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- March 9, 2001
Two New Animated
Series Coming to ABC
Mary-Kate and Ashley
Mary-Kate and Ashley will star in their first-ever animated series, featuring the exploits of two sisters as movie actresses who star in a different action-packed, mini-movie adventure each episode. The girls will host a live-action lead-in to each episode's animated adventure. This represents their first time working with the Network since they executive-produced and starred in the movie "Switching Goals" for ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney."
The series will be produced by Dualstar Animation, a division of Mary-Kate and Ashley's Dualstar Entertainment Group, in association with DIC Entertainment. Mary-Kate and Ashley will serve as executive producers with Robert Thorne.
"With its unique
visual look and non-stop action, adventure and comedy, 'Teamo Supremo'
is a must-see for kids and animation fans alike," says Barry Blumberg,
executive vice president, Walt Disney Television Animation.
The Video Game
- Movie Very "Adult" in Content
Word of mouth is very positive from adults who viewed the film, but they are warning parents with children that Shrek is a very adult oriented animated film with "much stronger adult type content than the PG-rated Titan A.E." In addition, there are warnings that the PG rating was pushed to its fullest parameter, just short of a possible PG-13 rating.
With the warning out of the way, adults who viewed the ShoWest screening are calling Shrek a very funny movie with excellent animation. It is pointed out that the humor is not "forced," thus creating more unique humor situations instead of simple silliness.
If the advanced screening is any indication, critics will give Shrek very high marks for adult entertainment with strong warnings to parents about taking their children to see the film.
News Link of the
Day - 'Land of the Mammoth' a Wild, Woolly Ice Age Adventure
"If only Discovery Channel had been available during my school days to help perk up Earth science classes.
In fact, had we study programs as entertaining and enlightening as 'Land of the Mammoth,' grades would have skyrocketed.
Sunday's 'Land of the Mammoth,' which airs at 9 p.m., isn't the equal of last year's landmark 'Walking With Dinosaurs,' but it comes awfully close...."
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