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Miles Morales Is Ready for His Big-Screen Debut in the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer

Sony Animation has dropped the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, an animated movie starring Miles Morales that will hit theaters in December 2018.

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How the Most Progressive Moments in My Favorite Cartoons Shaped My Feminism

I don't think any feminist voyage starts out perfectly; mine certainly didn't. It took me years to realize that I was oppressed as a neurodivergent woman, and even longer to realize I had privileges as an able-bodied white person. It's been a very topsy-turvy journey that has both empowered and humbled me.

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Review: The Breadwinner Is Exactly the Kind of Female-Led and Created Story We Need Right Now

4.5 out of 5 stars.

In the flurry of news about all the world's terribleness, let's not forget that there are still examples of beauty and love to be enjoyed. One such example is a gorgeous animated film called The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, based on the children's novel by Deborah Ellis.

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Interview: How Director Nora Twomey Captured the Rich History & Culture of Afghanistan in The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner director discusses how the film navigates scenes of violence—taking children seriously as audience members without being gratuitous—and the incredible care the team at Cartoon Saloon took in ensuring both accuracy and sensitivity.

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Interview: Saara Chaudry Calls The Breadwinner a Hopeful Story About the Power of Girls’ Education

Since first reading Deborah Ellis' book, Saara Chaudry has admired and related to The Breadwinner's Parvana. "It’s a story of millions of girls and women all over the world who do not have equality and are denied an education," she says.

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Louis C.K. Ruined More Than Just His Own Career

Louis C.K. had the power to amplify marginalized voices. But now those voices are subject to his downfall.

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Land of the Lustrous Is Much, Much More Than “Anime Steven Universe

Land of the Lustrous is a gorgeous, smart fantasy show about agender rock people—and it deserves much, much more than just being jokingly referred to as "anime Steven Universe."

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Director Nora Twomey Delivers a Film That “Celebrates the Strength of Afghan Women” in The Breadwinner

Irish director Nora Twomey, has already made a huge impression on animation as the director of the Academy Award-nominated film, The Secret of Kells. Now, she's delivering her second feature film, The Breadwinner, based on the best-selling children's novel by Deborah Ellis.

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Hayao Miyazaki Announces the Title of His New Feature, and We’re Already Crying

It takes its title from a 1937 book by Genzaburo Yoshino, a journalist who "served as the chief editor of Sekai (The world), a progressive monthly magazine, for many years and was an opinion leader in postwar Japan."

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“We are tired of relying on whisper networks”: Women and GNC Animators Demand Concrete Changes to Stop Sexual Harassment

More than 200 women and gender non-conforming animators have signed an open letter to the animation community, demanding concrete changes to weed out sexual harassment in the industry.

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Ghostbusters Animated Film to Be Told From a Ghost’s POV, Because They Ain’t Afraid of No … Busters

We still know very little about the upcoming Ghostbusters animated film other than that Fletcher Moules is slated to direct, but while there's still no word on who's writing the film, or the gender of the Ghostbusters in question, we do have a little more information about the film's plot.

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Returns With Rey and Chewbacca Making a Great Team

I need happy today, and I have found it in the all-new episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny that debuted today on Disney's YouTube channel! In this Rey-focused episode, Rey and Chewbacca have to team up against danger on the Millennium Falcon.

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Interview: How the Filmmakers of Loving Vincent Brought Van Gogh’s Paintings to Life

"Unfortunately, it is often only after someone’s tragic death that people tend to ask questions about the person, and want to know who that person was, and what went wrong for them."

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Review: Loving Vincent Paints a Beautiful Portrait of a Beloved Figure

3 out of 5 starry nights

Over almost a decade, writer-directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, along with 125 painters produced 62,450 oil paintings that became Loving Vincent.

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Check Out What Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd Are Up to in New Bojack Horseman Clips

The trailer for season 4 showed us Mr. Peanutbutter might be making a bid for public office, but in a new clip it look like he's also.....learning how to ski?

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This Absurdly Cute Commercial for Heinz Australian Beans Will Warm Your Heart (and Toast)

An adorable and endearing family story is not the first thing that come to mind when I think about Heinz baked beans, but this animated commercial pulls it off perfectly in what could've been a Pixar short that aired before Up. 

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Watch BB-8 (Literally) Lose His Head Over the Porgs

Look at their slightly different fur patterns! Look at how they run with their wings up and how one of them tumbles around a little! Listen to their happy chirps!

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Watch DuckTales’ First Episode Online for Free, Seriously

They won't bill you for it. It's great feather or not you enjoy the original. Quack.

We've gone on and on about how excited we are about this new DuckTales revival, and lucky for us, Disney XD was kind enough to put the entire first episode online for free!

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Tyler, The Creator’s The Jellies Stars an Awesome Black Lead, Even If He Is a “F!@#ing Goober”

"How many fucking black cartoon characters are on TV right now? Name fiveI'll give you time." At San Diego Comic Con, when Tyler, The Creator was asked why the protagonist of his upcoming Adult Swim cartoon, The Jellies, was now black after having originally been white, this was his incisive response.

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In a Heartbeat, an Animated Short About a Gay Boy’s Crush, Will Warm Your Heart

In a Heartbeat, a thesis project by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at Ringling College of Art and Design, gained a massive following prior to its completion for its wholesome and adorable characters.

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