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  1. Review: DreamWorks’ Home, an Endearing and Enjoyable Family Film

    “Poomf” is has now replaced “Flark” as my favorite fake swear word.

    It is with considerable relief I report that, yes, sometimes first impressions are spot on and Home is an absolute delight.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. [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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Watch the Midseason Finale of Bee and Puppycat Right Here!

    I'm coming for you, Pretty Patrick!

    We feel that if you're a regular reader of The Mary Sue, Bee and Puppycat's latest temp job will be exceedingly, superbly relevant to your interests. Then again, so is Bee and Puppycat in general, right? Hard to believe the latest season's already halfway over!

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  13. Studio Ghibli Doc The Kingdom of Dreams And Madness Is A Total Delight. Watch It Right Now!

    Brb, pretending to work for MIyazaki.

    I'll preface this review by saying that if you think a documentary about the inner workings of Studio Ghibli might appeal to you, stop wasting your time with me and start streaming The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, stat.

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  14. How Dare This 2-Second Firefly Animation Make Me Feel All These Feelings

    No no that's okay, I didn't need my heart.

    Animator Stephen Byrne recently released a 2-second teaser for an Animated Adventures of Firefly series, and it's a gorram doozy. Hit the jump for the GIF's full effect.

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  15. Thoughts on The Legend of Korra‘s “Remembrances” and What it Means For Nickelodeon & the Future of the Show

    Nickelodeon, ya dun goofed!

    My dear readers. I regret to inform you that I am not doing a favorites slide show this week. You see, I'm a little ticked off. Allow me to explain.

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  16. There’s No Reason Why a Guardians/The Land Before Time Mashup Should Work, But It Does

    I give you Tree Star-Lord, the vegetarian outlaw.

    Why... how... what? OH MY GOD I FORGOT HOW AWESOME THE LAND BEFORE TIME WAS!

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  17. Pixar Explains How Animators Use Math to Make Movie Magic

    Okay, but then why don't you guys know that 4 is too many?

    Sure, high school Carolyn, you don't need math for anything in the "real world." But what if you don't want to live in the real world? What if you want a rad career at Pixar? What then, you dilly-dally!? In this fascinating video from Numberphile, Pixar animators explain the math behind their movies and prove they really know their stuff.

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  18. New Movie By George Lucas, Strange Magic, Will Hit Theaters In January

    Aw, yay!

    Personally I'm just happy it's not a Frozen sequel as was previously rumored, but all this other news about the movie is great, too! A new story full of goblins and fairies! CGI from Industrial Light and Magic! Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming in the cast! Yes please.

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  19. Watch Hayao Miyazaki’s Honorary Academy Award Acceptance Speech

    Balse!

    Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films last year, and this Saturday he traveled to Los Angeles, California to receive an Honorary Academy Award from the Academy Board of Governors.

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  20. Big Hero 6 Is A Feel-Good Superhero Movie For The Whole Family

    Heart and humor.

    While releasing two big pictures the same weekend can often be trouble at the box-office, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dual release of Interstellar and Big Hero 6 this weekend proves to be the perfect pairing for movie watchers.

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