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Times Staff WriterThe movie version of "Scooby-Doo" has been hanging like a threat over the happy childhood memories of my funky '70s TV-watching habits. Like so much other pop-culture--"Star Wars," "Josie and the Pussycats," "Rocky & Bullwinkle"--would the cool crime...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 28, 2000 The 1994 movie "The Flintstones" was such a dreary affair that it's hard to get excited about a new film based on that 1960s cartoon classic. The earlier movie re-created signature scenes from the television series while...
Courant film CriticIt has been suggested that summer has already begun at the cineplexes, with the huge opening for ``The Scorpion King." Whether The Rock has legs as well as arms will be seen. But well before Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the long season...
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Zap2It.comSeth Green and Seth MacFarlane now share something more than a first name and jobs on FOX's "Family Guy": All-consuming gigs as creator-writer-producer-star of an animated show -- in Green's case, Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken." "I look at Seth all the...
Times Staff Writer"Scooby-Doo," the 2002 live-action feature derived from the animated TV series, found the Mystery Inc. gang solving supernatural goings-on that plagued the Spooky Island theme park outside their hometown, Coolsville, U.S.A. At the opening of "Scooby-...
Zap2It.comRobert Smigel says he wasn't that into superhero cartoons when he was a boy. But the man behind "TV Funhouse" on "Saturday Night Live" sure knows how to make fun of them. Shorts like "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" and "The X-Presidents," in addition to...
Times Staff WriterLook, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . oh my God, I'm already bored. Superman, strange visitor from the Roosevelt administration, will soon be among us again in a very large and, I'll warrant, very loud movie called "Superman Returns,...
Zap2It.comNostalgia is a fragile thing, especially these days, when the stuff of our childhood memories is increasingly available for re-examination. So it was with some trepidation that I popped in the DVD of "Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series." The karate-...
Times Staff WriterIs there such a thing as too much Ashton Kutcher? I don't know, I'm just asking. In one of those peculiar convergences of motion picture distribution, the actor has lead roles in not one but two of this week's major releases. Along with his action bow...
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Special to The TimesJoseph Barbera, who, with his longtime partner William "Bill" Hanna, created such beloved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Jonny Quest, died of natural...
Zap2It.comThe E.B. White wonder known as "Charlotte's Web" is told in such simple, beautiful language that any film version is bound to come up a little runty by comparison. Yet if you don't expect the moon or any directorial distinction, the new adaptation of...
Zap2It.comIwao Takamoto, an animation designer who created the beloved cartoon dog Scooby-Doo, has died at the age of 81. Takamoto was being treated for respiratory problems at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center when he suffered a heart attack and died...
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