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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, is a Canadian stage and film director and producer. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica, a film set in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan's most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter, for which he received two Academy Award nominations, his biggest commercial success is the erotic thriller Chloe, his work explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy, or other power structures. Egoyan's films follow non-linear plot structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information. In 2008, Egoyan received the Dan David Prize for "Creative Rendering of the Past". Egoyan received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest royal honour in the performing arts, in 2015, he was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge in the 1980s from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave.

Egoyan was born Atom Yeghoyan in Cairo, the son of Shushan and Joseph Yeghoyan, artists who operated a furniture store. His parents were Armenian-Egyptians, he was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor. In 1962, the family moved to Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia and changed their last name to Egoyan. Atom grew up in British Columbia with his sister, now a concert pianist based in Toronto; as a teenager, he became interested in writing plays. Significant influences included Harold Pinter. Egoyan attributes his future in the film industry to Ingmar Bergman's film Persona, which he viewed at age fourteen, according to an interview he had with journalist Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life: It gave me an incredible respect for the medium and its possibilities. To me, Persona marries a pure form and a profound vision with absolute conviction. It's inspiring. I felt, he graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. It was at Trinity College that Egoyan came into contact with Harold Nahabedian, the Armenian-Canadian Anglican Chaplain of Trinity College.

In interviews Egoyan credited Nahabedian for introducing him to the language and history of his ethnic heritage. Egoyan wrote for the University of Toronto's independent weekly, The Newspaper, during his time at the school. Egoyan began making films in the early 1980s, his commercial breakthrough came with the film Exotica. He received the Grand Prix in Brussels, the FIPRESCI Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards. However, it was Egoyan's first attempt at adapted material that resulted in his best-known work, The Sweet Hereafter, which earned him three prizes at the 50th Cannes Film Festival—the Grand Prix, the FIPRESCI Jury Prize, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; the film earned Egoyan Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film Ararat generated much publicity for Egoyan. After Henri Verneuil's French-language film Mayrig, it was the first major motion picture to deal directly with the Armenian Genocide.

Ararat won the award for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, marking his third win. The film was released in over 30 countries around the world. In 2004, Egoyan opened a 50-seat cinema-lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. In 2005, Egoyan joined the Faculty of the Media and Communications division at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, where he conducts intensive summer seminars. Beginning in September 2006, Egoyan taught at the University of Toronto for three years, he joined the Faculty of Arts and Science as the Dean's Distinguished Visitor in theatre, film and visual studies. He subsequently taught at Ryerson University. In 2006, he received the Master of Cinema Award of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. In 2009, he directed the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010; this film grossed $3 million in box office sales in the United States and became one of the higher-grossing specialty films of the year in the United States.

Several months after the DVD/Blu-ray release of Chloe, Egoyan said that Chloe had made more money than any of his previous films. The success of Chloe led Egoyan to receive many scripts of erotic thrillers. In 2012, he directed a production of Martin Crimp's Cruel and Tender, starring Khanjian, at Canadian Stage in Toronto. After the release of the West Memphis Three from 18 years in prison, Egoyan directed a movie about the case called Devil's Knot starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, based on a book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, his next feature, The Captive, starred Ryan Reynolds and screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it received negative reviews from critics. Justin Chang from Variety described the film as "a ludicrous abduction thriller that finds a once-great filmmaker slipping into un-entered realms of self-parody."In 2015, Egoyan directed the thriller Remember, which starred Christopher Plummer and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, before being given a limited release in theatres.

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Harry the Bunny

Harry the Bunny is a children's television show on the channel BabyFirstTV. It features a plush "talking" bunny named Harry and his many adventures both inside his house and in his backyard; the show teaches things such as color recognition, etc. and delves into social interaction and emotions. The show is aimed at preschool aged children. Everyday, there is an opportunity to discover something new to share with his viewers. From his colorful bedroom to the adventures of his backyard, Harry has plenty to do and learn when Harry's around. Sometimes his adventures incorporate skills such as recognizing letters. On other times kids learn about emotions. Harry always says'Hello little ones' or'Hello everybody' or'Hi everyone'. Harry & Larry: Pros who Help! is a crossover show that co-stars Harry and a 2D animated parakeet named Larry, who stars in a show aired on the same channel, "VocabuLarry". The show airs on the same channel; the show teaches education learning about new words and known jobs, such as teaching, being a doctor, musician, conductor, or an artist.

BabyFirstTV's store sells toys that include Harry the Bunny in it. Mill Creek Entertainment distributes DVDs of Harry the Bunny along with other shows in the BabyFirst DVDs collection. Www.babyfirsttv.com/shows/harry-the-bunny/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/harry-the-bunny

Kenshiro

Kenshiro is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fist of the North Star manga series created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. According to Buronson, Kenshiro's character design was inspired by the martial artist Bruce Lee and the character Max Rockatansky played by Mel Gibson, from the Mad Max film series. In the story, Kenshiro is the rightful successor of an ancient art of assassination called Hokuto Shinken, which allows Kenshiro to defeat his adversaries through use of hidden meridian points. Through the course of the original manga, Kenshiro fights against various ruffians who threaten the lives of the post-apocalyptic survivors, as well as numerous rival martial artists, including his three honorary brothers trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken. Kenshiro is known as the "Man With Seven Scars", due to the seven scars engraved on his chest patterned after the shape of the Big Dipper, as well as the "Savior of the Century's End". Kenshiro's famous catchphrase just prior to an enemy's death is "You are dead.".

Artist Tetsuo Hara depicted Kenshiro as a teenager who fought against the rival martial arts school of the Taizanji Kenpō in 1980s Japan in his two-part prototype version of Hokuto no Ken. This version of the character was given the full name of Kenshiro Kasumi. In this setting, Kenshiro was the 23rd successor of Hokuto Shinken, preceded by his unnamed father, who in turn learned the art from the 21st successor, Master Liú Zhèng; this Kenshiro was much more cheerful than the Kenshiro of the serialized manga, having yet to experience the same hardships at the start of the story and lacking his iconic seven scars. After Kenshiro's girlfriend Yuki is murdered and Ken is framed for her death, Kenshiro becomes a wanted fugitive who sets out to overthrow the Taizanji organization; the character was revised by Buronson. Now turned into a full-grown adult, Buronson has stated that he based the revised Kenshiro on actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee and the character Max Rockatansky from the Mad Max film series.

The character is only referred by his given name in the series, always written in katakana in Japanese. The full name Kenshiro Kasumi was reused for the main character of Fist of the Blue Sky, a predecessor of the Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star, although his given name is spelled differently. Kenshiro is the youngest of four adopted sons trained by the previous Hokuto Shinken successor, Ryuken; as a child, he was sent to Japan, along with his future nemesis Raoh and Raoh's brother Toki, to escape from their homeland, the war-torn Land of Asura. Along with Raoh, Toki and a fourth student named Jagi, the youngest of the four, was trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken and named successor by Ryuken. After surviving the nuclear war, he tried to live in peace with his fiancée Yulia, until Jagi instigates Shin, a jealous rival from the Nanto Koshuken school, to challenge defeat Kenshiro. Shin engraved the iconic seven scars on Kenshiro's chest by stabbing Kenshiro with his fingertips and left him for dead.

Prior to this event he was more forgiving of his enemies, as shown in a flashback of Jagi's failed assassination attempt against him, in which Kenshiro chooses to spare Jagi's life after defeating him. When Kenshiro fights his old rivals in the present Shin and Raoh, they all remark on Kenshiro's acquired mercilessness; the initial story arc centers around Kenshiro's quest to reclaim Yulia from Shin. He meets a pair of orphans who follow him in his journey: a thief. Throughout the course of the series, Kenshiro protects the weak and innocent from the numerous gangs roaming the post-apocalyptic wasteland gaining his reputation as the "Savior of the Century's End." Kenshiro's skills improve through his encounters with members of the Nanto Roku Seiken and his Hokuto brothers. In the intervening years between Kenshiro last encountering his brothers, Toki decided to use his powers in a way that brought no pain, through healing and painless attacks, while Raoh became more misguided, intent on becoming the'Saviour of the Century's End' through ruling the wasteland with an iron fist.

Kenshiro confronts and defeats Raoh and is reunited with Yulia, lives with her until she dies from a terminal illness brought on by radiation sickness. Years Kenshiro joins forces with the now grown Bat and Lin, who have formed the Hokuto Army to fight off the now-corrupt Gento Kōken warriors; the story takes Ken to the Land of Asura, where he learns of his Hokuto Sōke heritage and fights against the warlords who control the Land of Asura: his estranged blood brother Hyoh. At the end, Kenshiro takes Raoh's orphaned son, under his wing, before continuing on his own, the future of humanity sealed with the defeat of Kaioh. Kenshiro has been voiced by numerous voice actors in different media. Akira Kamiya voiced him first in the original anime television series and movie, as well as in a few video games, he is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the original video animation series New Fist of the North Star, Kunihiro Kawamoto in the Fist of the North Star arcade game and CGI short Hokuto no Ken: Legend of Heroes, Hiroshi Abe in The Legends of the True Savior film series, Hideo Ishikawa in the video game version of Ten no Haō, Katsuyuki Konishi in the video games Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, J-Stars Victory VS and Jump Force, Takaya Kuroda, the voice of Kazuma Ki