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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina • Page 67

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80 THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Friday November 18 1988 Peggy Lee Wants Share Of Videos 1 LagePrig 2954 A Private Night Club OPENING Noveznber 23rd Featuring: Top 401 Beach 8c Oldies Be Sure Not To Miss 1 NITE FLIGHT BAND Appearing November 23 25-27 Nov 30-Dec 4 Awil Eir3 I gal3 E-3 I A Private Night Club OPENING Noven2ber 23rd I Featuring: Top 401 Beach 8c Oldies Be Sure Not To Miss 1 NITE FLIGHT BAND Appearing November 23 25-27 Nov 30-Dec 4 Now Accepting Membership Applications 392-5923 3001 Little Rock Rd: ZIW AMMAN ENTERTAINMENT Littlefoot (left) a Brontosaurus asks an orphaned Anatosaurus to join him on his adventure to find the Great Valley Enjoy linosaurs With A Kid A Associated Press NEW YORK Singer Peggy Lee whose hits have asked the questions "Why Don't You Do Right?" and "Is That All There Is?" demanded answers this week as she announced a suit against Walt Disney Produc' tions Lee who co: of I wrote the lyrics fs--4' and performed -vt-- 1 songs and voices for Dis 1 ney's cartoon classic "Lady A i and Tramp" said Lee she hasn't received any money from the movie's considerable videocassette sales She told reporters at a Manhattan news conference she only received a little over $4000 for her original work on the 1955 movie In a $25 million lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court she charged that Disney has ignored a 1952 contract provision that barred the company from making "phonograph recordings and-or transcriptions for sale to the public" without her consent Her lawyer Alvin Deutsch said that provision applied to videotapes He acknowledged that Disney maintains "transcriptions" referred only to sheet music Tania Steele director of publicity for Disney video said "We can't comment on litigation" Lee said she noticed the contract provision only after she helped Disney promote the videotape version of "Lady and the Tramp" which she said has sold more than 312 million copies In the movie she said she played the voices of Peg the dog two Siamese cats and the human mother referred to only as Darling Lee 68 She said she received -a $500 honorarium for her promotional work "My hairdresser makes more than that" she said When she approached Disney about getting a cut of the movie's profits she said "I was ignored in a polite way like 'Go away kid don't bother me' Considering the circumstances it was rude" Movie: The Land Before Time Rating: Excellent gI Very Good Wc Good gMedlocre Worthiess from "Bambi" for the story: Littlefoot's birth is attended by the other wondering animals (though he's hardly the king of the forest with Rex around) his mother dies immediately and his first two friends are a giggler (a la Flower) and a roisterer (a la Thumper) His visual style is far from Disney however as befits a stubborn independent who left that studio 9 years ago because he felt production values had fallen oft These dinosaurs dwell in dark dreamy landscapes full of murky water tar pits and volcanic ash When they cross the desert plain Bluth uses bright reddish colors the rest of the time he keeps his palette subdued The impressionistic drawings add some weight to this feather-light tale If You're Going The Land Before Time is at Mat thews Festival Park 51 South Park Town Cinema Rated nothing violent except maybe Tyrannosaurus Rex which the kids loved! By Lawrence Toppman Movie Critic When you don't have kids ifs best to adopt one momentarily if you're reviewing a movie such as "The Land Before Time" I eavesdropped on a little girl of 5 or so who sat next to me at Eastland Mall Cinemas Wednesday night Her pertinent comments: Seeing a harmless leaf-eating dinosaur amble across the screen: "I wanna see Tyrannosaurus Rex!" Upon the advent of that red-eyed knife-toothed steam-puffing monster "O00000000000!" Observing the long-necked plodding creature old-timers know as brontosaurus: "Daddy that's apatosaurus A-PA T-o-saur-us" (See little kids know dinosaurs) Watching a toad gulp a fly: "O000 a frogasaurus!" (Well not always) After her father's feeble request for quiet: "You're not being very nice I'm just talking!" So were most of the other kids at the screening which was two-thirds populated by people whose heads barely poked up over their seat backs But the buzz was favorable Universal Pictures aimed "The Land Before Time" at kids 3 through 10 and it apparently entertained that crowd There's not much in it for adults however Thank Goo( My own 34-year-old hopes were raised when I saw director Don Bluth's name on the credits Bluth directed the visually sumptuous "The Secret of NIMH" and the ambitiously written "An American Tail" His new movie is much simpler thematically and less sharp visually though it's still 20000 leagues ahead of the Thundersmurf Galacticas on Saturday morning television Kids may especially like the fact that the five dinosaurs marching from their desolate homeland to the lush Great Valley are kids Plucky Littlefoot is accompanied by Sarah a rambunctious triceratops Spike an amiable but rather slow-witted fellow (maybe a stegosaurus?) Petrie a tiny pteranodon or pterodactyl and Ducky some sort of sea-dweller Bluth has borrowed heavily This year enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without the fuss Our buffet serves up a vast array of taste-tempting delights and traditional holiday fare For reservations 'call The Marker at 372-5440 Thank goodness for Adam's Mark! peoun at the Adam's Mark Hotel Si South McDowell Street Serving Thanksgiving Day 11 LOanADOpm 1 7 '1 A 4 a 07 il A TOSOUllir ii-'k' 1 I Nti iii i 44 'C1 i r'''' --'1 1 41' -47 14 rV4 lt i 1 :71 i 1- i l( 1' i-4iii 1 -4' i --7- i ii 1 i ii iiii i i i 1 i i iii "4 4 1 Tr 74 11: rt -KA JA II 11 6 t' 41 0 i ROASTED TURKEY DINNER '11'61ith allthe Trimmings( 1 fresh-Whipped Potatoes 41 Dressing and Giblet Gravy 41 Dressing and Giblet Gravy ''1 -1 i URKEYDINNER Trimmings A )edPotatoes'4 i id Giblet' Gravy 1 --40'Sauteed Peas and Mushrooms Cranberry-Apple Relish di" ir ts and Mushroorn ji DDle I 4" Guess who's coming to South Park this i Saturday November 19? Come cele- brate the start of the holiday season with 41 Santa and his helpers See Santa arrive in it''' an antique fire truck at the Sharon Road 4 entrance at Those kids who are there to greet him will receive a special Christmas treat and a helium balloon 4 Then at Join the lively musical tl procession as Santa makes his way to his A throne located in front of the Sears mall 404 entrance t't SouthPark's new holiday hours begin after Thanksgiving: Monday-Saturday 10am-lOpm and Sunday Santa will be at SouthPark through Chdst1 mas Eve I 4- 1 I i i Tr'' Complete with your choice of Fresh Spinach or Darryl's House Salad and Freshly-Baked Pumpkin- Pecan Fie for Dessert AND SECONDS ON USE $895 re no $295 sai95 Children S2 95 under 10 4- I fl 1 1 I- Or if you prefer a less traditional feast make a selection from our special Holiday Menu Starting at 11 am Thanksgiving Day Make Your Reservations Now! :1 riNT-5771rIzir Perm! r- ft 1r I 00STEIDGE3013 -'-t k-R)11-1 Nlik' 'i 3o 'I 14) i No It OLICIUMEIO 1775 Just South of the Coliseum at 6400 Albermarie Rd 536-1775 1795 8338 Pineville Mathews Road (Hwy 51) 541-1795 o5krotw-463Poi-A 0119V11)02141M1 (1988 GilbertRobtnson Inc Donate Food For The Metro Una Foodbank Your Cablevision Connection Is FREE Thus holiday season Cablevision is teaming up with the Metro lina Food Bank to help bring food to families in our community Just donate at least 3 canned goods and we'll say tharik you with a FREE cable connection (Normally $25) Cablevision will accept canned food donations in place of our regular connection fees through December 22 Help our community this holiday season and help yourself to a FREE cable connection! Food collected of time Some restrictions may apply Call Today Offer ends December 22 Cablevision of Charlotte 377-9600 er 41 NNW Ok All Food Donations Will Be Given To The Metro lina Foodbank Cableyblotat.

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