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Newsbytes archive for April 2013

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Contributors this month include crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Equivamp, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Kakurady, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe and RingtailedFox.

crossaffliction: With G.I. Joe 2: Whatever, When’s the Pony Movie Coming Out, Hasbro? hitting theaters this weekend, RottenTomatoes compares toy movie franchises. Now you can find out what critics thought of such furry masterpieces as Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, The Care Bears Movie and, of course, My Little Pony: The Movie.

crossaffliction: Another furry Wal-Mart exclusive, Adventures in Zambezia. I’ll put up a review sometime.

GreenReaper: Capcom announces DuckTales remake. [tip: Anthael Whiskers]

GreenReaper: Mobile usability for cats.

GreenReaper: Furcadia is going quacky.

RingtailedFox: Soori the Meerkat fights sleep.

GreenReaper: WestJet eases cabin pet restrictions.

RingtailedFox: Thousands of sheep buried in snow (but survive!) [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

RingtailedFox: Easter Bunny gets pulled over on I-8 for not wearing a helmet... maybe he should stick to the bunny trail next time? [KGTV ABC 10 San Diego]

Fred: Dragonflies: pretty, but the deadliest killer.

GreenReaper: Bad Dragon has updated its portfolio [NSFW], citing a corporate takeover.

Higgs Raccoon: What the future holds for DreamWorks Animation. (Lots of talking animals.)

Higgs Raccoon: @GreenReaper: Bad Dragon will be giving away "get something cool" to their 6500th Twitter follower. (They are at ~6487)

GreenReaper: Speaking of @, our contributor list is now socially linked, space permitting.

Fred: In Montana, some don't want the buffalo back.

GreenReaper: Scientists solve the mystery of the mole's "extra thumb" - it's a fake!

RingtailedFox: Ronan the seal becomes the first non-human creature to keep a beat. Will the real Seal the musician please stand up? :P

RingtailedFox: A man and his dog save two girls from icy river in Edmonton, Alberta

GreenReaper: Yet another journalist uses "fur is flying" as a furry lede.

RingtailedFox: Simba the cat, Westbrook High School's unofficial mascot.

crossaffliction: Verdict on the verdict: Other than some incredibly pretentious b.s. about eyes, a staggering lack of respect for good slapstick and the usual [a][s] circle-jerk “furry will some day cure cancer!” ending, J.M.’s response to MLP:FiM is … rightish, I guess.

crossaffliction: Darnit, I just thought of a better joke: Anime must have freakin' blown J.M.'s mind.

crossaffliction: Sorry, folks, but one more ... one more! Nobody point out Derpy Hooves to him; it might actually kill him.

GreenReaper: Artists&Clients buys an FA ad, gets flooded with furry commission slots.

Fred: People like to look at animals.

GreenReaper: Disney World rounds up, ejects "dozens of unauthorized characters".

GreenReaper: Fun fact: There's a Furry Elementary School (FB) in Sandusky, Ohio.

GreenReaper: Bard Bloom's A Marriage of Insects, set on the World Tree, is free via Kindle (and its online viewer) through Sunday 7th.

Equivamp: Dancing in an animal costume is only news if it's a celebrity.

Equivamp: Rats with human brains! Well...sort of...

dronon: Humor from The Onion: Disney finds dozens of unauthorized characters appearing illegally inside theme park.

GreenReaper: 'Real-life wolf-man' snuggles with, learns from wolves. [ctcwired/FurCast]

Rakuen Growlithe: You’ve seen fruit bat fellatio. Now: Fruit bat cunnilingus.

GreenReaper: Red Furros interviews Rikoshi.

GreenReaper: International cat beauty contest in Romania.

RingtailedFox: Molalla the baby Otter learns how to swim! [Yahoo! News]

RingtailedFox: Ohhh, deer... an intense deer fight!

GreenReaper: Australian furs can order Sofawolf's titles locally via ConFurgence's organizers.

Fred: Video of newly-discovered giant tarantula, as big as a cat's head, crawling about.

GreenReaper: Peanuts: an essential tool in gorilla and orang-utan cardiology.

Higgs Raccoon: Fluffed-up ferrets on steroids passed off as poodles in Argentina.

Kakurady: Montreal protest mascot Anarchopanda’s head seized by police.

crossaffliction: Academy Award winner for Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence … in a fursuit.

Fred: It's time for 17-year cicadas to return.

GreenReaper: Lip-smacking simians potential predecessor to human speech.

Patch Packrat: Streaming live from now on: Frolic, San Francisco's monthly furry dance party (next one Saturday 4/13).

dronon; Apparently there are at least 30 episodes of this Russian children's CGI cartoon about a little girl and a circus bear.

Fred: White lion cub in England.

Fred: Here is the official website for Masha and the Bear.

Fred: A new nation has a new bat.

dronon: A lion, a tiger, and a bear - oh GA!

GreenReaper: Nice try, but there's no fur con in Tallahassee. Also, most furs don't have porn names.

Fred: Cruelty to horses is a surprisingly hot issue in NYC's mayoralty race.

dronon: Man-Wolf is back in this week's episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Fred: Are entertainment-industry animal-safety watchdogs efficient enough?

crossaffliction: Yep. Pretty much.

crossaffliction: Ted won just one out of its seven MTV Movie Awards nominations: Best On-Screen Duo.

crossaffliction: Aw, geez, I gotta run a correction on a Newsbytes ... seems In Contention accidentally bolded Ted like it was the winner despite the fact Silver Linings Playbook won.

crossaffliction: Wait, no … what the hell, In Contention? According to MTV’s site, Ted won Best On-Screen Duo. So, they bolded the right one, but then put winner next to Silver Linings Playbook.

Fred: The giant snails invading Florida are spreading out.

crossaffliction: You're not going Turbo, are you, Florida snails?

Patch Packrat: The Last Unicorn animated film has a new remastered print for theaters, and a screening tour with author/screenwriter Peter Beagle. (Here's a shameless link to signed Beagle books on Furbuy.)

dronon: Not exactly furry, but someone wrote up their impressions of an early screening of Monsters University.

Fred: Ten giant animals invading Florida and Brazil.

Fred: From Wired: "This Week's Strangest Interactions Between Humans and Wild Animals".

Higgs Raccoon: Documentary this week on Australia's ABC2: I Think I'm An Animal.

earthfurst: AMC Comic Book Men poll on who is your favorite X-Men character? You can vote for Beast (aka Hank McCoy) who currently is in 4th place with 104 votes (currently 6% of the votes), behind Wolverine 39%, Gambit 22% and Cyclops 7%.

GreenReaper: Experts say captive panda's behavior "not conducive" to natural mating . . . so they just inseminated her instead. Rude!

GreenReaper: The Onion reports wolf attacks "still leading cause of death in U.S."

Patch Packrat: Free review copy of fursuit making manual, today only.

Equivamp: Encyclopedia Dramatica is down, suffering DDOS. [tip: Twitter/IRC]

Patch Packrat: Logo documentary premiere: WHAT!? I Think I'm an Animal.

Higgs Raccoon: Ratchet & Clank animated movie announced.

RingtailedFox: Koalas at risk of extinction thanks to... chlamydia??? I don't even want to know how that started... [BBC]

dronon: For dog and cat owners, Savour Every Moment, a short by Keith Hopkin.

dronon: Grandville miniatures. [tip: Porsupah]

dronon: For iOS, an interactive story/adventure called Paper Fox. [tip: Porsupah]

dronon: An urban-based animal survival game for the PS3/Vita, recommended by the Extra Credits people: Tokyo Jungle (1m, 35sec in).

GreenReaper: What happens when FCN's auctioneer is late? If you guessed an out-of-tune rendition of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', you win the prize. [tip: bluecanary].

Higgs Raccoon: Uruguay's raver sheep that glow under UV light.

GreenReaper: Iron Man/Uncanny X-Men #1 Grumpy Cat variant covers drawn at C2E2. [BleedingCool]

Patch Packrat: San Francisco fashion startup Betabrand features photos of fursuiters modeling their "Disco Pants" at the How Weird Street Faire.

RingtailedFox: Here, kitty kitty kitty... it turns out that big cats like tigers love playing with boxes, too! [Yahoo! News]

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a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.