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July 7, 2000 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What's up, doc? No way, no possible way could I avoid starting this story like that. It's about - you guessed it - Bugs Bunny. But you didn't guess - unless you cheated and read the headline - that it's also about the Philadelphia Orchestra. Not a customary combination, this. What's up is the Philadelphia Orchestra on the stage of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 8, in front of a giant screen on which the world-famous maestro (step aside Muti, Mazur, Sawallisch, Barenboim, Rattle)
NEWS
June 19, 1998 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Someone once said, "Bugs Bunny is the standard by which all great cartoon characters are judged. " Appropriately enough, that someone happens to be Mike Lazzo, senior vice president of programming and production for Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting's 24-hour cartoon channel. Now if anybody knows about cartoons, it's this guy. Currently carried in more than 50 million homes, Cartoon Network has the world's largest cartoon library. This weekend, it clears the schedule of newbies like "Dexter's Laboratory," "Johnny Bravo," "Cow and Chicken" and old-school faves such as "Space Ghost Coast" "Jonny Quest" and "Josie & the Pussycats" to present the sixth annual "June Bugs" marathon - 48 hours of Bugs Bunny cartoons.
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July 19, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Sure, this century has seen its share of great maestros. Toscanini. Stokowski. Von Karajan. Furtwangler. Bernstein. But on their best night none of them could hold a baton to the supreme and seminal musician of our time: The one and only Harebert Von Carrotjan. When away from the podium and not sporting white tie and rabbit-tails, Harebert answers to the name of Bugs Bunny. But it is the common consensus of critics and fans alike that beside Harebert, the other titans of the symphony orchestra are, well, just semi-conductors.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1993 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lights. Cash register. Action! Warner Bros., the legendary Hollywood studio, this weekend opens its first retail store in the Philadelphia area at the Cherry Hill Mall, selling everything from Tweety Bird T-shirts to a $2,250, foot-tall bronze sculpture of Bugs Bunny. The Warner Bros. store is just a few doors down from The Disney Store, and at first glance, the two movie retailers seem like remakes of one another. But rewind, look again and they are more like reverse images.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2005 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the Looney Tunes nation - Bugsians of every stripe, Daffy Duckistas, diehard Fuddites, and old Tweetonians - last winter was a time of darkness and seething discontent. In February, Warner Bros. announced plans for a new cartoon series, aptly called Loonatics, in which Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the menagerie would be drastically redrawn as garish superheroes of the far future. With the speed of Road Runner, an Internet uproar ensued, with fans more splenetic than Yosemite Sam claiming that the added IQ of all the suits at Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1992 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Nature Conservancy believes that if people could go out and see all those wetlands and forests it is trying to preserve, they'd be only too happy to donate money. Getting them all out to some swamp isn't practical, of course. The Conservancy, based in Alexandria, Va., could send out pictures, but they lack effect. Videocassettes might be an answer, but they're expensive and a flop with people who don't have a VCR at hand. And an environmentally conscious outfit has to think about where those things will wind up. And so the Conservancy is turning to . . . View-Master.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1991 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
With cartoons making a comeback on the big screen, here's a chance to see the king of them all: Bugs Bunny, in Bugs Bunny on Broadway. The eight vintage Warner Bros. cartoons will be shown July 20 at the Mann Music Center. The production, which comes on the heels of a sold-out, two-week engagement in New York, features accompaniment by the 50-piece Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra. Most of the cartoons will feature "long-hared music," works borrowed from classical pieces by Rossini, Strauss and other well-known composers.
NEWS
April 16, 1990 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, it's not wise to promenade in the rain. So the city's usual Easter Sunday activities at Rittenhouse Square were moved inside, to the grand ballroom at the Bellevue Stratford, where participants showed off their springtime outfits. Mayor Goode showed up for the festivities, too, accompanied by Bugs Bunny, who is celebrating his 50th birthday this year.
SPORTS
July 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE SPECIAL Olympics World Games kicked off in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the Opening Ceremonies included an inspiring speech by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Charles, who won a national title at Texas and has gained over 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons - and five of his seven with the Chiefs - shared a story that resonated with the crowd. "When I was a boy, I had trouble reading," Charles said. "I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1990 | By Kimberly J. McLarin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Bergman turned 29 the day Mel Blanc died. Now that Bergman, a boyish burst of energy from Yardley, has assumed the throne Blanc occupied about 50 years as voice to the cartoon stars, the coincidence seems a bit eerie. "I'm spooked just thinking about it," said Bergman, allowing himself a quick, but animated, shudder. After Blanc's death in 1989, Bergman beat out about 100 other contenders to become the voice of the wily rabbit in the first new Bugs Bunny theatrical short in 26 years.
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July 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE SPECIAL Olympics World Games kicked off in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the Opening Ceremonies included an inspiring speech by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Charles, who won a national title at Texas and has gained over 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons - and five of his seven with the Chiefs - shared a story that resonated with the crowd. "When I was a boy, I had trouble reading," Charles said. "I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere.
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February 12, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IN THE BASEMENT of the Long family residence in Olney, you will most likely find the television stuck on cartoons or sports. And at the clicker controls, you will find Tyrell Long, a 6-5, do-it-all forward for Bishop McDevitt. Apropos of his on-court versatility for the Royal Lancers is the love Long has for his favorite animated character, Bugs Bunny. You should have seen the senior's face after he was asked about the baseball episode in which Bugs plays every position against the Gas-House Gorillas.
NEWS
November 24, 2012 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Twenty-second Street and the Parkway, the southwest corner. For 40 years, that's been Ed Proudman's spot for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the place to which he dragged children from their warm beds and where he now watches them do the same with their children. Where he brings his ladder so late arrivals without manners don't block the children's view. And perhaps most important, where he gets out of the house for a few hours so his wife can get some peace while she prepares Thanksgiving dinner.
NEWS
April 8, 2012 | N/A
For Easter, match the famous or infamous rabbit or hare with his or her work of literature, film, or television . 1. Benny Rabbit. 2. Br'er Rabbit. 3. Bugs Bunny. 4. Buster Baxter. 5. Camillo. 6. Honourable Rosemary. 7. March Hare. 8. Peter Rabbit. 9. Rabbit of Caerbannog. 10. Thumper. a.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. b.Arthur series by Marc Brown. c.Bambi (movie). d.The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.
SPORTS
May 6, 2009 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Courtney Spina is familiar with Bugs Bunny, but the Garnet Valley senior star is a little hazy when it comes to the famous cartoon with Bugs and the Gas House Gorillas, when the carrot-chomping rabbit played every position: First base, Bugs Bunny; second base, Bugs Bunny; third base, Bugs Bunny . . . Spina may be able to relate. Looking at the Garnet Valley team each game, it seems as if every position is filled by a Spina. Courtney, a senior, is the starting pitcher; her junior sister Nicole is the catcher; and Danielle, one of three freshmen starters, plays first base.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2005 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the Looney Tunes nation - Bugsians of every stripe, Daffy Duckistas, diehard Fuddites, and old Tweetonians - last winter was a time of darkness and seething discontent. In February, Warner Bros. announced plans for a new cartoon series, aptly called Loonatics, in which Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the menagerie would be drastically redrawn as garish superheroes of the far future. With the speed of Road Runner, an Internet uproar ensued, with fans more splenetic than Yosemite Sam claiming that the added IQ of all the suits at Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2005 | By Desmond Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the masterly cartoon "The Big Snooze," Elmer Fudd decides to abandon his perpetual and futile pursuit of Bugs Bunny. He tears up his contract with Warner Bros. Then Bugs, panicked at the prospect of a Fuddless future, selflessly implores Elmer to "think of my career. " The suits at Warners are about to do something to the career of one of our greatest living Americans, but it's not a plan that shows any thought. They have announced a fall WB television series called Loonatics, in which the descendants of Bugs, Daffy Duck and the other denizens of Looney Tunes will become muscle-bound superheroes of the 28th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2004 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
The baton goes down and the music begins, but the audience never knows the sizzle behind the scenes. Tuesday night's "Bugs Bunny on Broadway" program with the Philadelphia Orchestra and guest conductor George Daugherty, which delighted a big Mann Center crowd, almost didn't happen. It seems that key equipment, the film and all the musical parts were shanghaied in - you guessed it - Shanghai during the China leg of Daugherty's spring tour. No problem. A backup set of the music should have been available in a California warehouse - but a recent fire had reduced the music to a soggy mess.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2004 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
Symphony orchestra programming can't get much more eclectic than Bugs Bunny, Beethoven and Gershwin in consecutive concerts. The first full slate of Philadelphia Orchestra programs at the Mann kicks off next week in three guaranteed audience-pleasers. (All programs start at 8 p.m., Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue, $20-$68, lawn tickets $10, 215-893-1999.) TUESDAY: Conductor George Daugherty came up with the idea for "Bugs Bunny on Broadway" in 1990, synchronizing the classic Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2004 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Aleatory elements play a pretty big role in determining overall experience at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Mann Center concerts. Thursday night, the moderately cool breezes, bobbing fireflies and popular repertoire conspired for an ideal season-opener, of a certain kind. This is the 74th season of orchestra concerts in Fairmount Park, "and for the next 70 years we plan to be doing the same," Mann president Peter B. Lane told the crowd, which seemed populated with more teenagers and young adults than in past years.
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