July 26, 1998 |
"Long Live Happiness!" --Babar * Babar, the plump and benevolent elephant king who loves bright green suits, shiny red roadsters and cradle-to-grave social welfare, has enjoyed many adventures in his long and mostly felicitous fictional life. He has honeymooned in a hot-air balloon, been abducted (gently) by aliens and even survived a visit to New York City. But until recently, Babar had been deprived of the most life-altering experience of all--going to college.
August 1, 1989 |
Warners' "Batman" became only the 10th motion picture in history to gross more than $200 million after earning $8.9 million over the weekend. The caped crusader reached the $202.9-million mark in six weeks, faster than any other super-blockbuster. Tom Hank's canine co-star in Touchstone's comedy "Turner and Hooch" slobbered and drooled on 1,877 screens for a weekend opening of $12.2 million and a per-screen average of $6,506.
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August 27, 1999 |
Rahnesha White has a joyous smile on her face as she moves purposefully among the displays at the Gap Kids store in Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. Personally, I would rather be in labor than 11 again and shopping for school clothes. But Rahnesha, who starts sixth grade at Millikan Middle School in a couple of weeks, seems to be having a wonderful time. Her mother, Elizabeth White, has burdened the youngster with a minimum of taboos in choosing a back-to-school wardrobe.
June 16, 2000 |
Nelvana Ltd.--a little production company pitted against the likes of Disney, Time Warner, News Corp. and Viacom--no doubt feels that Oscar-nominated song from "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" possesses a grain of truth: "Blame Canada."
March 25, 1989
That famous elephant Babar, already the star of a slew of children's books, is making the jump to TV. HBO plans to run 13 episodes of an animated "Babar" series, beginning April 2. The shows will feature new stories as well as adaptations of the famous books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff.
January 26, 1993
Babar the elephant, a character in children's books by Jean de Brunhoff, will be marketed as a stuffed toy by Applause Inc., a Woodland Hills-based toy and gift company. The character, created in 1931, has been licensed as part of Applause's agreement with Nelvana Ltd. and The Clifford Ross Co. Applause obtained licenses to market Babar as plush dolls, figurines and mugs.