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Alternate Smaug Designs From WETA

So, as is common in the movie industry, WETA consid­ered a variety of different designs for Smaug before settling on what we got to see in The Hobbit movies. And designer Andrew Baker has posted a big batch of those designs on his blog under the heading Smaug Fails. Looking at what he has posted, I think it's safe … Read More…
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Disney Fan Art — Disney's Moulin Rouge

This image amuses me, mainly because I know there's going to be a reac­tion to it. Mashing up Moulin Rouge and Disney in the form of Mickey and Minnie Mouse is a bizarre sort of thing to do, but it's been very nicely executed by Mario Oscar Gabrielle. Source: Deviantart — Disney's Moulin Rouge

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The Akira Project – Fan Made Live Action Akira Trailer

The Akira Project — Fan Made Live Action Akira Trailer

For almost a decade and a half now there has been talk of a live action Holly­wood adap­ta­tion of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. A story that can justi­fi­ably be called a classic in two mediums (Manga and Animé). That adap­ta­tion has been awaited with a mixture of antic­i­pa­tion and dread (partic­u­larly with some of the ideas that were leaked). And yet it … Read More…
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Hobbit Cosplay — Thranduil

The way Peter Jackson chose to portray J.R.R. Tolkien's elves doesn't exactly match what I had in my head. But to be fair I'm not sure I could even verbally explain how I see them in my head, so that is asking an awful lot. More impor­tantly cosplayer Abyssinian has really captured the look of captured the look of Thran­duil from the … Read More…
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LEGO Hellboy

Hellboy has a very distinc­tive look and this LEGO bust by The Deathly Halli­well captures it extremely well. Hellboy's red skin means there isn't much to play with when it comes to color pallette. But the shape is so strong here that all that's needed is some acces­sory colors. I think my favorite thing is the … Read More…
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Adaptations, Reinterpretations, Reboots And Modifications

I was watching one of the intro­duc­tory lectures for the Comics & Graphics novels course that I'm taking ( https://​class​.coursera​.org/​c​o​m​i​c​s​-​0​0​1​/​c​l​ass ) and there was a very inter­esting discu­sison on the topic of what is the defin­i­tive edition of a comic book. The lecturer made an inter­esting compar­ison with Shakespeare's Hamlet which also appeared in several editions. Which of course … Read More…