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Newsbytes archive for January 2022

Edited by dronon, GreenReaper as of Fri 6 May 2022 - 14:28
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Contributors this month include 2cross2affliction, dronon, earthfurst, GreenReaper, and Sonious.

GreenReaper: Rolling in the straw: the littlest tiger-cub, unfortunately born in captivity when only ~300 remain in the wild.

earthfurst: On January 1, various books, movies, music compositions, other works, and an estimated 400,000 sound recordings entered the USA public domain. The books include novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods (1923), and children's book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926).

earthfurst: Pixar's Turning Red skips theaters for debut on Disney+ on March 11. It will be released theatrically where Disney+ isn't available: "dates for those countries will be announced later". @PixarTurningRed's tweet. Forbes link.

dronon: During the winter, your Starlink internet service may experience some technical difficulties.

dronon: Trailer for the DC League of Super-Pets. Aw, no Comet?

2cross2affliction: Newest episode of YouTube documentary series The Merrie History of Looney Tunes, "The Decline and Fall of Warner Bros. Cartoons", is now available.

GreenReaper: Good rat dead.

GreenReaper: Who really rules the world? Furries, apparently, at least if you're talking telecoms. [Dronon adds: Also, this classic tweet.]

earthfurst: The House, debuting on Netflix on Friday (Jan 14), is a stop-motion animated dark comedy anthology series set in the same house, but about beings in 3 different eras. One era features anthro cats. Another era features anthro rodents.

GreenReaper: Hong Kong's hamsters and other small pets face a grisly end in a bid to maintain the region's 'zero Covid' stance, after illness at a pet store suggests potential human-animal transmission. (More extensive coverage and local commentary from @SCMPNews)

GreenReaper: "It's not really like a children's show, it's a show for everybody" - Fraggle Rock reboot upgrades sets and cast for higher-definition streaming on Apple TV+, premiering tomorrow (Jan. 21) with a mix of new and classic songs.

dronon: A new French comic coming out by Bruno Bessadi, L'Ogre Lion.

2cross2affliction: Willow the cat will be the newest member of the White House menagerie. She will be joining Commander the German Shepherd as First Pets.

dronon: Kao the Kangaroo game aiming for a summer 2022 release.

Sonious: Cartoonist Andy Marlette may have solved the mystery of why there are cat pans in school bathrooms.

earthfurst: Netflix will remove My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on Feb 1, with January 31 being the last day to stream it in Netflix (unless MLP:FiM returns to Netflix).

GreenReaper: "Maine 'furries' talk about the fun, friendship and freedom that come from letting your inner animal out" in a story featuring Skowhegan and Portland furs that is refreshingly free of litter boxes.



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