Animation Contracts And The Beast

The recent trend of live action remakes of animated Disney classic shows no signs of slowing down with this week’s news that The Hunchback of Notre Dame is now in development. This year alone will see Dumbo released in March, followed by Aladdin in May, and then photo-realistic CGI hybrid The Lion King in July. While 2020 will definitely see Mulan brought to life, there are release dates that at one time were planned for The Little Mermaid and Tinkerbell as well. With the behind-the-scenes technology advancing at an awe-inspiring rate, it’s the animation contracts that could benefit from some attention and still have a long way to go to protect writers and financially tie them to the success of these updated projects.

– Forbes

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Six indie games that show why we’re in a golden age of video game artistry

For much of video games’ history, building these engines was fantastically labor-intensive and expensive. But in recent years, a suite of new, cheap game-making tools has made it much easier for independent developers and artists to create polished games—and as a result, the world has been blessed with some wonderfully weird and innovative games.

– Quartz 

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Stan Lee Gives Powerful Speech on Intolerance in Final Animated Cameo

Stan Lee’s final animated cameo will take place in this Sunday’s episode of Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, but you can watch it now.

According to the legendary creator will appear in the episode, which is titled “T’Chanda,” alongside guest stars Mark Hamill and Hayley Atwell. The episode will take place in the 1940s and feature Lee as the voice of an army general. The clip shows Lee’s character calling out Arnim Zola for his hatred and threats.

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Mexico-based comic concept, ComicX, to open restaurant and bar at Desert Ridge Marketplace

A superhero-themed restaurant concept is set to make its U.S. debut in Phoenix.

Desert Ridge Marketplace announced Tuesday in a news release that ComicX, a Mexico-based comic-themed restaurant and bar, will open an 8,000-square-foot location between Sweet Tomatoes and Majerle’s Sports Bar. It will be the first U.S. location for the concept.

– ABC15 Arizona

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