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2009-05-08 13:58:16

The massive Sichuan earthquake in China last year has decelerated efforts to save the country's giant panda, which is regarded as China's national treasure. The quake had massive implications for the panda population as it demolished a primary food source, inhibited its sex drive, and caused tourism profits to decrease. "The biggest impact has been on the food source of the panda, as a lot of bamboo was destroyed," Wang Chengdong, the director of the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, told...

2009-02-24 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008. In the fourth quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $199.8 million and net income of $51.6 million, or $0.58 per share on a fully diluted basis. These results bring the full year reported revenue for 2008 to a total of $650.1 million and net income of $142.5 million, or $1.57 per share on a fully...

2009-02-05 13:29:00

Packed with Special Features, New Adventure Arrives for the First Time as a Single DVD on March 24, 2009 HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Discover the origins of Kung Fu Panda's unforgettable menagerie of martial arts masters in SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA), revealed as a single DVD for the first time ever from Paramount Home Entertainment on March 24, 2009, following its broadcast debut on NBC on February 26. This delightful...

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2009-02-05 15:44:40

Hollywood actors Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman reprise their characters from Kung Fu Panda in the Panda DVD follow-up Secrets of the Furious Five. The new adventure from DreamWorks Animation SKG is about the origins of the martial arts masters from Panda. It is slated for release as a single-disc DVD March 24 through Paramount Home Entertainment. It is also to air on NBC Feb. 26. Five recently won Annie Awards for Best Character Animation, Character Design, Music and Production Design in an...

2009-01-31 14:13:14

The best animated feature of 2008 was Kung Fu Panda, ASIFA-Hollywood announced at the 36th annual Annie Awards. The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday the Los Angeles chapter of the International Animated Film Society gave the animated comedy, which featured the voices of actors Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman, its top prize at its annual awards event this week. Panda defeated top competitors such as WALL-E and Waltz With Bashir to win the best animated feature award Friday. Secrets of the...

2009-01-31 00:15:00

'Kung Fu Panda' Big Winner on Animation's Most Prestigious Night LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation was the big winner at this year's 36th Annual Annie Awards at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA.Kung Fu Panda received 13 Annies including the Best Animated Feature nod and nine Individual Achievement awards for Animated Effects (Li-Ming Lawrence Lee), Character Animation (James Baxter), Character Design (Nico Marlet), Directing (John Stevenson & Mark Osborne),...

2009-01-21 14:07:00

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce that Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV's SpongeBob SquarePants, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie Awards on Friday, January 30, 2009, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The black-tie evening begins with a pre-reception at 6 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. All events will be held at Royce Hall. The...

2009-01-09 10:59:00

Based on Penguin Brothers from DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar Franchise, New Comedy to Premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, March 28 Following Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional episodes of the highly anticipated CG animated comedy series The Penguins of Madagascar, a co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids...

2009-01-08 10:07:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Buckle up for a rockin' ride with Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and the gang in the "hilarious" (WABC-TV) adventure from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) that's "even better than the first!" (WWOR-TV) when MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA comes in for a landing on DVD and Blu-ray on FRIDAY, February 6, 2009. With twice the laughs, twice the fun and twice the Penguins, the Move It! Move It! Double DVD Pack and Blu-ray are sure to be...

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2008-12-15 18:17:17

U.S. actor Jack Black has signed on to guest-star in the upcoming post-Super Bowl episode of The Office, NBC announced Monday. In one plot of the special post-Super Bowl episode of 'The Office,' some of the office workers try to secretly watch a bootlegged Hollywood movie during the workday. The movie stars Jack Black and other notable Hollywood actors, NBC said in a news release. The special hourlong episode titled 'Stress Relief' will premiere immediately following 'Super Bowl XLIII,'...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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