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Here Be Dragons

Watch The First 5 Minutes Of How To Train Your Dragon 2 So You Can Be Late To The Theater!

I’ll admit, I’m not one for seeing a whole section of a film before I get to actually sit down for the whole thing, but at least this way you can be a few minutes late to the theater and not have to worry. Right? Whatever, I’m excited for How to Train Your Dragon 2 regardless.

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Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Pre-New 52 Amanda Waller Stars In The Batman: Assault on Arkham Animated Feature

Missing the previous version of DC Comics’ Amanda Waller? You might want to take a look at the new trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham, a new Warner Bros. Animation feature set in the Arkham video game universe. The Wall is in full effect. And yes, that is Kevin Conroy voicing Batman, just like in that Darwyn Cooke short we posted yesterday.

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Things to Do With Your Kids

Comic by Green Lantern The Animated Series Creator Exposes Strange, Gendered World of Focus Testing

Giancarlo Volpe was one of the producers of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, cancelled after one season due to poor toy sales (which may or may not have been unfortunately fueled by the poor performance of the live action Green Lantern movie) and Cartoon Network’s desire to refocus its DC Comics based offerings into DC Nation despite cult popularity. He posted a comic on his Tumblr recently that sheds light on how television networks evaluate the impact of shows on their audience and distill a crowd of children’s reactions down to several data points for showrunners.

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I Am The Night

Bruce Timm Celebrates Batman’s 75th Anniversary With A New Animated Short

Since Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series were cancelled by Cartoon Network, I stopped paying attention to the DC Nation shorts which were continuing on Wednesdays during Teen Titans Go! But I did not miss the news of Bruce Timm returning to his Batman: The Animated Series animation style for a special anniversary short (he also helped with the celebration of Superman’s 75th). It’s described as, “a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.”

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Submitted For Your Approval

Cartoon Theme Song Mash-Up By Professional Orchestra Is As Awesome As It Sounds

This amazing presentation by Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW includes 43 different cartoon theme songs. With bonus animation to give you a clue as to which is which (the full list is on the YouTube page if you’re interested).

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Interview

The Mary Sue Interview: The Voice Of DC Universe Online’s Wonder Woman, Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg. Do you know her name? You should. She’s Wonder Woman. More specifically, she’s the voice of Wonder Woman for countless DC animated projects including the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited television series. Now she’s taking on the Amazon again for DC Universe Online’s latest DLC, Amazon Fury. We got to pick her brain on her past voice work, video games, and Wonder Woman’s place in our world.

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i'll just leave this here

Watch This Year’s Oscar Winning Animated Short!

It’s a rare occasion when I’ve seen all the movies nominated for Best Film at the Academy Awards, let alone those nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category. Here’s this year’s winner, Mr. Hublot, written and directed by Laurent Witz, co-directed by Alexandre Espigares. And don’t forget to check out our Oscar recap!

(via io9)

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Oh Mah Glob Guys

WeLoveFine Helps With An “Animated” Geeky Wedding

It’s wedding time! Come on, grab your friends. We’ll go to very distant lands. Like New Zealand! That’s where this latest geeky wedding took place. Che Saunders and husband Ford are animators in Auckland so it’s not such a big surprise they decided to go with a themed wedding. And they were helped with the theme by dressing up the wedding party in Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors items from WeLoveFine!

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Good News Everyone!

Netflix Is The Official Home Of The Last Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes

Netflix is quickly becoming the go-to location for new, exciting content. It’s just been announced the sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars would debut on the paid subscription service. 

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Clever Girl

Young Entrepreneur, Animator, and Activist Maya Penn Rules The World [Video]

Maya Penn is a passionate young entrepreneur, animator, activist, and designer who has been creating since she was a toddler.  She started her company at 8 and was featured by Forbes when she was 10 years old.  Plus, all of her projects are about making the world a better place. What an awesome girl! Check out her amazingly inspirational TEDTalk here!

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