Tag Archives: animation

VIRAL VIDEO: In A Heartbeat

The HuffPost reports: Ah, young love! Is there anything more exciting ― or potentially torturous? That’s the question a new animated short film asks while beautifully depicting the angst and trepidation that can blossom right alongside a budding infatuation ― especially for LGBTQ people. “In A Heartbeat,” by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, tells the story of Sherwin, an awkward, ...

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One Million Moms Flips Out After Nickelodeon Airs Animated Show With Married Gay Couple

Last week a recently launched animated series on Nickelodeon featured a married gay couple and One Million Moms is predictably quivering with rage. From the AFA’s OneNewsNow: A children’s TV network made dubious history last week, airing the first animated show featuring a “married” same-gender couple. And one organization is working to do something about it. After The Loud House ...

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Sia – Unforgettable [VIDEO]

Awful. Via Rolling Stone: Justin Timberlake isn’t the only artist tethering a new single to an animated film this summer: Sia has covered the Nat King Cole standard “Unforgettable” for the upcoming Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the Pixar hit Finding Nemo. The “Chandelier” singer debuted her rendition of the classic Friday on Ellen; host Ellen DeGeneres provides the ...

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Radiohead – Burn The Witch [VIDEO]

The Verge recaps: After slowly disappearing from the internet and releasing a few short teasers through Instagram, Radiohead has released a stop-motion video for their new song “Burn the Witch.” It’s the band’s first piece of new music since their almost-Bond theme “Spectre,” which was released last Christmas, and it’s the first single from the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled ninth studio ...

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Longtime Writer For The Simpsons: I Finally Outed Waylon Smithers As A Show Of Love For My Gay Son

After 27 seasons, Waylon Smithers finally comes out of the closet on Sunday’s episode of the The Simpsons. As it turns out, there’s a great inside story too. Eric Hegedus reports at the New York Post: Longtime show writer Rob LaZebnik tells The Post he penned the episode in support of his own 21-year-old son, Johnny, who is gay. “I ...

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Taiwanese Animators On Yesterday’s Vote [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators have rushed out their recap of last night’s primary results with a clip that depicts Donald Trump spanking Marco Rubio, Chris Christie pissing on the grave of a New Jersey state trooper, and a Trump supporter slugging rally attendees. Watch below.

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TRAILER: Sausage Party

Deadline calls this a “filthy masterpiece.” They write: “What the [expletive] did I just watch?” That’s the first thing I tweeted after the credits ended on Sausage Party. The eight-years-in-the-making animated film — directed by Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens) and written by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir ...

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TRAILER: Finding Dory

Entertainment Weekly recaps: It’s been more than a decade since Nemo was reunited with his family, but by the looks of a brand-new trailer for the film’s upcoming sequel, the adventure’s just beginning for his sidekick Dory. Opening with a stingray migration scene that jars Dory’s memories of home, the Finding Dory trailer – which debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres ...

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TRAILER: The Jungle Book

Forbes raves: I was not expecting The Jungle Book to get the “enjoy this commercial, now go online for the second trailer” treatment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier got back in 2014. Alas, always expect the unexpected with the Mouse House. The one thing that really stood out about this trailer, which obviously was the intent, is the fact ...

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Taiwanese Animators On Palin’s Endorsement [VIDEO]

Ever quick on the draw, YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators are out this morning with a clip depicting Ted Cruz in tears after losing a literal and bloody tug-of-war with Donald Trump for Sarah Palin’s endorsement. The clip goes on to warn that Palin’s continuing popularity among the Tea Things will surely help Trump in the primaries. Watch below.

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Taiwanese Animators On David Bowie [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators abandoned their usual snark and bombast for a comparatively somber tribute to David Bowie. Watch below.

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Taiwanese Animators On “Y’all Qaeda” [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese animators have rushed out their take on the teabagger militia currently occupying a federal building in Oregon. The clip below mocks the FBI for doing nothing so far and pointedly notes what would have happened if these “protesters” were black.

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Taiwanese Animators On The GOP Debate [VIDEO]

As they so often do, YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators have nailed last night’s GOP debate. I’m always amazed at how quickly they get these reaction clips out. Watch below.

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TRAILER: Finding Dory

People recaps: If you can still recite “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” off the top of your head, you might want to sit down for this – the first trailer for Finding Dory is finally here! Ellen DeGeneres, who reprises her role from 2003’s Finding Nemo as the forgetful blue tang Dory in the upcoming sequel, released the movie’s ...

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TRAILER: Anomalisa

Lots of Oscar buzz for this one. The A.V. Club recaps: Charlie Kaufman’s new, long-in-the-works movie Anomalisa screened at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall, where The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd saw it and said it lived up to his (admittedly high) expectations. (The word “triumph” was specifically invoked.) Now the first trailer for the film has been ...

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Taiwanese Animators On Dem Debate [VIDEO]

“The first Democratic debate wasn’t quite the bloodbath we had hoped for, but it was pretty darn good. Hillary Clinton stood strong and Bernie Sanders made sure people were feeling the Bern.”

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Taiwanese Animators On Tomorrow’s Debate [VIDEO]

“There’s blood in the water as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders prepare for the first democratic debate of the 2016 race. Three no-name candidates will also be on stage taking cheap shots at the frontrunners. Odds are we can say goodbye to Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley. Gosh, we hardly knew they existed. Clinton’s strongest play will be ...

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Mr. Smithers To Finally Come Out

The world has known Mr. Smithers is gay for more than a quarter-century, but he’s finally going to formally come out this season. Executive producer Al Jean: “In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes. We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with ...

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Taiwanese Animators Take On GOP Debate

Clip recap: CNN hosted the second Republican party presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday night. While the first GOP debate on FOX had Donald Trump coming out on top, this second round of debates was pretty unspectacular. It was clear from the start, CNN loves Trump. Carly ‘the interrupter’ Fiorina dodged CNN’s first question while Trump dodged ...

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TRAILER: The Jungle Book

NBC News recaps: The film is a mix of live-action shots with CGI animals and environments, according to Disney. “The animals and environment are actually photorealistic computer-generate imagery, merged together with performance capture and footage shot of the cast, particularly Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli,” reports the Verge. In an interview with IGN, Sethi said he and Mowgli share similar ...

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