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Monthly Archives: June 2011

SpongeBob mushroom discovered in forests of Borneo

SpongeBob mushroom

Sing it with us: What lives in the rainforest, under a tree? Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of mushroom almost as strange as its cartoon namesake.

Its discovery in the forests of Borneo, says San Francisco State University researcher Dennis Desjardin, suggests that even some of the most charismatic characters in the fungal kingdom are yet to be identified.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Roger Rabbit is an animated cartoon star-a ‘Toon’- at Maroon Cartoon Studios. Roger is suspected of the murder of Marvin Acme, owner of the Los Angeles subdivision of Toontown, and head of the renowned Cartoon Prop Company.

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AMPAS invites 13 animators to join organization

Oscar Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives — including 13 animators — who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

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