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Post by Ben » April 27th, 2009, 10:26 am

The Boba Fett cartoon was actually quite excellent. It's the only part of the special I transfered from my VHS to DVD-R, and I agree that inclusion on a future TESB release would be great, but I doubt it.

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Post by GeorgeC » April 27th, 2009, 10:59 pm

Something I found out about today listening to the radio --

http://revver.com/video/1011988/bea-art ... ainst-kfc/

"You may have heard about the Colonel's secret recipe... Sadly, the main ingredient is cruelty!"












PETA provides a lot of great laughs by their over-the-top theatrics.

Too bad they fail miserably at actually accomplishing anything good for animals! Their strident activism pushes away most sensible people.

Remember -- the latest medical studies indicate that starving yourself of animal proteins (ie, meat) may actually shrink your brain! (If only that were a joke...)

Depending on your POV, this may have been one of Bea Arthur's last great performances! 8)

You don't have to see the video... Just listening to the audio is priceless.

RIP, Bea. I didn't agree with you on this subject, but you did provide me a good chuckle over the years nonetheless!

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Great Eartha Witch Compilation

Post by Deco King » April 29th, 2009, 10:41 am

Here is a fun little Eartha Kitt Witch song on You Tube a really fitting tribute to the great lady herself La Kitt - she will be much missed!

Watch and enjoy - a shame it's not in Hi Def !!


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RIP Dom Deluise

Post by ibrmacf » May 5th, 2009, 1:27 pm

Hey all,
Just wanted to let you all know of the tragic passing of the actor and proficient voice actor, Dom Deluise, at the age of 75. His voice was heard in many animated films including the "An American Tail" series, "Oliver and Company", and "All Dogs Go to Heaven". You can read more about it here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/ ... index.html

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Post by eddievalient » May 5th, 2009, 1:53 pm

I mainly knew his animation work (as well as a very funny appearence on The Muppet Show). He also played Dee Dee's imaginary friend on Dexter's Laboratory. He will be missed.
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Post by Rodney » May 5th, 2009, 2:03 pm

I am sad to hear this. Mr. Deluise was always one of my favorite voice actors and I loved him in the American Tail movies.

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Post by Ben » May 5th, 2009, 2:08 pm

Oh...

Captain USA is no more... :(

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Post by American_dog_2008 » May 5th, 2009, 2:45 pm

RIP! :!:

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Post by droosan » May 5th, 2009, 2:47 pm

He was also the voice of Jeremy the Crow in The Secret of NIMH.

But, yes, I will always remember him fondly for (dun-dun-DUUUNNNN!) Captain Chaos!

/.. been a cop long?

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Post by OriginalGagBonkers » May 5th, 2009, 3:08 pm

This is sad, this guy always made me laugh when I heard his voice acting in Nimh and Oliver. This actor shall be missed.... ):

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Post by GeorgeC » May 5th, 2009, 4:29 pm

This hits me hard.

This guy was an icon and one of the people I grew up watching in Mel Brooks' films and "The Cannonball Run."

Later, I heard his voice in several animated films and watched his sons follow him into acting.

Very, very sad but he lived a long and productive life.

RIP, Captain Chaos...

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Post by Sunday » May 5th, 2009, 5:41 pm

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Post by Ben » May 5th, 2009, 6:59 pm

You guys should check out his cameo on The Cheap Detective. Very funny pastiche on Casablanca and the like.

Dom was brilliant, simply and effortlessly brilliant.

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Post by Neal » May 5th, 2009, 7:13 pm

My first Dom DeLuise experience was in "The Lion of Oz".

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Post by Randall » May 5th, 2009, 9:03 pm

Darn.

He was a very talented, funny man, and seemed like a nice guy too. He just exuded fun, but had a tender side to his performance.

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