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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 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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May 28, 1995
Isadore "Fritz" Freleng, 89, animator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other loveable cartoon characters, died Friday in Los Angeles.No cause of death was released.During 30 years at Warner Bros., he gave life to Sylvester and Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzalez and Yosemite Sam.He went on to create the Pink Panther after Warner closed its internal animation department in 1963.He won Academy Awards for four of his Warner Bros. cartoons, "Tweety Pie" in 1947, "Speedy Gonzalez" in 1955, "Birds Anonymous" in 1957 and "Knighty Knight Bugs" in 1958.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 14, 2003
Looney Tunes: Back In Action proves that cinematic revivals can be done right, with all the spirit of the originals intact, yet with enough of a contemporary feel to fit right into the present day. Like the best of the old Looney Tunes, which gave the world Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, et al., Back In Action is replete with so many wisecracks, puns, double entendres and visual jokes that you almost need a flow chart to keep up with them all. But...
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By Linda Shrieves and Linda Shrieves,Orlando Sentinel | April 7, 1994
Eventually, it had to happen.Spam, the ugly duckling of luncheon meats, would have its day. And now, Spam fans, that day has come.The geniuses at Hormel have unveiled the ultimate in designer apparel, the kind of fashion statement that even Porky Pig would admire. That's right, Spamwear.Yes, executives at Hormel Foods Corp. have issued an official Spam catalog, replete with T-shirts, baseball caps and watches emblazoned with the distinctive, if boring, Spam logo.There's even, ye gods, Spam sweat pants -- with the word Spam strategically placed on the left ham hock.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 20, 2003
Say what you will about the recent theatrical release of Looney Tunes: Back in Action, but here's one indisputable positive: It seems to have spurred Warner Home Video to release what may be its best DVD compilation of vintage Looney Tunes yet. The four-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection (Warner Home Video, $64.92) contains 56 beautifully restored classic cartoons from the premier years of Warner Bros. animation (roughly 1935-1958). While you don't get all the classics - inexplicably, "What's Opera, Doc?"
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 3, 1991
The musical 'Wicked Ways' to open Tuesday at Lyric"Wicked Ways" -- a gospel musical about a young man who attempts to forsake his churchgoing upbringing for the fast life of drug dealing -- comes to the Lyric Opera House beginning Tuesday. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $13.50 to $23.50.Heading the cast are Regina King the ABC's "227" and Keith Staten, of the gospel group Commissioned. Information: 481-6000.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | June 19, 2001
For those not easily spooked, touring Hollywood Forever is like walking through the pages of Hollywood history. Unlike the splashier Forest Lawn Glendale, which discourages visitors from wandering the grounds, sightseers are welcome here. The Hollywood Forever gift shop sells a combined guidebook and illustrated map for $15. Roam around the perimeter of the lake, and you'll find imposing granite and marble monuments for such legendary Hollywood names as Harry Cohn, Cecil B. DeMille and Tyrone Power.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1996
Kathie Lee Gifford's Christmas special airs at 9 tonight. Now that you know what to avoid, let's see what else is on."The Three Sopranos" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- This time it's the ladies' turn, as three of the world's greatest sopranos join forces onstage. Kathleen Cassello, Kallen Esperian and Cynthia Lawrence perform everything from operatic arias to Broadway melodies. PBS."The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The Woman With the Most Irritating Voice in the World almost meets her idol, Barbra Streisand.
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By Lenore Skenazy and Lenore Skenazy,New York Daily News | October 27, 1993
At last Bugs Bunny is surrounded by carats.When Warner Bros. opens its huge new studio store at the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Ave. in New York today, Bugs and company will share the intersection with Tiffany's, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, and the equally chichi Bergdorf Goodman.But don't worry, the bunny can hold his own. He's got a whole lotta store to back him up.Three flights of store, to be exact, jam-packed with giant cartoon characters, interactive TVs, 10-foot superheroes and -- Holy Hollywood Production Values, Batman!
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,Special to The Evening Sun | May 30, 1991
If you thought you saw a "putty tat" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, you did, you did!That's because a noisy bunch of cartoon critters -- among them Tweety, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny and Road Runner -- have moved into the museum with a touring exhibit opening Sunday, "That's All Folks! Bugs Bunny and Friends Present the Art of Animation."Even as light summer shows go, this one doesn't pretend to do much more than present us with some cartoonish Looney Tunes. So kids will be tickled by all the Warner Bros.
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