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August 18, 1989 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the furry history of screen felines, the spotted star of Cheetah ranks only middling on the charisma scale, well below the eponymous leopard star of Bringing Up Baby, the cougar cubs in Benji the Hunted and the sly Siamese in Lady and the Tramp. And yes, below Morris the Cat. The genial, G-rated Cheetah depends more on its human actors than on its indifferent star, Duma (Swahili for "cheetah"), who first sniffs at the movie camera, losing interest when she realizes it's not edible.
NEWS
December 29, 2011 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
LOS ANGELES - Cheetah was a scene-stealing sidekick - this much is true. But this week's news that he died in a Florida sanctuary at the ripe old age of 80, after a career spent starring in the "Tarzan" movies, is raising plenty of questions that would have Cheetah scratching his head and looking quizzically into the camera. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah The Chimp - "star of the Tarzan films" - had died of kidney failure.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
It is a great relief to parents that the youngest moviegoers are being catered to this year with almost nonstop offerings. Aside from Walt Disney's re-release of "Peter Pan," there's Babar the elephant making his screen debut in "Babar: The Movie," Disney's "Honey, I've Shrunk the Kids," and in a few weeks "The Adventures of Milo and Otis," with Dudley Moore narrating a live action movie about a dog and cat that was an enormous hit in its native...
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April 7, 1992 | By Roy H. Campbell, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
They've got jungle fever. In their fall ready-to-wear collections, which opened here yesterday, the American designers heeded the call of the great outdoors. Indeed, there were enough leopards, tigers and cheetahs prowling the runways to stock a wildlife preserve. From the old master, Bill Blass, to the young lord, Gordon Henderson, animal prints stalked fashion's cutting edge. And it wasn't always a jungle beat that accompanied these savage clothes down the runway: There were rap music and Broadway classics as background as one designer after another went on safari.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
No one here sings about the "circle of life. " African Cats , a live-action Lion King released by Disneynature, focuses on the urgent challenges of the cycle of life in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Given the spectacular footage of lioness and cheetah moms protecting their spawn, it rightly should be called Prey Eat Love . Filmed over the course of 2 1/2 years and released to coincide both with Earth Day and Mother's Day, African Cats celebrates two single moms: Layla, a battle-weary but wily lioness, and Sita, a sleek cheetah, who live on the opposite banks of the Mara River.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dick Clark on Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of his televised Times Square bash, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve . "There have been many memorable moments," Clark tells USA Today. "The year of the Iran hostage crisis [in 1980], the ball almost didn't drop," he says. The owner of One Times Square wanted to cancel to protest Iran's detention of 52 Americans. "The most nerve-racking would have to be the first New Year's Eve after the 9/11 tragedy," Clark adds. Clark says the popular show had its origins in Philly.
NEWS
December 27, 1997 | By Shankar Vedantam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Donna Collom crouched behind the hedge of the Philadelphia Zoo's enclosure for African Wild Dogs. She held up a cardboard cutout of a cheetah over the hedge. She wiggled it about. The cheetah seemed badly in need of help. Scotch tape held together his flank, and his stomach sagged. He was propped up on a wooden ruler that boasted the words, "ROY LOMAS CARPETS One Stop Shop. " The four animals were unimpressed. Mostly they lounged about or napped in their caves. Collom puts herself through such humiliations in the noble name of science.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By KIRK HONEYCUTT, The Hollywood Reporter
Disney's "African Cats" opens on Earth Day, but a more appropriate holiday might be Mother's Day. For the film concerns two mothers - one an aging lioness with a cub, the other a cheetah with five newborns - and their struggles against predators and their own mortality to raise these youngsters into adulthood where they can fend for themselves. The narration, dramatically rendered by Samuel L. Jackson, constantly harps on the theme that "a mother's love" is all that will sustain and protect these young cats.
NEWS
September 14, 1995 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frederick A. Ulmer Jr., 79, a self-taught naturalist who became the Philadelphia Zoo's first curator of mammals and was the first person in the world to successfully breed cheetahs in captivity, died yesterday at the Stapeley nursing home in Germantown. A Philadelphia native and a longtime Roxborough resident, he once told a newspaper interviewer he could not remember a time when he wasn't fascinated by animals. Before he was old enough to go to school, he said, an uncle took him to see the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. Mr. Ulmer also wrote a number of scientific articles.
NEWS
April 29, 2012 | By Sandra MacGregor, FOR THE INQUIRER
GRAAFF-REINET, South Africa — "All right, this is where we get out and walk," said Charl Pretorius, our ranger, as he jumped from the safari vehicle and began to scan the horizon. I turned to my friend: "He's kidding, right?" But Charl was very serious. He'd gone into that tracking-mode trance that had become so familiar over the last few days, and he was onto something. Sure enough, within a few minutes Charl had found her. Not more than 15 feet away, under the shade of a shepherd's tree, lay a cheetah.
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August 8, 2012 | Associated Press
The 3-month-old cheetah cubs at the National Zoo in Washington have been named for the fastest Americans in the Olympics. The zoo said the cubs have been named Carmelita and Justin after Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin, who had the best American finishes in the 100-meter dash. Jeter won the silver medal in the women's 100 meters, finishing in 10.78 seconds. Gatlin took the bronze in the men's 100 with a time of 9.79. Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land. The cubs were born in April at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.
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April 29, 2012 | By Sandra MacGregor, FOR THE INQUIRER
GRAAFF-REINET, South Africa — "All right, this is where we get out and walk," said Charl Pretorius, our ranger, as he jumped from the safari vehicle and began to scan the horizon. I turned to my friend: "He's kidding, right?" But Charl was very serious. He'd gone into that tracking-mode trance that had become so familiar over the last few days, and he was onto something. Sure enough, within a few minutes Charl had found her. Not more than 15 feet away, under the shade of a shepherd's tree, lay a cheetah.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dick Clark on Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of his televised Times Square bash, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve . "There have been many memorable moments," Clark tells USA Today. "The year of the Iran hostage crisis [in 1980], the ball almost didn't drop," he says. The owner of One Times Square wanted to cancel to protest Iran's detention of 52 Americans. "The most nerve-racking would have to be the first New Year's Eve after the 9/11 tragedy," Clark adds. Clark says the popular show had its origins in Philly.
NEWS
December 29, 2011 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
LOS ANGELES - Cheetah was a scene-stealing sidekick - this much is true. But this week's news that he died in a Florida sanctuary at the ripe old age of 80, after a career spent starring in the "Tarzan" movies, is raising plenty of questions that would have Cheetah scratching his head and looking quizzically into the camera. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah The Chimp - "star of the Tarzan films" - had died of kidney failure.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By KIRK HONEYCUTT, The Hollywood Reporter
Disney's "African Cats" opens on Earth Day, but a more appropriate holiday might be Mother's Day. For the film concerns two mothers - one an aging lioness with a cub, the other a cheetah with five newborns - and their struggles against predators and their own mortality to raise these youngsters into adulthood where they can fend for themselves. The narration, dramatically rendered by Samuel L. Jackson, constantly harps on the theme that "a mother's love" is all that will sustain and protect these young cats.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
No one here sings about the "circle of life. " African Cats , a live-action Lion King released by Disneynature, focuses on the urgent challenges of the cycle of life in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Given the spectacular footage of lioness and cheetah moms protecting their spawn, it rightly should be called Prey Eat Love . Filmed over the course of 2 1/2 years and released to coincide both with Earth Day and Mother's Day, African Cats celebrates two single moms: Layla, a battle-weary but wily lioness, and Sita, a sleek cheetah, who live on the opposite banks of the Mara River.
SPORTS
April 10, 2010 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Krysti Maronski is one of the premier pitchers in South Jersey, but that didn't appear to bother Gloucester Catholic on Friday in a Tri-County Conference Diamond Division softball game against visiting Gloucester Institute of Technology. The Rams pounded 10 hits off the all-South Jersey hurler, took advantage of a couple errors, and walked away with a 9-1 victory to take sole possession of first place in the division. "To hit Maronski was a big deal for us," said junior rightfielder Shayla Giosa, who slammed two doubles, one of which she tried unsuccessfully to stretch into a triple in the sixth inning.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Too old for Barbie but too young for Britney? If your little girl fits that profile, it may be time to draft her into the Cheetah Girls army - that is, if she hasn't already enlisted. A musical sensation for preteens, the Cheetah Girls - Kiely Williams, Adrienne Bailon and Sabrina Bryan - bring their bright-eyed, multicolored tour to a sold-out Wachovia Spectrum this afternoon at 4. Think of this matinee show as a starter concert, a funky, 14-song festival that moms and daughters can happily share.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2006 | By ROBERT STRAUSS For the Daily News
WILLIE WILSON lovingly pats his favorite hornbill, looking for missing feathers, and perhaps a bent wire or two. Zazu is propped up on a work bench, almost ready for action. There is actually another Zazu lying on its side on the shelf below, just in case. The night before, the upper Zazu had quite a workout, three hours of flapping and squawking and singing and dancing on the stage at the Academy of Music as one of the main puppet characters of "The Lion King. " Zazu is one of 230 puppets and masks used by human characters in the ultra-interactive "Lion King" stage show, and each of them gets a good look-see every day by Wilson, the road show's puppet master since 2002.
NEWS
August 20, 2005
You can just hear Bob Newhart launching into his phone routine: "You wanna do what? . . . let lions and cheetahs loose in America? . . . The Great Plains? . . . That's where they used to be back in the day? Heh-heh-heh-heh . . . sorry, no, sorry, I'm listening . . . heh-heh-heh . . . you want to . . . let elephants run wild on the plains? . . . heh-heh-heh . . . tigers on the prairie? . . . if you let some cheetahs loose, it'll be good for the pronghorn antelope because . . . heh-heh-heh . . . because they have no one to run away from right now?
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