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28 Feb 2017

WATCH: Roger Rabbit Was Even More Impressive Than You Probably Remember

As a kid, I was drawn to Who Framed Roger Rabbit because it featured the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and Daffy Duck, etc. etc. I remember thinking that it was neat that they combined animation with live-action footage, but more than anything it was a funny movie that had a great story.

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21 Feb 2017

The Sesame Street Theme Song Is VERY Different When Played In A Minor Key

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? It’s a question we’ve all asked, well… sung. While the song’s lyrics don’t ever actually answer the question asked within, it still leaves us with a warm happy feeling. The optimistic upbeat tune that opens Jim Henson’s immortal educational program is burned into the brains of pretty much everyone who’s ever watched the show (as well as a few torturees, but we don’t talk about that.)

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11 Feb 2017

WATCH: A Supercut of Every Best Visual Effects Oscar Winner Ever (Up Until Now)

‘Best Visual Effects’ is the Academy Awards category that’s most accessible to casual moviegoers. It’s the only category that regularly features film series like Harry Potter, The X-Men, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. It’s the only category that’s judged on the basis of “oh my god, how cool was that?!” That’s why I was pretty excited that supercut maestros at Burger Fiction have put together this compilation of every Best Visual effects winner from 1927’s Wings (not the sitcom) to 2015’s Ex Machina.

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01 Feb 2016

Watch: ILM Shows Off The Amazing Special Effects of Jurassic World

Any right-minded person could tell you that the dinosaurs running around in last summer’s blockbuster hit, Jurassic World, weren’t real. A cursory knowledge of how special effects have been applied in the last decade of movie-making would probably tell you that there were some other elements that weren’t actually on set when Colin Trevorrow and co. filmed the picture. What you might not realize is that much of what you saw in the film: water, trees, buildings, people, and pretty much everything else in the movie was nothing more than a very realistic cartoon.

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25 Jan 2016

Media Collective, Wisecrack, Explains The Philosophy Of Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is one of the most intelligent series on television. Paired with (many) jokes about butts or balls or butts and balls, is an awareness of the deepest subject matter possible. Creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) draw from Nietzsche and Camus, to paint a picture of existence that most cartoons (or live-action series) simply never explore.

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03 Jan 2016

Geoff Celis’ ‘Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others’ Is Now Available To Stream For FREE

Not only does ‘Some Guys’ feature OG DAPS staffer, Michaelangelo “Flam” Muniz, but also frequent collaborators/well-wishers Casey Jost, Kevin Devlin, and Tim Duffy. Not only is it made on Staten Island, but the film’s Indiegogo campaign also promoted the borough we call home. Today, we’re proud and excited excited to tell you that ‘Some Guys’ is now available online for streaming online.

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28 Dec 2015

People-Watching For Money + Casey Jost = TLC’s Bet On Me

Casey Jost is a frequent DAPS collaborator and if I’m being honest, the funniest dude on Staten Island. This Wednesday night, the Impractical Jokers writer will be taking another step on his road to super-stardom with the pilot episode of Bet on Me, a people watching game show airing on The Learning Channel (aka TLC.)

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17 Nov 2015

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: Can We Trust It?

As we approach the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, people are pretty excited, but the excitement seems to be tempered with the understanding that The Phantom Menace didn’t live up to the promise of it’s hype.

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02 Nov 2015

Watch This ‘Mad Max: Fury Road vs Mad Max Trilogy’ Supercut

One of my favorite Vimeo Video Editors, whoispablo, put together an interesting new Supercut showing the similarities between the recently rebooted Mad Max: Fury Road and the original Mad Max Trilogy.

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29 Oct 2015

Disney Mashes-Up Inside Out and Star Wars, Is Coming For Your Mash-Up Hobby

Disney owns both Pixar (and their colorful emotions) as well as Lucasfilm (what with the Han Solos of the world). When you own those kinds of intellectual properties, you can mash ’em up, throw ’em up on the web.

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