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2008-12-17 15:30:00

Visual Effects Enhance Storytelling in Fantasy Films, Historical Dramas and Animated Movies SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Across multiple movie genres and filmmaking techniques, this year's holiday blockbuster movies demonstrate the wide-range of entertainment that is shaped with Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) software. Filmmakers are using Autodesk's animation, visual effects and color grading tools to enhance their creative process and enable sophisticated...

2008-12-01 16:46:02

Florida scientists have warned that exotic roaches purchased on the Internet to feed pet lizards could lead to the non-native species infesting U.S. homes. University of Florida entomologists said insects including the Madagascar hissing roach, a 3-inch-long horned roach that hisses like a snake, could gain a foothold in Florida homes if specimens purchased via the Internet as pet food escape and mate, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Monday. It's not that they're any harder to kill...

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2008-11-07 09:05:00

USA TODAY By Donna Freydkin NEW YORK -- If Jada Pinkett Smith could be reincarnated as an animal, she'd go the feline route. "I'd probably be a black panther, because they're very mysterious and absolutely the most breathtaking animals I've ever seen. I saw two in Africa. We were in a wild park, and they were in their natural habitat," she says. "It was just lying there, saying: 'Don't come too close. If you get out of the car, I've got something for all that.'" The Los Angeles home she...

2008-11-06 11:17:44

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you had one minute of fun each day to help make a difference in your world, what would you do? That's the question McDonald's is asking kids and families as it launches One Minute to Move It -- a global children's well-being program designed to encourage kids to see what a difference a minute can make. The program launches in conjunction with McDonald's global "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Happy Meal promotion in participating restaurants worldwide....

2008-11-04 09:00:15

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the studio's highly anticipated fall movie, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, will open domestically on November 7, 2008 in a record 130 IMAX(R) theatres, including 35 new locations equipped with IMAX's digital projection system, in conjunction with the film's nationwide release. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is the second of five DreamWorks Animation films...

2008-11-03 12:00:16

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon brings to the table a cornucopia of animation during "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend," the network's Thanksgiving celebration airing Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. The "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" will offer kids and their families four days of animation-packed premieres, movies, marathons and favorite episodes, plus five chances to catch a sneak peek of the network's newest Nicktoon series, The Penguins of Madagascar, launching...

2008-10-31 21:00:12

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" has scored the best opening day for a U.S. film in Russia and set the record for biggest opening day of all time in Ukraine. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. announced the box-office achievements Friday. In Russia, the animated animal film opened on 841 screens, grossing $2.81 million. In Ukraine, it opened on 92 screens and grossed $396,000. "These numbers are confirmation of the worldwide popularity of the characters from the original film and the strength of...

2008-10-31 15:00:18

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced today that Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: The IMAX Experience(R) will be available at a total of 29 Regal Entertainment Group IMAX(R) theatres across the country. These Regal IMAX Theatres include 11 locations that will showcase the film through recently installed IMAX digital projection systems. Advance tickets are on sale now for...

2008-10-29 09:00:20

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the global launch of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," a mobile game based on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE:DWA) animated film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 7, 2008. The film is the sequel to the studio's 2005 hit "Madagascar," and is the first title Glu has developed and published with DreamWorks Animation. "The Glu team has worked hard to bring 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' to...

2008-10-28 18:00:19

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the quarter ended September 30, 2008, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. reported total revenue of $151.5 million and net income of $37.4 million, or $0.41 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $160.8 million and net income of $47.0 million, or $0.47 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2007. To date, Kung Fu Panda has reached approximately $415 million in international box office and over...


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

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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maffling
  • To stammer.
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