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2009-05-18 17:55:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is scheduled to present at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2:20 p.m. ET. The event is being held at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. A live and archived audio webcast of the presentation will be available at the Company's website at www.dreamworksanimation.com. About...

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2009-05-14 15:21:42

The U.S. television network Nickelodeon has announced plans to air Kung Fu Panda: The Series, starting in 2010. The computer-generated animated show is based on the 2008 animated blockbuster Kung Fu Panda. The announcement that Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of Panda was made Thursday and follows the March 28 premiere of The Penguins of Madagascar, which was watched by 6.1 million viewers. The Panda and Penguins series are both co-productions between Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation...

2009-05-14 10:12:00

Series Based on Academy Award-Nominated Theatrical Blockbuster Set to Premiere in 2010 BURBANK, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a record-breaking ratings premiere of The Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon today announced that it has ordered 26 episodes of its second co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), Kung Fu Panda: The Series -- a new CG animated comedy series adapted from the studio's 2008 blockbuster film. Today's announcement, which strengthens the...

2009-05-12 12:49:00

iCarly is Week's Top Program among All Cable Sports and Entertainment Programs -- 6.5 Million Total Viewers Tune In! iCarly, The Penguins of Madagascar and SpongeBob SquarePants Fuel Nick's Weekly Win NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's iCarly took it to another level this week as the hour-long "iDate a Bad Boy" special (May 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT) was basic cable's overall top show among both sports and entertainment programming. iCarly brought in 6.5 million total viewers (up +183%...

2009-05-12 06:14:00

Directed by Ron Howard, Stars Tom Hanks & Ewan McGregor Film Opens Nationwide May 15, 2009 NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of Angels & Demons featuring an original score by Academy Award(R)-winning composer Hans Zimmer and solos by Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell, available May 12, 2009. Sony Pictures releases the highly anticipated film Angels & Demons, from the team behind the...

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2009-05-06 14:26:40

Scientists in Madagascar have discovered more than 200 new species of frogs, but a political crisis is hurting conservation of the Indian Ocean island's unique wildlife, Reuters reported. Researchers said the recent discovery almost doubles the number of known amphibians in Madagascar and suggests conservationists have over-estimated the natural riches that have helped spawn a $390-million-a-year tourism industry. But newer gains in conservation have been compromised after months of...

2009-04-30 11:57:47

 Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the  presence of a variety of molds on the cockroaches' bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.Scientists cultured and identified fungi on the cockroaches' body surfaces with and without mites and discovered that the presence of these mites reduced the molds by at least 50 percent.Many of these same researchers reported a...

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2009-04-29 10:54:02

A persistent school of thought in recent years has held that so-called "chevrons," large U- or V-shaped formations found in some of the world's coastal areas, are evidence of megatsunamis caused by asteroids or comets slamming into the ocean. University of Washington geologist and tsunami expert Jody Bourgeois has a simple response: Nonsense. The term "chevron" was introduced to describe large dunes shaped something like the stripes you might see on a soldier's uniform that are hundreds of...

2009-04-28 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009. In the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $263.5 million and net income of $62.3 million, or $0.71 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $157.2 million and net income of $26.1 million, or $0.28 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2008. "This marks the...

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2009-04-17 09:39:18

Records test competing theories about the evolution of local species There is a new tool for those developing conservation strategies for threatened species and landscapes: museum specimens. Richard Pearson and Christopher Raxworthy of the American Museum of Natural History dusted off a number of collections from Madagascar and used the location information associated with each species to test different ideas regarding the evolution of locally distributed endemism (unique species confined to...


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Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

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2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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