Mondo Rocket and Groot treehugger vinyl figure

Mondo has given us the exclusive premiere of their newest vinyl figure release. Based on Mike Mitchell’s Rocket & Groot: Treehugger poster from the “Just Like Us” series, the vinyl figure features two favorites from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You can get a better look at the figure and learn about the Mondo exclusive version (which will be available for pre-order today) below.

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Mike Mitchell Yoda

Cool Stuff is a regular feature where we take a look at the latest geeky collectibles, toys, and gear. It’s your geekarific Holiday shopping guide published all year round.

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we are looking at some of the current limited time pop culture screenprint offerings. Mondo is releasing three new Mike Mitchell Star Wars portraits, Timothy Anderson is releasing a Matrix-inspired sprint as part of his Sci-fi Landscape series, Mondo is also releasing a Kong: Skull Island print by Francesco Francavilla, Cyclop Print Works is presenting Be Our Guest: An Art Tribute To Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with a bunch of prints including a beautiful one-sheet by Craig Drake., and Acme Archives has a bunch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prints from Dan MumfordDave Perillo, and Arno Kiss.

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‘Trolls 2’ Is Coming in 2020

trolls sequel release

While this year’s Academy Awards had a bumpy ending, it got off to an entertaining start with Justin Timberlake performing “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” It was a lively introduction for the Oscars. Timberlake obviously knows how to put on a good show. Maybe in a couple of years, he’ll be back at the awards show to perform another song from Trolls 2, which DreamWorks has scheduled for April 10th, 2020.

Below, learn more about Trolls 2.

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mondo star wars gallery show

If you’re a Star Wars fan and you enjoy hanging cool art on your walls and you’ll be in the vicinity of Austin, Texas during SXSW, you’re in luck. Mondo is putting together a new gallery show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, with artist Mike Mitchell contributing a number of his signature portraits depicting characters from across the saga.

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The LEGO Movie Sequel Director

Even though The LEGO Movie hit theaters back in 2014, the sequel isn’t arriving until 2019. It was expected to arrive sooner, but Warner Bros. Pictures decided to fast track The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie in the meantime to hold over building block fans.

Plus, it sounds like it may be taking some more time than initially thought to get The LEGO Movie Sequel off the ground. Just last summer the script was slated to get a rewrite from Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the creator of Bojack Horseman, and now the film is replacing previously-set director Rob Schrab with someone who has more animation experience, but not as promising comedy experience. Read More »

puff the magic dragon

Fox Animation have acquired the rights to turn the Peter, Paul and Mary song Puff the Magic Dragon into a feature film. Trolls helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on to direct the hybrid live action/animated feature which will be produced by Safehouse partners Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold and Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman. Hit the jump to learn more about the planned Puff the Magic Dragon movie.

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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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Jock Star Wars

San Diego Comic Con International 2016 is in full swing, and Mondo is selling a bunch of crazy comic con exclusive prints and vinyls on the show floor. But just because you aren’t in attendance at the the convention doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some of the goodies. In fact, unlike most Mondo limited edition releases, you will be able to get your hands on these two awesome Star Wars prints. Hit the jump to check out Mike Mitchell‘s Rey and Jock‘s Into The Garbage Chute, Flyboy prints and find out how you can get them.

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Trolls trailer

Troll dolls last peaked about twenty years ago, but now that the ’90s revival is in full swing, DreamWorks is making a valiant effort to bring back those tiny bright-haired creatures. Coming up from the studio this fall is Trolls, an animated adventure featuring the mellifluous voices of Justin Timberlake (who released his first new single since 2013 for it), Anna KendrickZooey Deschanel, Russell BrandJames Corden, and Gwen Stefani.

Timberlake leads the cast as a grumpy troll who must join forces with an extremely chipper troll (Kendrick) to fight a greater evil. Can these total opposites learn to respect each other and work together? Will they be able to vanquish the villain with the power of love and/or joy? Will the cranky one eventually open up to reveal the song in his heart? Tough questions, if you’ve never seen a movie before.

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Luke Skywalker by Mike Mitchell

Pop culture art company Mondo announced this morning that they are teaming with ACME Archives to create and offer licensed prints for Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Of course you now that Mondo has the Star Wars license for a very short time where they created some of the most amazing Star Wars art outside of Drew Struzan‘s iconic illustrated posters. This included original trilogy sets by Olly Moss and Tyler Stout. This new partnership could bring us some real amazingness as Mondo works with some of the top arts today. Hit the jump to see the first print in this upcoming partnership.

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