Wait, has a 9 sequel just been teased?

Some of you might remember that the viral-marketing campaign for the PG-13-rated animated adventure film 9 included an official Facebook page for the film’s mysterious Scientist. Those who saw the film will know that his character split his soul up into nine different pieces in order to bring the movie’s post-apocalptic ragdoll heroes to life. That page predictably went quiet shortly after the film’s September 2009 release, until today when this mysterious message was posted:


The light has faintly flickered on again beneath the ashes and I have begun the long awaited search for hope… I must find 9

Posted by 9 Scientist on Friday, January 20, 2017


This could mean any number of things, of course, but it does at least seem to tease some form of a follow-up (and also implies that the Scientist–who appeared to die in the movie–is actually alive). Whether this would mean an actual sequel or a comic book remains to be seen (the message could just be a resurrection of the Facebook page and nothing more), but we’ll keep you posted if any news is dropped in the near future.

Star Wars: Episode VIII gets a title

The next Star Wars has officially been given a name, and will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It seems to safe to assume that it’s a reference to Luke Skywalker, although it could also potentially be referring to Rey (with her becoming “The Last Jedi” if Luke meets that same fate that Han Solo did in The Force Awakens). An anticipated release to say the least, the movie opens everywhere December 15th.


Brazilian Animation Turned 100 Years Old Today

The first Brazilian animated film was shown in theaters on January 22, 1917.

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Artist of the Day: Ori Toor

Discover the art of Ori Toor, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day.

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How ‘Trollhunters’ Went From A Feature Project To Netflix Hit: An Interview with Showrunner Rodrigo Blaas

Is feature quality possible in a tv series? Rodrigo Blaas tried to find out with Dreamworks’ new hit “Trollhunters.”

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‘The Trolley Problem’ by Eoin Duffy

An exploration of The Trolley Problem, a popular thought experiment in ethics first created by Philippa Foot.

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Director Rich Moore Makes Fun of False Statements by Trump’s Press Secretary With ‘Zootopia’ Joke

The director of “Zootopia” has called out the U.S. president’s press secretary for lying.

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Watch The VFX Frenzy in ‘Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back’

Chinese filmmakers have an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink mentality when it comes to vfx, not that that’s a bad thing.

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New My Life as a Zucchini trailer

The new English trailer for the Golden Globe-nominated animated film My Life as a Zucchini is now online, and can be viewed in the player below. It opens in limited release this February.


Animation Artists React to The Inauguration of Donald Trump

We look at how animation artists are reacting to the inauguration of casino owner and reality TV host Donald Trump as new U.S. president.

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