Hot Topic Releases Exclusive ‘Maleficent’ Merch

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As no-brainers go, this is a 100% lobotomy. Of course Hot Topic is going to carry Disney’s Maleficent products! This is like the culmination of all things Hot Topic—Disney (check!), edgy-borderline goth villain (check!), curious teen tempted by the dark side (check!), possibilities for an infinite amount of dark, cool hipster apparel and accessories from aforementioned checklist (CHECKMATE!).

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Watch This: Final Trailer for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released the final trailer for their upcoming feature film How to Train Your Dragon 2. Check out the awesomeness after the jump. A new poster has been released as well.

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New Trailer and Character Bios Released for ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

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New character bios and a new trailer have been released for Disneytoon Studios’ upcoming sequel Planes: Fire and Rescue. The Disney Insider blog has the scoop on all of the new characters in the film.

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Composer Mentions Development of ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2′

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In the “for what it’s worth department,” Cinema Blend recently referred to an interview with British composer Henry Jackman, the guy behind the wonderful film scores to Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, Captain Phillips, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 hit feature film Wreck-It Ralph.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 66: AF News Special – Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

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Tom Fonss and Stanford Clark join Marc Vibbert to discuss Big Hero 6. From its Marvel comic book origins to what Disney has released so far about the film, we cover it all.

Also Discussed: Sequels to Cars and The Incredibles, Blue Sky’s Peanuts teaser trailer, and Party Central / Muppets Most Wanted.

(Recorded on 03/24/14)

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Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Has Passed Away at 93

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Legendary Hollywood star Mickey Rooney passed away on April 6, 2014, at the age of 93. The short (he was 5 ft. 3 in.) but larger-than-life actor starred in 200+ films, along with many television shows, plays, tours, and specials.

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Who’s Your Daddy? ‘Son of Batman’ to Premiere at WonderCon

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proudly releasing the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Son of Batman, on April 18th at WonderCon in Anaheim. The studio has also released another clip to accompany the trailer from January. The action in the new clip is definitely exciting, as we see Batman fight Killer Croc. Son of Batman is an adaptation of the comic story arc called “Batman and Son” from 2006 in which Batman discovers that he is the father of Talia Al Ghul’s son, Damian.

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New Season of ‘Mickey Mouse’ Shorts Debuts April 11th

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Walt Disney Television Animation’s entertaining and stylish Mickey Mouse shorts will start their second season run on April 11th. First up is Cable Car Chaos, where Mickey and Minnie try to stop a runaway cable car as it wreaks havoc on the streets of San Francisco. The short will debut on Disney Channel on April 11 (check your local listings) and will be available the following day on Disney.com, iTunes, and on the WATCH Disney Channel app.

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New Bruce Timm Short Celebrates 75 Years of Batman

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The brilliant Bruce Timm has produced a new Batman animated short which honors the Caped Crusader on the 75th anniversary of his DC Comics’ debut. The short is called Batman Strange Days and it will debut on Wednesday, April 9th during the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network (check your local listings).

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