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2008-07-15 12:00:40

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sears has teamed up with Vanessa Hudgens, the charismatic star of the smash hit Disney Channel film series High School Musical, to give teens and tweens the confidence to go back to school in style. Beginning in July and led by the theme, "Don't just go back. Arrive.," Hudgens will be featured in an integrated marketing campaign, including print ads, long-format video, television spots, digital, and sweeps that include a private...

2008-07-14 15:00:33

A trailer for the big-screen sequel to the two U.S. High School Musical television movies debuted Monday on television. Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman, High School Musical 3: Senior Year is scheduled to open Oct. 24. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures U.K. said it released the first images from the film at http://www.image.net to tie in with the launch of the new trailer, which premiered Monday on the Disney Channel....

2008-07-05 18:00:15

DUDLEY children have found the "write" lines to link up with a school in Madagascar, thanks to a pioneering conservation project at Dudley Zoo. Pupils at Hillcrest Secondary School, Netherton, have joined the zoo's fund-raising project to protect wildlife on the Indian Ocean island and are liaising via a zoo partnership. Zoo chief executive Peter Suddock said: "Hillcrest students were among the first in the region to sign up to our outreach programmes and learned all about the plight of...

2008-07-04 15:00:29

By Rafer Guzman If you're the parent of a preteen girl, you already may be resisting constant entreaties to drive her to a showing of "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," the first feature film based on Mattel's popular line of American Girl dolls. Take heart: It's a sugary drama but not without grit. And a grain or two might cause even your grown-up eyes to moisten. The heroine is 9-year-old Kit (Abigail Breslin of "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Nim's Island"), an aspiring reporter who dreams...

2008-07-04 03:00:16

By Joy Tipping, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 4--Whatever its artistic merits, Disney's High School Musical has accomplished something special in the Dallas Summer Musicals production at the Music Hall at Fair Park: throngs of children and teens lined up, giddy with excitement over live theater. We're talking jumping up and down with glee. The kids even got into a "dress for the theater" spirit -- cute sundresses with matching tights and color-coordinated sneakers for the girls, nice...

2008-06-17 00:00:20

Disney's High School Musical 2 Soundtrack is Ranked the No. 1 Best Selling Album of 2007 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Walt Disney Records Maria Kleinman, Media Relations, 818-973-4375 maria.kleinman@disney.com Logo: http://www.DisneyRecords.com The High School Musical audio franchise from Walt Disney Records is the No. 1 best-selling album globally for the second consecutive year, it was announced by the IFPI (IFPI represents the recording...

2006-08-18 07:22:40

By Claudia Parsons LIBERTY, New York (Reuters) - At a kids' summer camp in the Catskill Mountains, a bunch of self-described "theater geeks" are singing their hearts out rehearsing a show that will appeal to more than just their parents. "High School Musical," a sugar-sweet story of teenagers trying to follow their dreams, has been a huge sleeper hit as a TV movie for entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. and now it's been adapted for the stage. But you won't be seeing it in New York...

2006-08-16 01:12:56

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Animation has acquired film rights to the classic children's book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which it is actively developing as a feature film. The project was formally announced Tuesday at SPA's roadshow at the Sony studio in Culver City at a special presentation to introduce SPA's execs and creative teams in advance of the animation unit's first feature, "Open Season," bowing September 29. "Cloudy" will...

2006-03-24 04:39:58

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Toymaker Mattel Inc. and movie studio Lionsgate have ended their lucrative partnership in bringing Barbie to DVD. Insider sources say the two companies disagreed over terms, with Lionsgate feeling the distribution fees offered by Mattel were too low. Jim McGowan, Mattel's director of entertainment business development, did not return calls for comment. Lionsgate president Steve Beeks declined comment. The partnership began in...

2006-02-03 05:45:00

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES -- Call him what you will, but Curious George is no Mickey Mouse. Next Friday, George will make his first appearance on the big screen as the star of the animated movie "Curious George," featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore. As part of the movie's launch, distributor Universal Pictures, which has licensed the scampering simian since 1997, has put his inquisitive mug on everything from Dole bananas to Kidz-Eeze Cold Medicine. While George will be...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'