D23 2015: The Official Disney Link Blog

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D23, the big Disney fanfest, just concluded three days of programming at the Anaheim Convention Center. There was a lot of news! New movies announced! New theme parks and attractions! Music! New versions of old favorites! And, yes, even a new emoji! (No, not of Uncle Walt…) All of the headlines below have embedded links, […]

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D23 2015: Disney Announces Their Big Presentations at the D23 Expo!

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So, we all know that Marvel didn’t present anything in Hall H during Comic-Con. Was it because they didn’t have anything to show, just like Sony and Paramount? Or were they saving their big announcements for the D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial fanfest scheduled for August 14-16?  Well, we know a little bit more, as Disney has published […]

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*SATURDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]

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*FRIDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again nerds and nerdettes, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in […]

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Review: Inside Out may be Pixar’s best film yet

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There are moments in life, for everyone, when sorrow creeps into our happiest memories. Time passes. We change. We lose things. We lose people. Our past experiences take on a new shape. Occasionally the shift is sharp and profound; an earthquake. Other times it’s gradual and unnoticed; erosion.
But sorrow isn’t always a burden. Sometimes it’s a salve.

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What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, June 2015 Edition

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We’re halfway through both the actual calendar, and the Summer blockbuster season (which started in May).  Even though it feels like a Friday night at the video store circa 1990, there have been some amazing movies released so far. Dinosaurs are battling robots for box office supremacy, and Pixar is once again at the front […]

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What I’m Feeling About Pixar’s “Inside Out”

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Other members of Team Beat will be along soon to give their reviews of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”, debuting tomorrow. There was mention of a news embargo, but it looks like other sites are beginning to talk about the movie. Since I paid $25 to see the Fathom Events sneak peek, I’m not really prevented from […]

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What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, FCBD 2015 Edition

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Oh man… I’ve got stuff to report on C2E2, Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching, and, of course, Age of Ultron is hitting theaters this Thursday… Maybe I should build some robot minions to help out. Maybe I’ll open source it, so others can improve on my designs! What could go wrong, right? Here’s the […]

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Entertainment Round-Up: Allred designs iZombie’s Main Titles, A True Blood star might be Deathstroke, More Joker Rumors, Dominic Cooper eyed for Preacher, Fantastic Four 2 moves back a week

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Happiest of Fridays everyone! I just got back from a big lobbying trip in D.C. for a cause I’m pretty passionate about, so I’ve been a little off the radar this week. Let’s get back into the swing of things: – iZombie‘s premiere is next week, and while its delays have left me feeling a […]

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What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, March 2015 Edition — Now With More Frozen!

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Well, I had hoped to wait until May before updating my movie calendar, but then Bob Iger had to go and hold an annual shareholder’s meeting for Disney. …which means that all sorts of stuff got announced, so here’s the latest.

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What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, February 2015 Edition

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Here’s the updated dance card for superhero movies, selected animated films, and geek-centric films. Updates are in bold. 2/13/2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 5/1/2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel 6/19/2015 Inside Out Pixar 7/10/2015 Mininons Universal 7/17/2015 Ant-Man Marvel 7/24/2015 Pixels Sony/Columbia 8/7/2015 The Fantastic Four Fox 8/14/2015 Underdogs (Metegol) Weinstein 10/23/2015 Jem […]

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“ZED: A Cosmic Tale” – Reviewing A Children’s Comic That’s Not For Children

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The collected edition of ZED – A Cosmic Tale will be coming out next week.  It may be under your radar, and that’s understandable.  It certainly looks like something other than what it actually is.  It’s probably easiest to describe this graphic novel in terms of the cartoonist’s film work and who wrote the introduction.  Yes, you […]

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Some Thoughts on "Brave"

Although it is branded as a Pixar movie, “Brave” is more like a Disney feature. Is the Golden Age of Pixar over?

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