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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Russell Means, 72, Was Pocahontas Actor, Activist


Russell Means

Native American activist and actor Russell Means, the voice of Chief Powhatan — the title character’s father — in the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas, died early Monday at his ranch in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, his family said in a statement. He was 72.

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Ruby-Spears Color Stylist Geri Rochon Dies at 62


Ruby-Spears Productions

Geri Rochon, a color stylist at Ruby-Spears and Kookanooga from 1986 to 1994, died May 17. She was 62.

She was a main title supervisor and color key supervisor for the TV series The Angry Beavers from 1997 to 1999.

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Silver Surfer actor Bernard Behrens Dies at 85


Bernard Behrens

British-born Canadian theatre, TV and film actor Bernard “Bunny” Behrens, the voice of Nietre in the Marvel Enterprises/Saban Entertainment series Silver Surfer, died September 19 in Perth, Ontario, just shy of his 86th birthday.

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Dementia Tale Wins for Animated Short in San Pedro


The Reality Clock

Amanda Tasse’s “The Reality Clock,” in which a watchmaker searching for his lost clock loses himself in memory, was named Best Animated Short at this year’s San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest).

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Katsuhiro Ôtomo Getting Lifetime Achievement Award For Animation


Katsuhiro Otomo

PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival in Los Angeles, will present renowned Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo with a Lifetime Achievement Award at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27.

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