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New animated ‘Jetsons’ movie in the works from Warner Bros

New animated ‘Jetsons’ movie in the works from Warner Bros

The last time we saw The Jetsons, the family from the '60s cartoon set in the future, on the big screen was way back in 1990. 25 years later, and it looks like Warner Bros. is ready to give the series another chance, as Variety has reported that the studio just hired writer Matt Lieberman to put together a new script. A live-action Jetsons movie is said to have talked about for years, but this is believed to be a different project and will most certainly be animated.

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Amazon Prime subscription priced at $72 today only

Amazon Prime subscription priced at $72 today only

In honor of the Golden Globes Awards marking their 72nd year, and original series Transparent earning two wins, Amazon is offering a one-year membership to its Prime service for only $72, down from the usual $99. The only catch is that is that the sale is for today, Saturday, January 24th, only. Previous to this promotion, Amazon has rarely offered Prime at discount prices, unless it comes bundled with other Amazon purchases, so it's a great deal if you've been on the fence about becoming a member. Read on to find out how existing Prime members can still take advantage of the deal!

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Netflix strikes deal with Duplass brothers for 4 movies

Netflix strikes deal with Duplass brothers for 4 movies

Netflix hasn't been bashful about its plans to release movies and otherwise shift the nature of entertainment consumption, and keeping in step with that is a new announcement tacking a couple more movies to the company's production plans. The Duplass brothers have struck a deal with Netflix, and under it they will make four movies that will ultimately be made available on the service. All four will be small budget movies, and as of right now there are no solid dates for when they'll come around.

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4chan creator tried to give site away, but couldn’t

4chan creator tried to give site away, but couldn’t

This afternoon Chris "moot" Poole, creator, owner, and sole administrator of the imageboard 4chan spoke about why he was preparing to retire from his role entirely. One of the odd bits about his transfer of leadership and the story therein was that he'd actually tried to give 4chan away at some point inside the last couple of years. While it's not clear to whom he'd have been giving this mega-popular website to, the outcome of this transaction was: the answer was "no, no thank you."

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4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

4chan creator moot hands leadership to team of three

This afternoon 4chan creator and sole administrator Chris "moot" Poole spoke (and continues to speak, depending on when you're reading this article) on the whys and wherefores of his departure from the site. He's the creator of 4chan and has been the one and only non-volunteer owner and administrator of the site since it came into being. Today he spoke up a bit on who will be "taking his place" - or how that's not actually something that will happen, as it turns out.

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Watch: 4chan’s moot retirement Q&A session livestream

Watch: 4chan’s moot retirement Q&A session livestream

The originator and sole owner of the imageboard/messageboard 4chan has announced this week that he's about to retire. Chris Poole, otherwise known as moot, suggests that this changing of the guard will not make a big difference to the millions of users of 4chan, one of the world's largest online communities. Today a Q&A session will be taking place for the 4chan community - and the rest of the inquisitive internet - to take part in. This session begins at 1PM Central Time, January 23rd, 2015.

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Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Far too many people do not have adequate access to bottled or otherwise sanitized drinking water. This results in disease and many other problems, and though efforts to eliminate the issue have been around for a long time, effective solutions are still lacking. Enter the Omniprocessor, a somewhat large contraption that uses different processes to convert "sludge" (sewage water) into purified drinking water; at the same time, the machine burns up the waste, eliminating it from the environment and likewise any diseases it would bring about.

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Amazon opens “Transparent” series to everyone for one day

Amazon opens “Transparent” series to everyone for one day

Netflix has dominated public attention when it comes to original series, but competitor Amazon has scored its first big series' win with Transparent, a cleverly named series that touches on some heavy issues through a series of characters including Maura. The series has been available for a little while now on Amazon's own video service, and it has found favor with viewers -- so much so that it scored a couple of Golden Globe awards this month. In celebration of that, Amazon is removing that paywall for a single day, allowing anyone to watch the show.

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DreamWorks Animation reveals restructuring plan, will nix 500 jobs

DreamWorks Animation reveals restructuring plan, will nix 500 jobs

DreamWorks Animation has produced some popular movies, but the company itself has been facing some struggles for a while, and now it seems it has a plan in place to address that. Unfortunately, according to a recent announcement by the company, that plan involves a restructuring that will require 500 jobs to be cut. When precisely those jobs will be nixed hasn't been detailed, though it seems it will be taking place in the relatively near future. In addition, the company will be shifting its creative focus, and that'll mean fewer movies.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

In November 2014, it was revealed that NBC's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt would be arriving on Netflix instead of the network, the reasons for which revolving around NBC's drama-heavy mid-season schedule and the belief that the show would do best on the video streaming service. While we've known for a while now what the show would be about, we haven't yet been given actual look at the series -- until today. The Netflix-branded series trailer has officially dropped, and is likely the first of several that'll arrive before the series debuts.

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