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French Disney voice actor Jean Stout dead at 78

Jean Stout

Singer Jean Stout, who lent his talents to many French dubs of Disney cartoon movies, died April 10 in his native France, just three days short of his 79th birthday.

Stout was a singer and regular soloist in almost all Disney soundtracks from The Jungle Book (1967) until the early 2000s. His last dubbing role was for a re-release of 1937’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

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“Persepolis” trial resumes amid heavy security


Tight security marked Thursday’s resumption in the trial of a Tunisian TV station director charged with violating sacred values and disturbing public order for having screened the Franco-Iranian animated feature film Persepolis.

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Disney movie studio chairman Rich Ross resigns

Rich Ross

Blame it all on an embarrassment of Rich’s. After less than three years in the job, Rich Ross has quit as chairman of the Walt Disney Company’s movie studio.

Under his watch, the Mouse House released this spring’s partly animated John Carter, one of Hollywood’s biggest bombs in recent years. The big-budget science-fiction saga had been years in the development, with costs zooming to over $250 million.

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