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LIFESTYLE
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | July 17, 2010
Days before animated feline Kitty Galore was scheduled to leave the Warner Bros. studios for the big screen, kitties galore prowled the company's Burbank lot. Fifty homeless animals visited the grounds Wednesday as Warner Bros. Studio Facilities officially made the Burbank Animal Shelter its pet cause. Workers in the division, which provides production and post-production services, helped organize a pet adoption event with a dozen animals finding new homes. That was just the beginning of the connection between the studio and the shelter.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
BURBANK — Granada Hills resident Bob Kalaba found a new best friend in a Labrador mix named Iggy, whom he adopted Saturday at the Burbank Animal Shelter. Iggy playfully ran to Kalaba, tail wagging. Kalaba and his family were the first group to adopt an adult dog at the shelter's Annual Summer Adoption Fair that runs until Thursday. "I wanted to adopt one that was going to be euthanized if nobody took the dog," he said. "That to me is so sad." Iggy's previous owner turned her over to the shelter because she was "not a good camping dog, so just go ahead and put her to sleep," Kalaba was told.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rima Bek | May 12, 2010
Director Robert Brousseau and the crew at Hyper Image, a post-production and animation company in Glendale, had just finished animating the TV show ?Star Ship Troopers Chronicles? when they felt intrigued by a video game idea. As time progressed, the game idea evolved into a possible series, but instead became a movie. The result is ?Race,? the new computer-animated science fiction action film that will be released on DVD by Phase 4 Films on May 25. ?It?s very satisfying for us to get a shelf space,?
NEWS
February 27, 2010
At first glance, the proposed animal cruelty database seems like a case of governmental overreach. The idea of putting people convicted of abusing Fluffy or Mittens on a publicly accessible website looks a lot like a modern version of the pillory — and in a way, that seems to be part of the point. But at the same time, there is no denying that people are among us who will actively abuse, or passively neglect, animals. There is also no denying that such people should be kept away from owning and caring for pets.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | February 27, 2010
GLENDALE — Local animal shelter officials said they support a potential state law that would create an online registry of animal abusers. While local cases of extreme animal cruelty are rare, they are not unheard of. A former employee of the Glendale Humane Society in 2002 was ordered to serve three years’ probation after pleading no contest to felony animal cruelty charges. Police said they discovered about 200 animals at his home, several of them dead. In 2004, a Burbank woman was ordered to serve probation after a court found her guilty of animal cruelty for keeping 230 Chihuahuas and 60 birds in her home.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Melonie Magruder | February 10, 2010
In its season’s first family concert presentation — French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ celebrated “Carnival of the Animals” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale — the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra proved that not only can music soothe the savage beast, it can engage a youngster’s enthusiasm so completely, you wonder why public schools leave it off the curriculum menu in the first place. Part of the orchestra’s regular season, three family concerts are presented each year in an effort, spokeswoman Nicolette Atkins said, to “make music as accessible as possible to children.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Melonie Magruder | December 5, 2009
Glendale residents and Disney studio animators Jennifer and Bert Klein have not just paid tribute to their founding father with the release of their own new animated short film, “Pups of Liberty.” The strength of their artistic vision was validated earlier this week when they received an Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Short Subject. Annies are equivalent to Oscars for the animated cognoscenti. When Walt Disney released “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, he defied critics who labeled the effort “Disney’s Folly,” and garnered the first Academy Award for an animated movie that is still ranked 49th on the American Film Institute’s list of “100 Best Films of All Time,” and launched a studio dynasty that defined the art of animation.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 24, 2009
BURBANK — Hundreds waited for hours at the most crowded dog vaccination clinic in the Burbank Animal Shelter’s history Saturday, with many hoping to take advantage of low fees, they said. Animal control officers had to order more vaccines to keep up with the high demand for shots during the two-hour clinic, which ran long after the planned 11 a.m. ending time as pet owners, their dogs in tow, continued to join the line at the headquarters of the Burbank Police and Fire departments.
NEWS
By David Laurell | November 24, 2009
There is no doubt that Burbank has staked its claim as the entertainment capital of the world. Since the 1920s, some of the most classic films and iconic television shows ever projected or broadcast have been produced within the city’s borders. From “Casablanca,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Mary Poppins” to “The Mickey Mouse Club,” and the Johnny Carson and Jay Leno-hosted versions of “The Tonight Show,” Burbank has served as fertile ground for the imagination, creativity and technology that through the camera’s lens has made the world think, learn, laugh and cry. While a list of all the films and shows produced in Burbank would fill this entire paper, there is one production that has been more closely associated with the city than any other — “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
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