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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Disney

Dungeons & Dragons / Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

For the hard-core D&D fans


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
It took a while, but the role-playing phenomenon of the 1980s finally made it to the big screen in 2000, in what was to kick-start a new franchise for New Line Cinema.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Disney channel

Roger Disney’s “5th & Main” is among the paintings of “Cityscapes” now on display at the state Capitol.


Visual Arts

Emily Summars
Roger Disney’s new exhibition of paintings, “Cityscapes,” portrays the hustle and bustle of city life and downtown centers, using new perspectives thriving with vibrant yellows, blues and reds.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kart tunes

Whether they’re covering Disney songs or saving lives, the Christian pop-punkers of Stellar Kart have God on their side. Can they get a ‘hallelujah’?


Music

Joshua Boydston
Youth Evangelism Conference featuring Stellar Kart, Josh Wilson and Press Play
Friday-Saturday
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 S. Jenkins, Norman
ou.edu/lnc
325-4666
$25

 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Know your Snooki!

She is a best-selling author, after all.


CFN

Gazette staff
As reported in the August issue of Wired magazine, one college class among “TV-Themed Course Work” across our nation’s hallowed halls of higher ed is the University of Oklahoma’s “‘Jersey Shore’ GRC: Depictions of Gender, Race, and Class on the Shore.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drive this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Disney’s “Cars 2” Agents on a Mission Tour brings Lighting McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile to Quail Springs Mall, 2501 W. Memorial.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

The documentary ‘Being Elmo’ reveals the man behind the beloved Muppet.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

R&R Q&A with Jason Segel

It’s felt up, as the Muppets prime for a comeback.

Anticipation is high for “The Muppets,” Disney’s reboot of the Jim Henson crew, opening just in time for Thanksgiving. Its star and screenwriter, Jason Segel, is much too busy to talk to outlets like lil’ ol’ us, so the Mouse House sent a canned interview to me. Rather than be a corporate puppet and run it as is, I thought it’d be more fun to change the questions, but leave Segel’s answers intact, so I feel like I actually contributed.

Personally, I think it makes for a better read. The studio should be paying me. Enjoy. 

R&R: Jason — if I may call you Jason — can you please discuss the inception of this film, but using a phrase that a woman might use to let others know that she’s pregnant?

Segel: The Muppets were my first comic influence and I was in love with puppetry. I just thought it was an amazing art form. We ended “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” with a lavish puppet musical, and The Jim Henson Company designed the puppets. Something started growing in my belly, and Nick (Stoller) and I came up with this idea and pitched it to Disney. Disney liked the idea, so we wrote the script.

R&R: “Belly,” good one! I also would’ve accepted “I was craving raw meat” and “Oops, I missed my period.” Now, whenever you tell anyone about taking on characters as beloved as these Muppets, what is their response? Scratch that: What are two of their responses?

Segel: Whenever I tell anyone, the response is always twofold: “Oh my God, that's awesome.” And then, “You better not mess it up.”

R&R: How about that Amy Adams? She seems super-sweet and super-innocent, and with credits like “Enchanted,” she seems just perfect for this role. You really lucked out.

Segel: Amy Adams is super-sweet and super-innocent, and with credits like “Enchanted,” she was just perfect for this role. We really lucked out.

R&R: If you could compare Kermit to ... oh, I don’t know, say an iconic Gregory Peck character, who would he be?

Segel: Kermit's the everyman. He's like Atticus Finch. He just wants to be an upright citizen and be kind. It’s all about laughter and love and doing what's right.

R&R: Let’s cut to the chase. Miss Piggy: She’s a diva, am I right?

Segel: Miss Piggy is the ultimate diva.

R&R: Do you think you could talk about Animal while making a Shakespeare reference that no one but English-lit majors will get? Bonus points for a Freud reference, too. You realize that if you pull this off, the academic world may stop thinking of you simply as the guy who wiggled his wang around in “Sarah Marshall.”

Segel: Animal is the part of all of us that is unhinged. Animal is like our Id. He's like Caliban from “The Tempest.”

R&R: Touché, Segel, touché.  —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 11.15.2011 2 years ago
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Parade this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
It’s that magically delicious time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day!
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vault of Walt

’Toon in to a Norman exhibit of Disney animation cels.


Visual Arts

Rod Lott
A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios
through Sept. 16
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
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