mondo the secret of nimh todd slater interview

If you’re a movie fan on the internet, you’re probably familiar with Mondo, the Austin-based purveyors of posters, clothing, and toys that have a habit of selling out in the blink of an eye. And this weekend brings us MondoCon 2016, the annual convention that puts dozens of the company’s regular artists in the same space for a pop culture celebration that is breathtaking and wallet-draining. Like last year, I’ll be in attendance to bring you all of the necessary news and share looks at the beautiful art that will be on display.

In advance of this year’s con, I was offered the chance to speak with artist Todd Slater, who will be in attendance this year and will have a few new posters, including a unique take on the Don Bluth animated classic, The Secret of NIMH, for sale at his booth.

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finding dory deleted scene: the tank gang

When we first talked with Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton about his sequel Finding Dory, he told us that about an abandoned series of sequences which involved Marlin and Nemo trying to find Dory. Now with the home video release of the movie on the horizon, this lost sequence is finally seeing the light of day. Hit the jump to watch the Finding Dory deleted scene which reveals how Nemo’s tank gang escaped.

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sky high sequel

The co-directors of next month’s Trolls, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, have a long history with DreamWorks. Dohrn has worked on several of their films as a story artist or head of story, while Mitchell directed Shrek Forever After. Micthell is also behind the original superhero film Sky High — a charming movie that has seemingly gained more fans over the years. Shrek 5 is definitely happening, which neither Dohn or Mitchell are officially involved with, but according to Mitchell, he’s (possibly) working on Sky High 2 at the moment.

Below, learn more about the Sky High sequel and Shrek 5.

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Jimmy Kimmel Simpsons Springfield Tour Video

To celebrate the 600th episode of The Simpsons, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took a tour of Springfield with its most famous resident, Homer Simpson. Hit the jump to watch the two-minute animated segment. Enjoy the Jimmy Kimmel Simpsons Springfield tour video now, after the jump.
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‘Moana’ Clip: Dwayne Johnson Is a Hero to All

Moana clip (Maui)

Disney’s Moana is inspired by many things, like the rich mythology of ancient Oceania and the irresistible charisma of Dwayne Johnson. The first Moana clip leans on both, as Maui (Johnson) meets Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) for the first time and teaches her how to make a proper introduction. Turns out the guy is very particular about his titles. Watch the first Moana clip below.

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The Boss Baby teaser trailer

It’s a familiar joke that the baby is the real head of the household. Family life revolves around the whims of its youngest, most unpredictable member, and all the attention in the room immediately goes to him or her. But what if the baby weren’t just a metaphorical boss? What if the baby were a real boss, with a tiny business suit and a mean coffee addiction and the voice of Alec Baldwin and everything?

That’s the premise of The Boss Baby, the new animated comedy from DreamWorks. Baldwin voices a bratty little baby whose arrival upends the life of his older brother, 7-year-old Tim. Sadly, this is not an adaptation of Beck Bennett’s hilarious “office boss” recurring sketch from Saturday Night Live. Watch the Boss Baby teaser trailer below. Read More »

Miss Hokusai clip

Even if the name Hokusai doesn’t ring a bell, you’re definitely familiar with his work. He’s the artist behind The Great Wave off Kanagawa, perhaps the most famous work in Japanese art history — you’ve seen the image in museums and books and gift shops and dorm room posters. But he’s not the real subject of Miss Hokusai. Instead, the new animated feature from GKIDS centers on O-Ei, his daughter and apprentice and an artist in her own right.

Directed by Keiichi HaraMiss Hokusai unfolds in a magical realist version of 19th century Japan. Hokusai is already a man of great reputation, but he’s not working alone. O-Ei is the real hand behind many of the works credited to him, and she also cares for her blind younger sister O-Nao when she’s not helping out her father. This movie isn’t one for the kids — the film doesn’t gloss over the fact that Hokusai was also known for his erotic art, including the iconic The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife — but adults might find a lot to admire about this gorgeously animated coming-of-age tale. We’re happy to debut an exclusive Miss Hokusai clip, which you can see below.

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The Great Mouse Detective By Tom Whalen

To celebrate the release of Disney’s next animated feature film Moana, Cyclops Print Works is teaming up with Gallery Nucleus to present “An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements and John Musker” gallery show.

For those of you who don’t know, Moana filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker are responsible for some of the best Disney animated films of the 1980’s and 1990’s, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Hercules, in addition to The Great Mouse Detective, Treasure Planet, and Disney’s last hand-drawn animated feature film Princess and the Frog. The limited-time art show will open on November 19th, 2016 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, where the artwork will be on display until December 6th, 2016.

The show features some great artists like JC Richard, Tom Whalen, Mark Englert and more! Hit the jump to get a sneak preview of some of the excellent artwork which will be on display and available at the show.

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Emojimovie: Express Yourself

Over the summer Sony Pictures Animation enlisted T.J. Miller to help turn those tiny little smileys in your phone into a big-screen feature. Today they’ve rounded up two more comedians to pitch in. Ilana Glazer and James Corden have joined the clunkily titled Emojimovie: Express Yourself, about a trio of emojis on an “app-venture” to save their world. Learn more about their characters, and see them all in an Emojimovie first look image, below. Read More »

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LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape'

Universal Pictures has teamed up with LEGO to produce a 24-minute animated short film which acts as a prequel to Jurassic World. Titled LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, the short film shows how the Indominus Rex came to be and what happened when it escaped.

That’s right, according to this new piece of Jurassic World canon, the movie wasn’t even the first time this genetically engineered dino escaped and apparently Chris Pratt‘s character rides the T-Rex. And of course, this being a LEGO production means we get all the fun, ridiculous and playful humor we’ve come to expect from the building block brand. Hit the jump to watch the Jurassic World short in its entirety.

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