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  1. Father/Daughter Team Expertly Recreates Jurassic Park in Stop Motion

    Hold onto your bricks.

    Paul Hollingsworth wanted to prove to his daughter that she could do anything with over $100,000 worth of LEGO—they spared no expense—and boy did he ever succeed. Their animated, abridged version of the original Jurassic Park nails the important moments from the original with all the personality and block jokes you'd expect from a LEGO production. Hailee Hollingsworth must be one clever girl.

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  2. Just Watch the Short Film Pixels Was Based on and You Can Skip the Movie

    In case you worried that concept couldn't carry a two-hour movie...

    There. Now you don't have to go see Pixels, which you probably weren't going to do anyway—unless you had a major urge to watch a couple hours of mullet!Dinklage, which I would totally understand.

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  3. A Simple Reminder of How Much Representation Can Mean

    THE CUTE... IT BURNNNNNS!

    We've been anticipating Dreamworks' Home (starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons) for a while now. It looks adorable but it also stars a female protagonist of color and if you don't understand how important that is, just look at this picture.

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  4. Prepare for a Theme Song Showdown: Disney Launching New DuckTales, Netflix Picks Up Inspector Gadget

    No it's too late they're both STUCK IN MY HEAD AT ONCE.

    Pictured above: the primary factor that convinced Disney to embark on this new project. Err, the primary factors, I suppose. Such shiny, shiny factors.

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  5. Characters Talk About Their Love Lives and Loki Has a “Moment” in the Latest Leigh Lahav ‘Toon

    We don't know what about this is our favorite part. Black Widow? Hermione? The Mad Men Song?

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  6. Women Making Big Explosions: Gender Inequality in Visual Effects

    What do LOTR, The Avengers, and Inception all have in common? That's right. Special effects. But how often do women working in special effects get the credit they deserve?

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  7. [UPDATED] DC Comics’ Vixen is Getting Her Own Animated Series on The CW Seed

    And Arrow and The Flash have been renewed!

    The Television Critics Association press tour has been chugging along talking to some of our favorite creators and actors, but perhaps the most exciting news to come out of it so far is that DC Comics superhero/model Vixen is getting her own animated digital series.

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  8. Today in Adorable Science: Disney Has Created a L’il Turtle Robot to Draw Doodles in the Sand

    CAROLYN + BEACHBOT FOREVER

    Beachbot was developed by a team from Disney Research Zurich with the aim to create art on a massive scale: according to principal research scientist Paul Beardsley, "The dream is to create huge amazing drawings like the Nazca Lines.” Massive cuteness is just a bonus!

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  9. Agent Peggy Carter’s Toughest Mission: Dealing With Misogynist Jerks

    A new video from Leigh Lahav!

    Boy, times sure were tough for women in the 1940s! It's so great that now in modern times we live in a completely equal society where women are treated the same way as men are and—oh. Oh.

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  10. Very First Animation Tests Of Mass Effect Were Of FemShep, Says Lead Animator

    HELL yeah!

    One of the best things about many Bioware games is that you can select the gender of the character you play. Despite that, the marketing for Mass Effect tended to focus almost exclusively on the male avatars for a super long time, until criticism of this practice finally led to a trailer for FemShep in 2011. Which is odd, because if Lead ME cinematic animator Jonathan Cooper is to be believed, FemShep technically came first.

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