Jeannie (TV series)
Jeannie is an American animated television series that aired for a 16-episode season on CBS from September 8, 1973, to December 22, 1973. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera in association with Screen Gems, its founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera are the executive producers. Despite being a spin-off of the television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, Jeannie has little in common with its parent show. In this version, the title character is rescued by Corey Anders. Jeannie is accompanied by genie-in-training Babu, they become companions to Corey; the series was marketed towards a younger demographic than I Dream of Jeannie. None of the original I Dream of Jeannie actors reprised their roles due to a lack of budget. Julie McWhirter replaces Barbara Eden in the lead role. In his first voice-acting job, Mark Hamill plays Corey, sings the theme music. Babu is voiced by Joe Besser. Jeannie was shown as part of CBS's Saturday-morning cartoon programming block, episodes aired between 1973 and 1975; the show was included on the wheel series Fred Flintstone and Friends, had crossovers with the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Jeannie is not available on any digital platform, though an episode can be viewed at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and its theme song was released on a 2006 compilation album. The critical response to Jeannie was negative, although some critics had positive remarks for Besser and Hamill's performances. In Jeannie, high school student Corey Anders discovers Jeannie's bottle while surfing and draws the title character out of it. Corey becomes her companion Babu, who are treated as his slaves. Portrayed as a 16-year-old, Jeannie is shown as training the "junior genie" Babu, who causes trouble due to his inexperience with magic. Playing the role of the comic relief, Babu is characterized as having a habit of "popping in at the most inopportune times"; the pair become close "friends and protectors" to Corey, Jeannie's love interest. Episodes focus on Corey's attempts to hide Jeannie and Babu's true identities as he attends Center City High School and Jeannie's difficulties with adjusting to her new life in the 1970s.
Corey's storylines include his friend Henry Glopp. Other supporting characters include Corey's mom, a friend and an antagonist, the Master of all Genies, Debbie. S. Melvin is portrayed as a "snobbish snoop", who sneaks around the Anders' home due to his suspicions about Jeannie and Babu. Jeannie is an animated spin-off of the live-action television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, although it has a substantial different plot than its parent show. In this version, Corey replaces astronaut Major Tony Nelson. While I Dream of Jeannie had focused on sex comedy, the humor used for Jeannie was changed to better fit its target demographic of teenagers and children. Unlike the original series, Jeannie is depicted as younger and with red hair instead of blonde. Jeannie was a Hanna-Barbera production, with the company's founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera serving as the show's executive producers. Charles August Nichols was the director, Iwao Takamoto was the producer. I Dream of Jeannie creator Sidney Sheldon is not included in the credits for Jeannie, which The A.
V. Club's Will Harris attributes to the extreme differences between the two shows. Hanna-Barbera had created Jeannie as a way to appeal to a younger demographic; the music was done by Hoyt Curtin with supervision by Paul DeKorte. Despite being produced by Hanna-Barbera, Jeannie was owned by Columbia Pictures, its sister company Screen Gems created the show's animated opening credits. According to IMDb, the Hanna-Barbera show The New Scooby-Doo Movies had gone over budget due to its number of guest stars, leaving the studio without enough money to afford the original I Dream of Jeannie cast for the cartoon spin-off. Instead, Barbara Eden was replaced by Julie McWhirter as the voice of Jeannie. Mark Hamill provides the voice for Corey, in his first voice-acting job. Along with voicing the character, he sings the theme music. Hamill would not become popular as a voice actor until his role as the Joker in the television show Batman: The Animated Series. Bob Hastings and Joe Besser portray Henry Babu, respectively.
Besser was a successful voice actor during the 1980s. He had appeared in an I Dream of Jeannie episode, alongside the members of The Three Stooges. Debbie and Mrs. Anders are played by Arlene Golonka, Michael Bell, Janet Waldo, respectively. John Stephenson and Tommy Cook voice S. Melvin Farthinggale. Sherry Alberoni, Julie Bennett, Don Messick, Ginny Tyler provide additional voice-acting for the series. Jeannie aired for one season on CBS, with its 16 episodes being broadcast in 1973; each episode ran for 30 minutes. Regarding the show's ratings, media outlets were divided over. CBS continued to run episodes until August 1975 as part of its Saturday-morning cartoon programming block; the episode "The Decathlon" is available for viewing at the UCLA Television Archive. The show's title music was released on the compilation album Hanna-Barbera Main Titles in 2006. Jeannie is not available on any digital platform. Jeannie was shown as part of the wheel series Fred Flintstone and Friends, which had Fred Flintstone host excerpts taken from Hanna-Barbera programs.
Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901; the story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. The novel made the term "Great Game" popular and introduced the theme of great power rivalry and intrigue, it is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third in the period 1893 to 1898. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations and superstitions, the life of the bazaars and the road."In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Kim No. 78 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003 the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel."
Kim is the orphaned son of a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore, he works for Mahbub Ali, a Pashtun horse trader, one of the native operatives of the British secret service. Kim is so immersed in the local culture that few realise he is a white child, although he carries a packet of documents from his father entrusted to him by an Indian woman who cared for him. Kim befriends an aged Tibetan Lama, on a quest to free himself from the Wheel of Things by finding the legendary ″River of the Arrow″. Kim becomes his chela, or disciple, accompanies him on his journey. On the way, Kim incidentally learns about parts of the Great Game and is recruited by Mahbub Ali to carry a message to the head of British intelligence in Umballa. Kim's trip with the lama along the Grand Trunk Road is the first great adventure in the novel. By chance, Kim's father's regimental chaplain identifies Kim by his Masonic certificate, which he wears around his neck, Kim is forcibly separated from the lama.
The lama insists that Kim should comply with the chaplain's plan because he believes it is in Kim's best interests, the boy is sent to a top English school in Lucknow. The lama funds Kim's education. Throughout his years at school, Kim remains in contact with the holy man. Kim retains contact with his secret service connections and is trained in espionage while on vacation from school by Lurgan Sahib, a sort of benevolent Fagin, at his jewellery shop in Simla; as part of his training, Kim looks at a tray full of mixed objects and notes which have been added or taken away, a pastime still called Kim's Game called the Jewel Game. After three years of schooling, Kim is given a government appointment so that he can begin to participate in the Great Game. Before this appointment begins, however, he is granted a much-deserved break. Kim rejoins the lama and at the behest of Kim's superior, Hurree Chunder Mookherjee, they make a trip to the Himalayas so Kim can investigate what some Russian intelligence agents are doing.
Kim obtains maps and other important items from the Russians, who are working to undermine British control of the region. Mookherjee befriends the Russians undercover, acting as a guide, ensures that they do not recover the lost items. Kim, aided by some porters and villagers, helps to rescue the lama; the lama realises. His search for the River of the Arrow should be taking place in the plains, not in the mountains, he orders the porters to take them back. Here Kim and the lama are nursed back to health after their arduous journey. Kim delivers the Russian documents to Hurree, a concerned Mahbub Ali comes to check on Kim; the lama is convinced he has achieved Enlightenment. Kimball "Kim" O'Hara -- is an orphan son of the protagonist. Colonel Creighton – British Army officer and spy Lurgan Sahib – a Simla gem trader and master spy Hurree Chunder Mookherjee – a Bengali intelligence operative working for the British; the Woman of Shamlegh who helps Kim and the Lama to evade the Russian spies and return to the plains the old soldier – a Sikh Risaldar, loyal to the British during the Mutiny.
Reverend Arthur Bennett – the Church of England chaplain of the Mavericks, the Irish regiment to which Kim's father belonged Father Victor – the Roman Catholic chaplain of the Mavericks a Lucknow prostitute whom Kim pays to help disguise him a Kamboh farmer whose sick child Kim helps to cure Huneefa – a sorceress who performs a devil invocation ritual to protect Kim E.23 – a spy for the British whom Kim helps avoid capture Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers known as "The Mavericks" is a fictional Irish Regiment of the British Army mentioned in the novella "The Mutiny of the Mavericks". The nickname is from the Bull in their colors. Mavericks are stubborn, unbranded cattle that are hard to keep in the herd, much like the independent-minded troops of the regiment, they seem to be a tough regiment with a fierce reputation because in "Kim" they are respectfully known by the natives as the "Red Bullock Men". Cap Badge: A crowned go
The title babu spelled baboo, is used in the Indian subcontinent as a sign of respect towards men. In some cultures, the term'Babu' is a term of endearment for a loved one as well; the honorific "ji" is sometimes added as a suffix to create the double honorific "babuji" which, in northern and eastern parts of India, is a term of respect for one's father. "Babuji" can be used as a term of respect for any respected elder or man. In some Indian Zamindari estates the title Babu or Babu Sri was used by its rulers. In many kingdoms the members of royal family and kin of the kings used this title. In 1657, Javon the 3rd became the first Babu. In Bangla, babu is used as suffix to a person's name to show respect while calling him by name, for example, "Mohan babu, could you please come here?". In Bengal, the word Babu or Babushona is used more broadly, meaning baby or a little kid or one's child to younger kids. In the Saurashtra language, babu may refer to male; the term "babu" may be suffixed to a person's name.
For example, Rosebabu might be how you refer to a Rose, so Babued. In British India, babu referred to a native Indian clerk; the word was used as a term of respect attached to a proper name, the equivalent of "mister", "babuji" was used in many parts to mean "sir". Since early 20th-century, the term babu is used pejoratively to refer to bureaucrats of Indian Administrative Service and other government officials by the Indian media, while the Indian bureaucracy is called "babudom", as in the "rule of babus" in India media. "Babu" in Swahili, like "papu" in Greek. It is cognate with "baba" in Slavic languages, with "papa" in Germanic and Romance languages. In Nepali, Eastern Hindi/Bihari, Bengali and Oriya languages, it is a means of calling with love and affection to spouses or younger brothers, grandsons etc. Babu Saheb, regional title used in Bihar and neighbouring states. Reddy Sahib Effendi Babuji Babu
Babu (1971 film)
Babu is a 1971 Indian Tamil film directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar; the film stars Sowcar Janaki and Vennira Aadai Nirmala in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan, it is a remake of the Malayalam film Odayil Ninnu, which itself was based on Kesavadev's novel of the same name. Sivaji Ganesan as Babu Vijayasree as Kannamma Sowcar Janaki as Parvathi Vennira Aadai Nirmala as Ammu K. Balaji as Sankar Major Sundarrajan as Vedhachalam V. K. Ramasamy as Singaram Pillai Nagesh as Thulukanam M. R. R. Vasu as Vatti Vadivel A. Karunanidhi Sivakumar as prem Sridevi as Roja Ramani as Shanmugasundari Senthamarai The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan, while the lyrics were written by Vaali. Babu was released on 18 October 1971, failed to achieve the success of the original film. Babu on IMDb Babu on YouTube
Zeba Bakhtiar is a Pakistani film and television actress and a television director. She made her television debut with Anarkali, she made her Bollywood debut in Henna in 1991. After performing in the TV play Anarkali, she appeared in the movie Henna and directed by Randhir Kapoor in India. For her performance in the film Sargam she won the Nigar Award. Bakhtiar appeared in Indian films Mohabbat Ki Arzoo, Jai Vikraanta which were not successful, she returned to Pakistan in Muqadama, Chief Sahib the great and Babu. She directed Babu in 2001, not successful. Bakhtiar appeared in television serials, she portrayed a handicapped girl in Pehli See Mohabbat and appeared in Lollywood films Kundi and Sargam. Bakhtiar is the daughter of former attorney general Yahya Bakhtiar, her mother is of Hungarian descent. Bakhtiar married singer Adnan Sami and they divorced in 1997, they have a son together named Azaan. List of Pakistani actresses Zeba Bakhtiar on IMDb, Filmography of Zeba Bakhtiar
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park Birmingham Nature Centre, before that Birmingham Zoo, is a small zoo on the edge of Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham, England. Owned and managed by Birmingham City Council; as well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is focused in many scientific programs, such as involvement in the EEP captive breeding programmes with endangered animals, helping to highlight the plight of the world’s biodiversity through educational talks and campaigns. The zoo is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Birmingham Zoo opened within Cannon Hill Park on 1st of May 1964 by the Dudley Zoological Society Ltd; the site of the park was once part of a 16th century fulling mill, known as Pebble Mill. It was designed to exhibit young animals, but it housed Dudley Zoo's collection of monkeys and two dromedaries for rides. Once said to be a little gem of a zoo; the zoo closed in 1973 for unknown reasons to be reopened in 1974 by Birmingham City Council as the Birmingham Nature Centre.
The centre and its entrance were apart of the Birmingham Natural History Museum. A rebranding effort in 2014 seen nature centre change its name to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park to reflect its new vision. Birmingham has had a number of Zoo’s open across the city at some point, sadly with little known about them; the first zoo opened as the Birmingham and Midlands Zoological Gardens in Balsall Heath, opened in 1873. The second was Aston Lower Grounds Menagerie in Aston opened in 1880 and the last being Birmingham Zoo in 1910 closed in 1930. There was said to be a travelling menagerie, going by the name of J. E. James's Menagerie; the zoo features small mammals. Its occupants include: A herd of Bagot goats Asian small-clawed otters Meerkats Lynxes Black-and-white ruffed lemur Ring-tailed lemur Mouse lemur Malagasy giant rat Golden-headed lion tamarin Goeldi's marmoset Squirrel monkey Pied tamarin Golden-headed lion tamarin Golden lion tamarin Ocelot African brush-tailed porcupine Red-necked wallaby Capybara Red squirrels Heritage breed farm animals Various owls Greater rhea Northern bald ibis Wattled crane Blue crane Reptiles Jamaican boa Komodo Dragon Insects The nature centre used to have a pair of male red pandas.
However these have been re-housed as part of the national breeding program. Ming Ming is visiting a female red panda in the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Babu is a red panda who disappeared from the nature centre in November 2005 and spent four days "on the loose" before being discovered. Nature centre staff believe he found himself outside his enclosure, his disappearance and the citywide panda hunt that ensued made national headlines. After being discovered by a dog-walker in Moseley, Babu was reunited with his brother Tensing live on Midlands Today. Official website BBC "Red panda pair come out of hiding " 15 October 2003 Red Panda Breeding Program
Babu (1985 film)
Babu is a 1985 film starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, supported by Hema Malini, Mala Sinha and Rati Agnihotri. Music is by Rajesh Roshan, it is a remake of a Tamil film of the same name from 1971 directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar and starring Sivaji Ganesan, which itself was a remake of the 1965 Malayalam film, Odayil Ninnu, a film adaptation of Malayalam writer P. Kesavadev's acclaimed novel of the same title. Babu is a young man who works as a rickshaw puller and he has fallen in love with Kammo, his only true friend is Shambu Nath. One day he helps his family and in return, Shankerlal invites him to his house; the whole family including Shankerlal's wife and Pinky both begin to shower love on Babu. Babu having led a tough childhood feels ecstatic and feels grateful to Shankerlal on having provided him food and more respect given to him. Meanwhile, a goon in the village rapes Kammo and Babu kills him and thereby lands in jail. After his release he finds Pinky begging in the streets and he gets shocked as to how a rich girl has been forced to beg.
Realizes that now Pinky's mother is a widow. His sole aim now becomes to help her child, he gives up his personal life, drives a hand-drawn rickshaw, saves some money, so that he can buy provisions for them, as well as send the child, Pinky, to a decent school. Pinky grows up and starts disliking Babu; the rest of the story is how Pinky realizes her folly on, how Pinky's mother feels indebted to Babu for having helped them in return for one night's shower of affection on Babu by Shankerlal. Rajesh Khanna as Babu Hema Malini as Kammo Rati Agnihotri as Pinky Mala Sinha as Widow Madan Puri as Shambu Nath Navin Nischol as Shankarlal "Aise Rang De Piya" - Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar "Main Kuwari Albeli" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle "Yeh Mera Jeevan Tere Liye Hai" - Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik "Ae Hawa" - Lata Mangeshkar "Yeh Mera Jeevan" - Kishore Kumar "Yeh Mera Jeevan" - Alka Yagnik Babu on IMDb