March 26, 1993 |
If you thought Taco Bell had stars in its eyes when it hired songsters Hammer and Willie Nelson for its fast-food commercials, you were thinking small. Now the company has enlisted a couple of stars that it hopes will have an even more universal appeal: Rocky and Bullwinkle. The vintage cartoon characters star in a series of commercials to begin airing Monday. They champion the virtues of tacos, protesting that "burgers are boring."
August 30, 2013 |
Labor Day weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy the end of summer, barbecue and see friends and family. But for the hard-core TV junkie, three consecutive days off means just one thing: binge viewing. Who needs the warmth of the sun when you could be hunkered down in a darkened living room, watching episode after episode of something that in the old world - circa 2011 - had to stretch out over weeks, months and years? If you're a committed binge viewer, then chances are good you've already caught up to the current TV must-sees: "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "Orange Is the New Black.
August 29, 2013 |
Robin Roberts has been steadily easing back into her anchor role for "Good Morning America" ever since she took time off last summer for a bone marrow transplant. But after Labor Day, Roberts will finally be back full time. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Roberts, who has been doing four-day weeks for the last few months, picked a four-day workweek (after Labor Day) to return full time. INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview " But I love that I start on a four-day week....
May 3, 2011 |
Pity the poor cartoon character. Unable to speak for himself against those who would redraw or rewrite him, he is the slave and plaything of whomever owns the copyright. The human fan can only watch or not and note that in most cases the better work is not usually the latest, and that theatrical versions of old cartoons are almost invariably superior to their television revivals. But revivals there will be. "The Looney Tunes Show," which debuts Tuesday night on CN, at the big-kid-but-not-little-kid-friendly hour of 8 p.m., is the latest attempt to do something new with the Warner Bros.
September 30, 1989 |
Hilarious and poignant, "The King of Cartoons: Tex Avery," John Needham's hourlong documentary (airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on KCET Channel 28), pays tribute to one of the great directors of American animation--and American film. The work of Frederick (Tex) Avery (1908-1980) profoundly affected the development of animation and helped establish the Hollywood cartoon.
March 12, 1991 |
"Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story," which airs at 8:45 tonight on KCET Channel 28, pays gleeful tribute to the most beloved and imaginative cartoon show of the baby-boom era. Director Marino Amoruso and producer Benjamin Magliano (who also co-wrote the special) have assembled a collage of clips from various adventures and interviews with writers Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, director Bill Hurtz, voice actors June Foray and William Conrad, and publicist Howard Brandy.
February 2, 2013 |
Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" was named best animated film of 2012 at the 40th Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall. Rich Moore also was named best director for the animated comedy about a video game villain who dreams of being a hero, and Alan Tudyk won the Annie for voice acting as King Candy in the box-office hit. Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee won for their screenplay and Henry Jackman, Skrillex, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie...