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Artist Depicts Classic Disney Movie Characters in the Style of Tim Burton

Big eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

What would 101 Dalmations look like if Tim Burton directed it? Or Sleeping Beauty?

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Things We Saw Today: Toyota’s Animated Gundam-Car Commercial

The Zeonic Toyota is a Gundam-inspired car with an amazing animated commercial.

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There Will Be Real Boys: Paul Thomas Anderson to Write, Possibly Direct Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio

He's got no strings.

I wish upon your star! Robert Downey Jr.'s long awaited Pinocchio project has gained yet another writer (and one with a pretty impressive pedigree, too).

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Disney Attempting to Make Pinocchio a Literal Real Boy, Developing a Live-Action Adaptation

Who wished upon a star for this? WHO?

Well, Disney can never be accused of fixin' something that ain't broke. Or something. Anyway, they are now developing a live-action Pinocchio so they can continue the successful wave of live-action adaptations that includes Maleficent and the current Cinderella.

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Okay, but What if Ultron Was a Robot Pinocchio [VIDEO]

*growly voice* GIVE. A. LITTLE. WHISTLE.

But who is his Jiminy Cricket, you ask? Well, probably Jiminy Cricket is somewhere else. Maybe with Sora and Donald and Goofy. Maybe in the Marvel Universe level of the Kingdom Hearts game of my dreams.

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Paleontologists Announce Discovery of “Pinocchio Rex”

I guess "Cyranno de Bergerex" was taken?

A study published today in Nature Communications reveals the discovery of Qianzhousaurus sinensis, a long-snouted "cousin" of T-rex who stalked the Earth 66 million years ago and likely lived in constant embarrassment over his nose-to-arm ratio.

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Graphic Posters For Your Library, Word Nerds

Why Not Do It With Some Style?

Etsy shop Folio Creations has some fantastic prints with pretty graphic design available for sale for the word nerds, writers, editors, readers, and lovers of shenanigans out there. Currently available posters include quotes from Gilmore Girls, Downton Abbey, The Princess Bride, Mary PoppinsEmma, and Anne of Green Gables. They also have a line of posters featuring punctuation that's pretty great.  Plus, they'll do custom quotes for you!

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Too Bad, You Guys: Frankenweenie Killed Pinocchio [UPDATED]

There was going to be a Jim Henson Company produced, Guillermo del Toro directed, and Mark Gustafson animated version of Pinocchio based on Gris Grimly's illustrations, but Frankenweenie ruined it. Tom Waits was even going to be Gepetto. This is why we can't have nice things.

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Tim Burton’s Robert Downey Jr.-Starring Pinocchio Movie Has a New Writer

where does he get those wonderful toys

Jane Goldman, the screenwriter behind Kick-Ass, Stardust, X-Men: First Class, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, now has on her plate another geek-oriented project: Tim Burton's live-action retelling of Pinocchio, starring not Johnny Depp but Robert Downey Jr..

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Will Robert Downey Jr. Be a Charming Scoundrel Geppetto in Tim Burton’s Pinocchio Movie?


After two Iron Man movies, Tim Burton was obviously convinced of the puppeteering potential of one Robert Downey Jr., because now, the director is looking to ask the actor to play Geppetto in the live-action Pinocchio movie wants to make for Warner Bros. I don't know about you guys, but I'll watch Robert Downey, Jr. do pretty much anything. When it comes to interesting, talented, and flexible actors, he's right up there with Johnny Depp, in my opinion ... Wait a minute, Johnny Depp wasn't asked by Tim Burton to play Geppetto? Was he busy?

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Shawn Levy to Direct Yet Another Movie About a Guy Who Built Another Person: Pinocchio

Oh Hollywood

Shawn Levy is 1. a very busy person and 2. really into stories about people building and/or interacting with humanoid beings made from spare parts. Last weekend, he saw box office success with Real Steel, about a man who takes part in robot boxing matches. Also on his plate: a new version of Frankenstein. And now he's set to direct a prequel to Pinocchio called The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto, about how the boy puppet's maker came to create a wooden child companion. At this point, we wouldn't be surprised if Shawn Levy is just trying to distract everyone from the army of Cybermen he's building in his basement.

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Things We Saw Today: Three Leias in a TARDIS

Things We Saw Today

When will this episode happen? Please and thank you. (By Glittersweet at DeviantART via Fashionably Geek)

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Things We Saw Today: Princess Batgirl

Things We Saw Today

Some girls want to be princesses. And some want to be heroes. (At DC Women Kicking Ass)

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