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The Trailer For The Duplass Brothers’ ‘Animals’ Cartoon Will Blow Ya Mind

Animals.

Are you freakin’ kidding me? Mark and Jay Duplass have done it again. Only this time it’s an HBO cartoon about what animals do when no humans are around, and now you can see the trailer! If you think it sounds like the kids movie, The Secret Life Of Pets, you’re probably right. Although this is called Animals., and it looks just a bit more R rated. So the question you’re all asking: which animal does Mark Duplass play? The Bedbug, DUH! Who else is in the cast? EVERYONE. DUH. I mean, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Jon Lovitz, Nick Kroll, Molly Shannon, Jenny Slate, Danny McBride…and so so so many more. I can’t even…I have to breathe. More »

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Shonagh Scott Turns Disney Princesses Into Delicious Gore Queens

Bloody Cinderella

Just in time for Halloween! There have been a lot of artists creating new spins on the classic Disney Princesses, including Joel Santana’s tatooed pinup versions, and T.T. Brett’s princesses imagined as a difference race. No one has gotten as gory as makeup artist Shonagh Scott, though, who used some of her amazing special effects makeup skills for her “Happily Never After” series. In the series, Scott imaged the princesses as victims of their own tales. For instance, Princess Ariel’s vocal chords look like they’ve been ripped out by Ursula, and Cinderella’s famous glass slipper is coming out of her cheek. More »

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There Is A ‘Frozen’ Themed Airplane. Need We Say More?

Frozen Airplane

Just when you thought you had seen enough blue sparkly Frozen themed bedspreads, dolls, mugs, pillows, suitcases, plates (ok, I’ll stop), there is one more item to add that list. A big one. A plane, yes, A FROZEN PLANE, will line the skies of the grand ol’ USA. Your kids can thank West Jet for that, folks. Soon they’ll be seeing Elsa and Anna on the tail of a 737.

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Meet The Lucky 14-Year-Old Who’s Now Gets To Be A Disney Princess In ‘Moana’

Also, this movie looks visually stunning
Moana

We’ve been hearing about Disney’s newest animated feature Moana since all the way back in December of 2013. And now not only do we get some brand new artwork surrournding the sure to be awesome movie, we also get to meet 14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu, the lucky girl who gets to put her own spin on the newest Disney princess. “From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess,” Auli’i told People Magazine, “and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress.” She caught the eye of an Oahu casting agent after singing in a charity competition and before she knew it she was off to Los Angeles and cast opposite Dwayne Johnson. So now she gets to be a princess, who acts and sings! More »

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After 26 Years, Waylon Smithers Will Come Out As Gay On ‘The Simpsons’

Exxxxxxxxcellent

For 26 years, the writers of The Simpsons have had a bit of fun hinting at the sexuality of one of the show’s beloved animated characters and today we learn that said character will finally come out and admit his homosexuality on the show. Waylon Smithers, one of the original characters on The Simpsons, has long served as the dutiful assistant/right hand man of the delightfully evil businessman Montgomery Burns and those of you who have watched the show should be well aware of Smithers‘s not-so-secret crush on his boss. In an upcoming episode of the new season of The Simpsons, Smithers will finally come out as gay over 2 episodes. Read on for all the deets. More »

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Pixar Announces Its Day Of The Dead-Themed Animated Film ‘Coco’ At The D23 Expo

Disney de la Muertos

For some time now, we’ve been hearing about Pixar‘s plans for an animated film that will themed around the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead … but after Dreamworks released their excellent animated Day of the Dead movie The Book of Life, we didn’t hear much about the Pixar project … until now. Pixar announced yesterday, on Day 1 of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, that they will be releasing their Day of the Dead-themed animated film Coco in 2017. Click below to see some early concept art for Coco and learn the latest info about this forthcoming Pixar animated film. More »

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Bugs Bunny Turns 75 Years Old

'A Wild Hare' is Born

Bugs Bunny, the cartoon rabbit who is the star of Warner Bros.‘s Loony Tunes cartoon series, turns 75 years old today. The beloved animated bunny made his debut on July 27, 1940 with the release of a cartoon titled A Wild Hare … and the world has never been the same since. His catchphrase, What’s Up, Doc?, has become a staple of pop culture and his impact on the world is absolutely immeasurable. And today, I have a confession. Considering how open I am about my love for all things Disney, it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that it is Bugs Bunnynot Mickey Mouse — who is my all-time favorite cartoon character. As a child, I spent countless hours falling in love with Bugs Bunny and his animated friends from watching countless re-runs of the Loony Tunes cartoons on TV (Mickey Mouse and the Disney characters were occasional movie loves of mine, Bugs Bunny was an almost daily television love affair). It is remarkable but not at all surprising that Bugs Bunny would not only endure 75 years of “existence” but that he would thrive as one of the most important creations in modern history. More »

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First Look: Pixar Releases An Official Trailer For ‘The Good Dinosaur’

"A single moment can change everything."
Boy meets Dino

Back in early June, we got our first look at the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Pixar animated film The Good Dinosaur, set to hit theaters around Thanksgiving. Today we get to see the just-released first full-length trailer for Dinosaur. See, I can’t say that I’m all jazzed to see this … which is odd because I really love Pixar films. That being said, I was unimpressed with the promo for Inside Out before I saw it and was very plesantly surprised by how much I loved the movie. Hopefully, I will love The Good Dinosaur just as much. Click the embed above to see what you think of this new Pixar film. Does it look like something you’re excited to see? The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on November 25.

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Watch: Homer & Marge Simpson Address ‘Baseless Rumors’ That They Are Splitting Up On ‘The Simpsons’

Together Forever
Addressing "Baseless Rumors"

After a producer for The Simpsons made comments stating that Homer and Marge Simpson would be having a “legal separation” in the upcoming season of The Simpsons, everyone pretty much lost their shizz for a day … until a spokesperson for the show backtracked and denied that Homer and Marge will be splitting up at all. Today, we learn that Fox has released a short promo video for The Simpsons that features Homer & Marge addressing what they refer to as “baseless rumors” that they are splitting up. All of this smells like shenanigans to get people interested in watching The Simpsons so … if you’re interested, you can watch the video above and see what you think. Personally, I think this little gimmicky hoax is dumb but, it worked. This is the third post I’ve written on The Simpsons in the past month so, the strategy works. The 27th season of The Simpsons will premiere on Fox this fall.

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First Look/Listen: Charlie Brown & The Gang Speak In This New Trailer For ‘The Peanuts Movie’

"Snoopy, what would I do without a friend like you"
"An underdog and his dog"

In November of last year, we got our first look at the first teaser trailer for the upcoming animated feature film The Peanuts Movie. In January, we got to see a second trailer for the film. Today we get to see a just-released new trailer that gives us our first look at Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in action … and also gives us our first opportunity to hear the characters speak. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, many of the Peanuts gags that we’ve seen in the comic strip and classic animated specials have been updated for this new film … and I like what I see. While some may take anything other than the classic Peanuts specials (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, etc.) as blasphemy, I can see the fun potential of this movie. Check out the trailer and see what you think, The Peanuts Movie will hit theaters this holiday season.

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