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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Steamboat Willie (1928) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Steamboat Willie  (1928) - Mickey Mouse

CotD: Generally credited to have released November 18,1928, ““Steamboat Willie”” had a prior limited, silent release on this date in 1928… thus making today the REAL release date for this short… and the real Mickey Mouse birthday!

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Live-action “Voltron” being adapted for big screen

Voltron, Defender of the Universe,

Relativity Media has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Event Productions, and will adapt the live-action big screen version from the 1984 cult-classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe, the studio’s president of worldwide production, Tucker Tooley, announced Thursday.

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No Butts about it: South Park wins copyright suit

South Park
Making “What What (In the Butt)” the butt of a joke is fair play, a Wisconsin federal judge has ruled.

Viacom and Comedy Central were sued in November over the 2008 South Park episode Canada On Strike. Brownmark Films alleged that a scene stole from its copyrighted music video for the viral phenomenon “What What (In the Butt).”

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