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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Well, I'm depressed. I was goofing around at work today with a co-worker and we took this "Death test" online. Find out when you're going to die!

Anyway, I'll die at age 64. As the death clock said, I've got just 37 years left.

That was a downer.

Anyway, it's not like I'm Donald Roan Dunagan. Dunagan is a career Marine officer, having led troops into battle on countless occasions. He served his country for many, many years before recently retiring. Now, in his late-60s, he can finally come forward with his deep, dark secret.

When he was 7 years old, he did the voice of Bambi.

He was personally hired by Walt Disney for the task! Dunagan says he kept it a secret when he became a Marine because he knew that he wouldn't be a good leader if his troops kept snickering and calling him "Bambi" behind his back.

Dunagan finally revealed this secret because he's retired now and it's no longer that big a deal. That, and Disney paid him a truckload of money to interview him for the new 2-disc special edition of Bambi, which is on store shelves now.

And having done the voice of Bambi did have a lasting influence. Even though he became an accomplished sharpshooter and was invited on many hunting trips, he could never bring himself to kill an animal.

Got another good story in the animation industry today.

I may have ranted on this before, but one of the more controversial cartoons in development is called Loonatics. It's being developed by Warner Brothers, and it follows the adventures of the descendants of the Looney Tunes in the 27th Century. See, in that time, they're superheroes. It's controversial because many Looney Toons afficianados really don't like this re-imagining of the Looney Toons.

Now, though, controversy has been launched in regards to Bugs Bunny's 27th century descendent, Buzz Bunny. The first lawsuit that's been launched is from an artist who created a "Buzz Bunny" for a line of merchandise that he sold from his website. This artist's Buzz Bunny also has a strikingly similar design to Warner's Buzz Bunny.

But, the second and far funnier lawsuit is being launched by a sex toy company. Seems that "the Buzz Bunny" is this company's premiere vibrator.

No word yet on what's going to happen to Warner Brothers and Buzz Bunny.

Next Issue...Man, I'm getting tired of writing "Next Issue" gags

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