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Feb 26: Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann at Corcoran

Onward: Meet and Greet with Pixar's Head of Story, Kelsey Mann Meet Kelsey Mann, Head of Story at Pixar, on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 p.m. in the Hammer Auditorium. Kelsey was the story supervisor on the 2013 feature film, Monster's University and has worked on Toy Story 3 and The Good Dinosaur. He will be talking about Onward, released in theaters on March 6, 2020. RSVP here. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar's Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an...
Tags: Comics, Disney, University, Animation, Pixar, George Washington University, Kelsey, Corcoran, GWU, Mike Rhode, Kelsey Mann, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Story Kelsey Mann Meet Kelsey Mann Head of Story

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean on Upcoming Guest Stars and the Show’s ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Parody [Interview]

It’s time for our twice annual interview with Al Jean, showrunner on  The Simpsons . Jean is such a reliable attendee to Fox’s Television Critics Association that I now think of questions every week while I watch the show and unleash them when we have a chance to talk. This batch of questions covers The Simpsons ’ inclusion on Disney+, the new Disney ownership, Aquaman Jason Momoa’s voice cameo, and recent episodes, like the return of Artie Ziff and “Thanksgiving of Horror.” The Sim...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Netflix, Simpsons, Animation, Portland, New Orleans, Fox News, Olivia Colman, Batman, Roma, Cate Blanchett

The Two Episodes That Transformed ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ From a Good Show Into a Great One

When Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted on Nickelodeon in 2005, there were no signs to indicate it was anything other than a silly kid’s cartoon beyond its richly imaginative world and the painstaking research that went into preserving the east and southeast Asian cultural influences. It was goofy, wacky, with a broad humor and even broader characters that were easy to categorize: the mother figure, the kid, the comic relief. The low-stakes adventures that the main trio went on were often neatl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Avatar, Animation, Nickelodeon, Katara, Zhao, Zuko, Action/Adventure, Dave Filoni, Featured Stories Sidebar, Avatar:-The-Last-Airbender, Aang, Aaron Ehasz, Bryan Konietzko

Pixar's Onward Does Everything Right, But Still Misses Some Magic

With houses that fly, rats that cook, and toys that talk, Pixar’s films always have incredibly imaginative stories. They’re also well known for being emotional, exploring love and loss in ways that are almost guaranteed to make audiences weep. On those two counts, Pixar’s latest film Onward lives up to its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Dan Scanlon, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, ONward

‘Onward’ Review: When It Comes to Pixar, “Okay” Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

It took only a few minutes after I left the Onward screening for a distressing thought to settle in my mind. Rare is the Pixar film that disappoints. Rarer still is the Pixar film that tells a story that arguably could’ve been in live-action, not animation. Considering that the story in question, Onward , has characters including a manticore, centaurs, elves, and sprites, you might think that’s impossible. While Onward is a distinctly colorful animated film, its story feels like a var...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Pixar, Jack Black, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Louis Dreyfus, Monsters University, Disney/Pixar

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Returns and “The Bad Batch” Reminds Us Why the Clone Characters Are the Real Stars

After a six-year hiatus and an open-ended conclusion, Star Wars:  The Clone Wars  is finally back and has a new home on Disney+ for its seventh and final season. Rather than the whole season getting released at once like the previous season, called “The Lost Missions,” which was dropped on Netflix in 2014, Clone Wars is doing weekly releases starting with “ The Bad Batch ”, the first episode in a new arc. The clone soldier Captain Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) reports that the Separatists...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Netflix, Animation, Rex, Baker, Hunter, Cody, Genndy Tartakovsky, Star-Wars, Dave Filoni, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar

Peanuts Rock: Watch the Peanuts Gang Play Classic Rock Songs by Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey & More

In a very crowded field, Garren Lazar's comical take on Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a stand-out. Comical in the literal sense. Lazar, aka Super G, struck a rich vein when he thought to mash the Rolling Stones’ "Sympathy for the Devil" with footage culled from Charles Schulz’s animated Peanuts specials. And over the last six years, he’s mined a lot of gold, using Final Cut Pro to pair familiar clips of a drumming Pigpen, Snoopy slapping a double bass, and the iconic “Linus And Lucy” sc...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Youtube, College, New York City, Chicago, Animation, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Facebook Twitter, Charlie, Lazar, Schroeder, Schulz

Clone Wars Is Back, and Thank God, It's More Clone Wars

Some thought this day would never arrive, but here we are: after years away, thinking it was gone for good, The Clone Wars has returned. And as far as it’s concerned, it’s like it never went away.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, TV Recap, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Clone Wars Recaps, Clone Wars Recap

‘Connected’ First Look: Phil Lord and Chris Miller Take on the Smartphone Revolution

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have managed to turn a LEGO figure into a goofy hero, and helped a team of Spider-Men win an Oscar. Now the filmmakers are revealing their next project, a sci-fi comedy about an ordinary family who face a robot — er, smartphone — uprising. Formerly titled The Mitchells Vs The Machines, check out the Connected first look images below. Connected First Look The first images from Connected come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which debuted two new images from t...
Tags: Images, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Lego, Animation, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Sony, Olivia Colman, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Eric Andre, Entertainment Weekly, Mitchell, Miller

Ahsoka Tano’s Voice Cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Doesn’t Mean She’s Dead, According to Dave Filoni

Ahsoka Tano is one of the most popular new characters to emerge from the Star Wars animated universe — with one of the coolest character designs. So why hasn’t she made it to the big screen? Well, she sort-of has with a sight unseen cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but in a way that devastated fans of the character. However, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka’s creator and the mastermind behind the acclaimed Star Wars animated series like The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, suggests that Ahsoka’s a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni

Azur Lane Publisher Yostar Establishes Animation Studio

Management and project planning company ARCH has announced it will be assisting famed Azur Lane publisher Yostar in establishing its own animation company named Yostar Pictures. ARCH previously played a role in production planning for Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata and Promare among many other projects. The full English press release from ARCH […]
Tags: Business, Games, Animation, Anime, Announcements, Kanata, Azur Lane, Yostar, Yostar Pictures ARCH

Krispy Kreme Is Releasing ‘Rick and Morty’ Doughnuts, But You’ll Have a Hard Time Getting Them

Krispy Kreme is now selling Rick and Morty doughnuts and a special milkshake inspired by the Adult Swim animated series. They include a Pickle Rick doughnut that thankfully doesn’t taste like pickles, and you can even get your hands on some Strawberry Smiggles without cutting open the gut of a leprechaun. However, there’s an unfortunate catch that might keep you from enjoying the delicious taste of Rick and Morty doughnuts. Here are all the Rick and Morty doughnuts and the special milkshake b...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Australia, Sci-fi, Animation, New Zealand, Cool Stuff, McDonald, Morty, Rick, Kiwis, Rick And Morty, Krispy Kreme, Pickle Rick

Abbi Jacobson to Star in ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines,’ The Next Animated From Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Abbi Jacobson is continuing to stretch her voice acting chops following her starring role in Netflix’s Disenchantment. Jacobson has been tapped to star in the Sony animated movie The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the next film produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Deadline reports that Broad City alum Abbi Jacobson will star in The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the Sony Pictures Animation film produced by Lord and Miller along with Kurt Albrecht. Jacobson will be leading the ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Animation, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Sony Pictures Animation, Miller, Katie Mitchell, Jacobson

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S. and international cities like London, Mexico City, Seoul and Vilnius are building professional social networks for black professionals and blue collar workers, fashion labels, educational tools in augmented reality, kids entertainment, and an interactive entertainment production company. The list of new companies include: Brightly ...
Tags: TC, London, Media, Social Networking, Social Networks, California, Massachusetts, Marketing, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Animation, Mexico City

Mulan Will Be Disney's First PG-13 Live-Action Remake

She’s as swift as the coursing river, with all the force (and violence) of a great typhoon. Disney’s Mulan has become the first live-action remake to receive a PG-13 rating, making it the latest film in Disney’s rarest collection.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Remake, Ratings, Mulan, Reboot, Live Action, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Niki Caro, 101 Dalmatians

‘Onward’ Early Buzz: A Sweet and Emotional Adventure That’s Missing the Usual Pixar Magic

Just being an animated film from Pixar is a vote of confidence, with audiences holding the studio’s movies to the highest of standards. But could Pixar’s latest film, the fantasy-comedy Onward, live up to those standards? According to the Onward early buzz, opinions are mixed. The first reactions to Onward are out, and while some are enchanted with the Tom Holland and Chris Pratt-starring road trip adventure movie about two elf brothers on a quest to resurrect their dead father for a day, other...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Zootopia, Ian, Tom Holland, Kirsten, Germain Lussier, Kristian Harloff, Michael Lee, Kristen Lopez, Jenna Busch, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar

‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Will Consult on HBO Max’s Animated ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ Series

Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch director Joe Dante is feeding fans of the furry creatures with the confirmation that he will be consulting on the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The filmmaker revealed to what degree he will be consulting on the series, which is set in 1920s Shanghai and will follow Mr. Wing, the shopkeeper from the first movie, as he first discovers Gizmo the Mogwai. In an interview with Daily Dead, Joe Dante, who directed th...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Horror, China, Animation, Shanghai, Gremlins, Mogwai, Dante, Gizmo, Chun, Joe-Dante, Sam Register, Tze Chun

Official US Trailer for Cute Japanese Anime Film 'Children of the Sea'

"The entire ocean has begun moving." GKids has unveiled an official US trailer for the Japanese anime film titled Children of the Sea, which has been playing at a few film festivals last year (after initially opening in Japan in the summer). This is the latest feature made by Japan's Studio 4°C (known for Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game, Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and others), and is directed by Ayumu Watanabe, with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collabor...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Trailer, US, Animation, Joe Hisaishi, To Watch, Ruka, Gotham Knight, Ayumu Watanabe, Mana Ashida Hiiro Ishibashi Seishû Uragami

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 7 Clip: Captain Rex Meets Clone Force 99

The seventh and final season premiere of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars arrives this Friday, and Disney+ is kicking things off with a bang by introducing a skilled and deadly new group of Clone Troopers called The Bad Batch. The “defective” experimental squad has some mutations that make them stand out from the rest of the troopers, and Captain Rex is a little leery about their tactics when he meets them in a newly released Clone Wars season 7 clip. Watch it below. Star Wars: ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Rex, Lucasfilm, Video Clips, Grand Army, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ahsoka Tano, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, Galactic Empire With the Republic

Master All Three Seasons With the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ 15th Anniversary SteelBook

Long ago, Nickelodeon debuted a little animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender. And everything changed. Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted in 2005 and quickly captured the imaginations of audiences with its richly inventive world, compelling characters, and a classic story of a fight between good and evil. Created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender drew its influences from anime, Chinese martial arts, and East and Southeast Asian imagery, result...
Tags: Television, Movies, Animation, San Diego, Nickelodeon, Cool Stuff, Momo, DiMartino, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, Dee Bradley Baker, Bato, Steelbook, Avatar:-The-Last-Airbender, Konietzko, Blu-ray & DVD

Moby Dick

A phenomenal animation by Marie Paccou [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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‘Masters of the Universe’ Netflix Series Cast Reunites ‘Batman’ Voice Actors Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy

The animated Masters of the Universe Netflix series just announced its overwhelmingly stacked cast, and it’s full of big surprises. Most notable of all: the series will serve as a Batman: The Animated Series reunion of sorts, as both Mark Hamill (as Skeletor) and Kevin Conroy (as Mer-Man) are among the voice actors. See the full Masters of the Universe Netflix series cast list below, and then run around your house shouting, “By the power of Grayskull!” Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Animation, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Mattel, Kevin-Smith, Alicia Silverstone, Eternia, Stephen Root, Kevin Conroy, Tony Todd, Kevin Michael Richardson

New ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 7 Trailer Introduces The Bad Batch

The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series is coming back for one more season on Disney+, and fans have never been more happy to see a bunch of Clone Troopers gearing up for another battle. A new trailer for what will be the final season of the beloved Star Wars show shines a light on the ragtag unit of soldiers in Squad 99, known as The Bad Batch. Why? Because they’re a handful of clones deemed defective, each one having a desirable mutation that helps them on the battlefield. Meet them in ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Anakin Skywalker, Don, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, TV Trailer, Dave Filoni

Meet the Stars of Clone Wars' Imminent Return, the Bad Batch

Disney has released a new teaser for the premiere episode of The Clone Wars’ imminent return next week, and...well, honestly I just don’t know what to tell you. It’s Clone Wars. It’s more Clone Wars. What else do you need?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clones, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus

New Trailer for Twisted Animated Horror Movie 'To Your Last Death'

"Hell is empty… And the devils are here." Quiver Distribution has unveiled a full-length official trailer for an animated horror-thriller film titled To Your Last Death. It's not that often we ever see any animated horror projects, and it's exciting to watch the animation medium serve up all kinds of different stories. This trippy high concept horror is about a woman named Miriam. In order to save her siblings, she takes on her father and the powerful entity known as "Gamemaster", who ensnar...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Animation, Archer, William Shatner, Miriam, Morena Baccarin, To Watch, Miriam In, Dani Lennon

Watch the Oscar-Winning 'Hair Love' With Your Kids

You can now watch the Oscar-winning animated short film Hair Love on YouTube—and you should. With your kids. Because ignorance and/or racism about the hair and hairstyles of people of color still abounds and this sweet film is the perspective we need.Read more...
Tags: Racism, Animation, Oscars, Lifehacks

Sundance: Feels Good Man charts a path of redemption for Pepe

Can a meme be redeemed? That’s the central question in Arthur Jones’ Feels Good Man — a documentary that premiered at Sundance this year charting the course of the creator of Pepe the Frog, a comic book character turned universally recognized meme, as he attempts to reclaim it from racists and shitposters. The sweet, gentle pacing of the doc fits well with the calm, sensitive demeanor of its creator Matt Furie . Furie is described as “ethereal” by one of his friends in the piece and that’s ...
Tags: TC, 4chan, Tech, Culture, Animation, Internet Culture, Jones, Artist, World Wide Web, Pepe, Sundance, Matt, Internet Memes, Arthur Jones, Furie, Anti-defamation League

Bad History – Putin

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Charlie & Climate change

This is Charlie.Charlie doesn’t believe in climate change.Well Charlie is a fu***ng idiot. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Aqua Is Finally Useful in KonoSuba Ero-Animation

Artist Jinxel World has released an enticing erotic animation featuring KonoSuba‘s well-endowed goddess of water and party tricks, Aqua. Unlike how she is depicted in the source material, the Aqua in this animation does not seem to be in any kind of karmic distress due to her vice-filled behavior, the failure of a woman finally […]
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