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WonderCon 2016 – Voltron returns with DreamWorks and Netflix

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WonderCon 2016 – Voltron returns with DreamWorks and Netflix

VOLTRON returns in 2016 with an all-new Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation Television. Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), writer Tim Hedrick (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and special guests at will present a panel at WonderCon 2016 to answer questions about Voltron: Legendary Defender!

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NYCC 2015: “How To Train Your Dragon” Comes to Dark Horse

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NYCC 2015: “How To Train Your Dragon” Comes to Dark Horse

You’ve seen them on the big screen. You’ve ridden with them on television. In 2016, the dragons are coming to comics.

At New York Comic Con 2015, DreamWorks Animation and Dark Horse Comics announced a comprehensive original graphic novel program to expand the incredible mythology of How to Train Your Dragon, the Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning film series.

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DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge comes to Netflix June 26

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DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge comes to Netflix June 26

On June 26, the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon unveils an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure: DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge.

See below for a trailer, photos from the WonderCon 2015 DreamWorks Animation panel, and an exclusive roundtable with some of the creators of Dragons: Race to the Edge.

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DreamWorks Being Sued Over Kung Fu Panda

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DreamWorks Being Sued Over Kung Fu Panda

Yesterday, an artist named Jayme Gordon slapped DreamWorks with a lawsuit for allegedly stealing his idea for a work titled Kung Fu Panda Power. Gordon, who is notably not the first to sue the company over this movie, claims that DreamWorks used both his title as well as characters that bore striking similarities to ones that he drew for the movie Kung Fu Panda.

According to Gordon, he submitted his illustrations first to Disney and later to DreamWorks, though nothing came of either submission. He is now asserting copyright infringement due to having supposedly registered his own illustrations with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2000.

The curious part about this whole affair is that DreamWorks is currently fighting a lawsuit battle with another defendant who also claims the company stole his ideas. Terence Dunn, the man in question, is a writer who says that he submitted an idea for a “spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear” during phone conversations with DreamWorks executives in 2001. Dunn recently won a small victory and is currently gathering evidence to support his claims that the company made millions – over 600 million, in fact – from his ideas. Perhaps it was partially Dunn’s success that spurred Gordon to attempt a lawsuit as well.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, GeekTyrant

Pixar's Short "Partly Cloudy"

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By now, everyone has seen UP, including you, right? Well, if you haven’t, “what’s with you man!” (Spaceballs quote.)  In the usual Pixar tradition, Pixar produces short films that pay before the actual movie.  They have nothing to do with the feature presentation, but always comes with a great moral.  Here is “Partly Cloudy.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o06hFPm4FLA

All filmmakers know that if you can tell a story with film without any dialog or better yet, sound, you’re doing it right.  This is what makes Pixar better than Dreamworks.  They can tell stories with emotion and without big name actors that do the character voice overs. Take WALL-E vs Kung Fu Panda for example.  Try watching both movies straight through on mute.  You’ll see what I mean.

Pixar vs. Dreamworks

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This is what I have been saying all along.  Dreamworks animated films suck.  They go for the easy kid money.  None of their work is classic.  Each film just feels like an easy scam to get kids into the theaters.  And of course kids can’t go alone, so they get extra money because the parents have to buy a ticket too.  The films suck because there is no substance to their story.

All film makers know , or atleast I hope they do, that a film is supposed to tell a good story.  A story that will stick with you for days.  Pixar does just that.  Also, they add in good genuine comedy (“Edna mode….. and guest”).  Not the comedy of fart jokes (Shrek).  Because of this opinion of mine, I have never watched another Dreamworks Animated film since Antz.

But, I did beat Kun-Fu Panda on Xbox360. It came with the console. =

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