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- March 1, 2001
Characters to Have Their Own Drinks
Over the course of the agreement, healthful juices, juice drinks, milk-based and water-based drinks, punches and smoothies will all be created and marketed with Disney fanfare.
Coca-Cola will release some of the new beverages within the U.S. this year and internationally in 2002.
In a press release
statement, Andy Mooney, president of Disney Consumer Products Worldwide,
said, "The Disney and Minute Maid brands have consistently delivered
quality products and value to consumers for generations. This agreement
represents an exciting new direction for Disney and a unique way to bring
Disney magic to children worldwide."
Wins Another Award - From An Animal Rights Group
The award will be officially presented at the groups ceremony on March 10 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Ark Trust, Inc.,
is a nonprofit, animal-protection organization and presenter of the Genesis
There's An Animated
Elephant in My Bathroom
In a 20-second spot, Elephant, Duck and Lion are playing cricket when Elephants trunk becomes knotted. Teddy Bear comes to the rescue by plucking a feather from Duck and tickling Elephant until he sneezes, untying his trunk.
The second commercial, a 40-second spot, combines a live-action actor with two animated DOY characters. A young boy is out in his boat, the SS DOY, when he spots Patcheye the pirate preparing to attack. But never fear, DOYs new superhero, Bathman, comes to the rescue by firing a water bomb that douses the evil Patcheye, allowing the boy to safely continue his journey.
News Link of the
Day - Animated Series are Tedious and Twisted
"We've come a long way from yabba-dabba-do time with The Flintstones. Ever since The Simpsons brought animation out of the Stone Age and into prime time 11 years ago, television has been been awash in line drawings and dysfunctional cartoon families, from Bob and Margaret to South Park, each hoping to be the next to break out of the pack, reaping a run in syndication and lucrative spinoffs in movies, T-shirts, key rings and backpacks..."
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