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ISLE OF DOGS trailer reminds us Wes Anderson’s stop-motion is as quirky as his live-action

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First trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs debuted its first trailer just over two months ago, so my apologies for only now sharing it. The site’s due for a redesign, and I’ve been falling behind, but it’s good to be back. The new stop-motion full-length feature from Wes Anderson comes eight years after Fantastic Mr. Fox, the director’s first foray into stop-motion, and it’s great to see Anderson dipping his toes into the medium again. This time around, we’re taken to Japan twenty years in the future, a time when overcrowding of the canine population leads to an outbreak of dog flu, and then we crash land with the film’s main character onto…wait for it…an isle of exiled dogs. The premise is fun, the voice acting is top-notch (Anderson has a rolodex full of familiar faces/voices to fill out his cast), and the fine edge and composition that have become a Wes Anderson staple all make Isle of Dogs worth the watch. I’m loving everything I see here.

Haven’t heard of Isle of Dogs or need a refresher since it’s been so long since the trailer dropped? Watch the trailer, read a short plot synopsis, and check out two posters for Isle of Dogs after the jump.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES short from INVADER ZIM creator Jhonen Vasquez

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Vasquez and the Workaholics boys team up for TMNT Comic-Con cartoon

While the big studios were busy premiering some highly anticipated movie trailers, Nickelodeon may have dropped the coolest thing at San Diego Comic-Con, depending on your taste. Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim) and the boys from Workaholics came together for a cartoon short film featuring everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell, and the short is pretty great! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the animation style of Invader Zim and voiced by the Workaholics guys? Yeah, you read that right. Let’s hope this short film isn’t just a one-off, and that Vasquez has made peace with Nickelodeon and the pairing will continue to make great art together.

Watch the Jhonen Vasquez-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short “Don vs. Raph” after the jump.

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SAUSAGE PARTY trailer teases Seth Rogen’s naughty animated food comedy

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Sausage Party red band trailer sees food screaming obscenities

Yesterday, Seth Rogen’s Twitter teased the first trailer for Sausage Party, and today the trailer dropped. Rogen’s R-rated animated comedy looks like a Pixar project gone wrong, and there’s a good chance parents will furiously walk their toddlers out of theaters when this raunchy food cartoon is released this August. The first red band trailer teases an ensemble voice cast full of Rogen’s pals dropping the f-bomb and screaming, but reviews out of SXSW are relatively positive. Here’s hoping the movie is a little more than an R-rated Toy Story with food.

Watch the first red band trailer for Sausage Party after the jump.

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FUN STUFF: Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY gets its 8 Bit Cinema video game adaptation

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Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away gets the 8 Bit Cinema treatment

It’s been a while since I shared one of the 8 Bit Cinema gems from the folk over at CineFix (with the last being their take on Guardians of the Galaxy), so I had to put up their newest adaptation of Spirited Away. It’s surprising the Studio Ghibli classic never got an actual video game treatment, because the 8 Bit Cinema for Spirited Away proves just how retro-tastic a game based on the movie could have been. I love these creative mash-ups/what-if video game videos CineFix is putting out, so I’ll try to catch them more frequently and pass them along as they’re released.

Watch the worthwhile 8 Bit Cinema video for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited away after the jump.

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FUN STUFF: How It Should Have Ended does X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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Days of Future Past gets a How It Should Have Ended video

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the How It Should Have Ended videos, and it’s fair to say their clips can be hit or miss. That said, the latest HISHE animation is pretty spot on with its observation that Quicksilver should have stuck around in X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you haven’t seen the movie, steer clear of the video if you’re looking to avoid spoilers. If you have seen the movie, you might chuckle at the silliness on display. Plus, there’s a quirky Superhero Cafe scene that also puts Quicksilver front and center.

Check out the latest How it Should Have Ended video for X-Men: Days of Future Past after the jump.

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