Mickey's Christmas Carol is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 1983 by Buena Vista Distribution. The film was released in the United States on December 16, 1983 as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. Mickey's Christmas Carol was the first new Mickey Mouse cartoon made in 30 years after The Simple Things. It was also broadcast on TV on NBC from 1984-1990, CBS from 1991-1998, and ABC in 2000 and 2003. In 2008 and 2009, it was shown on ABC Family (along with Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too) as part of their "25 Days of Christmas", but with several abrupt edits. It also premiered on Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in 2008. The short is also featured, without its opening credits, in the direct-to-home release, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.
Around the World with Willy Fog is a cartoon adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, produced by Spanish studio BRB Internacional, with animation by Japanese studio Nippon Animation. In the same vein as BRB's Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, the characters are anthropomorphisms of various animals, the species depicted are of much greater variety than in that series, but the core trio are all felines, being pursued by three canine foes. Willy Fog (Phileas Fogg in the original book) himself is depicted as a lion, while Rigodon (Passepartout) is a lynx and Romy (Aouda) a panther. An English dub of the series, directed by Tom Wyner and featuring artists such as Cam Clarke, Greg Snegoff, Steve Kramer and Mike Reynolds was recorded by Intersound Inc in Hollywood, but despite this, the series never achieved popularity in the United States. This English version instead found fame when it was broadcast on Children's BBC in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, while other dubs gained the series fanbases in Israel, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Austria and South Africa.
Ottakar's was a chain of bookshops in the United Kingdom founded in 1987 by James Heneage. Following a takeover by the HMV Group plc in 2006, the chain was merged into the Waterstone's brand. James Heneage established the Ottakar's chain in 1987, taking inspiration from The Adventures of Tintin book King Ottokar's Sceptre. He saw a lucrative market in small towns which lacked a Waterstones branch and opened stores in Brighton, Banbury, Salisbury and Trowbridge. A number of Ottakar's stores drew on the Tintin connection and had walls painted with scenes from the series. The Ottakar store in Bromley, Kent had a large rocket taken from the Tintin novels so that children could play inside it. Above the rocket was a cartoon picture of the night sky to add to the effect.
The discography of Mika, a Lebanese-English pop singer, consists of two studio albums, one live album, two extended plays, eight singles, and two video albums. Mika's debut single was "Relax, Take It Easy" was released in the United Kingdom in 2006. The Dodgy Holiday EP was also made available for download. Second single "Grace Kelly" was released in January 2007 and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Mika's début album Life in Cartoon Motion was released in February 2007. Other singles released were "Love Today", "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)", "Happy Ending", and "Lollipop". Prior to the release of his second studio album, Mika released a limited-edition EP entitled Songs for Sorrow in June 2009. The song "Blue Eyes" was used to promote the EP. Mika's second album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, followed in September 2009. The first single from the album "We Are Golden", made its debut at number four on the UK Singles Chart. "Rain" was released as the second single in November 2009 in the UK and has so far peaked at number seventy-two.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Toonami (a portmanteau of the words cartoon and tsunami suggesting a "tidal wave" of animated cartoons) is a registered trademark of Cartoon Network, used initially for action-oriented programming blocks on Cartoon Network television channels worldwide, mostly showing American cartoons and Japanese anime, originating in the United States on March 17, 1997 and ended on September 20, 2008. The Toonami brand name was subsequently used in the United Kingdom as the name of an action-oriented animation channel replacing a former Cartoon Network owned channel CNX, which had been a Toonami/live-action hybrid network. It has been hosted by two CGI hosts.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Scoubidou (Gimp, Scoubi, Scoobie, Boondoggle, or Lanyard) is a plaiting and knotting craft, originally aimed at children. It originated in France, where it became a fad in the late 1950s and has remained popular. The name scoubidou came from the late French singer Sacha Distel, who scored his first hit with the song of the same name in 1958 and became the Francized name for the long-running cartoon series Scooby-Doo. It came back into fashion in various countries, including the United Kingdom, in 2004 and 2005. It uses commercially supplied plastic strips or tubes. The most common kind of thread used for the craft is flat and comes in many different colors. Another kind of scoubidou thread is supple, round and hollow plasticized PVC tubes usually about 80 centimetres in length.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yam Roll (or the long title, The Very Good Adventures of Yam Roll in Happy Kingdom) is an animated television series airing on CBC Television in Canada, produced by March Entertainment. The series was first broadcast in January 2006. It can be viewed on Saturday at 10:00am and 10:17am on local CBC channels as well as ABC2 (Australia) and HBO Asia. The show premiered on November 20 on Cartoon Network's online video service. Yam Roll shows can currently be seen on the web at Yam Roll features a cast of animated sushi characters, and other anthropomorphic instances of Japanese cuisine, all living in Happy Kingdom, a prosperous city which is upset quite often by monsters. Yam Roll is the lead character, a taxicab driver by profession who wears a cowboy hat and boots. He is portrayed as an orange yam wrapped in rice, his body being circular in appearance, with stick-like arms and legs. Yam Roll is bestowed with a certain degree of super powers thanks to his instructor Katcho and the powers of Mount Foopi.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Around the World with Willy Fog s a cartoon adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, produced by Spanish studio BRB Internacional, with animation by Japanese studio Nippon Animation. In the same vein as BRB's Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, the characters are anthropomorphisms of various animals, the species depicted are of much greater variety than in that series, but the core trio are all felines, being pursued by three canine foes. Willy Fog (Phileas Fogg in the original book) himself is depicted as a lion, while Rigodon (Passepartout) is a lynx and Romy (Aouda) a panther. An English dub of the series, directed by Tom Wyner and featuring artists such as Cam Clarke, Gregory Snegoff, Steve Kramer and Mike Reynolds was recorded by Intersound Inc in Hollywood, California, but despite this, the series never achieved popularity in the United States. This English version instead found fame when it was broadcast on Children's BBC in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, while other dubs gained the series fanbases in Israel, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, and South Africa.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hero: 108 is an animated television series on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network international cable network, and Kabillion OnDemand channel in the United States. The series is created by Phoenix Tarng of Gamania, co-produced by Gamania, Cartoon Network, and Taffy Entertainment. The story is about humans and animals battling for peace in the Hidden Kingdom, loosely inspired by the 14th century Chinese novel Water Margin. It premiered on March 1, 2010 and currently airs new episodes weekdays at 7am and 2pm in the US and 4pm in the UK. Long ago in The Hidden Kingdom, animals and humans lived together in peace....until an evil trickster called High Roller convinced the animals that humans were their enemies. High Roller and his animal armies mistreat the humans and drive them from their homes. But there is hope, thanks to a rebel force of young heroes. This team of heroes live in a giant abandoned turtle shell called Big Green and fight HighRoller to protect the humans and restore peace in the Hidden Kingdom.