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Want more Star Wars Bits? We’ve got more Star Wars Bits. It starts with some big time Star Wars Rebels updates and ends with some potentially massive Episode VII spoilers. (Don’t worry, they’re well hidden.) Below, read about the following:

  • Watch three new commercials from Star Wars Rebels.
  • Here are the top 10 fights in Star Wars, according to Lucasfilm.
  • Read Dave Filoni‘s foreword to Star Wars: A New Dawn.
  • The titles of the first episodes of Star Wars Rebels has been revealed.
  • J.J. Abrams talks Apollo 11 from the set of Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Latino Review drops some potentially major Episode VII spoilers.

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Shaun the Sheep teaser

Nick Park created Shaun the Sheep for his Wallace and Gromit shorts, and the character was originally seen in A Close Shave. Since then, Shaun has gone on to star in over 100 short episodes of his own Aardman Animation stop-motion animated television show. Now he’s got his own movie, written and directed by Mark Burton (Madagascar and Gnomeo & Juliet writer) and Richard Starzack. We don’t know what plans exist for a US release of the film, but Aardman fans should check out the Shaun the Sheep teaser trailer below. Read More »

Lava

Next Summer, when you finally sit down to see a new Pixar movie, you’ll first see Lava. It’s the company’s latest short film, directed by James Ford Murphy, which will play before Pete Docter’s Inside Out starting on June 19, 2015. The short stars a massive Hawaiian volcano named Uku who sits in the ocean, century after century, singing about his desire for love. Or, as he calls it, “Lava.”

The entire short is told through song. Below, you can finally get a glimpse at the short and listen to the beautiful song. Watch a clip from Pixar’s Lava below. Read More »

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With every other classic property making its way to the big screen, you didn’t think Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes would get left out, did you?

A new Looney Tunes movie called Acme is in the works, with Steve Carell already attached to star. X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script, and Carell’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in early talks to direct. Hit the jump for all the details.

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New Images From Disney’s Next Short ‘Feast’

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A few weeks back, I went to Disney Animation Studios to learn about what the company had in store for this year. That primarily meant Big Hero 6, but we know Disney loves to attach short films to their features. The short film in front of Big Hero 6 is called Feast, and it comes from director Patrick Osborne. Inspired by the 1 Second Everyday concept, Osborne concocted a story involving an adorable dog, the food he eats, and how that relationship can tell a larger story of blossoming love. With a visual style that’s somewhere between Paperman and a Ghibli film, it’s a fast-paced, funny, sentimental short with lots of surprises.

After some curious concept art, your first real look at the Feast short film is finally here. Read More »

Inside Out

We’ve already seen the colorful emotions that populate the mind of an 11-year-old girl in Pixar’s Inside Out. Today, we finally have a peek at the girl herself.

Disney has unveiled the first look at Inside Out‘s Riley, within whose mind Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) battle for control. Get a glimpse at Inside Out Riley after the jump.

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Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors (2)

Between Tobey Maguire‘s reign as our friendly big-screen Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield‘s, there was a brief period when Donald Glover was pushing for the job. That never came to be, of course, but now he’s finally getting his chance to play the webslinger all the same. The catch: it’s in a cartoon, not a live-action big-budget movie franchise.

Glover is set to voice Miles Morales in an upcoming episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, which has Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) passing through different parallel universes. Watch a clip featuring the Donald Glover Spider-Man after the jump.

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Jim Henson jazz animation

After he’d done years of the show Sam and Friends but before moving on to The Muppet Show, Jim Henson did a set of experimental musical shorts. The animations use paper cutouts to visualize music. In the case of this one, Drums West, the inspiration and backing track is a piece from jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. Watch the short below, which ends with a bit of bonus footage of the young animater/puppeteer at work. Read More »

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