March 18, 1994 |
Thufferin' thuccotash! Animation giant Isadore "Friz" Freleng will receive the first lifetime achievement award given by the Santa Clarita Valley International Film Festival. The 88-year-old Freleng will be honored Saturday night for a body of work that includes Oscar-winning cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester and Tweety, Speedy Gonzales and the Pink Panther. The prize will be known as the Friz.
December 29, 1994 |
A world-renowned scholar of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound writes a book about the guy who created Wile E. Coyote. A cable channel that shows nothing but cartoons says a third of its audience is old enough to vote. Animation cels--the hundreds of individual drawings that make up a six-minute cartoon--sell for hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Cartoons may have a reputation for being kids' stuff; in fact, they're anything but. Just ask Ken Dennison, who regularly sits down in his Bel Air, Md.
April 19, 1990 |
Hollywood's plan to send Bugs Bunny and his friends into the fight against drugs won applause from Congress today but also a request for more than just the cartoon special set to air on national television Saturday. "I hope this doesn't devolve into a mere self-promotion activity in which we finally hear from Hollywood and this is the last shot," said Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.). "Showing this once or twice isn't really going to change anybody's mind who's going to use drugs," he said.
October 24, 1996 |
As kids' hobbies go, stamp collecting once was wildly popular. But then came television and later video games, and stamps seemed to go the way of the radio and the decoder ring. But now, in the wake of the trading-card craze, stamp collecting seems to be bouncing back, and it is getting a boost from Bugs Bunny. Newly minted, stamp-related trading cards--a '90s iteration of the old stamp album--have been available at local post offices for a while.
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September 20, 1990 |
A Studio City man has been indicted for allegedly selling cartoon cels--paintings of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other characters used in cartoon production--that were reported stolen from Warner Bros. and ended up in the hands of dealers across the country, authorities said Wednesday. Billy W.
March 31, 2011 |
With this being the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, and with "Hop," Russell Brand's tribute to the Easter Bunny, out this weekend, it felt like the right time to get a little hopped up ourselves. Bunnies have long been a favorite subject of writers — think Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll — and don't forget American folklore's Br'er Rabbit of the Uncle Remus stories. They've had an impact on the big screen as well. So, while Brand romps across theaters as E.B., the son of the Easter Bunny who doesn't want to follow in his father's paw prints, we take a look at some of the most memorable rabbits in movies.
November 11, 1990 |
Bugs Bunny, that Oscar-winning wascally wabbit, hit the half-century mark thisyear. But despite being a "gray hare," Bugs looks remarkably fit. TNT is celebrating Bugs' birthday with a 14-carat special, "What's Up Doc?: ASalute to Bugs Bunny." The two-hour program features a slew of cartoon clips,behind-the-scenes footage at Warner Bros.
January 18, 1998
Linus had his blanket, Bugs Bunny his carrots. Somewhat less fictitious, but similarly fond of props, the oft-photographed know there are benefits to be derived from clutching or otherwise interacting with some objet, preferably one with commercial ties to your latest "project."