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Those Two Geeks Episode 120: Bravely talking about Disney Pixar’s Soul. And Loki.

Alex and Joe talk about Pixar movies, specifically Soul and Brave. And maybe some Loki.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Those Two Geeks Episode 118: Tangents upon Tangents – Brave, He-Man and Stonehenge

Alex and Joe talk about the movie Brave, Stonehenge, He-Man, a story Joe is writing, and maybe some Loki (without spoilers). This is one of the more random episodes we’ve had in a while, honestly.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Nielsen Reports a Huge Streaming Debut for Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

According to Nielsen, Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max racked up the most viewing time yet for a feature film.

The service reports that between December 21 to 27, HBO Max users spent 2.25 billion minutes watching Wonder Woman 1984. The film debuted on Christmas day, December 25. That’s about 14.9 million complete plays for the 151-minute film.

That’s more than the 1.67 billion minutes for Pixar’s Soul on Disney+ which was previously reported as the leader for that time period.

HBO Max hasn’t revealed exact numbers but they have stated that nearly half of its retail subscribers viewed the film on the premiere day.

Warner Bros. has to be happy with what they’ve seen as they’ve greenlit a third film in the series.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety Six: Disney Pixar’s Soul

Alex talks about Disney Pixar’s new Soul movie released on Disney +.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Pixar Story Artist Michael Yates is coming to AfroComicCon

Michael Yates

AfroComicCon has announced that story artist Michael Yates will be among the Special Guests for this year’s virtual convention!

Join Pixar Animation Studios Story Artist Michael Yates as he discusses his background, professional path, and gives you an inside look at the story process for Disney and Pixar’s newest film, SOUL, releasing on Disney+ December 25. Michael will also discuss being part of Pixar’s Internal Culture Trust and the importance of authenticity in creating the studio’s first African American protagonist.

Michael Yates joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2015 as a story artist. Yates worked on the feature films Cars 3 and Toy Story 4. He most recently was a story artist on Pixar’s upcoming feature Soul, which is set to release on Disney+ on December 25, 2020. Yates is currently in development on an unannounced Pixar project. 

As a story artist, Yates helps craft the story by drawing storyboards that depict characters, action, and setting. Storyboards are edited together into sequences that provide early visualizations of the film that help demonstrate what works best for the story. 

Prior to Pixar, Yates interned at Walt Disney Animation Studios before working at Cartoon Network. He also worked on Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters at DreamWorks Animation. Yates also co-directed the award-winning short Legend of the Flying Tomato.


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

The Incredibles Return with Incredibles 2: Slow Burn in February

From the creators of Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 2: Secret Identities, writer Christos Gage, artist Jean Claudio Vinci, and colorist Dan Jackson, comes Disney/PIXAR The Incredibles 2: Slow Burn.

Dash is known for one thing: Speed. From fighting evil to eating breakfast, Dash doesn’t do slow, no matter what. However, when a new villain named Slow Burn arrives on the scene, Dash must learn, and quickly, how to adapt to life at a slower pace. And luckily for him, his family is here to help!

Disney/PIXAR The Incredibles 2: Slow Burn #1 arrives on February 5, 2020, and is available for pre-order now.

Disney/PIXAR The Incredibles 2: Slow Burn #1

Beast Kingdom Gears Up For “Toy Story 4” With Previews Exclusive Statues

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4Beast Kingdom and Diamond Comic Distributors have once again partnered to release two new Previews Exclusive D-Stage statues based on the hit animated franchise! Featuring the Aliens from the claw machine, Beast Kingdom introduces the Previews Exclusive Aliens Rocket Deluxe Edition diorama statue. And showing off best pals Woody and Buzz Lightyear, Beast Kingdom has introduced the Previews Exclusive Toy Story Special diorama statue.

The adorable three-eyed Aliens from Toy Story were always looking up at the stars, waiting for their master to take them far away to space. Now, with the Previews Aliens Rocket D-Stage Series DLX Statue, they just might get their chance! Beast Kingdom is proud to present the first in a line of Deluxe “D-Stage” dioramas. The Deluxe range brings along unique and functional elements. In this figure, all six aliens are free to move, and with a certain element of playability and customization the D-Stage 031 is built for fan engagement.

The classic, original D-Stage Toy Story diorama was one of Beast Kingdom’s most popular releases, and with the release of Toy Story 4, this Galaxy color variant is poised to be a crowd pleaser! Disney’s Toy Story has always embodied cute, yet fun-filled adventure for all ages. With Woody controlling the RC car, the zany three-eyed Aliens on the lookout, and Buzz preparing to lift-off, coupled with a rocket base fit for any toy looking to fly away, this dynamic, limited D-Stage figure has it all!

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Aliens Rocket D-Stage Series DLX Statue and Toy Story DS-032 D-Stage Series 6IN Statue Special are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of July 3, 2019. 

Disney+ Launching November 12 for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year

Disney+

The anticipation for Disney+, Disney‘s digital streaming service, has been growing. Rumors have been running rampant about shows that we might see, how much it will cost, and when will it launch. Now, we know the details as Disney has pulled back the curtain showing us what we can expect.

Disney+ launches November 12 costing $6.99 per month or an annual price of $69.99. It will include brand new original series exclusive to the ad-free subscription service. Here’s what they’ve announced.

The Technical

The service will allow downloading of content so it can be accessed offline. There will be individual profiles and that includes custom avatars.

It will launch over each major region of the world over a two year time frame due to expiring contracts in specific territories. The United States will be up first.

In the presentation, images of televisions, computers, Apple TV, Playstation, X-BOX, and the Switch were all shown indicating the service will be available to watch on those and more.

Disney and Pixar

The entire Signature Collection will be available on launch. Rumors had indicated Disney’s complete movie library would be available. All Pixar films will be available in the first year of launch. All Pixar theatrical shorts will be available at launch.

One of the original series to debut in the first year is Unknown: Making Frozen 2 which is a documentary series exploring the behind the scenes creation of the animated film.

The new Toy Story character Forky will get a series of Pixar shorts with Forky Asks a Question. Toy Story’s Bo Peep will also get a short entitled Lamp Life.

5,000 episodes of Disney Channel contet and 100 original movies will be available to stream on lucnh.

On top of that, more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films will come to the library.

Marvel

Captain Marvel will be available on the service on the first day. Disney announced two original series. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will star as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in the series WandaVision. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team up in The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Tom Hiddleston will play Loki in a series of the same name.

According to other reports, only four Marvel films will come to the service within the launch window.

Star Wars

All Star Wars films will be available on the platform within the first year of its launch. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will join forces for a series based on Cassian Andor. The Mandolorian, Jon Favreau‘s live-action series will premiere on launch.

More Originals

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader will star in Noelle. Director Tom McCarthy will have an original film, Timmy Failure that will release in the first year. An adaptation of the best selling book Star Girl will come to the platform. William DaFoe will star in the original film Togo about a man’s real-life story about his and his sled dog’s journey through the Alaskan tundra. That will be out in the first year. A live-action Lady and the Tramp will come to the service.

The Phineas and Ferb Movie, a new animated adventure will come to the service.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming to the service.

And More!

More than 250 hours from National Geographic will come to the service and that includes the film Free Solo. The World According to Jeff Goldblum, from National Geographic, will premiere on the channel.

The Simpsons!

Disney+ will be the exclusive home for streaming The Simpsons starting at launch. That’s all 30 seasons on the first day of launch.

Dark Horse Delivers Minecraft and Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2 for Free Comic Book Day

Are you ready for two stories that are fun for all ages? Dark Horse will feature stories from Mojang AB and Microsoft’s Minecraft and Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2 for their Free Comic Book Day Silver offering on May 4, 2019! The comic features a gorgeous cover from artist Cassie Anderson

First, in the world of Minecraft, a heartless griefer runs rampant, but she discovers her actions end up having real world consequences. Writer Hope Larson and artist Meredith Gran bring the world of Minecraft to life in this exciting new story based on the worldwide gaming phenomenon.

Then, in Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are ready for a date night, but when someone is up to no good, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are determined that this villain will not ruin their parents’ night off! Writer Cavan Scott, artists from Kawaii Creative Studio, colorist Dan Jackson, and Comicraft join forces to give fans a real treat with this new story based on the highest grossing animated feature of all time in North America!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Dark Horse encourages its fans to visit their local comic shops on May 4, 2019 to participate in this wonderful event!

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