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New Jay Ward cartoon premieres!

Several movie critics have said that while Universal's new live-actionDudley Do-Right, which opened in the US on Friday, August 27, misses themark, the new cartoon by Universal Cartoon Studios which is playing withthe film, FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: THE PHOX, THE LOX AND THE BOX, is awinner. The cartoon is based on a script by Bill Scott, who wrote most ofthe episodes of the Fractured Fairy Tales series which was originally partof NBC's early 1960s The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show. It was animated forUniversal by Powell, Ohio-based Character Builders, produced by CharacterBuilder's Leslie Hough, and directed by Oscar Moore, who is actuallyStephen D. Moore, the Oscar nominated director of REDUX RIDING HOOD.(According to Leslie Hough, Moore "decided that he had been mistaken forThe Simpsons' Steve Moore one too many times and decided he wanted hiscredit to read 'Oscar Moore,' his father's name.") Jay Ward's daughter,Tiffany, executive produced. DUDLEY DO-RIGHT, which stars Brendan Fraser,is based on the Dudley Do-Right series, which was also part of The RockyAnd Bullwinkle Show. THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE, a live-actionfeature that stars Robert DeNiro, Rene Russo, and Jason Alexander alongsidecomputer animated Rocky and Bullwinkle characters, is currently inproduction and is due for summer 2000. Jay Ward, along with Bill Scott,created and produced The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show.