The new number one, icing out Barbie: Elsa from Disney's animated juggernaut Frozen (and Anna, Olaf and the rest of the crew from the Kingdom of Weselton, all of whom will be familiar to anyone with a child under 10 in their radius)...
The Disney company Touchstone Pictures has released a trailer and images for the upcoming Lucasfilm animated movie Strange Magic that shows a war between two magical kingdoms. The film is based on a story by George Lucas and inspired...Show More Summary
“Filmmaking only brings suffering.” So declares legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki a little more than halfway into Mami Sunada’s The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness, a documentary that both chronicles the production of his final film, The Wind Rises, and reflects that project’s troubled soul. Show More Summary
In contrast to the lay stereotype, dominant people prove to be avid social learners, just like dominant individuals in the animal kingdom. Neuroscientists show this with a complex decision-making task. They offer a more subtle perspective on the lay view wherein dominant individuals ignore others' views and advice.
(Jim Benton) To some people, you’re bacon—and that’s not a compliment. Jim Benton reminds us that not everyone who is friendly to you is a friend. Now eat your dinner. We’ve prepared a nice corn casserole for you using a recipe from To Serve Man.
"As for me, I'm done making movies." Here's something to make you smile. GKids has released an official US trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary about legendary animation house Studio Ghibli in Japan. From director...Show More Summary
The animal kingdom is fertile ground for roboticists looking to improve on their designs, with everything from insects, fish, seahorses, jellyfish, caterpillars, snakes and birds providing inspiration. Now researchers at Georgia Tech are turning to cats to help soften robot landings. Show More Summary
"Thanks for the lunch, nerd." I don't mean to be speciesist, but it's a pretty commonly held belief that camels are the biggest jerks in the entire animal kingdom. Don't take my word for it. Go ask the next horse you run into. Or a sheep or a pig. Show More Summary
In the animal kingdom, the battle of the sexes often truly becomes a battle. Among chimpanzees, males may violently attack females, sometimes resulting in serious wounds. While unpleasant to watch, the frequent occurrence of such violence at several East African field sites suggests that aggression toward females functions as a form of sexual coercion. read more
For beasts that might seem far apart in the animal kingdom, these wild baboons and working horses sure get along. Quirky footage captured in the fields next to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden wildlife sanctuaries in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, shows the unlikely friends gathering at a compost heap. Show More Summary
The animal kingdom has lost one of its best known. Network sources have confirmed the passing of Jovian, a lemur who starred as Zoboo on PBS’ hit nature series Zoboomafoo. He died on Monday at the age of 20. From 1999 to 2001, Jovian...Show More Summary
This is a video of a little lyrebird making laser gun sound effects (among other sounds). Lyrebirds, if you weren't aware, are some of the animal kingdom's greatest mimics, and mimic the natural and artificial sounds they hear in their environment. Show More Summary
Disney may be riding high on their animation, Star Wars and Marvel, but that’s not everything going on in their kingdom. Later this year, they’re releasing the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Into the Woods, which stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine. Show More Summary
Critters. You can’t control ‘em, you can only hope to contain ‘em. The latest example of the animal kingdom exacting a bit of revenge over being used as props by sports teams occurred Sunday in Seattle when Taima, the Seahawks’ Auger hawk mascot, flew into the crowd and perched upon the headof a fan at […]
If you can photograph the architecture of the original builders in the animal kingdom with the same professional clarity and precision used to photograph human architecture, you’ll see that the work of animals stands up to anything we’ve made in our cities. Read the rest
Being a dog seems like the best gig ever. Possibly even better than writing lists. We are therefore not particularly surprised that other members of the animal kingdom want in on some of this furry, slobbery, holy-sht-was-that-a-squirrel-y action, as shown by the ample evidence below. Show More Summary
Square-Enix is giving the PlayStation 3 one last dollop of weird anime melodrama and Final Fantasy fan service when it releases Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix in December. Anyone who waited on picking up last year's Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, though,...
Justin E. H. Smith argues that humans “are not the only political animals”: There are overwhelming empirical data revealing, to anyone who is willing to look, complex social organization across the animal kingdom, including collective...Show More Summary
Bat Bat by Dooomcat The animal kingdom was tired of hearing about that man who pretended to be a bat while fighting crime, and they were ready for a hero of their own to swoop in and flap his way to fame. When Bat Bat emerged the critter...Show More Summary
Squirrels are the master pumpkin carvers of the animal kingdom This is due in small part to their sharp teeth, but mostly to their blatant disregard for you and those pumpkins you carefully selected from the farmers market. To them,Show More Summary