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Bans Select Bugs Bunny Cartoons!
According to ABC News, "In an episode called 'All This and Rabbit Stew,' Bugs distracts a black rabbit hunter by rattling a pair of dice. In another episode, Bugs imitates a blackfaced Al Jolson. In another, he calls an oafish, bucktoothed Eskimo a 'big baboon.'"
The Cartoon Network is planning a "cartoon retrospective" event called "June Bugs," next month, featuring early Bugs Bunny cartoons. The 12 controversial works were originally going to be broadcast late at night with disclaimers, but the Cartoon Network reversed that decision and banned the cartoons all together.
In March, AOL Time
Warner announced that it was merging the WB Broadcast Network and Turner
basic cable networks, including the Cartoon Network, into one - the Turner
Broadcasting System. Leadership of the Cartoon Network changed with the
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Under the deal reached between writers and studios, writers will be given a greater respect within the movie making process. In addition, under the new agreement:
The contract is for three years and represents a $41 million gain for writers. In the respect area, writers will be allowed to attend cast readings and be on the set of the motion picture they wrote. Prior to this, writers were considered low on the totem pole and were usually never allowed on set or in cast readings. Directors must also hold creative meetings with writers before deciding to hire them. Writers will also be allowed to attend premieres, press junkets, film festivals, and cast & crew events. This is a major step to eliminating the "throw-away" profile writers have been given in the past and puts them on equal ground with other creatives.
News Link of the
Day - Shrek to Animate Cannes
"Shrek is not like any other cartoon. It is a big-budget fairy tale computer animation that makers DreamWorks hope will become a vehicle to box office glory.
The leading character
is an ugly, fat and flatulent ogre who suffers from low self-esteem..."
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