoo announced

Mia and the Migoo

Animation specialist GKIDS announced Tuesday the English-language voice cast for its award-winning animated feature Mia and the Migoo by French director Jacques-Rémy Girerd.

The new English-language version is produced by United States distributor GKIDS and Matthew Modine, and features John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn and James Woods. It introduces Amanda Misquez as Mia.

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Michael Gough, 94, was butler Alfred in “Batman”

Michael Gough

British character actor Michael Gough, who portrayed butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four of Tim Burton’s Batman movies, died Thursday. He was 94.

Gough came out of retirement in 2005 to work for Burton again, voicing Elder Gutknecht in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Also for Burton, he voiced the Dodo Bird in last year’s Disney motion-capture film Alice In Wonderland.

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West Coast hip-hop artist Nate Dogg dead at 41

Nate Dogg

California-based hip-hopper Nathaniel Hale, best known on stage as Nate Dogg, died Tuesday night due to complications from multiple strokes, his attorney, Mark Geragos, said. He was 41.

Hale had suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008.

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Bosko’s Easter Eggs (1937) – Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon

Bosko's Easter Eggs (1937) - Happy Harmonies

Bosko decides to help his girlfriend Honey collect eggs to color for Easter. He and his dog Bruno have all kinds of trouble with the chickens. Bruno breaks the eggs that Bosko “wuz deliverin ta” Honey.

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Fourth suspect arrested in Cinar fraud case

John Xanthoudakis CINAR

Quebec provincial police on Tuesday morning arrested the fourth and final suspect in a $120 million fraud case in connection with the downfall of Montreal-based animation studio Cinar.

Former Norshield Financial Group president John Xanthoudakis, 52, was arrested at Trudeau International Airport shortly before 9 a.m. He had arrived on a flight from Bermuda.

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