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Toei Animation

The Toei Animation Co. Ltd. referred to as Toei Animation, is a Japanese animation studio controlled by its namesake Toei Company. It has produced numerous series, including Sally the Witch, Gegege no Kitaro, Mazinger Z, Galaxy Express 999, Dr. Slump, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, Slam Dunk, One Piece and the Precure series; the studio was founded by animators Kenzō Masaoka and Zenjirō Yamamoto in 1948 as Japan Animated Films. In 1956, Toei purchased the studio and it was renamed Toei Doga Co. Ltd. doing business as Toei Animation Co. Ltd. outside Japan. In 1998, the Japanese name was renamed to Toei Animation, it has created a number of TV series and movies and adapted Japanese comics as animated series, many popular worldwide. Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yasuji Mori, Leiji Matsumoto and Yoichi Kotabe have worked with the company. Toei is a shareholder in the Japanese anime satellite television network Animax with other anime studios and production companies, such as Sunrise, TMS Entertainment and Nihon Ad Systems Inc.

The company is headquartered in the Ohizumi Studio in Tokyo. Their mascot is the cat Pero, from the company's 1969 film adaptation of Puss in Boots. Toei Animation produced anime versions of works from manga series by manga artists, including Go Nagai, Eiichiro Oda, Shotaro Ishinomori, Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro, Takehiko Inoue, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Masami Kurumada, Akira Toriyama, Leiji Matsumoto, Naoko Takeuchi; the studio helped propel the popularity of the Magical Super Robot genres of anime. Although the Toei Company allows Toei Animation to handle its animation, they hire other companies to provide animation. Toei Animation's anime which have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award are Galaxy Express 999 in 1981, Saint Seiya in 1987 and Sailor Moon in 1992. In addition to producing anime for release in Japan, Toei Animation began providing animation for American films and television series during the 1960s and during the 1980s. Animated productions by foreign studios dubbed in Japanese by Toei are The Mystery of the Third Planet.

Toei has been commissioned to provide animation by Japanese and American studios such as Sunbow, Hanna-Barbera, DiC, Rankin/Bass and World Event Productions. Nippon Animation, Topcraft/Studio Ghibli, SynergySP, Studio Junio & Hal Film Maker/Yumeta Company, animation studios founded by former Toei animators Mushi Production, an animation studio founded by Osamu Tezuka and former Toei animators Shin-Ei Animation, formally A Production, an animation studio founded by former Toei animator Daikichirō Kusube Yamamura Animation, an animation studio founded by former Toei animator Kōji Yamamura Doga Kobo, an animation studio formed by former Toei animator, Hideo Furusawa Official website Toei Animation Inc. Official website Toei Animation Europe Official website Toei Animation at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Toei Animation at IMDb

Love at First Sight (album)

Love at First Sight is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1980, featuring performances by Rollins with George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster and Bill Summers. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Decent music but nothing that memorable occurs." All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated"Little Lu" – 6:38 "The Dream That We Fell Out of" – 4:14 "Strode Rode" – 7:33 "The Very Thought of You" – 5:38 "Caress" – 7:25 "Double Feature" – 4:51Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, on May 9–12, 1980 Sonny Rollins: tenor saxophone, lyricon George Duke: piano, electric piano Stanley Clarke: electric bass Al Foster: drums Bill Summers: congas, percussion

Aarón Hernán

Aarón Hernán is a Mexican telenovela and film actor. He has a medal called General Ángel Trías Álvarez. Aarón Hernán was born on 20 November 1930, in Camargo, Mexico as Aarón Hernández Rodríguez, his mother was Amadita Rodríguez. His brother is named Héctor Hernández. Hernán married Edith Sánchez, with whom he has son Aarón and daughter Edith. Hernán is known for his roles in telenovelas, his best-known role was that of an old Don Alonso in Marisol. The main character was lovely Alonso's granddaughter, played by Erika Buenfil. Alonso’s son Leonardo was played by famous Enrique Álvarez Félix, who died soon after he made his last work in Marisol. Other notable role is that of Father Augusto in Tormenta en el paraíso, he played priests in some other telenovelas. Hernán appeared in a fantasy drama film and Black Wind; the Garden of Aunt Isabel List of Sortilegio characters

Gene Ahern

Eugene Leslie Ahern was a cartoonist best known for his bombastic Major Hoople, a pompous character who appeared in the long-run syndicated gag panel Our Boarding House. Many of Ahern's comic strips took a surreal or screwball approach, notably The Squirrel Cage with its nonsensical catchphrase "Nov shmoz ka pop?" Ahern was born and raised in Chicago, attending public schools and working as a butcher boy, as noted in a 1929 newspaper article: Gene Ahern's path to the height of popularity in the comic world, strange as it may seem—in a meat market. True, he had been to art school before this, but it was his job as butcher's helper that gave real opportunity the first chance to knock. Gene spent his time making sketches on the long rolls of brown paper in which the shop's meat was wrapped. One day a man connected with a large fashion house came into the market for pork chops. Gene snipped them off and wrapped them up, using, by chance, a sheet of the paper he had covered with sketches; the customer eyed the package.

“Who drew these?” he asked. “Oh, I did—just for the fun of it,” said Gene. Whereupon the customer suggested that it would be more fun to draw such pictures for money—and Ahern agreed that it would; the conversation continued and Gene told of his studies at art school and of his fondness for sketching. The stranger expressed interest and wound up by offering Gene a job in his fashion house art department. In his new job, he admits he hardly set the world on fire, but he learned a lot about drawing and, what counted. In his teens, he worked as a model, which he recalled, "Daily, I slipped on cutaway coats, silk top hats and immaculate white gloves—and stood indolently in the front of a room while an artist sketched me for a catalogue." In 1914, after three years study at the Chicago Art Institute, Ahern went to Cleveland and worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association syndicate as a sportswriter and artist inking comic drawings for $18 a week. He worked on such strips as Dream Dope, Fathead Fritz, Sporty Sid and his Pals, Taking Her to the Ball Game, Ain't Nature Wonderful, Squirrel Food, Balmy Benny and Otto Auto, about a man who loved driving so much that he couldn't stop.

Comic strip historian Allan Holtz described the transitions of these Ahern creations: In 1919, in his strip Squirrel Food, a pretty close copy of the look and humor of Rube Goldberg's strip, he introduced a new character, Otto Auto... Otto was a sprite who inhabited the background of the strip. Otto's schtick was that he drove his car like a bat out of hell and wouldn't let anything or anyone slow him down. Despite being relegated to the background, Otto became the most popular feature of the strip. On July 20 Squirrel Food was renamed the mad driver became the star of the show. Ahern made a daily game out of Otto's driving exploits, inviting readers to submit ideas for how to stop Otto's car; every day Otto would encounter readers' traps and ambushes, every day Otto would avert them. This period of the strip was, for my money, one of the funniest slapstick sequences committed to newsprint... Ahern knew. So it came that Otto's car was stopped and the strip moved to a garage where Otto and his second banana Clem traded jibes as fumbling mechanics...

February 6, 1921... the strip was replaced by Crazy Quilt. In 1921 he introduced the Nut Brothers and Wal, in Crazy Quilt; that same year, NEA General Manager Frank Rostock suggested to Ahern that he use a boarding house for a setting. Our Boarding House began September 16, 1921, scoring a huge success with readers after the January 1922 arrival of the fustian Major Hoople; the Nut Bros: Ches and Wal ran as a topper strip above Our Boarding House. Ahern was making an annual $35,000 at NEA, King Features Syndicate offered to double that figure. Leaving NEA in March 1936 for King Features, Ahern created Board. A resident in that boarding house was Judge Puffle much in the Hoople tradition. Don Markstein traced the proliferation of Puffle and other Hoople variations: Knock-offs, such as Associated Press's Mister Gilfeather, began to proliferate. In fact, it was a knock-off. King Features launched one called Room and Board, starring the Hoople-like Judge Puffle, in 1936, hired Ahern himself to write and draw it.

This was a reprise of a move King had made nine years earlier, hiring George Swanson to produce a duplicate of his own NEA strip, Salesman Sam, it had a similar result—success, but not to the extent of the original. When, in 1953, Ahern retired and Board ended. Today, its memory is overshadowed by its own topper, The Squirrel Cage, where the enigmatically familiar phrase, "Nov shmoz ka pop?" was introduced. Our Boarding House was adapted into the radio series Major Hoople. No copies of this radio series are known to exist. Living in California for 36 years, Ahern resided at 1280 Stone Canyon in Los Angeles during the 1940s, he was a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, the Bel-Air Country Club, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the National Cartoonists Society. When he died of a heart attack in 1960, he was survived by Jane. Ahern's The Squirrel Cage featured a bearded character known as The Little Hitchhiker, who became notorious

True Adolescents

True Adolescents is a 2009 American comedy film written and directed by Craig Johnson and starring Mark Duplass, Bret Loehr and Carr Thompson. It premiered at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it was nominated for the narrative feature grand jury prize. Sam is a washed-up rocker in his mid-30s. Jobless and apartment-less, he crashes with his aunt as a last resort and becomes reluctant camping-trip chaperone to her teenage son and a friend. On the trip, the three males turn out to be on par, maturity-wise, but in the Pacific Northwest wilderness a surprising discovery turns dire -- and the distance from boy to man must be covered overnight. Mark Duplass as Sam Bret Loehr as Oliver Carr Thompson as Jake Melissa Leo as Sharon Official movie site True Adolescents on IMDb

302nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The 302nd Infantry Division formed as the 302nd Static Infantry Division, was a German Army infantry division in World War II. The 302nd Infantry Division was raised in November 1940 from men in Military District II as the 302nd Static Infantry Division and was used as a French-occupying force, with some elements remaining in Germany. According to Hauptmann Joachim Lindner:'Day after day nothing.' An Allied amphibious raid, to determine if a large landing could be attempted, was made at Dieppe, France on 19 August 1942. The Allies suffered heavy losses with tanks strewn over the beach along with landing craft; the operation painted a grim picture for any future Allied incursion. A German major observed,'I have not witnessed images more terrible. In one landing craft the entire crew of about forty men had been wiped out by a direct hit. On the water we could see bits of wrecks, ships in ruins, corpses floating and soldiers wrestling with death. In Paris there was jubilation; the enemy's operation was smashed in just over nine hours!'

Over 6,000 troops landed at Dieppe and less than 2,500 of them succeeded in returning to Britain afterwards. The Germans suffered a coastal battery damaged, 48 Luftwaffe planes destroyed, 600 casualties; this first combat led to the division being nicknamed the "Dieppe division". In October 1942 the division was reorganized as the 302nd Infantry Division, after a few additional months serving as a reserve in France and was transferred to the Eastern Front in early 1943 to help shore up the line after the German defeat in the Battle of Stalingrad. In January 1943, the division was sent to the Eastern Front to aid in the Kharkov offensive, where it fought in Luhansk. Between April and September the division switched to defensive tactics along the Mius-Front, it defended the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia between October and December before withdrawing to the Nikopol bridgehead, where General Rüdiger was wounded-in-action. The division retreated west to the Dnieper in April. Rüdiger's replacement, General von Bogen, was captured by Soviet troops during May 1944 in Bessarabia.

Colonel Fischer, the 302nd Artillery Regiment's commander, took his place. The division met its end on 25 August 1944 when the Soviets succeeded in encircling it during its withdrawal from the Dniester. During the encirclement Fischer was soon after captured. Decimated during the Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, the division was disbanded and those few survivors were transferred to the 15th and 75th Infantry Divisions. Dieppe Raid Operation Jubilee order of battle Division Military unit List of German divisions in World War II Heer Wehrmacht "302. Infanterie-Division". German language article. Retrieved April 9, 2005. Hargreaves, Richard. “The Germans in Normandy”, Pen and Sword, ISBN 1-84415-447-5