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  • Tom & Jerry Fans Protest Warner Brothers; DVD/Blu-Ray Episodes w/ Cat & Mouse 'Blacked-Up' Pulled

    08/11/2013 6:00:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11 August 2013 | Tara Brady
    Tom and Jerry fans accuse Warner Brothers of censorship after episodes which show the cat and mouse 'blacked-up' are pulled from new collection • The Golden Collection Volume Two was supposed to be uncut • Two episodes have been taken out because they are deemed 'inappropriate' • Fans have accused Warner Brothers of omitting history Box-set was meant to go on sale two months ago but yet to reach shelves Fans of the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry are furious two episodes deemed 'inappropriate' because they feature the cat and mouse 'blacked-up' have been removed from a new collection. Warner...
  • (Bugs Bunny - Elmer Fudd) Merrie Melodies : Fresh Hare (1942) (original non-PC version)

    06/30/2013 4:01:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 28, 2011 | Uploaded by skreenplay
    Fresh Hare is a Warner Bros. theatrical Merrie Melodies cartoon. It was directed by Isadore "Friz" Freleng, written by Michael Maltese, and produced by Leon Schlesinger. It was released to theatres on August 22, 1942, and is a play on the term "fresh air". In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.
  • CBS Radio News "Now at least Federal authorities might be able to punish the filmmaker"... "

    09/28/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Tirian · 119 replies
    CBS news ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | Dan Raviv
    Short CBS newscast at noon (ET) Friday on the filmmaker taken into custody on probation violations. I was taken aback by Raviv say, and I checked the broadcast posted at the URL to make sure I had heard right. Asterisks indicate spoken emphasis in the broadcast: ANCHOR (Steve Kathan) "The man behind the anti-Islam video that sparked outrage in the Muslim world is still in jail in Los Angeles for a probation violation. RAVIV "I'm Dan Raviv in Washington. The short movie posted on YouTube has had a lot of diplomatic impact. It was *clearly* designed to insult the Prophet...
  • Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car

    08/30/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 65 replies
    Screen Crush ^ | 8/27/12 | Mike Sampson
    The General Lee – Bo and Luke Duke’s vehicle of choice from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘ – is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it’s about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car. The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on was told by a...
  • Italian friend: 'Dear Mel Gibson! Why did you stain 'The Passion' with your ugly racism?'

    04/15/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Milagros · 27 replies
    The following is from an Italian penpal: --- Mel Gibson accused of violent and anti-Jewish rants The script Eszterhas wrote for Mel Gibson is entitled " The MacCabees '," a project Gibson initiated after facing an earlier round of anti-semitism charges. Gibson.. Eszterhas: Mel Gibson hates Jews; wanted to murder Oksana Eszterhas writes: “You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses—.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ... you insisted ‘it’s in...
  • Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Based On Original MGM Script

    11/17/2010 5:28:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 6:59pm EST | By MIKE FLEMING
    Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the The Wizard of Oz and plans to use the original script from the 1939 classic. Warner Bros owns the screenplay because Ted Turner bought it along with the MGM library before Warner Bros bought Turner’s empire. This latest Oz twist comes as Disney is trying very hard to mount The Great And Powerful Oz. Sam Raimi is developing that film...
  • Man With Flammable Liquid and Replica Gun Rams Through Warner Bros. Studios

    09/19/2010 3:07:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies - BEVERLY HILLS COURIER ^ | Posted Saturday September 18, 2010 - 9:15am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Police today were trying to figure out why a New York man with flammable liquids and a replica gun in his Camaro crashed through a barrier to get into Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank." SNIPPET: "Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, was arrested Friday while roaming around the back lot, Burbank police said." SNIPPET: "Inside the suspect's car, police found a duffel bag with several bottles of unidentified flammable material, as well as ignition sources and the fake gun, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told reporters." SNIPPET: "Rodriguez-Cintron was jailed tonight in Burbank, police Sgt. Daniel Mayreis said. His bail was set...
  • Feed the Kitty

    07/13/2010 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | n/a | n/a
    From Wikipedia: Feed the Kitty is a Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese, in which Bulldog Marc Antony (spelled Marc Anthony on his sleeping basket in the cartoon itself and called that by his mistress) adopts small cat Pussyfoot and tries to hide it from his mistress. It was released theatrically on February 2, 1952. In 1994 it was voted #36 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
  • We're in The Money (1933)

    11/21/2009 6:16:41 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 518+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/21/2009 | Youtube
    We're In The Money
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • Warner Brothers block release of 'pro-John McCain film'

    10/15/2008 5:00:22 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 936+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 15, 2008 | Jon Swaine
    Warner Brothers has delayed the re-release of a film about American prisoners of war in Vietnam in case it influences the outcome of the US presidential election. The studio has temporarily blocked the release of the DVD version of the 1987 film Hanoi Hilton, which will feature an interview with John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, about his imprisonment in Hoa Lo prison during the war. The film, which gave a favourable portrayal of US prisoners, will now be released on November 11 - a week after the election. Warner Brothers's decision is likely to raise suggestions that it did...
  • The Fountainhead (1949) With Gary Cooper on Turner Classic Movies Right Now

    09/25/2006 9:13:05 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 1,207+ views
    Visionary student architect Howard Roark strives to break away from the classically inspired designs of ordinary architects. His unwillingness to compromise, despite the advice of his ambitious friend, Peter Keating, causes him to be kicked out of school, but earns him a job with Henry Cameron, a talented architect, who also believes that form must follow function. After Cameron is completely destroyed by the system, Roark sets up his own company, but gets only an occasional job. Roark is offered a commission to build a bank building, but when he learns that the bank wants him to add some classical...
  • VANITY - Sign this petition to SAVE BUGS BUNNY!

    03/10/2005 7:03:20 AM PST · by OKSooner · 16 replies · 799+ views
    KTUL Channel 8 / Tulsa, OK ^ | 3-10-05 | Vanity
    Tulsa - In the spirit of David versus Goliath, a local fifth grader is taking on Warner Brothers. Just 11 years old, Holland Hall fifth grader Thomas Adams already has a future in politics. His first campaign? Sign my petition. Save Daffy Duck. Not since Daffy Duck was assaulted by an eraser have the Looney Tunes been so radically redrawn. The "Loonatics", Warner Brothers futuristic incarnation of the classic gang, includes the RoadRunner, Wile E. Coyote, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, and of course Bugs Bunny. But, Adams likes the space-age look just about as much as Daffy...
  • Warner Bros. Plan Targets DVD Piracy in China

    02/23/2005 4:26:31 PM PST · by snowsislander · 14 replies · 504+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2005 | Kate Kelly
    Faced with the growing concern of DVD piracy, one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios is taking steps to fight the sale of illegally manufactured home videos in China. In the coming months, Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Entertainment plans to release dozens of its films on DVD to retailers in China -- at deeply discounted prices. The studio's hope: that cheap and legitimate DVDs will compete effectively enough with their bootlegged counterparts to offset the losses the company has weathered from piracy. Warner's move is among the most-aggressive step taken by a U.S. studio to hasten a legitimate DVD market...
  • NYT: Big Films, but a Year of Smaller Audiences

    12/21/2004 10:21:35 AM PST · by OESY · 48 replies · 1,436+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 - Are movies growing bigger as theater audiences are becoming smaller? That's one conclusion to draw from the box-office results of 2004, as Hollywood pursued its penchant for big-budget event films - from Warner Brothers' "Troy" to 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," to Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 2" - but the number of moviegoers in the United States dropped for the second year in a row. With nearly two weeks to go before the end of 2004, domestic box-office receipts appeared likely to top last year's total of $9.27 billion, nearing $9.4 billion, according to Exhibitor Relations,...
  • Queer eye for the Macedonian guy

    09/30/2004 4:03:47 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 9 replies · 320+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept. 30, 2004 | Jeannette Walls
    Is “Alexander” too gay? The opening date of the Oliver Stone epic about the Macedonian conqueror has been pushed back from Nov. 5 to Nov. 24, and an insider says one reason for the delay is that execs at the studio want to cut some of the film’s male-on-male love scenes. “Alexander was almost certainly bisexual, and [director] Oliver Stone wanted to portray that," says the source. "So there are scenes between Colin [Farrell, who plays Alexander] and women, but there’s also some passionate scenes between Colin and Francisco Bosch.” ///snip “Some of the suits at Warner Bros. think that...
  • The Problem with Superman ("Americans don't want to be told what to aspire to anymore")

    05/10/2004 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Hawkeye's Girl · 87 replies · 697+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May. 17, 2004 | LEV GROSSMAN
    For America's multimillion-dollar Superman industry, it's a serious problem. This is a guy who's from outer space — he was born on the planet Krypton, let's not forget — but he's also from another time. He debuted in the 1930s, when Americans liked their heroes like they liked their steaks: tough, thick and all-American. Nowadays we prefer our heroes dark and flawed and tragic. Look at the Punisher (wife and kids dead), or Hellboy (born a demon), or Spider-Man (secretly a nerd). Look at Batman: his parents were killed in front of him, and he dresses like a Cure fan....
  • New HBO Series Presents Not-So-Angelic Agenda

    12/11/2003 6:08:30 AM PST · by NYer · 69 replies · 321+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | December 10, 2003 | Cal Thomas
    New HBO Series Presents Not-So-Angelic AgendaCal ThomasSyndicated Columnist HBO's latest film, Angels in America, is a two-part, multi-hour production that aired Sunday and Monday nights and will continue being broadcast all week. Angels is based on the Tony Kushner play about the American homosexual experience. I didn't want to watch it, but I did, and must admit it is one of the most effective pieces of propaganda I have encountered. Gays and lesbians are portrayed as victims -- not of their own choices but of Republicans and specifically the Reagan administration during whose second term the drama is set. British...
  • First pics of Catwoman costume (Just damn. They know how to screw up a good thing)

    09/29/2003 5:32:07 PM PDT · by mhking · 89 replies · 1,342+ views
    FIRST PICTURE OF CATWOMAN!! Source: TIME magazine Monday, September 29, 2003 The new issue of TIME magazine has a first look at Halle Berry in her Catwoman costume. Here's the picture followed by the article. Thanks to 'Hmmm...' for the heads up. The cat is finally out of the bag. HALLE BERRY slinks into a strapping new ensemble this week when filming starts in Vancouver for Catwoman. The Oscar-winning actress plays the Felonious Feline (see also: Princess of Plunder, Mistress of Malevolence) from the Batman series, a role made famous by Eartha Kitt in the '60s TV show and...
  • Superheroes for saving Saddam?

    09/19/2003 12:52:53 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 465+ views ^ | 9/19/03 | Brent Bozell
    It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Comic-book superheroes have gone into the liberal political indoctrination business.The September issue of the DC Comics book "Justice League of America," or "JLA," presents Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as U.N.-promoting paper dolls for a thinly disguised propaganda play against President Bush's war on Saddam Hussein.The story begins with a "napalmetto" attack on home soil. President Lex Luthor -- how nice, a supervillain standing in for President Bush -- connects the terror attack to "Qurac" and says the "Joint Chiefs are recommending military pressure." Wonder Woman protests: "International law and...
  • Justice League turns lefty?

    07/31/2003 7:08:07 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 127 replies · 643+ views
    Okay, for any who have seen my opinions in the past, you know that I'm an avid comic book collector. For a few years now, my favorite title has been Justice League, or JLA for short. The newest issue, #83, came out yesterday. It was, without a doubt, the most unvarnished left-wing piece of Bush-bashing propaganda I've ever seen. The baisc set-up is this (*WARNING*--SPOILERS)...President Luthor (yes, in the DC Universe, Lex Luthor is President of the United States) has decided that the nation of "Qurac" has acquired or constructed Weapons of Mass Distruction, and has decided that he must...
  • NASA uses Looney Toons characters on mission patches (my title)

    06/04/2003 12:21:34 PM PDT · by mhking · 36 replies · 1,488+ views
     Marvin The Martian and Daffy Duck (as Duck Dodgers) will appear on official patches that Warner Bros. has designed for two NASA Mars Exploration Rover Missions this summer. The special patches will act as the defining logo for the mission and will be worn by TEAM DELTA crews, comprising members from NASA, the United States Air Force, and Boeing. They will be featured on mission control and launch pad crew suits, jackets, and mugs. "Daffy Duck and Marvin The Martian struck us as such a perfect fit, capturing the fun and adventurous spirit of these important explorations, that we were...
  • The dark side of Bugs Bunny

    03/16/2003 9:53:15 AM PST · by freeforall · 19 replies · 1,432+ views
    The London Free Press (Canada) ^ | March 15, 2003 | Sean Twist
    The dark side of Bugs Bunny By Sean Twist -- For the London Free Press It is the near future. Terrified of the damage cartoons have caused in society, the government passes the Bugs Bunny Law: anyone who has watched an unedited, non-politically correct cartoon will be arrested on sight. Trial will follow. Judge: Do you understand the charges against you? Twist: Apparently, I saw Daffy Duck shoot himself in the face with a shotgun (gasps of horror from gallery; a mother swoons) and because of that, now I'm a violent offender. J: A potential violent offender. Let's be clear...
  • Breaking: Ted Turner Stepping Down From AOL Time Warner (CNBC)

    01/29/2003 1:54:54 PM PST · by Timesink · 51 replies · 415+ views
    CNBC | January 29, 2003
  • Appeals court throws out damage award in slaying of guest after `Jenny Jones Show' taping

    10/23/2002 11:08:19 AM PDT · by GeneD · 7 replies · 327+ views
    AP via ^ | 10/23/2002 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    <p>The Michigan Court of Appeals threw out a jury's $29.3 million award against the "Jenny Jones Show," saying the talk show had no legal duty to protect a guest who was murdered after revealing a gay crush.</p> <p>The appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling released Wednesday, reversed the 1999 decision of an Oakland County jury that found the show's owner, Warner Bros., and its distributor, Telepictures, liable for the death of Scott Amedure.</p>
  • Trouble in 'The West Wing'

    10/20/2002 4:09:35 PM PDT · by GeneD · 13 replies · 411+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/20/02 (for editions of 10/21/02) | Bill Carter
    Just a month ago, Aaron Sorkin, the man responsible for creating and writing the hit NBC series "The West Wing," walked out of a theater in Los Angeles gripping his third consecutive Emmy award for best drama. He had every reason to believe he could head right over to NBC, brandish the latest award and, using the leverage that every producer of a hit show up for renegotiation has, tell the network to pay up. But in one of the more intriguing subplots of the television season, circumstances have changed suddenly and unexpectedly for "The West Wing" and Mr. Sorkin....