December 18, 2008
Crossword clue: In Tuesday's Calendar section, the Crossword clue for 41 Across was "1999 Brendan Fraser film based on a Hanna-Barbera toon," with the answer being "Dudley Do-Right." That film was based on a Jay Ward cartoon.
January 18, 2008 |
Jay Ward was my first auteur. Even as a little fellow, I understood that his cartoons were different from other cartoons, even from the ones -- like "Underdog" and "King Leonardo" -- that were made to resemble them.
August 19, 2003 |
When we last saw the intrepid Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle the talking moose, the two most famous residents of Frostbite Falls, they had faded into a pinkish-purple hue and were in dire need of restoration. Enter Tiffany Ward, the daughter of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" creator Jay Ward, who spent the last six years restoring her father's beloved cartoon series. As they might've said on the show: Hokey smokes!
August 27, 1999 |
"Dudley Do-Right" isn't the only popular Jay Ward creation coming to movie theaters today. Accompanying the Universal live-action comedy (starring Brendan Fraser as the dashing Royal Canadian mounted do-gooder) is a new animated short rescued from the files of "Fractured Fairy Tales." Which means "The Phox, the Box & the Lox" isn't altogether new.
April 12, 1999 |
Placard-carrying hecklers were aswarm on Chapman University's quad as a distinguished, silver-haired man stepped to the podium. They booed and hissed as the university president motioned to his companion on the dais. "We present this honorary degree to . . . Bullwinkle the Moose." "Good morning, children!" the familiar galumphing voice rang out. The protesters waved signs that read "Noose the Moose" and "A Wolf in Moose Clothing," all the while showing their displeasure at "Mooster Know-It-All."
April 12, 1999 |
Tiffany Ward sees herself as caretaker of her father's legacy and a stickler for detail. "It's my responsibility to see that the ideals of the family are carried on," said Ward, executive producer of "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Movie." "That the look and feel remain true to the spirit of my father's original characters is absolutely essential," Ward said. For instance, the animated/live action movie features June Foray--the original voice of Rocky.