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Monthly Archives: January 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.‘s Oscar-nominated movie Puss in Boots has earned approximately $507 million to date at the worldwide box office, the studio announced Monday.
Homer Simpson’s image on a blob of dried glue has attracted lots of d’oh.
For her work on the Home Box Office animated TV special A Child’s Garden of Poetry, Amy Schatz received the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs on Saturday night.
CotD: Tom and Jerry are playing with firearms again in “Posse Cat”, much to Tom’s chagrin.
CotD: Walt Disney spent nine years and a then-exorbitant $6 million to make “Sleeping Beauty”, the first Disney feature film to be shot in 70mm; also had a sterophonic soundtrack.
Dimitra Arliss, who portrayed hired hit lady Loretta Lalino in the hit 1973 comedy The Sting, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 79.
British-born character actor Ian Abercrombie, known for portraying Elaine Benes’ fussy boss Justin Pitt on Seinfeld, died Thursday in Hollywood. He was 77.
CotD: Sylvester, Sylvester, Jr. and Hippety Hopper appeared in “Too Hop To Handle”, the only cartoon in which Robert McKimson animated Sylvester.
A robbery suspect may be feeling blue after an appeals court said Tuesday that a Yakima County, Washington judge could allow testimony that he was dressed like a Smurf.
The now Academy Award-nominated “Rango,” from director Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of Johnny Depp, saddles up for a one-week limited engagement at the ArcLight Hollywood beginning this Friday, January 27.
CotD: Even back in 1939, studios would release “best of” compilations as new material. “Customers Wanted” not only was made from 2 previous cartoons, but was remade itself in 1955!
Television actor James Farentino, one of Universal Studios’ last contract players in the 1960s, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long illness, his family’s spokesman said. He was 73.