October 22, 2009 |
Move over, SpongeBob SquarePants. Some mutant ninja turtles are headed your way. Viacom Inc.'s kids' cable network Nickelodeon has struck a $60-million deal with Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment Inc. to acquire the rights to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," which was one of the biggest children's shows of the 1980s and even spawned a successful movie franchise. Nickelodeon will produce a new cartoon series that it hopes to premier in 2012, and sister studio Paramount Pictures will release a new feature based on the series.
July 25, 1990 |
It was only 11 a.m. on a recent day in Montebello, and already the heat was oppressive. Shade trees are few in this careworn neighborhood of newly arrived immigrants, and fear keeps many from opening their doors to strangers. But Lydia Cardenas has adapted to the hardships of her job. When people refuse to open their doors, she shouts her message through the keyholes. "I'm from the health department . . . . Are there children living with you?"