‘Son of Batman’ Debuts at WonderCon

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation pulled out all of the stops at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, over the weekend with the debut of their new film Son of Batman, the 20th film in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

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Watch This: New ‘Frozen’ Edition of ‘How It Should Have Ended’

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Our brilliant friends at How It Should Have Ended have created another fantastic video—this time it’s a new ending (or rather beginning and ending) for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen. Friend of the Animation Fascination podcast Otis Frampton created the backgrounds for the short. We love it and hope you will, too.

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Hunting Easter Eggs with Lee Unkrich

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Pixar has a cool little video up on the new Disney Movies Anywhere app showcasing one of the neat things about their films that had thus far gone on without much official commentary from them. The famous “Easter-eggs” Pixar has hidden throughout their films are as much fan favorites as staying until the two post-credit scenes in a Marvel flick. From A113 to the Pizza Planet truck, (even in Brave!) some of us have been watching out for these “Easter-eggs” for a long time now.

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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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