Animation Dingle Welcomes Nora Twomey, Bonnie Arnold for Stellar 7th Edition

The enchanting Irish coastal town of Dingle will once again welcome the animation world to its hearths this weekend for the seventh Animation Dingle festival and conference. Co-founded by John Rice of JAM Media and Maurice Galway, CEO of Dingle International Film Festival, the event will bring together major overseas and local guests to celebrate student creativity and excellence in both Irish and international animation.

“Once again we’re delighted with the quality of the speakers and keynotes at this year’s event,” said Rice. “The festival celebrates the work carried out by students in Ireland and internationally and this year we welcome back The Irish Animation Awards to honor the vibrant industry on the island. As always the festival naturally maintains our current gender balance of 1:1 in both guests and speakers. The festival has resonated with students and professionals alike with ticket selling out within 24 hours of release.”

March 22 & 23 will see key decision makers from Amazon, BBC, Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Pixar, RTE and Sony Pictures Television Networks and inspiring keynote Speakers share insights into the many opportunities that exist in this growing and vibrant animation sector. Students will get to mingle with industry professionals in a thought-provoking and fun environment.

This year’s keynote speakers include Nora Twomey (Oscar-nominated director, The Breadwinner / Cartoon Saloon), Bob Peterson (Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Finding Nemo / Pixar), Kira Lehtomaki (Co-Head of Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Bonnie Arnold (Oscar-nominated & Golden Globe-winning producer, How to Train Your Dragon) and Richie Baneham (Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects, Avatar).

The festival is also home to The Animation Dingle Student Awards as well as The Irish Animation Awards (check out the 2019 nominations here.)

“Looking at the nominations you can really see the truly impressive amount of breath-taking work being produced in Ireland at the moment. Ireland’s position as one of the world’s best locations for animation is now firmly cemented,’ said Moe Honan, Chair of the IAAs backing organization Animation Ireland. “This year we have four new awards and our very hard working judges have been extremely busy with the number of entries. There are 16 categories in total and one of our new awards is the Kids’ Choice Award, with the winner being chosen by primary school children across the country. Another new category is Best Newcomer, which shows the continuing increase in the amount of new studios being set up. The new award categories and the sheer volume of entries reflect the substantial growth in the sector over the past two years.”

The biennial awards ceremony is sponsored by RTÉ, Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Philip Lee, CelAction, Screen Skills Ireland, Brophy Gillespie and Gorilla Post.

Winners of each category will receive a statuette designed by animator, filmmaker and teacher Eimhin McNamara. The statuette resembles a Phenakistoscope, which was an early animation device used to create an illusion of motion.

Animation Ireland is the trade association for Ireland’s animation studios, representing 25 member studios who employ more than 1,500 people nationwide. The sector has seen meteoric growth in recent years, with the sector now generating over €100 million for the economy annually as Irish animation projects are viewed in over 120 countries worldwide.

Animation Magazine

Valfre X tokidoki Limited Edition Collection Launches

L.A.-based creative brand Valfre and the world-famous Japanese pop art-inspired lifestyle brand tokidoki have launched a new, limited-edition collaborative collection available now at valfre.com. The set features a bubblegum pink-backed character print featuring rebel girls, mermaids, pegicorns, etc., available as an 18” x 24” print, backpack or pouch.

Check out the video below, in which Ilse Valfre, the Mexican-born artist who founded Valfre, and Simone Legno, the Italian artist who created tokidoki in 2005, discuss their inspirations and the new collection.

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Cartoon Movie Announces 20th Edition Winners

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The 20th edition of Cartoon Movie, the annual European feature animation industry event, held in Bordeaux, France came to a close today (March 9th) with at the announcement of this year’s prize winners.

Turkish filmmaker Sinem Sakaoglu’s stop-motion animation project Kara, which is being co-produced by Visual Distractions (Germany) and Beast Productions (Belgium) was the winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, which is accompanies by a €20,000 cash prize. The award is handed out to help a project with a lead producer based in a Eurimages territory. The stereoscopic 3-D stop-motion project tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl in Istanbul. The jury noted that they were impressed by Kara’s “visual poetic approach based on the cultural identity of the director.

The event’s Director of the Year prize was given to Dorota Kobiela (Poland) and Hugh Welchman (U.K.) for their Oscar-nominated feature animation Loving Vincent. Other nominees were Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord (Zombillenium)  and Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales).

Distributor of the Year prize was given to Spanish company Latido Films. Based in Madrid, Latido is launching Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles and Memorias De Un Hombre En Pijama.

Cartoon Movie’s Producer of the Year award was given to Platige Films (Poland), Kanaki Films (Spain), Walking the Dog (Belgium), Wüste Film (Germany), Animationsfabrik (Germany), and Puppetworks (Hungary) for their upcoming feature Another Day of Life. Directed by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow, the film follows a veteran Polish journalist who is sent to cover a civil war in Angola in 1975. The movie is directed by Raoul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow.

Over 800 producers, artists, directors, writers, sales agents, broadcasters and film financing professionals attended the event (March 7, 8) in Bordeaux at the 20th edition of the festival. The 2018 edition featured 60 projects from 22 countries in different stages of development and production. We will highlight some of the best of this year’s offerings in the next few days. For more info, visit www.cartoon-media.eu.

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Loving Vincent

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Kara

Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles

Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles

Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

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Cartoon Movie

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World Animation & VFX Summit Enjoys Another Successful Edition

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Some of the top creative stars working in the animation and visual effects industry shared their valuable knowledge at the sixth edition of Animag’s World Animation and VFX Summit this past week. The four-day event kicked off with a wonderful evening awards gala, held at the Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica on Sunday (Oct. 30).

This year’s honorees – voice actress Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), producer Lori Forte (Ice Age movies, Ferdinand), director and Disney animator Glen Keane (Dear Basketball), French distributor PGS, Frederator Studios founder and CEO Fred Seibert and DreamWorks TV Animation topper Mark Taylor were the distinguished recipients of the 2017 Hall of Fame Game Changer award. The Hall of Famers received poignant tributes by their colleagues The Simpsons exec producer Al Jean, Fox Family Animation president Vanessa Morrison, director John Musker (Moana, Aladdin, Little Mermaid), kids TV producer Tom Lynch, former Nick and TV Land exec Herb Scannell and DreamWorks TV animation head Margie Cohn. The ceremony was hosted by the always witty and wonderful Tom Kenny, actor extraordinaire who is best known for voicing SpongeBob SquarePants.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy two days of informative panels and lively discussions at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif. Among this year’s inspiring speakers at the Summit were: Kyle Balda, Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Chapman, Stephen Clee, Mo Davoudian,  John Derevlany, Joel Douek,  Audrey Ford, Ruth Fielding, Michaela Hart, Guillaume Hellouin, Max Howard, Kevin Tod Haug, Terry Kalagian, Ken Katsumoto, David Kwok, Michael Hefferon, Cory Jamieson , Glen Keane, Dorota Kobiela, Iryna Kostyuk, Gregory Little, Tom McGrath, Peter McHugh, Chris McKay, Max Miceli, Chris O’Reilly, Sascha Paladino, Serge Patzak, Sandra Rabins, Timothy Reckart,  John Robson, Adam Rumanek, Richard Scott, David Simon, David Soren, Carlos Saldanha, Sander Schwartz, Philippe Soutter, Frank Saperstein,  Irene Sparre, Mark Taylor, Toper Taylor, Nicolas Trout, Tom van Waveren and Lin Zhang. The third day of the Summit featured master classes taught by Mary Duda, Archita Ghosh, Butch Hartman and Fred Seibert.

The 2017 Summit showcased panels on the making of some of the year’s top animated features such as Captain Underpants, Boss Baby, Loving Vincent, Despicable Me 3, LEGO Batman Movie, The Star and Ferdinand. It also focused on some of the innovations in new media, co-production opportunities, the future of streaming and the changes in the TV landscape, the U.K. animation scene, the VFX of Okja, behind the scenes of Disney Jr.’s Miles from Tomorrowland, and the promise of the VR universe. One of the highlights was an insightful panel on the making of the acclaimed short Dear Basketball, with animation icon Glen Keane and basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

“This is our sixth year of bringing together some of the amazing people who work behind the scenes of our beloved industry,” said event founder and Animation Magazine publisher Jean Thoren. “It’s so rewarding to see talented folks from all over the world come together at the Summit to share their experiences and lay the groundwork for more quality productions in the future.”

As Emmy-winning producer and veteran animation exec Sander Schwartz put it, “The World Animation and VFX Summit provides a much-needed forum for professionals of all levels to meet, greet and to learn. Between the panel discussions, fireside chats and master classes, there’s ample opportunity to meet new people from around the world, as well as to pursue new business opportunities.”

We couldn’t have done this event without the amazing support of our volunteers, panelists, attendees from all over the world and generous sponsors: CelAction, COP DreamWorks Animation, The Gotham Group, Illumination Entertainment, Natural Talent, Nickelodeon, Paris Images Digital Summit, the PGS Company, Shellhut/Tiny Island and WOW! Unlimited Media. A big shout out to event director Kim Derevlany who worked long hours for many months to make sure everything went seamlessly without a hitch.

If you missed the fun this year, we hope you can join us in 2018.

Summit founder and Animation Magazine publisher Jean Thoren addresses the awards gala

Summit founder and Animation Magazine publisher Jean Thoren addresses the awards gala

Redcarpet- 2017 Hall of Famers: (L-R) Fred Seibert, Philippe Soutter, Lori Forte, Nancy Cartwright, Glen Keane, Mark Taylor

Redcarpet- 2017 Hall of Famers: (L-R) Fred Seibert, Philippe Soutter, Lori Forte, Nancy Cartwright, Glen Keane, Mark Taylor

Gala- Awards host Tom Kenny keeps things lively!

Gala- Awards host Tom Kenny keeps things lively!

Gala cocktail- Winning smiles and wine sipping at the Award Gala

Gala cocktail- Winning smiles and wine sipping at the Award Gala

Dear basketball- Director Glen Keane and writer/producer Kobe Bryant at the Dear Basketball panel.

Dear basketball- Director Glen Keane and writer/producer Kobe Bryant at the Dear Basketball panel.

Lunch- The scenic California Yacht Club is an ideal setting for casual meetings & mingling during the lunch break.

Lunch- The scenic California Yacht Club is an ideal setting for casual meetings & mingling during the lunch break.

Oscar panel: Oscar Contenders Panel: (L-R) Moderator Ramin Zahed, Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3), Tom McGrath (The Boss Baby), Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie), Tim Reckart (The Star), Carlos Saldanha (Ferdinand), David Soren (Captain Underpants)

Oscar panel: Oscar Contenders Panel: (L-R) Moderator Ramin Zahed, Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3), Tom McGrath (The Boss Baby), Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie), Tim Reckart (The Star), Carlos Saldanha (Ferdinand), David Soren (Captain Underpants)

Okja- Okja VFX panel: Compositing and animation supervisors Pieter Van Houte and Stephen Clee (Method Studios) with moderator John Derevlany

Okja- Okja VFX panel: Compositing and animation supervisors Pieter Van Houte and Stephen Clee (Method Studios) with moderator John Derevlany

Miles- Miles from Tomorrowland panelists Audrey Ford, line producer; Sascha Paladino, series creator; and Max Miceli, art director

Miles- Miles from Tomorrowland panelists Audrey Ford, line producer; Sascha Paladino, series creator; and Max Miceli, art director

Afternoon mtg- Time to recharge: Summit-goers catch up over afternoon coffee.

Afternoon mtg- Time to recharge: Summit-goers catch up over afternoon coffee.

Uk- (L-R) Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films), Simon Crowe (SC Films), Vanessa Chapman (VJC Media) and Tim Crouch (UK Dept. of International Trade) discussed the UK tax relief scheme

Uk- (L-R) Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films), Simon Crowe (SC Films), Vanessa Chapman (VJC Media) and Tim Crouch (UK Dept. of International Trade) discussed the UK tax relief scheme

Copro- Attendees got the international co-production scoop from Irina Kuzina (LAStudio), David Kwok (Shellhut/Tiny Island), Terry Kalagian (Gaumont), Sander Schwartz (Executive Producer) and Frank Saperstein (Surprise Bag)

Copro- Attendees got the international co-production scoop from Irina Kuzina (LAStudio), David Kwok (Shellhut/Tiny Island), Terry Kalagian (Gaumont), Sander Schwartz (Executive Producer) and Frank Saperstein (Surprise Bag)

Series creator Butch Hartman presented a master class on bringing your TV ideas to the screen

Series creator Butch Hartman presented a master class on bringing your TV ideas to the screen

Cocktail party- The closing night cocktail was a chance to let loose with old friends and new connections, with the help of some photo booth props!

Cocktail party- The closing night cocktail was a chance to let loose with old friends and new connections, with the help of some photo booth props!

Animation Magazine

Daily News Bytes: Spooky Edition

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Happy Halloween, boils and ghouls! Here’s a few tricks ‘n’ treats that have dropped into our candy buckets — er, email inboxes.

Sweepstakes: DC Collectibles “Death” Statuette
Calling all Neil Gaiman comics fans: DC is running a special giveaway through Nov. 30 for the lovely Vertigo Cover Girls – Death statues designed by Stanley Lau.

DC Collectibles "Death" Statuette

DC Collectibles “Death” Statuette

What if Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Was a Horror Movie?
This terrifying trailer re-cut from Sony Pictures Animation is simply to dine for!

Remember li’l tiny No-Face? The Queen of last Halloween has outdone us all with another great costume: Ryuk from Death Note!!

Happy Halloween mini short from William Conway of Other Planes, which has lots of other eerie/kinda adorable goodies. (www.otherplanes.art)

Super Last-Minute Costume Solution! The good folks at Netflix and DreamWorks Animation TV got ya covered with Voltron Legendary Defender downloadables, including pumpkin stencils, sword and masks: (http://bit.ly/VoltronHWeen2017)

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Daily News Bytes: Too Many Clowns Edition

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VIDEO: ‘IT’ Official Trailer 1
Stephen King’s creepy clown returns to the big screen to traumatize a whole new generation of moviegoers on September 8. This spot promises some interesting VFX elements to really sell the scares.

VIDEO: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Season 7 Bubble Bath Preview
Speaking of coulrophobia, FX is really pushing my buttons with this teaser. Why are clowns so terrifying? And why is a clown in water even scarier?? FX seeks to answer these questions when the new season debuts September 5.

VIDEO: ‘Puppy!’ Trailer
Here’s a good palate cleanser, unless you have a phobia of giant smoosh-face dogs. The new Hotel Transylvania short from Sony Pictures Animation launches in theaters Friday, playing ahead of The Emoji Movie.

BLERD City Con “Celebrates the Nerdiness in You” This Weekend in Brooklyn
July 29 and 30, the black nerd community will carve out a slice of the Big Apple for a slew of screenings, readings, talks, workshops and more covering all manner of fandoms. The schedule offers a mix of serious topics and serious fun (and yes, there’s a cosplay ball).

’The Art of Spider-Man Homecoming’ Panel & Book Signing
Swing on over to SoCal’s Gallery Nucleus this Saturday from 2-5 p.m. to pick up your copy of the behind-the-scenes book and pick the brains of the film’s awesome artists. Participants are author Eleni Russo, Ryan Meinerding (head of visual development), Jay Oliva (storyboard artist), Phil Saunders (concept artist), Paul Ozzimo (character design) and Alex Mandradjiev (cinematic illustrator).

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VIZ Dates ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Set 2 & Limited Edition

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VIZ Media has announced that magical girl enthusiasts across North America will be able to get their hands on Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 on February 28, available as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD (MSRP $ 79.99), Standard Ed. Blu-ray/DVD ($ 69.99), and DVD ($ 39.99). Set 2 features the entire “Black Moon” arc, episodes 15-26, of the celebrated reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga.

During “Black Moon,” the Sailor Scout’s adventures take a turn when a young pink-haired girl falls from the sky and threatens to take the Legendary Silver Crystal from Usagi. But she’s not the only new arrival with an interest in the Crystal, as the mysterious Spectre Sisters are using more than threats to get what they want. When everyone in Sailor Moon’s life is in danger from an enemy she can’t seem to defeat, who can she turn to for help? That young girl and her small key may hold the answer…

The Limited Edition contains a deluxe, four-disc collection (two DVDs & two Blu-ray discs), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. It also contains six full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries and more. Bonus content includes a digital art gallery, clean opening and closing segments, and a special interview with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z, who perform the series’ theme songs.

The Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack also features episodes in crisp 1080p HD video, plus digital art gallery, clean opening and closing segments and the interview with Momoiro Clover Z. The Standard DVD set features four discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing; episodes presented in 480p.

Pre-orders are available now from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers. Fans that order Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 from RightStufAnime.com will receive a special Sailor Moon Suncatcher (while supplies last).

Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal

Animation Magazine

‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Coming Home Sept. 6

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Brad Bird’s iconic animated feature The Iron Giant will be back on the home entertainment market this fall, and better than ever. Available September 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition will mark the film’s debut on Blu-ray, and the fully remastered 1999 film (enhanced with two all-new scenes) will also be available as an Ultimate Collectors Edition the same day.

“We’re tremendously gratified by the ever-growing status of The Iron Giant, which was a labor of love for those of us who made it,” said director Brad Bird. “It seems like a perfect time to give the film’s large and expanding fan-base the deluxe Blu-ray they’ve long been asking for.”

Bird’s credits also include The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland.

Winner of nine Annie Awards, The Iron Giant is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr. The film was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff from a screen story by Brad Bird and screenplay written by Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird, adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man.

Priced at $ 14.97, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray contains both the Signature Edition and original theatrical versions of the film in high definition, as well as the new, definitive making-of documentary, The Giant’s Dream. And for fans with deeper pockets, the Ultimate Collectors Edition (SRP $ 74.99) has both film versions in HD and SD. documentary, a hardcover art book of the film, collectible Mondo art cards, a four-inch articulated Iron Giant statue, and a letter from Bird.

Both sets also include theatrical version commentary from Bird, additional scenes (including alternate opening), mini documentary segments, “Teddy Newton – The X Factor,” “Duck and Cover” sequence, The Voice of the Giant, motion gallery and more.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Animation Magazine

KLIK! Dates 2016 Edition

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The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival will take place October 25-30 at EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam. The ninth edition of the festival promises six days of “hilarious, weird, playful, artistic, dramatic, overwhelming and touching animated films.” The program includes features, shorts, premieres, previews, talks, installations, workshops, masterclasses and a can’t-miss closing party.

These year’s special focus theme is “Nature and Landscapes.” In addition to planned feature and short film presentations, KLIK will also host a special animated paintings exhibition with works from international artists, as well as an interactive, three-dimensional landscape which visitors can help change and evolve in a process to be recorded in time-lapse video. Visitors can also celebrate the theme by taking in local scenes through a cycling film screening tour through three North Amsterdam locations.

One of the key firsts of KLIK 2016 is the exclusive premiere of Sync, a documentary by Joop van den Beucken and Bob van der Houven which explores the world of Dutch animated film dubbing, in collaboration with the creators of the nostalgic online series Stemmen van toen (Voices from the Past). Sync blends interviews with voice actors, directors, translators, technicians and directors to highlight this unique creative industry and its impact on Dutch pop culture.

KLIK will also present a special screening of episodes of Cartoon Network’s 1990s The Powerpuff Girls series, with a Q&A with a to-be-announced key creative.

Film submissions are open until June 15. Follow www.klik.amsterdam for more information as the festival draws near.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

Animation Magazine

Toonz Goes Open Source with Ghibli Edition

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Italian indie developer Digital Video and Japanese publisher Dwango have inked an agreement for the latter to acquire Toonz, a digital animation software solution. The deal goes forward under the condition that Dwango will publish and develop an Open Source platform based on Toonz, OpenToonz. This will be made available for free download on March 26.

OpenToonz will include features developed by Studio Ghibli (Toonz Ghibli Edition). The acclaimed Japanese animation producer has been long-time user of Toonz software. Dwango will also create a platform aimed at welcoming research labs and the animation industry to actively cooperate with each other.

Digital Video will move into an open source business model, offering commissioning, installation & configuration, training, support and customization services. The developer will also continue to fine-tune and market a Toonz Premium version for companies willing to invest in customization for their projects (toonzpremium.com).

“During the production of Princess Mononoke in 1995, we needed a software enabling us to create a certain section of the animation digitally. We checked for what was available at that time and chose Toonz,” said Studio Ghibli’s executive imaging director Atsushi Okui. “Our requirement was that in order to continue producing theatre-quality animation without additional stress, the software must have the ability to combine the hand-drawn animation with the digitally painted ones seamlessly. From then onwards we continued to use the software while going through major updates to make it easier for us to use. We are happy to hear that this open source version contains the Ghibli Edition. We hope that many people inside and outside of the animation industry will utilize this software for their work. We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Digital Video.”

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Princess Mononoke

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Fallout 4 Gold Edition Comes With Pair of Vault Boy Socks

Best Buy has announced a Fallout 4 Gold Edition, a special version of the game exclusive to the retailer that comes with something you probably wouldn’t have guessed: a pair of socks.

The $ 85 bundle, available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (not PC), includes the game, its DLC pass, and a pair of Vault-Tec socks patterned with an image of Vault Boy. Head to Best Buy’s website to preorder it.

Fallout 4 costs $ 60 and the DLC pass goes for $ 30, meaning the Gold Edition was already going to save you $ 5. The socks are a nice perk, especially as winter and its cold weather creeps in.

The Fallout 4 release date is set for November 10 across Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In other recent news, Bethesda has published a live-action trailer and kicked off a week-long Fallout sale on its website.

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WB Unveils ‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer

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Warner Bros. and Fathom Events will present two showings of the remastered The Iron Giant: Signature Edition in select theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. local time and Sunday, October 4 at noon local time. The Signature Edition is further enhanced by two all-new scenes. The film is also set to screen at the Toronto Film Festival, and a Blu-ray release is planned for this fall.

The directorial debut of filmmaker Brad Bird, when The Iron Giant first arrived in theaters in 1999 it was universally acclaimed by critics — WSJ’s Joe Morgenstern called it an “instant classic” — and earned nine Annie Awards from the ASIFA-Hollywood judges. The story of nine-year-old Hogarth’s unusual friendship with a massive alien robot and tries to protect this giant innocent from a paranoid U.S. government agent has lived up to the praise ever since and is set to win over audiences all over again.

The Iron Giant features the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman, James Gammon, M. Emmet Walsh, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney, Eli Marienthal as Hogarth and Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant. Brad Bird went on to direct Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille as well as live-action Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Disney’s Tomorrowland.

Tickets are available through FathomEvents.com or the box office at participating theaters, which can be found listed on the website.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Gears of War Ultimate Edition & Until Dawn – The Lobby


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Gears of War Ultimate Edition & Until Dawn – The Lobby

This week on The Lobby we talk to a host of GameSpot editors about this week’s bounty of reviews. We ask Peter about is 10/10 review for Metal Gear Solid V, how much Alexa enjoyed Until Dawn, and what Mike thought of Gears of War on Xbox One.

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