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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Baby Bottleneck (1946) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

Baby Bottleneck (1946) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

As the baby boom commences, and with the delivery service overworked, Porky and Daffy are placed in charge of a baby factory, where they help the stork keep up… until an unidentified egg comes off the assembly line.

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Yellow Submarine Sinking Fast

Zemeckis Yellow Submarine

Due to the incredibly poor performance of “Mars Needs Moms” at the box office, Disney is pulling out from Robert Zemeckis’ next planned motion capture project Yellow Submarine. Industry insiders are seeing this as a repudiation of Zemeckis’ motion-capture style of animation, and Disney closing the book on any further productions using the technique.

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Tangled opens in Japan despite “tragic conditions”


Disney said that “despite the ongoing tragic conditions,” it proceeded with its opening of “Tangled” at 370 screens in Japan this past weekend.

Largely because of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the overseas box office fell by 60% from the same weekend last year.

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“Snoopy, Come Home” recordist Stan Ross dead at 82

Stan Ross

Producer and engineer Stan Ross, co-founder of Hollywood’s iconic Gold Star Recording Studio and the music recordist and mixer for the 1972 movie Snoopy, Come Home, died Friday in Burbank, California. He was 82.

Ross died at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center of complications following surgery, his family said.

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“Lipsett Diaries” wins Jutra for animated film

Lipsett Diaries

Theodore Ushev’s “Lipsett Diaries” (“Les journaux de Lipsett”), won the award for best animated film at Quebec’s 13th annual Jutra Awards.

The annual celebration of Quebec film’s industry was held Sunday night at Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal.

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Voice of Dora’s “Boots” wins Young Artist Award

Dora The Explorer

For his work portraying Boots in Nickelodeon’s “Dora The Explorer,” Regan Mizrahi received the Young Artist Award on Sunday night in the category of Best Young Actor in a Voice-Over Role.

Also nominated in the category were Jacob Ewaniuk (The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That; PBS) and Dallas Jokic (Babar and the Adventures of Badou; Nelvana).

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“Mars Needs” bombs, opens at #5 with $6.8 million

Mars Needs Moms

Moviegoers didn’t need Walt Disney Studios’ “Mars Needs Moms” over the weekend — not on this planet, anyway.

Despite a massive $150 million budget, the animated film opened to only $6.8 million, putting it in fifth place at the North American box office.

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Barn Dance (1929) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

Barn Dance (1929) - Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete’s flashy car beats Mickey’s horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses some balloons to make himself light on his feet…

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Ex-Cinar president Weinberg released on $140K bail

Ronald Weinberg

The former president of now-defunct animation company Cinar was released Friday on $140,000 bail after being charged in connection with an alleged $120 million fraud.

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