August 22, 2011
Susan Sarandon was the voice of what character in the 2000 animated film "Rugrats in Paris"? Coco LaBouche
April 16, 2000
As head writer for the Rugrats television series and one of many writers to work on "Rugrats in Paris-The Movie," I was distressed to read in "Birth of a Nickelodeon Nation" (by Irene Lacher, special Hollywood issue, March 26) that Susan Sarandon, John Lithgow and Debbie Reynolds will provide the voices of the "preternaturally eloquent babies" in the film. These fine actors play adults in the film. The voices of the babies will belong to--and have always belonged to--a group of actors who are often unseen but should not be unsung: Christine Cavanaugh (as Chuckie)
November 14, 1993
The attack on Nicktoons by Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists President Tom Sito was based on blatant misrepresentations (Letters, Nov. 7). Regarding his charge that studios working for Nickelodeon cut corners and cost American jobs by sending production work overseas, Sito ignores the fact that every cartoon series produced for TV is animated out of the country. He knows this too well--it was his union, with its prehistoric work rules and a series of foolhardy strikes, that greased the skids under local animators.
August 23, 1998
As the former senior story editor of "Rugrats," I was naturally delighted to see your cover story on the show ("Talk About a Baby Boom," by Paul Brownfield, Aug. 16). I was even more delighted to see that, for once, Paul Germain received due credit as a main creative force behind the series. I'm sorry that so much of your article was devoted to behind-the-scenes squabbling on the show. Sure, the writers had some creative differences with Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, and all of us together, as usual, had to battle the inexhaustible determination of network executives to make sure that nothing funny, intelligent or different ever gets on the air. "Rugrats" may have been what is termed a "writer-driven" show, but its charm derives in large part from the distinctive Klasky Csupo art style (there was a reason Paul chose this studio over numerous competitors to produce "The Simpsons")
April 18, 2010
The Rookie 2002 *** Encore 9 a.m. A Sound of Thunder 2005 * SyFy 9 a.m. Some Like It Hot 1959 **** TCM 9 a.m. Lord of War 2005 ** TNT 9 a.m. Jurassic Park III 2001 ** Starz 9:10 a.m. Ella Enchanted 2004 ** ABC Family 9:30 a.m. Watchmen 2009 ** Cinemax 9:30 a.m. Across the Universe 2007 ** FX 9:30 a.m. Jeremiah Johnson 1972 *** AMC 10 a.m. Lies My Mother Told Me 2005 Lifetime 10 a.m. The Brothers Grimm 2005 ** USA 10 a.m. Separate Lies 2005 *** IFC 10:30 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.
June 23, 2001
Iwould like to echo the sentiments expressed by Mary McNamara regarding the dearth of children's movies ("For the Kids [In All of Us]," June 20). As the mother of my own 3-year-old, I must daily endure the entreaties of my son to "Go to movies, Mommy?" I am then forced to try to explain to him that, unfortunately, there are no movies out right now for little kids. Like McNamara, my friends and I have been forced to endure the empty span since the release of Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove" last winter.