Kung Fu Panda

Ron Guyatt Ramona Flowers

Imagine how impressed your dinner guests will be when they pass by the chocolate fountain in the hallway and spy the Isla Nublar map hanging on your wall – complete with detailed information on where the Raptor and T-Rex pens are. “Is that an antique from a wealthy. erstwhile relative?” they’ll ask. “Why no,” you’ll say, “it’s a Jurassic Park-inspired print from Ron Guyatt.” And they will swoon. Guyatt’s work is simple, but dynamic, toying around with the imagery of famous films, television shows and video games alike. Targets range from Kung Fu Panda to “Scott Pilgrim” to “Tetris,” and each print is curiously affordable. Check out some of the movie prints for yourself:

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Understanding the struggle of youth is a difficult one – especially for filmmakers, who are mostly adults and, as such, have lost sight on what it’s like to be a child. Still, despite the natural progression of forgetting that struggle, the filmmakers behind The Secret of Kells managed to create the story of a 12-year old boy living in 9th century Europe so universally that everyone can find themselves in him. And they did it by hand.

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Despite the popular notion that all things Pixar must win all awards animation, the 36th Annual Annie Awards were dominated this year by Dreamworks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, leaving cute little robot Wall-E out in the cold.

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Iron Man and Bolt Getting Love from the VES

The Visual Effects Society put their heads together to nominate the best in visual effects from this year. I’m sure you already have some things in mind as for what you would nominate, but be prepared for some surprises too.

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As is customary this time of year, it is my duty (and honor) to present you my list of the Ten Best Films of 2008. And in the past year we’ve seen an interesting range of films, have we not?

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It is time once again for a special edition of the Reject Report, the 2008 Year in Review! This is our final look at 2008’s box office winners — and our final chance to roast some of the losers.

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John Stevenson to Direct He-Man

The man behind Kung Fu Panda might have just landed himself a gig directing a sweaty Aryan Prince that gets muscles By the Power of Grayskull.

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Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known to many of us as The Academy, has announced the 14 submitted films for the Best Animated Feature Award that will be handed out next February.

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Kung Fu Panda on Blu-ray

This weekend we have two special editions of the Blu-ray Patrol, one that features a Kung Fu-fighting Panda and another that features everyone’s favorite suave spy. We begin today with a look at Kung Fu Panda’s Blu-ray release…

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Kung Fu Panda DVD Giveaway

Pandamonium is about to break loose tomorrow, Sunday, November 9th when the year’s biggest comedy debuts on DVD and Blu-ray. Check out our sweet contest to find out how you can get in on the action…

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Hey kids, take note of this — $626 million dollars worldwide box office gross is going to guarantee that you get a sequel.

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After delivering solid performances in three very good films in 2008, Jack Black is now looking toward the future, and it appears that he is bringing his Kung Fu Panda writers with him.

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With Comic-Con over and done, we want to take a moment to pause and look back, at the year so far. We do this in a format that we like to call “Ten Things We Liked, 5 Things We Didn’t.”

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Well, Will Smith is once again at a familiar spot — on top of the box office with a $100-million dollar hit movie.

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The story at the top is that WALL-E did exactly the kind of business it was expected to do: it made $62 million for the third-best opening of the entire year so far. But it wasn’t the runaway victory that everyone expected.

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Sometimes it is worth it to stay until the end of the credits, even when you know that Samuel L. Jackson won’t be showing up.

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Kung Fu Panda won the box office this week with a take of $60 million dollars! Meanwhile, the Adam Sandler flick You Don’t Mess With the Zohan took in $40 million.

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We continue our week long Kung Fu Preview with some awesome behind the scenes features that show off the voices behind the lovable characters of Kung Fu Panda!

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Earlier this year, I feared Kung Fu Panda. I was afraid it was going to be nothing more than another Shark Tale. Fortunately, I was wrong.

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