Thursday, May 19, 2005



Zoo celebrates 'Madagascar'

The Honolulu Zoo is giving away activity books and posters for the film "Madagascar," to shine the spotlight on the zoo's own residents who bear an uncanny resemblance to characters in the film.

The animated film opens May 27, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith as -- respectively -- Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo.

The four escape from New York's Central Park Zoo, only to find themselves on a ship bound for Madagascar, where these pampered zoo residents must learn to survive in the wild.

The free items will be available while supplies last. Admission to the zoo is not required. Call 971-7177.


The characters of "Madagascar" include Alex the Lion, voiced by Ben Stiller, who joins the exodus when his zoo buddies decide to make a break for it. Alex has a real-life counterpart, right, at the Honolulu Zoo in "Apollo" the lion.

'Mixed Plate' wins 9th Emmy

KITV's Pamela Young has won her ninth Emmy at the 34th annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards, for her "Mixed Plate" series.

The ceremony, held May 14 in San Francisco, honors excellence in all fields of television production.

Young won for Program Writing for three programs, including "Mixed Plate in Holland," "Mixed Plate Seafeast" and "Mixed Plate Wellness Around the World."

San Francisco/Northern California is one of 20 chapters awarding regional Emmys. Northern California comprises television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border, and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nev.

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