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Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney Buys Marvel. Wow.

The Walt Disney Company purchased MARVEL Entertainment.
For $4 Billion.


5 days 'til KICKOFF!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


That's right! Only TWO WEEKS before The UNIVERSITY of

ALABAMA kicks off the 2009 season in Atlanta against the Virginia Tech



Thursday, August 20, 2009

Disney, Zemeckis Plan to Embark on Yellow Submarine

Are you KIDDING me...?
From Animation Magazine:
Thursday, August 20, 2009By: Ramin Zahed

After putting their spin on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, director Robert Zemeckis and Disney Studio are planning to remake the 1968 Beatles’ animated feature Yellow Submarine. According to Daily Variety, the studio has been trying to nab the rights for 16 original Beatles songs to be used in the movie to be helmed by Zemeckis. The director will use the new performance-capture 3-D digital technology that he has perfected in A Christmas Carol for this new venture.
If all goes as planned, the remake will premiere around the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins July 27 in London. Zemeckis’ ImageMovers will produce the animated extravaganza. The original movie was directed by George Dunning and found the Beatles accompanying Captain Fred in his submarine to go to the undersea paradise Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

Disney Legend Virginia Davis Dies at 90

From Animation Magazine:
Monday, August 17, 2009By: Ramin Zahed
We were saddened by the news that Virginia Davis, Walt Disney Studio’s first live-action star, passed away last Saturday at the age of 90. The star of Disney’s 13 popular Alice Comedies series, which blended live-action and animation, Davis was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was discovered by Disney at the age of four when he was launching his first studio, Laugh-O-Gram.
As Davis told the press years later, the Alice shorts were “always a little story where I would get into the cartoon through a dream or I was hit on the head with a baseball and suddenly I'd find myself in a world of cartoon characters and charming smiles.” Among the most famous of these shorts are Alice’s Wonderland, Alice's Day at Sea, Alice's Wild West Show and Alice's Spooky Adventure.
"Did you ever have a favorite uncle, someone you idolized who would come to see you every once in a while and just light up your day? That's where I was with Walt," Davis said during a 2002 visit to Kansas City.
Disney continued to make 40 more Alice films, but Davis ended her tenure after the first 13. She continued to perform in theaters and appeared in movies such as Three on a Match, The Harvey Girls and TV shows such as Your Hit Parade and One Man’s Family. She even inked cartoons for Disney at some point in her career. Over the years, Davis remained in contact with Disney and was often a special guest at annual Disneyana Conventions. She was named a Disney Legend in 1998.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009


MacFarlane: Yup, Stewie’s Gay
From Animation Magazine:
Thursday, August 13, 2009By: Ramin Zahed
After suspecting it all along, we now have confirmation from Family Guy creator that the show’s breakout character Stewart Gilligan “Stewie” Griffin is gay. MacFarlane, who also voices the diabolical child genius, told Playboy recently that the writers had written a whole script in which Stewie does come out of the closet.
"We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” said MacFarlane. “It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.’ But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a one-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hell-bent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation."
Sadly, neither Barbara Walters nor People magazine are planning special “Stewie Comes Out” editions!
The new season of Family Guy will begin on Sunday, September 27 on FOX-TV at 9 p.m, following the premiere of The Cleveland Show at 8:30 p.m.

Here's to YOU, Barry-O!


21 Days 'Til KICKOFF.....!
New grill ready. Check.
TV ready. Check.
Refrigerator ready. Check.
Carport clearing underway. Check.
Newspaper and cable sports channels providing info. Check.

Les Paul: R.I.P.

From The New York Post:
Les Paul: 1915-2009
What would popular music sound like today had it not been for Les Paul?
A lot different than it does.
More so than just about any performer or composer, Les Paul -- who died Thursday at 94 -- shaped the course of pop music over the past 60 years. As Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley said, "He changed the face of rock-and-roll."
Paul's influence wasn't felt in any particular music he wrote, though, but rather in the way music itself is performed and recorded.
For it was Les Paul who invented the solid-body electric guitar, which he first began tinkering with as a youngster, using pieces of railroad track, ham radios and a dentist's drill. The model, first conceived in 1941, evolved into the touchstone of modern guitars.
Even more important, perhaps, were the innovations Paul brought to the recording studio. He was the pioneer of such techniques as overdubbing, multi-tracking -- he invented the first eight-track console, dubbed "The Octopus," in 1953 -- and other special effects.
The idea was to create a new sound, rather than simply replicate stage performances. Absent Paul's ideas, such classics as The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album would have been impossible.
On top of all that, Paul also was a successful musician, writing and performing numerous million-selling hits back in the '50s with his then-wife, Mary Ford, such as "Mockingbird Hill" and "Vaya Con Dios."
Until just nine weeks ago, he performed weekly at a Manhattan jazz club. Les Paul was more than a legend -- he was a one-man Music Hall of Fame.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New "Phineas & Ferb: PHINTASIA" Posters

Full-length theatrical "Phineas & Ferb" movie musical featuring Bowling for Soup...!
Below is the promo for the "Night on Baljeet Mountain" segment:


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