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- April 27, 2001
on New HBO Animated Series
The animated series will focus on character named Harold, a four-year old boy who invents imaginative and magical worlds with a purple crayon and his wits. The voice of Stone is meant to represent a warm, maternal adult presence who looks down on Harold and watches over him. Viewers will be dependent on the actions, narration, and music to gain insight into Harold, who rarely speaks.
"'Harold and the Purple Crayon' is a timeless story that we are excited to bring to life for HBO Family," said Bob Higgins, Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs of Sony Pictures Family Entertainment. "This classic property will charm TV viewers for generations to come."
Sony Pictures Family
Entertainment Group produces traditional cel animation, CGI and live-action
properties for television around the world. The division is currently
producing "Jackie Chan Adventures," "Max Steel," and
"Men in Black: The Series."
The Battle Over
"R" Rated Marketing
The move is a surprise because of Hollywood's constant love affair with the Democratic party. Democrats like Julia Roberts, Rosie O'Donnell, Martin Sheen, and Ben Affleck are constantly hounding anyone who is a Republican for their conservative beliefs. Now Hollywood is getting a taste of joint conservatism from Democrats and Republicans in the name of protecting children from violent content.
Hollywood is fighting it.
Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America,
held a media conference where he complained that if the proposal passes
it could kill efforts for Hollywood to censor itself in such efforts.
Release of Shrek Score
In other soundtrack
news, Buena Vista will be releasing the full background score for its
guaranteed blockbuster Pearl Harbor. Click
here for an MP3 excerpt.
News Link of the
Day - Ink and Computer Animation in Toons
cartoon fare offers a nice mix of original story lines and a cutting-edge
blend of live-action with computer-generated images and traditional pen-and-ink
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