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Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

This week the first look we've had up close and personal with the creators and the artwork behind Star Wars Rebels is close at hand. What we're seeing here is a preview for the animated show that'll take place between the 3rd and 4th Star Wars movies. That is to say - making a bridge between the prequel trilogy and the classic, original trilogy with storyline.

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The LEGO Movie Review

The LEGO Movie Review

I took my 3-year-old daughter to The LEGO Movie this week and she sat through the entire 100-minute film in quiet reverence. End of review. I'm an adult male who grew up with LEGO and, with my daughter, continue to play with and enjoy the creative building toy today - and I was entertained by the movie from start to finish. My daughter and I are two of the types of audience members the creators of this movie appear to have aimed for directly.

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Raving Rabbids feature-length film: Ubisoft and Sony Pictures set to helm

Raving Rabbids feature-length film: Ubisoft and Sony Pictures set to helm

It would appear that the little creatures known as Rabbids - sourced from the Rayman video game series and readied for the public as their own series by Ubisoft - have secured themselves a full-length feature film deal with Sony Pictures. This film has Jean-Julien Baronnet, Executive Director, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, speaking up on the deal, letting it be known that Columbia will be working on the picture as well. This release comes after the collaborative effort between Ubisoft Motion Pictures, France Television, and Nickelodeon called "Rabbids Invasion", a television show out right this minute.

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Disney Google Play exclusive Mickey take takes on “Vinylmation”

Disney Google Play exclusive Mickey take takes on “Vinylmation”

There's a kind of stop-motion animation* called "vinylmation" right this minute, if you did not know, using vinyl toys as the models and just as simple a stop-motion technique as you like. While we've seen everything from Ninja Turtle Legos to Star Wars figures snapped in this bit of creational sway, today Disney lets loose a trailer for a short called "Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story" featuring a couple of rather plain-looking mice.

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Michael Bay’s TMNT toys: Ninja Turtles get grungy

Michael Bay’s TMNT toys: Ninja Turtles get grungy

It would seem that the poster we saw back on the 30th - and subsequently were asked by Paramount to take down - may have been sitting right next to some brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys as well. What we're seeing today is a single image which depicts three of the Michael Bay film-headed mutants in all their tiny glory. Here we've got Raphael looking rather bulky, Donatello looking a bit more lean than in previous iterations, and Michelangelo keeping with the "coolest member of the team" theme through a retro grunge style.

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” makes international TV debut in Japan

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” makes international TV debut in Japan

X-Men: Days of Future Past has made its international television spot debut in Japan, where a rather basic teaser trailer was aired with quick flashes of action shots and the main characters in various states of action. It is short and sweet, and while not lending itself towards expounding on the plot, it does give a look at this summer's upcoming movie at break-neck speed.

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George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

Back in the year 1995, before Star Wars was released as a set of "Special Edition" movies, before the idea that a set of prequels would be created was made solid, the film series was released to VHS. On these tapes - on the 1995 edition of these tapes, that is - a long-running interview was included before each film began. The first of these interviews was published digitally - officially - for the first time today.

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