November 10, 1987 |
After a 30-plus-year absence, Walt Disney's mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale, are returning to the little screen. Spurred by the success of "Ducktales," Disney's Buena Vista Television has announced plans for "Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers," the company's second animated series created for first-run syndication. Except for a brief cameo in "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (1983), the cartoon chipmunks had been in hibernation since 1956, when their popular cartoon series with Donald Duck ended.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2000 |
You can't tell the players without a scorecard, the expression goes. The late George Allen, the absent-minded coach of the L.A. Rams, could have been accused of needing the same for his family members. His daughter Jennifer's funny new memoir, "Fifth Quarter," recalls a time when Allen mistook his own wife for a fan after a game. "You'll have to get to the back of the line if you want an autograph, Miss," he told her.