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‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

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ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.
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History Of The Walt Disney Company

This month marks the 90th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Here are some of the most notable moments in the media conglomerate’s history:

  • 1928: Steamboat Willie marks the first appearance of Disney’s iconic character Willie the Steamboat Operator
  • 1931: Disney chemists synthesize and patent childlike wonder
  • 1936: Company records first successful mergers, purchasing rivals Sunbonnet Animation Studio and Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda
  • 1940: Animators wisely remove realistic corkscrew penis from Donald Duck
  • 1953: Under pressure from the Anti-Defamation League, Disney changes its character’s name from Scrooge Duckstein to Scrooge McDuck
  • 1966: Walt Disney dies after crashing his Ferrari
  • 1997: Boogie Nights earns Disney over $26 million at the box office
  • 2005: Walt Disney World celebrates its first day without a visitor death

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