April 2014 Newsbytes archive
dronon: The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation has been livestreaming a birdfeeder set up to look like a little cafe.
Higgs Raccoon: Here's official trailer #1 for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
RingtailedFox: And now... a peep show full of tits and peckers: the first café for wild birds! (Get your minds out of the gutter! :P)
dronon: A film of potential interest if it comes to fruition - The Lobster.
dronon: A wild bear that has beer preferences.
GreenReaper: Speaking of bears, why not spend a fortnight in one?
Higgs Raccoon: The Pink Panther will be getting the live-action/animation treatment.
RingtailedFox: Humane society in St. Catherines, Ontario rescues a lobster!
Rakuen Growlithe: Rather dark C&H short with Firedash the Pyrofox.
Higgs Raccoon: Aardman releases a teaser trailer for 2015's Shaun the Sheep movie.
GreenReaper: Speaking of sheep … that's not a lamb!
crossaffliction: Cracked on Michael Bay’s TMNT: We’re all going to hate it, but kids’ll probably like it. That’s fair.
dronon: There is talk of doing a remake of Pete's Dragon.
Higgs Raccoon: Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova creates a series of fairy-tale images with animals.
earthfurst: Graphic novel The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth about animals performing Shakespeare's Macbeth. Expected release in September from publisher First Second Books, with a 2nd volume about Romeo & Juliet.
dronon: Another French funny animal comic: Sherlock Fox.
Fred: Maybe it will get better, but this ten-page preview of Sherlock Fox has not impressed me.
RingtailedFox: Meerkats prank photographer on assignment.
Fred: Around 1986 or '87, I was asked to try to get some American theatrical distributor interested in Cat City or another animated features by Pannonia, Hungary's state-run animation studio before the fall of its Communist government. No luck. But I was never given this English-dubbed version to show; just a subtitled copy of the Hungarian-language print.
Higgs Raccoon: The taxidermied squirrels that once decorated the lunchroom at Goodyear Tire & Rubber.
Higgs Raccoon: The Washington Post celebrates "squirrels and other bushy-tailed mascots".
Higgs Raccoon: Time: "Man sues ex-girlfriend over stuffed animal obsession".
Patch Packrat: Another small furry news blog ... let's see if it keeps going.
Patch Packrat: College Humor's Furry Force comes back with a second animated short.
crossaffliction: Ants with big heads that live in tall trees and skydive
Patch Packrat: BLFC broke some records.
crossaffliction: Eisner nominees include Stan Sakai (doing a not furry comic) the Pizza Dog Hawkeye issue, and outside of young children’s comics, not much else furry, actually.
Higgs Raccoon: @RingtailedFox: Speaking of furry critters gone bad, here's the trailer for Squirrels.
Fred: There have been occasional news reports of squirrels going out of their way to attack people, and needing to be shot to stop them. But those have all been isolated squirrels, not all squirreldom at once.
crossaffliction: “Evolution Never Sleeps” by Elisabeth Malartre is an actually pretty good story about killer chipmunks.
crossaffliction: And “Invasion of the Squirrelanoids” may be the best episode of the newest incarnation of TMNT.
crossaffliction: Finally, no discussion of killer squirrels is complete until this infamous comic panel is brought up. “Confound these wretched rodents!”
Patch Packrat: Furry fandom: all humans welcome.
dronon: Furry game in development: Sanctum Polis.
Patch Packrat: The soul of a troll: a sad bully who needs hugs.
RingtailedFox: Oops! Rescued abandoned "puppy" turns out to be a fox!
Fred: Closeup of baby zonkey.
Patch Packrat: Con panel mashup game: “Dance plotting”.
Higgs Raccoon: Furries taunt Canadian ice-hockey coach Bruce Boudreau.
crossaffliction: EQD gave the Ursa Majors its own post this year. So, factor that into your predictions.
crossaffliction: Remember when Stan Lee said he wouldn’t cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy? Lies!
crossaffliction: Ah, can we do a reboot on the “Furry Jesus is a Lion” thing? Because “Unicorn Jesus” is cooler. Also, killer medieval rabbits.
Higgs Raccoon: An interview with Theodore (30 years after Alvin and the Chipmunks split up).
Kakurady: From May 1st (tomorrow) until May 15th, Dust: An Elysian Tail will be free for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. @noogyTweet [@majornelson via @kotaku]
GreenReaper: Today is your last chance to vote in the 2013 Ursa Major Awards.