Soul Storyboard Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the storyboards for a sequence from Pixar’s latest movie Soul compare to the final cut in the film. Plus, take a look back at the making of the pilot for The Office back in 2004, and let Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear help usher in the New Year with a familiar tune that will have you movin’ right along into 2021.

First up, now that you’ve had a chance to see Pixar’s new movie Soul on Disney+, see how the original storyboards for one of the film’s early sequences compared to the final cut. You’ll see that some of Joe’s features didn’t completely translate from the early storyboards, including the shape of his glasses and what he’s wearing, and the soul version of him isn’t quite as defined either. It’s all part of Pixar’s important development processes that makes them one of the best animation studios around.

Next, now that The Office is available on Peacock, the streaming service has provided some bonus treats for longtime fans. In addition to releasing a never-before-seen cold open over the weekend, they also provided a featurette about the making of the show’s pilot from all the way back in 2004. Enjoy how young everyone looks and how enthusiastic they all are despite having an uncertain future during the time of production.

Finally, Disney offered up a warm welcome into 2021, courtesy of a couple of our favorite Muppets. Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear do a virtual rendition of “Movin’ Right Along” from The Muppet Movie to ring in the New Year. Kermit plays the banjo while Fozzie hops in the car to actually move right along. Now if only we could get some of that Muppet magic back on Disney+ in a more satisfying way.

Muppet Night Football

The Muppets are celebrating the holidays with, uh, football. During tonight’s Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN, the Muppets are going to stop by for something dubbed Muppet Night Football. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will kick things off in the broadcast booth while Fozzie Bear reports from the field, and all of this is leading towards a Carol of the Bells music video featuring the Muppets.

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the good place one-hour special

Wow, the summer is almost over! Hard to believe since we’ve all been having so much fun, doing all these summer activities like staying indoors and fearing for our lives. Anyway, as August ends and September rolls in, a whole new slew of new stuff arrives on Netflix. So here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in September 2020.

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look at some clever, hidden details you might have missed in Scott Pilgrim vs the World for the film’s 10th anniversary. Plus, check out a theory about why Rick Deckard can’t be a replicant in Blade Runner, and watch the Muppets take a quiz to figure out what Muppets they really should be. Read More »

Kermit the Frog Voice Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see why fans have had such an adverse reaction to the new voice of Kermit the Frog on Muppets Now as performed by Matt Vogel. Plus, watch a series of bloopers from the TV movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, and take a flashback to the time Conan O’Brien took Late Night to Toronto and had famous Canadian comedy star Jim Carrey make a hilarious appearance.

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the muppets now trailer

Even the Muppets are working hard from lockdown. The beloved characters, and stars of the new Disney+ series Muppets Now, are taking us behind the scenes of a video call as they prepare to launch their first-ever unscripted show. The Muppets Now trailer lets us in on the behind-the-scenes planning of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter, and of course, Joe from Legal, as they talk about the six half-hour “muppisodes” that will debut on Disney+ this month.

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Where the Wild Things Are VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew take a look back at some of the work done on Gladiator, Babe, and Where the Wild Things Are. Plus, listen to an impressionist do the entire first act of Hamilton with the voices of The Muppets, and see the Ultimate Collector Series version of the Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon build itself in a stop-motion video. Read More »

James Corden's Muppets Sing Along

It’s been a rough week/month/year/four years for obvious reasons. But every now and then, the clouds part and some light shines through to warm our hearts. This week, it comes in the form of a sing-along with The Muppets that came together over at The Late Late Show with James Corden. Led by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and featuring all your favorite Muppet pals, the late night show finds James Corden joining in a virtual rendition of “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles, a sentiment we can all appreciate during these continually crazy times. Read More »

Terminator 2 Bill Hader DeepFake

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what Bill Hader might have looked like if he played T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day thanks to an impressive DeepFake video. Plus, watch a vintage clip of Jim Henson and The Muppets making an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and hear a dialect expert review American accents in movies like The Departed, Fargo, and more. Read More »

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Muppets Now Release Date

Not too long ago, we learned that Disney+ would finally be bringing a new project to the streaming library from The Muppets Studio. The new series is called Muppets Now, and the House of Mouse has finally announced that it will arrive on Disney+ in July. But it seems like the Muppets gang can’t decide which poster (or key art) is the best one to promote the show’s arrival. You can see their various suggestions and find out more about Muppets Now below. Read More »