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Disney Princesses Meet ‘Orange Is The New Black’ In A Fun Set Of Mash-Up Posters

Art by Maria Bayley

So, pretty much everyone kinda loves those cute and adorable Disney Princesses and most people also love the hit Netflix series Orange is the new Black … so how amazing is it that a clever artist decided to mash-up some of our favorite Disney Princesses (plus one Disney Prince and one Disney Villain) with the characters of Orange is the new Black for a fun collection of posters. An artist named Maria Bayley came up with the brilliant idea to use Arial, Snow White, Rapunzel, etc. and mash them up with Piper, Taystee, Alex, etc. for this set of Disney/OITNB posters. I love them all! I think you will, too. Check ‘em out!

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Disney Junior Is Producing An Animated Sequel To ‘The Lion King’

'The Lion Guard' will premiere next year

20 years ago this year, Disney released the animated film The Lion King in theaters and captured the hearts of young and old worldwide. Since that time, The Lion King has been adapted into a wildly successful Broadway musical (which has managed to remain one of the most successful musicals on the Great White Way) as well as a straight-to-video movie titled The Lion King 2: Simba’s Price (thanks AkiLi). Today we learn that Disney will be releasing a new animated movie and series sequel to The Lion King on Disney Junior next year. Focusing on the second born cub of Simba and Nala, The Lion Guard will introduce to the world a new Disney character named Kimbo. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming sequel to The Lion King. More »

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Watch: This ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Mashed-Up With Footage From ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Is Fantastic

Then/Now
Twice Upon a Dream

Maleficent will be opening in theaters next weekend on May 30 and to celebrate, an industrious fan has put together a new trailer for the film that also features footage from the original Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. The scenes from the trailer are matched up with corresponding scenes from the animated film to give us a new perspective on the story. I am SO CRAZY excited for the release of Maleficent, I can’t even tell you. I love this ingenious idea of mashing-up the old footage with the new. Check out this fun new trailer and get excited! We are just about a week away from the release of Maleficent.

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Watch: Morrissey & PETA Want You To Stop Eating Chicken By Guilting You With The Cutest Video Ever

Meat is Murder
Awwwwwwwwwwwww ... ful

Staunch and militant vegan activist Morrissey has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on a new animated short that marries his music with a message about veganism. As you can see above, this new video is only the cutest thing you’ll see all day … even tho it tells a fairly sad story about how chickens are raised for food. In all honestly, I love eating meat so I’m afraid this video has no effect on me … but it’s a message that Morrissey wants out there so I’m happy to share it with all y’all. Those of you who will see Morrissey on tour will be able to see this video right before Morrissey performs his show.

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‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Will Reveal A Gay Character

Yay for Gobber!!

I fell in love with the Dreamworks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon when it was released in theaters back in 2010 so when I found out that a sequel film is on the way, I knew that it would be a film that I’d have to see in theaters. Today I am happy to pass along the fantastic news that in the film, one of the characters will reveal himself as gay. Gobber the Belch (voiced by Craig Ferguson) will make reference to his sexuality in the film in a casual way, which I think is a great idea. So many gay kids and adults are fans of these kinds of movies. I think it’s really amazing that they can feel a bit of a connection with one of the characters in this way. More »

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Watch: The LEGO-Themed Episode Of ‘The Simpsons’ Is Now Online

Watch It Now
'Brick Like Me'

Last weekend the LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons titled Brick Like Me aired on Fox Sunday night. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again (and again), you can click the embed above and watch the ep in full again. This was a great episode of The Simpsons … you’ve got to check it out.

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Here Is Your First Look At ‘The Simpsons’ & ‘Family Guy’ Crossover Episode

'The Simpson Guys'

For some time now, there has been talk of a crossover episode where the characters from The Simpsons would meet the characters from Family Guy. At long last, that crossover episode is coming our way. Titled The Simpson Guys, the crossover episode will air this September. Click below to see two promo photos for this very special episode and read the official episode description. More »

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Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Releases A Trailer For Their Lego-Themed Episode ‘Brick Like Me’

It airs this Sunday night
"Does something seem ... weird today?"

Last month we got our first look at a promo photo and the poster artwork for the upcoming Lego-themed episode of The Simpsons titled Brick Like Me and today we get to see the FIRST FOOTAGE from the episode. Fox just released a trailer for this weekend’s episode of The Simpsons and it looks pretty sweet. I am really looking forward to this episode. It doesn’t get much better than a marriage of The Simpsons and Legos … amirite? This looks so great!!

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#ThrowbackThursday: The ‘Super Friends’ And ‘Friends’ Get Brilliantly Mashed-Up In This Hilariously Nostalgic Video

Brilliant Brilliant
#ThrowbackThursday Overload

PITNB reader Nick pointed me in the direction of this hilariously funny video that has been making the rounds since 2006 that mashes up animation from the 80′s cartoon Super Friends and audio from the 90′s sitcom Friends … so it seemed PERFECT for sharing on Throwback Thursday. As you can see in the video embedded above, scenes from Super Friends have been cut to coincide with the episode of Friends where the gang competes over ownership of Monica and Rachel‘s apartment (The One with the Embryos). I’m telling you, this video will make you laugh (especially the part where Rachel says, OOOOH, that’s interesting). Then, click below to watch a second mash-up video of the Super Friends. More »

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#ThrowbackThursday: Here Are The 20 Best Animated Music Videos From ‘Jem And The Holograms’

The Best of Jem AND The Misfits

For Throwback Thursday today I was inspired by the recent talk about that live-action Jem and the Holograms movie that is being produced. Because I’m so worried that the movie will fail to live up to the expectations of fans who have LOVED the original animated series for almost 30 years, I was inspired to go back and remember what made Jem and the Holograms so great in the first place. MTV ruled the world back in the 1980′s and Jem and the Holograms wisely capitalized on that fact. In each episode, there would be 3 music videos from the animated bands Jem and the Holograms and their rivals The Misfits. I have compiled a list of the 20 BEST animated music videos from the cartoon Jem and the Holograms. 10 of the videos are by Jem and the Holograms and 10 of the videos are by The Misfits. As you can see below, the Jem songs are all about positivity, love and hope. The Misfits songs are about greed, personal gain and selfishness (which CLEARLY means their songs are better). I’ve added a bonus 21 music video at the end of the list that features both Jem and the Holograms AND The Misfits singing the same song. I hope you will enjoy this trip down memory lane. Jem and the Holograms remains one of my all-time favorite cartoons. I think the music videos below will show you exactly why I love the show so much :D Please, let me know in the comments below which music video/song is your fave.

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