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Animated film to spotlight bear that served in WWII

WARSAW, Poland: During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for them, one of the soldiers had superhuman strength: Corporal Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear. "When he saw that we were struggling, he'd want to help... He'd come over, grab a crate and carry it to the truck," Narebski, now 93, told AFP of his days with Wojtek in the 22nd Artillery Supply Company. This can be heavy work, even for a bear. When Wojtek got tired, he…

Book by ‘Game of Thrones’ author to be animated film

NEW YORK: Warner Bros is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the "Game of Thrones" saga, media reports said. The report, which first appeared on the specialty website Deadline, says that author George R.R. Martin will produce the film based on "The Ice Dragon," published in 1980. The book, written for young people, appeared well ahead of Martin's "Game of Thrones" series and does not take place in the land of the Seven Kingdoms, the setting of the "Thrones" medieval fantasy series.…