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2006-06-12 20:31:53

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The book publishing rights to some of novelist John Steinbeck's most successful novels will be transferred to his son and granddaughter after a judge ruled in their favor in a copyright suit, lawyers said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen ruled Steinbeck's son, Thomas Steinbeck, and his granddaughter, Blake Smyle, deserve the legal rights to ten novels including Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. The rights had previously...

2006-03-24 20:07:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described...

2006-03-24 20:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described "Farce of...

2006-01-22 22:51:13

By Gregg Goldstein PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of last year's biggest Sundance success story, "March of the Penguins," says his follow-up will combine nature documentary footage and a fictionalized story. "The Fox & the Child" centers on a young girl and her friendship with the eponymous animal. An adult female narrator will relate the tale as a memoir of her childhood. Luc Jacquet said he was inspired to write the story based on his own first-time...

2005-11-15 18:37:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The March of the Penguins" and "Mad Hot Ballroom," two documentaries that drew impressive lines at box offices, are among 15 documentaries that made the cut for Oscar consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday. The 15 were chosen by the Academy's Documentary Branch Screening Committee from 82 films. The list will be narrowed to five when Oscar nominations are announced on January 31. The 78th annual Oscars will be presented...

2005-11-10 08:20:57

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is one person who has a lot to brag about this Oscar season, it is a Frenchman who is more at home in Antarctica than Hollywood. But don't tell him that. Luc Jacquet, director of hit nature documentary "March of the Penguins," is considered a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination, but for now he is just trying to make sense of the dizzying Hollywood awards season -- glitz, glamour and celebrity galas. "It's really hard to understand....

2005-08-05 14:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at U.S. box offices. The move puts the Antarctic adventure "Penguins" in 1,867 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend, up from 778 one week ago, according to boxofficemojo.com, which monitors box-office earnings. The film, which follows a pack of Emperor Penguins...

2005-08-05 14:17:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at domestic box offices. The move puts the Antarctic adventure "Penguins" in 1,867 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend, up from 778 one week ago, according to boxofficemojo.com, which monitors box-office earnings. The film, which follows a pack of...

2005-07-28 17:05:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At summer film box offices plagued by slow ticket sales, the hottest documentary this year is about a very cold topic: Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. "March of the Penguins" is rising fast up the charts and on Thursday is expected to top $12 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, said Mark Gill, president of domestic distributor, Warner Independent Pictures. This week, the cinematic tale of the penguins' mating season will surpass hits "Winged...

2005-07-06 01:25:10

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Get real, moviegoers. With box offices receipts down for the year and fansblaming boring remakes and sequels, three documentaries thatare part of a new style of non-fiction films are winning ravereviews for turning real people -- and in one case, penguins --into movie stars. "Murderball," "Rize" and "March of the Penguins" are morelike Hollywood feature films, their makers and promoters say,structured with tension, conflict and resolution. Their...


Latest Penguin Reference Libraries

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2006-02-23 12:15:07

At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....

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2006-02-17 17:13:48

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...

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