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By Knight-Ridder News Service | July 22, 1992
Picture this: Daffy Duck goes on vacation and finds out just how fast his favorite marshes are being developed, degraded or despoiled in America.What is Daffy's take on disappearing wetlands? "This is des-picable!" says the cartoon world's angriest bird in a series of TV, radio and print ads called Support Fowl Play. The ads are an urgent call to action on wetlands by a partnership of Daffy's creators, an environmental organization and the federal government.By Monday, 700 TV stations across the country had received the video.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 30, 2001
Bugs vs. Hitler? Heck, der Fuhrer never had a chance. During World War II, producer Leon Schlesinger and his crew at the Warner Bros. animation studios rallied 'round the flag in a major way, producing a steady stream of cartoons aimed at promoting the war effort and boosting morale. That in itself wasn't unusual; all the major studios did their share of flag-waving during the war. But no one did it as hilariously as the animators behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all the other Looney Tunes characters.
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By Steve McKerrow | February 1, 1992
Jeff Bergman says he feels a little like Roger Moore, the actor who took over the role of James Bond from Sean Connery -- except that he's up against 50 years of tradition.In a CBS special tonight, "Bugs Bunny's Creature Features" (8 o'clock, Channel 11), Mr. Bergman gets his widest exposure yet as the voice of the wascally wabbit himself.In fact, all the cartoon characters in the 11-minute, world-premiere short "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers" are performed by Mr. Bergman's versatile voice.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
Why a duck? Or in the case of Camden Yards, a pair of ducks? Sunday afternoon and again Tuesday night, two mallards flew into the ballpark and made themselves at home in the outfield. Were they looking for a nesting spot? Scarfing down free food? Auditioning for the next AFLAC commercial? "We understand they were called up from Bowie," cracked Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chuck Porcari. Showing good range, the ducks waddled from foul pole to foul pole and even ventured behind second base like a center fielder going after a dying quail.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 30, 2001
Bugs vs. Hitler? Heck, der Fuhrer never had a chance. During World War II, producer Leon Schlesinger and his crew at the Warner Bros. animation studios rallied 'round the flag in a major way, producing a steady stream of cartoons aimed at promoting the war effort and boosting morale. That in itself wasn't unusual; all the major studios did their share of flag-waving during the war. But no one did it as hilariously as the animators behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all the other Looney Tunes characters.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | November 6, 1992
Whenever it gets to be drizzly November about my soul, I know I must go to see "Looney Tunes" again.Your Moby Dick can be a white whale; mine is a black duck, named Daffy. And for an expression of the sheer power of nature, I'll choose Daffy's delicious glee as he sets about to deconstruct the known world in some explosion of anarchy churned out by the geniuses at the Warner Bros. animation department in the late '40s or early '50s.The "Looney Tunes" cartoons were native folk art raised to sublime proportions.
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By Neil A. Grauer and Neil A. Grauer,Special to The Evening Sun | May 30, 1991
IF Bugs Bunny were to ask you today "What's up, Doc?", you could readily reply: "the price of your picture."The growing respectability and rising costs of animation art have drawn the attention of prestigious auction houses, galleries, collectors -- and museums.Sunday, the Baltimore Museum of Art will open its first-ever exhibition of animation artwork, "That's All Folks!" It will feature original animation drawings and film selections from Warner Bros. cartoons starring Bugs and his eternal nemesis, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and his perpetual pursuer, Wile E. Coyote.
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By Crispin Sartwell | December 17, 2000
WE ARE privileged to live in the second golden age of the cartoon. Such contemporary classics as "The Powerpuff Girls," "CatDog," "The Angry Beavers," and "SpongeBob SquarePants" tower over our society artistically and intellectually. The first golden age was during the 1940s and 1950s, when the basic form of the animated short feature was defined. These cartoons were screened before movies and, later, cobbled together to make television shows. And though the Disney studios created the visually richest animation, Disney cuteness slid easily and often into insipidity.
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By DAVE BARRY | March 5, 1995
The problem with hunting, as a sport, is that it's not competitive. A guy with a shotgun squats in a swamp; an unarmed duck with an IQ of maybe four flies overhead; the guy blasts the duck into individual duck molecules. Where is the challenge here? Where is the contest?Fortunately, I have a solution. It came to me as I was reading the fall 1994 issue of Global Gas Turbine News, which was sent in by alert reader Joe Born. On the off-chance that you don't subscribe, I should explain that Global Gas Turbine News is a publication written by, and for, Martians.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
Why a duck? Or in the case of Camden Yards, a pair of ducks? Sunday afternoon and again Tuesday night, two mallards flew into the ballpark and made themselves at home in the outfield. Were they looking for a nesting spot? Scarfing down free food? Auditioning for the next AFLAC commercial? "We understand they were called up from Bowie," cracked Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chuck Porcari. Showing good range, the ducks waddled from foul pole to foul pole and even ventured behind second base like a center fielder going after a dying quail.
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By Crispin Sartwell | December 17, 2000
WE ARE privileged to live in the second golden age of the cartoon. Such contemporary classics as "The Powerpuff Girls," "CatDog," "The Angry Beavers," and "SpongeBob SquarePants" tower over our society artistically and intellectually. The first golden age was during the 1940s and 1950s, when the basic form of the animated short feature was defined. These cartoons were screened before movies and, later, cobbled together to make television shows. And though the Disney studios created the visually richest animation, Disney cuteness slid easily and often into insipidity.
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By DAVE BARRY | March 5, 1995
The problem with hunting, as a sport, is that it's not competitive. A guy with a shotgun squats in a swamp; an unarmed duck with an IQ of maybe four flies overhead; the guy blasts the duck into individual duck molecules. Where is the challenge here? Where is the contest?Fortunately, I have a solution. It came to me as I was reading the fall 1994 issue of Global Gas Turbine News, which was sent in by alert reader Joe Born. On the off-chance that you don't subscribe, I should explain that Global Gas Turbine News is a publication written by, and for, Martians.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | November 6, 1992
Whenever it gets to be drizzly November about my soul, I know I must go to see "Looney Tunes" again.Your Moby Dick can be a white whale; mine is a black duck, named Daffy. And for an expression of the sheer power of nature, I'll choose Daffy's delicious glee as he sets about to deconstruct the known world in some explosion of anarchy churned out by the geniuses at the Warner Bros. animation department in the late '40s or early '50s.The "Looney Tunes" cartoons were native folk art raised to sublime proportions.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | July 22, 1992
Picture this: Daffy Duck goes on vacation and finds out just how fast his favorite marshes are being developed, degraded or despoiled in America.What is Daffy's take on disappearing wetlands? "This is des-picable!" says the cartoon world's angriest bird in a series of TV, radio and print ads called Support Fowl Play. The ads are an urgent call to action on wetlands by a partnership of Daffy's creators, an environmental organization and the federal government.By Monday, 700 TV stations across the country had received the video.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | February 1, 1992
Jeff Bergman says he feels a little like Roger Moore, the actor who took over the role of James Bond from Sean Connery -- except that he's up against 50 years of tradition.In a CBS special tonight, "Bugs Bunny's Creature Features" (8 o'clock, Channel 11), Mr. Bergman gets his widest exposure yet as the voice of the wascally wabbit himself.In fact, all the cartoon characters in the 11-minute, world-premiere short "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers" are performed by Mr. Bergman's versatile voice.
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By Neil A. Grauer and Neil A. Grauer,Special to The Evening Sun | May 30, 1991
IF Bugs Bunny were to ask you today "What's up, Doc?", you could readily reply: "the price of your picture."The growing respectability and rising costs of animation art have drawn the attention of prestigious auction houses, galleries, collectors -- and museums.Sunday, the Baltimore Museum of Art will open its first-ever exhibition of animation artwork, "That's All Folks!" It will feature original animation drawings and film selections from Warner Bros. cartoons starring Bugs and his eternal nemesis, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and his perpetual pursuer, Wile E. Coyote.
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December 12, 2005
"Mike was like, `What are you looking over here for? You got it, shoot it.'" Alvin Gentry Phoenix Suns assistant coach, on head coach Mike D'Antoni's reaction to James Jones' looking at the bench before launching a shot, before Jones grew accustomed to how different things are with the Suns from his previous team, the Indiana Pacers "Mientkiewicz resembles Daffy Duck screaming, `It's mine! Mine! All mine!'" David Neal The Miami Herald, on former Boston Red Sox first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz (right)
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By Desmond Ryan and Desmond Ryan,Philadelphia Inquirer | June 15, 1997
"Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation In America," by Stefan Kanfer. Scribner. 256 pages. $27.50. The author is at his best with the personalities who shaped animation. The characters behind the scenes are as colorful as the cartoons they created, and the anecdotes about the provenance of figures who are now part of our pop culture is consistently entertaining.Daffy Duck sprang to irascible being as a lampoon of a penny-pinching suit at Warner Bros. who annoyed the animators.
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