Video Essay Digs Into The History and Versatility of Bugs Bunny

Kaptain Kristian's latest video dives into the origins of one of American animation's true icons: Bugs Bunny. The YouTuber details how Bugs has been able to evolve over the years as different creatives put their touch on him, and how even though he's the corporate mascot of Warner Bros., he hasn't become neutered like Disney's global mascot, Mickey Mouse. Bugs exudes a sense of effortless cool, and this video gives us a sense of the people who imbued the character with that sensibility. Take a look:

Via: Sploid

Netflix Hates Your Cargo Shorts

The debate about whether it should be socially acceptable for guys to wear cargo shorts has been raging for years, but it may have finally come to a head now that Netflix has inexplicably weighed in with their thoughts about the functional but fashion-unfriendly clothing items. I was firmly on #TeamCargoShorts for years (what can I say, I loved having that room in the pockets), but I think it was once I turned 30 that I finally decided to let go of my old ways and move on.

I'm still not sure why Netflix decided to get in on this discussion, but the final text that appears in this video makes it seem like they're pretty serious about it.

Natalie Dormer Joins Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN

Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer has scored one of the female leads in The Professor and The Madman, a movie about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary that's being headlined by Mel Gibson and Sean Penn. THR has the breakdown of the story:

Gibson will play Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the OED, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn will play Dr. W.C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but also was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
Dormer will play a widow whose husband was killed by Penn and whose family he wants to help. A complicated romance ensues.

Complicated, indeed. Sounds bizarre, but that seems to fit pretty well with this whole movie, which seems like a really strange project to begin with.

Farhad Safinia, who wrote Apocalypto for Mel Gibson back in 2006, is directing this project, which Gibson has been trying to launch since 1998.

I'm really hoping this ends up being a juicy role for Dormer, and I can't wait to see her dig into some big parts as Game of Thrones comes to an end. Even if she turns out to be not much more than a token wife character here, this movie should get a lot of attention because of its...let's call them "volatile" leading men, and either way, she's trying to make her own luck by co-writing and starring in a revenge thriller called In Darkness that sounds pretty great.

Watch: Disney’s ZOOTOPIA Recut as a Crime Thriller

Walt Disney Animation's Zootopia surprised me with its use of allegory about race, and I thought the film handled the sensitive topic extraordinarily well. But what if all of that was stripped away, and the movie was a cop-centered crime thriller that just happened to feature animated characters? That's what CineMash's new re-edit imagines, and since the actual movie has a ton of procedural elements to it anyway, there's a lot for them to work with here.

Side note: if you haven't seen Zootopia, for whatever reason, please do yourself a favor and check it out. If you've seen it, avoid The Secret Life of Pets and watch this again.

Via: LaughingSquid

Craig Robinson and Adam Scott Teaming Up For “Comedic X-Files” TV Series GHOSTED

Craig Robinson and Adam Scott co-starred in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and for years they appeared (separately) during NBC's comedy line-up in The Office and Parks and Recreation. Now Deadline reports that the two are joining forced for a new show for Fox called Ghosted that's being described as a "comedic X-Files."

Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) is the mastermind of this show, which "centers on Leroy Wright (Robinson), a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison (Scott), a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race."

Gormican will write, while Robinson and Scott will executive produce and star. This sounds like a potentially hilarious show, and I love the idea of these two guys headlining a series together, so I'm excited for this one. What do you think?

Celebrate The 15th Anniversary of BAND OF BROTHERS With This Video Tribute

The team at TheGaroStudios, who have created a bunch of cool Game of Thrones tribute videos recently, turned their attention to another beloved HBO property: Band of Brothers. The miniseries celebrates its fifteenth anniversary on September 9, 2001.

If you haven't seen this show, you owe it to yourself to watch it. It's not only one of the greatest shows of all time, but it's also maybe the single best piece of media that exists about war. The scope of it is incredible, and even though it has incredible actors in it (and a ton of famous people have cameos or small roles), it completely sucks you in to the point where it almost feels like watching a documentary. It's unbelievably good, and earns the highest recommendation possible from me. Watching this tribute video makes me want to go back and watch the whole series again.

Via: Uproxx

The Live Action FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Movie Has Completed Filming

After 3 months of filming, the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film has wrapped, according to Crunchy Roll. Filming began in Italy in June and then moved to Japan for the final half. We reported on the film earlier this year when the first pictures of the cast began to surface, but haven't heard much since.

Previous reports indicated that the film would be heavily focused on the manga rather than the acclaimed television shows. I'm still leery about live action anime, as I haven't seen any that I thought were particularly good, but I really did love the Fullmetal Alchemist series! I have my fingers crossed that this one will not suck!

The Nazgûl Loom Over Frodo in Cool New THE LORD OF THE RINGS Art Print

I've always loved the idea of the Nazgûl in The Lord of the Rings. Like The Terminator, one of their key traits is that they will never stop hunting their prey...ever. That's a truly terrifying notion, especially for some little hobbits who are way out of their depth.

/Film has debuted a couple of great new art prints featuring these shadowy Ringwraith badasses from artist Karl Fitzgerald for NYC's Bottleneck Gallery, one of the coolest pop culture galleries in the country. This is the first of many officially licensed prints coming up from them that will be based on Warner Bros. film titles. (That also includes DC properties, so expect some awesome stuff on that front soon.) First up is Fitzgerald's regular edition:

Screen print 24 x 36 inches Numbered edition of 325 $50

Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 325
$50

And here's the black and white variant:

Screen print 24 x 36 inches Numbered edition of 150 $60

Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 150
$60

/Film says the prints go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 1st, 2016, at 12pm EST at BottleneckGallery.com, so bookmark that page and jump on that immediately if you want one of these bad boys to hang on your wall.