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February 16, 2001 | MONA GABLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere maybemiddle-ageddadswithbigfancyjobsinHollywood,buttheystill take recess very seriously. And the idea that some small-minded adults are out to destroy the playground ritual gets them downright animated. "Our feeling is, you only get to be a kid once," laments Ansolabehere, in his office on the Disney lot in Burbank. He's talking about a political movement to cut recess by adding more days to the school year.
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February 16, 2001 | MONA GABLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere maybemiddle-ageddadswithbigfancyjobsinHollywood,buttheystill take recess very seriously. And the idea that some small-minded adults are out to destroy the playground ritual gets them downright animated. "Our feeling is, you only get to be a kid once," laments Ansolabehere, in his office on the Disney lot in Burbank. He's talking about a political movement to cut recess by adding more days to the school year.
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August 3, 1996
"View From the Rug Up" (TV Times, July 21) presented an inaccurate account of the creation and production of the Nickelodeon series "Rugrats." As the story editors of the original five seasons of "Rugrats," we'd like to set the record straight. The piece presents Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo as the prime movers behind the show, and only toward the end of the article is Paul Germain mentioned in passing as someone they "created 'Rugrats' with." In fact, Paul Germain was instrumental not only in creating the series but in producing every one of the 65 original episodes.
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February 16, 2001 | MILES BELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Recess: School's Out" registers as complacent yet competent animation kids will enjoy despite its mundane nature. Based on the cartoon series "Disney's Recess," on ABC and also airing on UPN and in syndication, this animation piffle was originally envisioned as a video movie. And though "Recess," the feature film, is far from innovative, it is agreeable. This big-screen enlargement of the small-screen series presents T.J.
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January 25, 1999 | CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Ovitz is diversifying his new talent management company to include representation of some of television's leading animators. In doing so, he has struck a deal with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein to merge her successful 5-year-old animation management company, Gotham Group, into his Artists Management Group.
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February 3, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, Disney's new Saturday morning ABC series "Lloyd in Space," premiering today, resembles any number of other animated shows about the offbeat lives of weird, unearthly-looking cartoon kids, albeit with overtones of "The Jetsons" redux.
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March 9, 2001 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disney's "Recess: School's Out," which has grossed about $30 million in three weeks, demonstrates the box-office potential of low-budget animated features based on popular children's television shows. It also reveals a problem that has dogged many of these films: the villain or threat confronting these kids is simply too big for the child heroes to tackle plausibly.
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August 16, 1998 | Paul Brownfield, Paul Brownfield is a Times staff writer
If a baby could talk, and he happened upon a toilet for the first time in his life, what would he say? That was the rough premise of the six-minute animated short that the team of Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky and Paul Germain brought to Nickelodeon in 1989.
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