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The 15 Best Animated Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 13th</b><p>It’s easy for animation buffs to get discouraged flipping through Netflix’s animated offerings, which skew heavily toward mass-produced kiddie TV programs and dire-looking CGI direct-to-video sequels. But a little digging turns up quite a few unexpected animated gems — and …

Ten Must-See Anime Classics You Can Stream

I was a guest once again recently at AnimeNEXT, where I sacrificed seeing a convention-exclusive episode of Inferno Cop to do what I always do: run …

Celebrate The 31st Birthday Of Studio Ghibli With These 31+ Wallpapers For Smartphones

Happy birthday to Studio Ghibli! Back in January we celebrated the co-founder's, Hayao Miyazaki's, 75th birthday with some cool wallpapers, and now …

Not Your Grandpa's Talking Animals: How Animators Kept ‘The Jungle Book’ Real

MPC’s animators also crafted mood boards of images that represented individual components of the animals. “Narrowing down the reference to specific …

13 Live-Action Fairytale Movies That Miraculously Don’t Suck Fairy Balls

In a couple of days, Hollywood will unleash its latest fairytale movie on the world. <i>The Huntsman: Winter’s War</i> is the followup to <i>Snow White and the</i> …

'It's magic:' Calgary artist uses paint to transform into Man of Steel

Print<p>CALGARY - Kay Pike stands in front of a giant lit mirror, dabs her brush into a glob of paint and touches it to her skin.<p>She'll repeat the …

Livestreaming

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

Animation

Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling

Handsome's Eric Celedonia on how to apply Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling to user experience design.The post Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of …

UX Design

College student 3D prints his own braces

Amos Dudley wears his skills in his smile.<p>The digital design major has been straightening his top teeth for the past 16 weeks using clear braces he made himself.<p>"I'm still wearing the last one," Dudley told CNNMoney on Tuesday.<p>"The last one" refers to the twelfth and final straightening tray in his …

New Jersey

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

Bring Your Scratch Projects to Life With Animated Costumes and Backdrops

You're now most of the way through this beginner's series on Scratch. You've created a game in which the user chases a cat with a crab, the cat says …

Tutorials

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in September

One of the highlights is the documentary on Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards coming in the middle of the month.<p>Here's what you should check out on Netflix in September:<p><b>TV</b><p><b>Movies</b><p><b>"Keith Richards: Under the Influence" (NETFLIX ORIGINAL) - Available 9/18</b><br>This Netflix original documentary is …

Here’s everything leaving Netflix in September

That means next month high-profile films including "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "The Wolf of Wall Street," and "Star Trek Into Darkness" will no longer be available.<p>The list of titles leaving Netflix is below. They also include Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" and the classic sci-fi title …

Entertainment

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Astronomy

Microsoft Office and Outlook Preview now available for Android

Today heralds good news for Android users who use Microsoft’s software services. Microsoft is officially launching its suite of Office apps for …

There's a functional $1 million mech robot for sale on Amazon

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as "The Everything Store" in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here's irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan.<p>Completely normal and unassuming<p>…

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Love in the Digital Age: Eternal Sunshine, 10 Years Later

The movie that got romance and techno-anxiety just right<p><b>Memory is the source of sorrow,</b> pain, joy, regret, and life itself in <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>, which, today, on its tenth anniversary, remains that rare high-concept romantic comedy to understand love in all its alternately …

Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' is free on iTunes today

As part of its "12 Days of Gifts" promotion, Apple is giving away free copies of the movie <i>Hugo</i>. The 2011 film was directed by Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese, and focuses on a young orphan named Hugo that lives in a Parisian train station. It starts off as a fairly generic kids' film, but soon …

Keira Knightley Stuns in Chanel, AGAIN

Courtesy of Getty Images<p>Keira Knightley wore <i>that</i> Chanel dress AGAIN, and we're totally okay with it. In fact, we've taken an entirely new liking to outfit repetition. The actress has worn the same adorable tulle Chanel dress three times, and one of those times was to her own wedding back in May. …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …