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Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Gumby” suspect and pal get probation for robbery


A man accused of attempting to rob a San Diego-area convenience store dressed as Gumby was placed on probation Wednesday for three years.

Jacob Kiss, 19, was sentenced in San Diego Superior Court. Jason Giramma, 20, received the same probation sentence.

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Irish Film Board funding six animated projects

Irish Film Board

Six animation projects are among the productions just approved to share in funding from the Irish Film Board.

Among the studios to benefit is Brown Bag Films, which is up for a children’s BAFTA this weekend for its cartoon series Octonauts. It’s won development support for The Wooden Sword.

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“Muppets” in 2nd place when viewed by “Twilight”

The Muppets

Disney’s family film “The Muppets,” combining puppet animation with live action, raised $42 million over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend to open in second place at the North American box office.

The CG-enhanced The Muppets made $29.5 million over the three-day weekend in its first big-screen appearance in 12 years. Meanwhile, the live-action The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend, collecting $42 million in three days and $62.3 million from Wednesday to Sunday.

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