Danielle’s Kite Mystery Solved!

Ok, we’ve always wondered just how Danielle got hold of Leonardo’s Kite. Well I was reading the book again this morning and I think I figured it out.

When you watch the movie, the show a shot of the Kite up in a tree, with the next scene being Danielle running in the field flying the kite. Well I for one always thought that was odd and strange, and seemed out of sequence. But if you think about it, it makes sense.

Perhaps, the kite got away from Leonardo while he was testing it out, the day she met them by the lake. The kite blew away and ended up in the tree. Danielle sees the kite stuck in a tree and decides to climb the tree to retreive it. She knows how to work it, because she saw Leonardo with it the previous day.

Hence, mystery solved… 😉 :pint:

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Minutes after “Spy Kids” passed the $100 million mark, director Robert Rodriguez and his cast hastily began work on a sequel.

Rodriguez hoped to cash in on the vitality of young stars Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara before puberty took its toll. The condensed production schedule results in a slender story for “Spy Kids 2,” though the chemistry of the leads remains intact.After saving their parents on their maiden adventure, Carmen (Vega) and Juni (Sabara) Cortez have become elite agents in the government’s “Spy Kids” initiative. The promotions bring new problems, predominantly in the form of rival spies Gary and Gertie Giggles (Matthew O’Leary, Emily Osment). Their latest mission sends all four spies to a forbidden island, where a scientist (Steve Buscemi) has created dangerous hybrids from test animals.There’s no denying Rodriguez his creativity. Carmen and Juni come equipped with sophisticated gadgets that they use to combat an army of imaginative creatures. Rodriguez’ franchise seems fashioned from Ian Fleming and Dr. Seuss. But exaggerated gags solely target children this time around, and stunt casting can’t save the adults from becoming improperly used caricatures.Grade: C+By Sean O’ConnellAugust 5, 2002

Entertainment Tidbits….

I thought some of these were interesting/funny although a few of them might be repeats… I can’t remember for sure now 😛

In 1946, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head.

In the movie “”The Wizard Of Oz,”” Toto the dog’s salary was $125 a week, while Judy Garland was $500 a week.

India’s movie industry, Bollywood, is the largest in the world producing over eight hundred movies a year. Hollywood only produces half of this number in a year.

King Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favourite movie.

Mickey Mouse is known as “”Topolino”” in Italy.

Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.

Billy Joel’s CD “”52nd Street”” was the first CD to be released to the public. This occurred in Japan in October of 1982.

Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

The first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture was Disney’s “”Beauty and the Beast”” in 1991.

The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC.

The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928.

The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on “”Leave it to Beaver.”” After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet.

After the Popeye comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33% in the U.S.

Before Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat was the most popular cartoon character.

Bugs Bunny first said, What’s up, doc? in the 1940 cartoon “A Wild Hare”.

Charlie Brown’s father was a barber.

Cinderella’s real name is Ella.

Did you know that Beetle from the comic strip ‘Beetle Bailey’ and Lois from the comic strip ‘Hi and Lois’ are brother and sister?

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

60.2% of the U.S. TV audience watched the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983

More bullets were fired in Starship Troopers than in any other movie made.

The first female monster to appear on the big screen was Bride of Frankenstein.

The first real motion picture theatre was called a Nickelodeon (admission was a nickel) and opened in McKeesport Pennsylvania near Pitsberg in 190 The first motion picture shown there was The Great Train Robbery.

In 1977, there were 37 Elvis impersonators in the world. In 1993, there were 48,000. At this rate, by the year 2010 one out of every three people will be an Elvis impersonator.

The Beatles featured two left handed members, Paul, whom everyone saw holding his Hoffner bass left handed, and Ringo, whose left handedness is at least partially to blame for his ‘original’ drumming style.

The song with the longest title is ‘I’m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues’ written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1945. He later claimed the song title ended with “Yankâ€Â? and the rest was a joke.

Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit.

The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time.

The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death.

The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items.

Strange Historical Facts….

I don’t think we’ve had any of these yet….

Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.

During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water.

Hitler was voted Time Magazines man of the year in 1938.

During the 16th century, newly married couples in France had to stand naked outdoors while the groom kissed the bride’s left foot and big toe as part of traditional customs.

In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins.

Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe.

There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was “”General Butt Naked.”” Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.

To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.

In the 1700’s, you could purchase insurance against going to hell, in London, England

Income tax was first introduced in England in 1799 by British Prime Minister, William Pitt.

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan’s original name was Temujin.

The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch.

There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.

When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers.

The best selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man.

Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.

Acting was once considered evil, and actors in the first English play to be performed in America were arrested.

Bugs named No. 1

Bugs is top gun in Toontown

Bugs Bunny has been named the greatest cartoon character of all time by the magazine TV Guide, beating out challenges from Homer Simpson, Fred Flintstone, Charlie Brown and a pack of other animators’ delights.

The wise-cracking, long-eared carrot-muncher, voiced by Mel Blanc, first became popular in the 1940s, directed by cartoon legends such as Tex Avery, Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng.

Bugs was also the only character from the pre-television golden age of animated short films to make the magazine’s top 10.

Homer Simpson of the 13-season-long television series The Simpsons came in second, followed by the flying squirrel-and-moose pair-up of Rocky and Bullwinkle from the 1950s and ’60s.

Next up were MTV stars Beavis and Butt-head, Dr Seuss’ Christmas grouse the Grinch and Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble of The Flintstones.

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