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By SUZANNE WOOTON and SUZANNE WOOTON,Reporter for The Sun | June 2, 1991
We're standing in the Dumbo line. It's 95 degrees. But at least we're close enough now to count the elephants. Ten of 'em. With no more than 300 people in front of us, and each ride only 1:37 minutes long, I quickly calculate we'll be on one of those pachyderms in 54 minutes."
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May 14, 2002
Bill Peet, 87, a legendary Disney artist and writer who drew indelible characters including Dumbo, wrote the screenplay for 101 Dalmatians and went on to create 35 children's books with curiosity-tweaking titles ranging from Capyboppy to Whingdingdilly, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. "Bill Peet was Walt Disney's greatest story man and considered to be on a par with Walt himself in terms of telling strong stories with vibrant characters," said animation historian John Canemaker, author of the recently published Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and animation director for the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
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NEWS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 29, 1994
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dumbo thinks Betty O'Leary is his mate for life.Dumbo is a barred owl. Ms. O'Leary, an education assistant at the Carolina Raptor Center, is a human. As much as Ms. O'Leary loves working with birds of prey, it just isn't in the cards, Dumbo.Dumbo's fixation with Ms. O'Leary is his disability; it is the reason he will never leave the center.Hootie is also a barred owl. He is free because of the love of the eight paid staffers and 100 volunteers at the Raptor Center, just outside Charlotte.
NEWS
October 27, 1998
WHAT DO Mickey Mouse, Snow White, "Rhapsody in Blue," "The Great Gatsby" and "Gone With the Wind" have in common? They all faced expiration of their copyrights.But Congress has ridden to the rescue of entertainers, Hollywood conglomerates and heirs to literary and recorded works. It passed a bill extending the current 75-year copyright protection to 95 years. So Mickey Mouse's clock won't run out in 2003 -- followed by Snow White, Goofy and Dumbo -- but in 2023 instead.That aligns U.S. copyrights with European standards.
NEWS
By Dan Berger BTC | January 19, 1998
Cheer up. The Maryland General Assembly is back on the job.When one campus pays a legislator to advance its interests, the University System of Maryland is not working.The city school board hired its No. 3 and No. 2 executives to be imposed on a No. 1 yet to be chosen, and calls that reform.Disney owns NFL football, not to be confused with Dumbo, Dopey or Mickey.Pub Date: 1/19/98
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | August 16, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* WMAR-Channel 2 reporter Andy Barth may not know what he's letting himself in for with a whimsical half-hour news special this weekend.For at the end of "How Do They Do That?" (at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow), Barth asks viewers to write in their own burning questions about "the mysteries of life . . . [but] not the big mysteries, just the nagging questions."For instance, he says, while watching the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T." he wasn't wondering how the lovable alien would get home, but how the Reese's Pieces candy prominently featured got that colorful, seamless coating.
NEWS
October 27, 1998
WHAT DO Mickey Mouse, Snow White, "Rhapsody in Blue," "The Great Gatsby" and "Gone With the Wind" have in common? They all faced expiration of their copyrights.But Congress has ridden to the rescue of entertainers, Hollywood conglomerates and heirs to literary and recorded works. It passed a bill extending the current 75-year copyright protection to 95 years. So Mickey Mouse's clock won't run out in 2003 -- followed by Snow White, Goofy and Dumbo -- but in 2023 instead.That aligns U.S. copyrights with European standards.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
Bill Peet, 87, a legendary Disney artist and writer who drew indelible characters including Dumbo, wrote the screenplay for 101 Dalmatians and went on to create 35 children's books with curiosity-tweaking titles ranging from Capyboppy to Whingdingdilly, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. "Bill Peet was Walt Disney's greatest story man and considered to be on a par with Walt himself in terms of telling strong stories with vibrant characters," said animation historian John Canemaker, author of the recently published Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and animation director for the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1996
For those of you not watching Game 6 of the World Series tonight (did someone tell the real Braves to take the rest of the year off after Game 2?), here are a few suggestions"Dumbo" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Classic Disney, this story of the traumatized baby elephant with the huge ears is one of the best. But parents be warned: What happens to Dumbo's mother isn't pretty."Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Levine: The Three Tenors in Concert 1996" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m.) -- Those three deep-toned voices are back, performing this time with the help of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, under the direction of James Levine.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | March 13, 1991
AS I RECALL, Oprah's guests that week were transsexual dwarfs, wives who beat their husbands for no apparent reason, ex-Nazis in show business, rural couples who claimed they were abducted by UFOs, and me, Floyd Hawkins."
NEWS
By Dan Berger BTC | January 19, 1998
Cheer up. The Maryland General Assembly is back on the job.When one campus pays a legislator to advance its interests, the University System of Maryland is not working.The city school board hired its No. 3 and No. 2 executives to be imposed on a No. 1 yet to be chosen, and calls that reform.Disney owns NFL football, not to be confused with Dumbo, Dopey or Mickey.Pub Date: 1/19/98
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1996
For those of you not watching Game 6 of the World Series tonight (did someone tell the real Braves to take the rest of the year off after Game 2?), here are a few suggestions"Dumbo" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Classic Disney, this story of the traumatized baby elephant with the huge ears is one of the best. But parents be warned: What happens to Dumbo's mother isn't pretty."Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti with Levine: The Three Tenors in Concert 1996" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m.) -- Those three deep-toned voices are back, performing this time with the help of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, under the direction of James Levine.
FEATURES
By Bill DeYoung and Bill DeYoung,New York Times News Service | July 31, 1995
In Vietnam, John Scott Gantt was known as a Green Beret who could get things done.A captain with the 5th Special Forces, Mr. Gantt was 30 years old in 1968 when he devised a scheme to fly a pair of elephants cross-country to a remote mountain village. By helicopter.Mr. Gantt's animal adventure forms the basis of Disney's "Operation Dumbo Drop," which opened in theaters on Friday. Although the movie is based on a real event, the filmmakers took lots of liberties with the facts. "If you had to pick somebody that was me, it would be Danny Glover," says Mr. Gantt, who lives in Cross City, Fla.Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1995
"Operation Dumbo Drop" takes good actors, fun stunts and a cute elephant and throws them into a Vietnam War that's too much like Disney World.That's not to say there aren't laughs. And that's not to say there isn't excitement. It's just that "Dumbo Drop" tries to glue together an adult story line and a kid sensibility with cloying sentimentality and ends up not fulfilling any of its missions. Its sweetness, along with its lovely scenery, picturesque villages and its sense of jolly good fun, makes one forget that a very nasty war is supposed to be going on.Danny Glover stars as Capt.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 29, 1994
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dumbo thinks Betty O'Leary is his mate for life.Dumbo is a barred owl. Ms. O'Leary, an education assistant at the Carolina Raptor Center, is a human. As much as Ms. O'Leary loves working with birds of prey, it just isn't in the cards, Dumbo.Dumbo's fixation with Ms. O'Leary is his disability; it is the reason he will never leave the center.Hootie is also a barred owl. He is free because of the love of the eight paid staffers and 100 volunteers at the Raptor Center, just outside Charlotte.
NEWS
By Russell Baker | August 28, 1991
I WAS ONCE involved in a Broadway musical that never got to Broadway on account of folding in Toronto. It was a humbling experience. A lot of talented, hard-working dancers and singers who had been anticipating their big break were suddenly thrown out of work through some fault of my own. A large sum of money may or may not have been lost. Since theater bookkeeping is one of the most creative arts, it was hard to tell.Most humbling of all, though, was the discovery that I was the only person in the United States and Canada who didn't know how to write a successful Broadway musical.
NEWS
By Russell Baker | August 28, 1991
I WAS ONCE involved in a Broadway musical that never got to Broadway on account of folding in Toronto. It was a humbling experience. A lot of talented, hard-working dancers and singers who had been anticipating their big break were suddenly thrown out of work through some fault of my own. A large sum of money may or may not have been lost. Since theater bookkeeping is one of the most creative arts, it was hard to tell.Most humbling of all, though, was the discovery that I was the only person in the United States and Canada who didn't know how to write a successful Broadway musical.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1995
"Operation Dumbo Drop" takes good actors, fun stunts and a cute elephant and throws them into a Vietnam War that's too much like Disney World.That's not to say there aren't laughs. And that's not to say there isn't excitement. It's just that "Dumbo Drop" tries to glue together an adult story line and a kid sensibility with cloying sentimentality and ends up not fulfilling any of its missions. Its sweetness, along with its lovely scenery, picturesque villages and its sense of jolly good fun, makes one forget that a very nasty war is supposed to be going on.Danny Glover stars as Capt.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | August 16, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* WMAR-Channel 2 reporter Andy Barth may not know what he's letting himself in for with a whimsical half-hour news special this weekend.For at the end of "How Do They Do That?" (at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow), Barth asks viewers to write in their own burning questions about "the mysteries of life . . . [but] not the big mysteries, just the nagging questions."For instance, he says, while watching the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T." he wasn't wondering how the lovable alien would get home, but how the Reese's Pieces candy prominently featured got that colorful, seamless coating.
NEWS
By SUZANNE WOOTON and SUZANNE WOOTON,Reporter for The Sun | June 2, 1991
We're standing in the Dumbo line. It's 95 degrees. But at least we're close enough now to count the elephants. Ten of 'em. With no more than 300 people in front of us, and each ride only 1:37 minutes long, I quickly calculate we'll be on one of those pachyderms in 54 minutes."
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