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The Doctor Who Puppet Stars In A Very Rankin/Bass Christmas Special [VIDEO]

Alisa Stern, creator of the Doctor puppet resembling Matt Smith from Doctor Who, swears she started work on this video before the BBC announced “The Snowmen” Christmas Special (which, if you live in the U.S. you’ll be watching soon!). It’s got a familiar look to it that will inspire memories of Christmases past and has a happy ending. What more could you ask for?

(via The Doctor Puppet’s Tumblr)

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Peter Jackson Discusses Guillermo del Toro’s Version Of The Hobbit And What He Kept

Remember that time, way back when, when Guillermo del Toro was going to direct The Hobbit? My first reaction was, “Blasphemy! No one but Peter Jackson must do this film(s)!” But then I got to thinking, “What would a del Toro Hobbit look like?” For one thing, I knew it would scare the crap out of me, much like the original novel and Rankin/Bass animated film, and well, part of me wanted just that. Like myself and many others, io9.com was curious about del Toro’s version so they went ahead and asked Jackson what, if anything, of del Toro is left behind in his new trilogy. 

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DreamWorks Acquires Classic Media, Awesome Stuff On The Way (Trust Us)

DreamWorks Animation, the folks who brought us Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, have just acquired the privately owned animation studio, Classic Media. Why should you care? Classic Media owns the motherload of awesome cartoon and comic properties. And all it cost them was $155 million in cash. Hit the jump to find out what characters from your childhood we’ll likely be seeing again very soon. 

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