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2014-05-13 08:27:34

American Icon Named Ambassador for Save the Children's Get Ready Get Safe Initiative WESTPORT, Conn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lassie, beloved American icon for generations, is taking on a new role to protect U.S. children from disaster as ambassador for Save the Children's Get Ready Get Safe initiative, the nonprofit organization announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/86918 "We're thrilled that Lassie is joining the team. Who better to show...

2011-04-19 03:52:00

HYDERABAD, India, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQ Entertainment, the Global entertainment production and distribution company together with Al Jazeera Children's Channel ("JCCTV"), are pleased to announce the signing of multiple exclusive broadcast agreements with 22 Arabic states for the broadcasting rights of three iconic DQE animated productions - 'The Jungle Book', 'New Adventures of Lassie' and 'Mysteries and Feluda'. This five year agreement will provide JCCTV the...

2009-06-29 01:23:00

LONDON, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQE, (AIM : DQE) the Animation, Gaming and Entertainment production and distribution group, with its affiliates announced today the co-development for a multi-million Euro proposed animated TV series based on the legendary Lassie(R). Partners include Classic Media, Inc.-the owner of the Lassie brand-DQ Entertainment's affiliate in France and Ireland, M6/France, and ZDF/Germany, resulting in a UK-Eire-German-French-Indian co-development endeavor....

2009-05-14 09:08:00

Postal Service, American Veterinary Medical Assn., American Academy of Pediatrics, Unite to Prevent Dog Bites WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A famed Hollywood dog trainer and a descendant of one of the world's most popular dogs are teaming with the United States Postal Service and other partners to bring attention to a major campaign in America: Dog bite prevention. Hollywood trainer Bob Weatherwax, son of Rudd Weatherwax, who established the famous "Lassie" line of collies...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

John Singleton, the only African-American filmmaker ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar, is to be a guest programmer for Turner Classic Movies, TCM said. Singleton earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the 1991 film "Boyz N the Hood." He was just 23 at the time. His other films include "Poetic Justice,""Higher Learning,""Rosewood," the remake of "Shaft,""Baby Boy,""2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers." TCM said it invites a...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

Simon Pegg may have a canine counterpart. The film actor, from Brockworth, has revealed he has plans to make his dog Minnie a star. Simon, 38, who shot to fame in movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has said his canine pal had a part in his new film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, but was written out because she wouldn't behave on set. "I have written her a part in my next movie instead and I want to make sure she's in it next time. I want her to be bigger than Lassie," he...

2008-06-23 00:00:15

MUSIC mogul Simon Cowell has been named in a list of the top 100 American TV icons - but behind a dog and a frog. The American Idol judge is the highest ranking Briton on Entertainment Weekly magazine's poll, at No47. He's one spot behind canine star Lassie and 26 below Muppet frog Kermit. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2006-08-31 21:05:21

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The summer box office season officially wraps this Labor Day holiday weekend, during which three wide releases will open in theaters. None is likely to cross the $20 million mark for the four-day period. The highest hopes ride on "The Wicker Man," writer-director Neil LaBute's update of the 1973 British cult film that starred Edward Woodward. Nicolas Cage stars as a Scottish police officer investigating a girl's disappearance. In...

2006-08-28 14:44:35

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Lassie" comes home to another generation of U.S. children this week in a new film that hews closely to the original, dark tale of the loyal collie and her boy in wartime England, instead of the sunny California of the long-running television series. The sable-and-white collie, Lassie, and her young owner, Joe, first appeared in a 1938 short story in the Saturday Evening Post by Eric Knight, a British-American journalist and writer who spun...


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