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In 2018, Kobe Bryant Won an Academy Award for this Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball is a 2017 American animated short film written and narrated by Kobe Bryant and directed and animated by Glen Keane, with music by John Williams. The film is based on a letter Kobe Bryant wrote to The Players’ Tribune on November 29, 2015 announcing his retirement from basketball. #MambaForever Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/kobe-bryant-animated-short-film-dear-basketball/

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BoJack Horseman Made It Easier to Get Out of Bed

BoJack Horseman—Netflix’s best, most emotionally generous show—contains a show within the show, the 1990s sitcom Horsin’ Around. It stars the anthropomorphic horse BoJack as an adoptive father of three. BoJack’s very first episode, from 2014, features the final scene of Horsin’ Around’s very last. The children sob in a hospital waiting room as a doctor informs them that BoJack “died of a broken heart because you didn't appreciate him enough, and now he’s gone forever.” They’ll be turned over to child services. “You're the state’s problem now.” The joke, as…

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‘She-Ra’s 4th season examines the limits of friendships amid power

has never been afraid to step out of its comfort zone or push its characters to the limit. And in its fourth season, doesnt let up as it explores the often-uncomfortable aftermath of what it means to gain power and wield itand the effects it has on the shows most intricate relationships. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 4 RELEASE DATE: 11/5/2019CREATOR: Noelle StevensonSTREAMING: NetflixAdora, Bow, Glimmer (now Queen of Bright Moon), and the Rebellion try to stay one step ahead of the Hordebut often come to blows about…

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This Real-Time Visual Shows How Slow Light Travels in the Vastness of Space

In this brilliant real-time visualization, we start with our planet to grasp just how fast light travels (300,000 km per second/186,000 miles per second). However, things quickly get mind-boggling when we use nearby objects in space like the moon, mars, and sun. The visualization was created by Dr. James O’Donoghue who is a Planetary Scientist at the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA. Before that, the good doc worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. I love how elegantly a simple visualization can explain concepts like these. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/real-time-visual-of-how-slow-light-travels-in-space/

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The Unsung 3rd Member of the Apollo 11 Crew Reflects on the 50th Anniversary

On July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon. The third member of the historic Apollo 11 mission was Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, whose mission was to bring everyone home. In this animated Google Doodle, Collins reflects on the 50th anniversary of the mission that changed our world forever. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/michael-collins-reflects-on-50th-anniversary-moon-landing/

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This Crazy Tech Can Turn Anybody in a Photo Into a Moving Animation

Photo Wake-Up is a research project by Chung-Yi Weng, Brian Curless, and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman of the University of Washington. Per their paper’s abstract: We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run, sit, or jump in 3D. The key contributions of this paper are: 1) an application of viewing and animating humans in single photos in 3D, 2) a novel 2D warping method to deform a posable template body model to fit the person’s complex silhouette to…

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Amazing VFX Reel Shows Who Framed Roger Rabbit Was Ahead of Its Time

A fascinating behind the scenes look at “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” before and after the animation composite. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy. In 2016, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/who-framed-roger-rabbit-before-after-behind-the-scenes/

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Pixar Makes People Cry By Presenting Kitbull, A Short Film About A Friendship Of Abused Pitbull And Stray Kitten

Just two weeks prior, Bored Panda wrote about Pixar’s newest short animation ‘Purl’. Well, the famous animation studio is treating us again with another short film – this time, it’s guaranteed to leave you weeping as it’s a story about one unlikely friendship between an abused pit bull and a stray kitten. Kittbull – a production of Pixar’s new SparkShorts program – was directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson and tells a heartwarming story of a rare kinship formed under the saddest circumstances. Get your tissues ready…

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This Brie(f) History of Cheese by TED-Ed is a Must For Cheese Lovers!

Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. Today, the world produces roughly 22 billion kilograms of cheese a year, shipped and consumed around the globe. Paul Kindstedt shares the history of one of our oldest and most beloved foods. Lesson by Paul S. Kindstedt, directed by Charlotte Cambon. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/brief-history-of-cheese-by-ted-ed/

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Pixars New Short Film Focuses On The Hardships Of Females Trying To Fit In A Male-Dominated Workplace

Purl is faced with similar challenges as Lester when she begins a new job at  B.R.O. Capital “a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up.” Pixar’s SparkShorts project objective is to highlight the studio’s up-and-coming animation artists. “The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows.  These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.” Watch the full short ‘Purl’…

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21 Disney Movie Details That You May Have Never Noticed

Imgur user Rizzivision recently published a fascinating post outlining a series of interesting details from various Disney/Pixar films. The list is full of tiny observations and cross-references to other films in the Disney/Pixar universe that will make any film geek giddy. If you enjoy reading about interesting and quirky details in films, be sure to check out the subreddit /r/MovideDetails! [via Rizzivision on Imgur] 1. In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar’s claws are always displayed throughout the movie. 2. In Cars, the flies are actually tiny VW…

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