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‘Toy Story 4’ Interview: Director Josh Cooley and Producer Mark Nielsen On Continuing Pixar’s Flagship Film Franchise
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Toy Story 4

Earlier this month, I got the very rare opportunity to join a select group of journalists to travel to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA, where we got a sneak preview of Toy Story 4. The fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise sees Woody and Buzz go in a new direction by tapping into new themes that were never explored in any of the previous films. This is what helps keep the franchise fresh and new.

I’ve already shown you how technology has changed since the first Toy Story came out, but now it is time to hear from a roundtable interview we had with director Josh Cooley and producer Mark Nielsen about the upcoming film, the daunting task of revisiting a beloved franchise after the third is considered perfect, bringing Bo Peep back, and more. Check out what they had to say below.

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Pixar’s Technological Evolution From ‘Toy Story’ To ‘Toy Story 4’
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TOY STORY 4

Pixar Animation Studios has come a long way from where they first started out releasing commercials for top brands names. After the release of Toy Story in 1995, they became the premiere animation studio and are now recognized all over the globe for creating beautifully animated films that are rich in color and story. Though they pride themselves in releasing original stories, they have also released prequels and sequels to some fan-favorite films. And now they will be releasing Toy Story 4. The film is the 21st feature released by Pixar, and sees Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of the gang going on a new adventure and reuniting with an old friend, Bo Peep (Anne Potts).

Geeks of Doom and a select number of journalists were flown all the way to Emeryville, California to visit the Pixar campus and get a behind-the-scenes look at the film. We will have extensive coverage on Toy Story 4 and our visit to Pixar Animation Studios in the coming weeks. So be sure to stay tuned. But we will first start off with how far Pixar’s technology has come since they first started out in 1995. So let’s take a look at how the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Check it out below.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: Our Favorite Insults and Name Calling From Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame featured so many memorable comic book movie moments that made audiences go through a roller coaster ride of emotions. Though there were big action spectacles and very sad goodbyes, the epic finale also had some very funny moments marked by snarky insults and name-calling, most of which came from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper).

These were mostly observational insults that targeted another person’s intelligence or body figure. But it was all in good fun, and to lighten the mood. So check out some of our favorites from Avengers: Endgame, below.

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Great Philly Comic-Con 2019 Panel: Hot Fuzz, Cool Frost With Nick Frost
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Nick Frost Hot Fuzz panel

Nick Frost, star of such movies as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and At World’s End, and most recently, Fighting With my Family, and currently in AMC’s Into the Badlands, was a delight to fans at the Great Philly Comic-Con earlier this month, where he did photo ops, autographs, and a meaty panel. The panel gave us fans a chance to hear the man behind the mirth, and he did not disappoint. After getting comfy on the couches, they got right into it.

You can see what he had to say, along with a video and some images from the panel, below.

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The Drill Down 573: Let Elon Take The Wheel
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Drill Down 573: Let Elon Take The Wheel

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Samsung folds under pressure, racial profiling body scanners, Google retaliates over whistleblowers, Facebook shenanigans, Tesla’s autonomy day, and much more.

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207: Treasure of the Sun – The Dominant Paradigm: An American Gods Podcast
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American Gods - Mad Sweeney the God King

The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ’s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.

Below you’ll find a written recap of the season 2 episode of American Gods (Episode 2.7 “Treasure of the Sun”), followed by some salient points and imagery, questions, and notes on the thematic *big picture.*

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The Drill Down 572: A Whole New World
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Drill Down 572 Disney Plus

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Uber releases its IPO, China uses AI to profile minorities, Samsung’s new phone prospects fold after reviews, New Next gen-consoles, and all the details of Disney’s new streaming service Disney+, and much more.

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Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2019 Interview: Jeffrey Combs of ‘Re-Animator’ Fame
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Jeffrey Combs Interview

This past weekend, The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center hosted 3 days of geek craziness at the Great Philadelphia Comic Con. The Con’s motto is “Get Ur Geek On” and fans poured in to meet celebrity guests, take in four panel rooms worth of Q&A discussions, weekend-long gaming tournaments, cosplay, and more. One of the celebrities I was most interested in meeting was Jeffrey Combs. A veteran character actor with over 130 credits to his name on IMDb, Combs was there in between co-stars from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Jake Busey from Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners. While many know him from his classic role as Dr. Herbest West in Re-Animator (1985), Combs has been performing as Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man show for a decade. I was able to speak with him about the convention, his career, and his upcoming work. I totally got my geek on!

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206: Donar The Great – The Dominant Paradigm: An American Gods Podcast
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American Gods - Ian McShane as Wednesday

The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ’s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.

Below you’ll find a written recap of the season 2 episode of American Gods (Episode 2.6 “Donar The Great”), followed by some salient points and imagery, questions, and notes on the thematic *big picture.*

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The Drill Down 571: Black Hole Fun
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Black Hole

This week, Tosin goes to PAX, the UK cracks down on net safety, is Netflix killing cinemas…or buying them? Amazon send satellites into space, our first look at a black hole, and much more.

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