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Among the 20 animated films that have qualified to be considered for an Academy Award nomination is the little film “Henry & Me.” It’s a heartwarming story about a young Yankee fan battling a serious illness with the help of a magical friend and it’s hoping to make it to the big leagues against some pretty heavy hitters.
The film has scored a voice acting Annie Award nomination for Cyndi Lauper, who has a small, but key role as a nurse. The animated pic boasts a treasure trove of Yankees legends, bringing back to life such greats as Babe Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Mickey Mantle, Thurman Munson and Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, as well as living legends like Yogi Berra (still malapropping strong at 89) and Reggie Jackson, along with current members of the team. And the cast included such stars as Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chaz Palminteri, Luis Guzman, Lucie Arnaz and Paul Simon. »
- Terry Flores
Lucille Ball’s daughter Lucie Arnaz has kept her late mother’s iconic wit and wisdom front and center at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York, to celebrate and preserve the power of the funny. “My mother and my father,” Arnaz told NBC News in a past interview, “they represent something way bigger than ‘I Love Lucy.’ They represent the healing power of laughter.“Before she died (in 1989), my mother said, ‘I don’t want a damn statue. I don’t believe in that stuff,’” Arnaz recalled. So, several years ago, she asked the center’s leaders: “What are we […] »
- April Neale
A new animated film created to honor “America’s Favorite Pastime” and several of America’s charities will have its debut in New York City. The world debut of “Henry & Me” will take place at the Ziegfeld Theatre Monday night. The film will have a limited theatrical engagement in partnership with New York City’s Bow Tie Cinemas. It will be released worldwide on DVD and through digital services such as Video On Demand, Amazon, iTunes and others Sept. 9. The film will also be sold at Yankee Stadium during all home games following the home release. The film has an all-star cast including Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Lucie Arnaz, [ Read More ]
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Alex Rodriguez is currently serving a 162-game suspension from Major League Baseball for violating drug policy, but even though he’s 39 years old, he has every intention of making his way back to Yankee Stadium in 2015, if only to collect his more than $20 million per season salary. But though he’s won two Most Valuable Players as a Yankee and helped them win the 2009 World Series, Rodriguez’s infamy will likely prevent him from ever being considered an all-time Yankee.
Just look at the new animated movie Henry & Me, which tells the story of a cancer-stricken 11-year-old Yankees fan who »
- Jeff Labrecque
4 items from 2014
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