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  1. There’s A Trailer For The New Thunderbirds Show Which Does Actually Appear To Exist


    My dad loves the classic Thunderbirds, but I always found those dead-eyed puppets more than a little terrifying. I think in this instance, though, if the remake had gone full puppet and really embraced its mid-century kitsch that this could have been really great - I'm bummed they went this bad CGI route. Though Miss Penelope admittedly looks way better here.

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  2. Comic-Con Interviews: The Book of Life Will Bring Mexican Folklore to the Big Screen in a Unique Way

    “As a lover of animated films, I kept going, ‘When is the Mexican story going to happen? When is the Mexican princess going to show up?’” queried director Jorge R. Gutierrez before a packed crowd at the San Diego Comic-Con press conference for his new animated feature, The Book of Life. He’s not the only one who’s been wondering when the rich folkloric traditions of Mexico, especially given their relevancy to America’s growing Hispanic population, might be mined by a Hollywood.

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  3. Watch This Wild Side-By-Side Comparison Of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Motion Capture [VIDEO]

    It's Technical

    When you're watching a film utilizing motion capture (or performance capture) you usually forget what it looked like when the actor was actually in the shot. Here's a comparison video from the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which shows the amazing emotions captured for the finished product. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  4. 11 Years Later, Viggo Mortensen Talks About The “Sloppy” Production On Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Not all that glitters is gold

    Why? We're not quite sure. 

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  5. Jurassic Park Without CGI Is Still Surprisingly Great [Video]

    This makes Goldblum's acting seem next-level.

    What would Jurassic Park look like if it was made pre-CGI and for a budget of less than thirty dollars? Pretty awesome/hilarious, if this video from Michael T. Mann is any indication. His creative remake is a reminder of what can be accomplished with cardboard, crayons, and a little Schwarzenegger. Seriously, that first dino reveal killed me.

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  6. How To Render Your Dragon – A Game Of Thrones Instructional Video

    Here Be Dragons

    Pixomondo is the VFX house which created Daenerys' dragons for Season 3 of Game of Thrones and Wired did a special feature on their process. Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion are growing up so fast! *sniff* (via Wired) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Bradley Cooper Is The Voice Of Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon

    Officially Official

    Since there's not a lot of new info to be had on this story, I figured I'd create a fantastic image for you to look at. LOOK AT IT! BRADLEY COOPER IS A RACCOON! 

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  8. The Perils of Being in 3D: This Version of The Lion King’s Hilarious

    For people of a certain age, there's no denying that the seminal scenes from Disney's The Lion King had an impact on their childhood. Granted, not everyone was a child during the '90s, but those that were know the sting of Mufasa's final scene all too well. It's sad, and depressing, but rarely if ever has the phrase "spooky in a surreal way" been added to that mix. Someone somewhere considered this an oversight and made a video to solve this problem.

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  9. Motion Capture Actors Will Replace Inanimate Objects In The Future Of CGI [VIDEO]

    we loled

    A lot of people still find what Lord of the Rings/Planet of the Apes actor Andy Serkis does completely ridiculous. It's part of the reason there's so much fuss over the studio campaigning to get him an Oscar nomination. Well now the folks at FunnyOrDie have created a little video poking fun at the whole thing. Directors Michael Bay and Jon Favreau plus actor Ray Liotta star in the spoof, discussing the work of "motion capture experts," Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel. (via

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  10. The Latest In Movie Special Effects: CG-Eyebrows [Video]

    eye candy

    Brooke Shields and Peter Gallagher will be thrilled about this, and James Cameron is going to get a million ideas! Will computer-generated eyebrows be the wave of the future, finally give every pitiful actor the chance to express themselves even better through the curtains over the windows of their souls? I dunno guys, I think this is gonna be huge. But I'm going to have to insist on 3D if it does happen. (Warning: contains some NSFW language.) (via BuzzFeed)

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