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Mark Knopfler Gathers Every Guitar God for New Animated Video

An animated video for Mark Knopfler‘s all-star charity single “Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)” – which brought together a stunning lineup of over 60 guitar gods to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust – has been released. It features the final recording of Jeff Beck along with contributions by Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Joan Jett, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Sting. The song came out a week ago, but it was difficult to discern…

X-Men: The Animated Series was defined by censorship

After much anticipation, X-Men ’97, a direct continuation to X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s, hits Disney Plus this week. But it’s not the first time Marvel has dusted off the old series and revived it for a nostalgic new millennium. Marvel Comics itself took a swing with X-Men ’92, published in 2015 and technically a Secret Wars tie-in (but don’t worry about it). For ’92, writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and artist Scott Koblish had to figure out how to make a comic book story that felt like a beloved…

Where to Watch the Oscar-Winning Animated Short, ‘War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko’

At the 2024 Oscars, Sean Ono Lennon, the son of musicians Yoko Ono and the late John Lennon, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, as part of the team behind War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko. Based on the 1971 song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” written by Ono and Lennon, War Is Over! reiterates the theme of the Christmas classic, released as a protest song during the escalation of the Vietnam War. The song gained further popularity after Lennon’s murder in December 1980, as a message of peace…

The Animated Series Is a Stylish City Skyline

Image: LegoLego has, of course, done plenty of Batman sets in its time. But how do you capture the unique aesthetic of one of the character’s most iconic adaptations—the legendary Batman: The Animated Series—in brick form? It’s not the traditional play set some might have hoped for, but this new build is probably about as good as you can get.Today Lego lifted the lid on Batman: The Animated Series Gotham City, a 4,210-piece set to commemorate 2024 as Batman’s 85th anniversary. Riffing on the company’s series of buildable

Kung Fu Panda 4 Review: Jack Black’s Animated Series Is Running Out Of Steam

The reason why trilogies are franchise staples in film isn’t complicated. Classic story structure plays out in three acts – beginning, middle, and end – and while each individual chapter of a trilogy is designed to feature its own independent narrative, the ultimate goal is to weave a macro through line that showcases growth in the protagonists. Because of this, fourth chapters can provide a sink-or-swim moment: with the first arc completed, it’s the time when it’s shown whether or not there is truly more story to…

Watch: BMW i5 Flow NOSTOKANA Is Here With Electronically Animated Panels

Last Updated: March 06, 2024, 13:50 ISTBMW i5 Flow NOSTOKANA Redefines Art And Innovation With Electronically Animated Panels. (Photo: The Drive)The South African artist who first worked with BMW back in 1991 became the first African and female artist to sign an art car.In a surprise revelation for buyers, BMW has unveiled its highly-awaited i5 Flow NOSTOKANA, and it has a funky look.The car is clearly a tech-filled and new-age remake of its 12th art car, coming with electronically animated panels with a South African…

Twilight Saga goes animated, John Wick TV Series starring Keanu Reeves in works | Hollywood

The Twilight franchise is officially expanding but with an animation twist. Lionsgate’s vice chairman Michael Burns has some exciting news for the fans of Bella and Edward. But that's not all. A thrilling foray into the action-packed universe of John Wick is also on the cards. The franchise starred Keanu Reeves who played the titular role of an action hero skilled in gun-fu combat in four movies, which were released from 2014 to 2023. Twilight universe expands with new animated TV series alongside John…

The Sequel to One of 2023’s Best Animated Movies Has Its Release Date

Image: ParamountLast year brought us lots of fantastic animated films and while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was the outlier in terms of Oscar nominations, it might be the first to get a sequel.Turtle Power with Melissa Navia | First FandomsParamount just announced a bunch of future release dates and among them was an October 9, 2026 date for the sequel to Mutant Mayhem. Director Jeff Rowe will return, as will the producers from Point Grey including Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. There’s no word yet on the

Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho Confirms She’s Starring in Disney’s Animated Sequel

Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images)The secret’s out of the bag for Mean Girls musical star and original voice of Disney’s Moana, Auli’i Cravalho. After much speculation among fans, the actress confirmed she will be reprising the role that launched her into stardom for Moana 2. Deadline had the exclusive on the Moana 2 casting news. Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson (the voice of Maui) have reportedly been planning to re-team on the animated feature sequel, though Johnson’s return has not been officially announced. Originally a

Animated maps reveal true level of devastation in Ukraine

Time lapse video shows the cumulative effects of the Russian campaign against Bakhmut. When researchers "saw the end result, it looked like a checkerboard or mesh… we realized that it's only the roads that survived. Everything else was collapsed, destroyed, evaporated, and the entire city is completely flattened." Credit: Hang Xu Two years of war in Ukraine have caused widespread devastation to the country's citizenry,…