A couple of absolutely adorably clumsy baby goats named Lentil and Wilma humorously attempt to jump atop a green velvet sofa in Maymo and Penny’s famous living room. The two leaping hircine youngsters are a newest addition to the lemon beagle family.
Today President Obama declared the legendary Stonewall Inn located in New York City as the first national landmark in the United States to honor the LGBT equality movement, eloquently citing the need to recognize the diversity that defines the nation’s true spirit. The site of community defining riots that occurred during 1969, Stonewall has come to symbolize the LGBT community as a whole.
I’m designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s National Park System. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country, the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us. That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.
Well done Mr. President.
— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) June 24, 2016
A second-generation zombie child named Melanie (Sennia Nanua) could hold the secret to a cure in the official trailer for The Girl With All the Gifts. The film also stars Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, and Gemma Arterton, and the screenplay was written by Mike Carey based on his novel of the same name.
The Girl With All the Gifts will be released in theaters on September 23, 2016.
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second- generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure.
The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.
“Fire-eating science clown” Thom Britton of FreakShow & Tell explains the physics behind eating fire live on stage at the International Science and Engineering Festival. Britton also demonstrates some more advanced techniques like “The Human Candelabra” that he advises people practice a bit first before showing their friends.
A new featurette for the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them highlights the story’s hero Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The featurette includes an interview with author J.K. Rowling about the creation of the character and the Harry Potter spinoff.
The film will be released on November 18, 2016.
The Mill BLACKBIRD is a new fully adjustable car rig for creating CG cars for the advertising industry. The goal of the BLACKBIRD is to eliminate the need for specific physical cars on commercial sets, allowing creatives to shoot a real car and skin it later in the editing process.
The BLACKBIRD can adjust its length by up to four feet and width by ten inches. The wheels can be replaced with whatever tire fits the actual car, and its electric engine can be programmed to behave like the engine in the actual car’s engine.
The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction.
Stick figures meet their untimely ends after not following safety instructions in a new series of videos by Metro Los Angeles. The videos were inspired by the popular “Dumb Ways to Die” safety campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia. They feature a variety of gruesome cartoon deaths, and tips on how riders can avoid a similar fate.
“Safety is our highest priority for Metro riders. These videos are edgy by design because we want these messages to stick,” said Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “A lapse of attention at a rail crossing or unsafe behavior at a station can have dire if not deadly consequences. Let’s all do our part to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.”