March 3, 1989 |
"Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers," which debuts on the Disney Channel Saturday at 9:30 a.m., is the least impressive animated series Disney has offered since it entered the television cartoon market in 1985. Like the successful "Ducktails," "Rescue Rangers" elevates minor characters from old theatrical cartoons to central roles.
August 22, 1996 |
Albert "Big Al" Bertino, a Disney animator who created many of the attractions at Disneyland including the Country Bear Jamboree, a stage show featuring an animatronic bear named "Big Al" that Bertino said was his self portrait, has died at age 84. He died Sunday in Los Angeles, a spokesperson said. His other creations at the Anaheim amusement park have been crowd favorites since the early days of Disneyland--Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr.
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December 17, 2006 |
And, now, without further ado, some winners in California Lawyer magazine's "Legal Follies 2006" issue: * In the nearly-foolproof-scheme category, a man was arrested in L.A. for counterfeiting after he was found with a stash of $1-billion bills. One clue that the currency was bogus: There ain't no such a thing as a billion-dollar bill.
September 11, 1994 |
For 26 years, they waged a war of epic proportions, doing battle all over Los Angeles County, spending more than $2 million in weaponry and leaving piles of the dead and dying in their wake. At one point, just a few years ago, it seemed there was no end in sight, but then the tide turned and this summer, the County Agriculture Commissioner's Noxious Weeds and Vertebrate Pests division declared victory. The war against the mighty alligator weed was won.
September 13, 2011 |
Reporting from Ko Olina, Oahu - My 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, has wanted to visit Hawaii since Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" movie came out in 2002. The wacky animated movie about a Hawaiian girl who adopts a pet that turns out to be an alien was filled with surfing, hula dancing and exotic locales. But mostly it was about ohana - the Hawaiian word for "family. " So when we arrived at Disney's new Aulani hotel in Hawaii it seemed like a no-brainer that we'd find Lilo and Stitch here to welcome Hannah to the tropical paradise that filled her dreams and imagination.
May 11, 2000 |
One of my favorite games of all time was the original "MDK" for the PC, a creative third-person shooter that mixed challenging play with a sense of humor. Now, one of my favorite Sega Dreamcast games--sadly, there aren't many--is the sequel with the uninspired title of "MDK 2." That's excusable, though, because almost everything else about "MDK 2" manages to pull off the virtually impossible task of seeming fresh and familiar at the same time.