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Square-Enix announces Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX; due worldwide on PS3 in 2014

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Doing what everybody hoped/knew they would do, Square-Enix has this morning officially announced Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX.

The compilation is due to release on PlayStation 3 sometime next year.

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Disney’s ‘Paperman’ short is a heartfelt gem

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for animated shorts at the moment and so I find myself pretty lucky that Disney‘s Paperman has wondered into my domain.

Like Minkyu Lee‘s excellent Adam & Dog short, Paperman has also been nominated for best animated short film at this year’s 85th Academy Awards.

Telling a 1940’s love story in black and white with paper as a central theme, all the while blending traditional animation and computer graphics techniques, Paperman is nothing short of a wistful and charmingly brilliant revelation.

In fact, I dare say that there is more heart-felt emotion and characterisation on display here than in the majority of Dreamworks recent animated output.

Though I guess that’s not exactly a mean-feat or anything though is it?

Anyway, because I’m nice and not a toweringly evil bastard, I’ve linked the video for you to fawn over below.

Don’t forget to crank that sucker up to 1080p.

Paperman is currently nominated for Best Animated Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards and won Best Animated Short Subject at the 39th Annie Awards in 2012 (Adam & Dog won it the previous year in case you’re curious).

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February 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Disney’s Wreck It Ralph! Crosses Over Gaming Pop Culture Icons Such As Street Fighter, Sonic & Mario In An Animated Movie That Screams ‘I Am Awesome’

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Wreck It Ralph! tells the story of ‘Ralph’ an 8-bit arcade videogame bad-guy sick of his predicament of being owned and beaten day in and day out.  So when when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness.  Naturally things don’t go quite right as you can imagine and everything goes down the pan pretty quickly.  One of the best things about this movie is that it is packed to the brim with references to some of gaming’s most enduring pop-culture villains such as the ghosts from PacMan, Zangief from Street Fighter, Kano from Mortal Kombat and Bowser from Mario.

Let that sink in for a second.

Disney are making an animated movie with Bowser in it.

It can’t fucking fail and looks utterly, utterly brilliant.

Have a look at the trailer and see if you agree and if you don’t, well, you’re beyond help really:

Disney’s Wreck It Ralph is due to be released in the cinemas this November in both 2D and 3D formats

Written by bitsnark

June 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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