The Real Reason Chucky Is a Robot Now

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The first trailer for the reboot of Child’s Play came with a surprise. The original was about a serial killer who possessed a doll and killed a bunch of people. Now, Chucky’s a smart toy who finds autonomy…and then kills a bunch of people. It seemed odd for a reboot to change the premise of its own story this much…

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Terry Pratchett’s First Discworld Book for Kids Is Being Turned Into an Animated Movie

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Sure, the Discworld books in general were great reading material for children—I devoured them as a kid and I turned out…reasonably okay-ish, I guess—but The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, the 28th in Terry Pratchett’s beloved fantasy series, was the first he wrote specifically for children. And now, it’s…

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How the Studio Behind Star Wars’ New Animated Shorts Brings the Lighter Side of the Movies to Life 

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Galaxy of Adventures, the kids-focused line of Star Wars animated shorts, has been trucking along turning moments from the movies into delightful pieces of animation. But for Titmouse, the studio behind the shorts, they represent a chance to inject some brightness into the most iconic moments in the Star Wars saga.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-the-studio-behind-star-wars-new-animated-shorts-bri-1832800125

Take a Perilous Journey Into Europa’s Ocean in This Science Fiction Book for Kids

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Humans have long been warned about Europa, from HAL 9000's infamous “ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE” in 2010: Odyssey Two to the more recent indie film Europa Report, where a group of scientists do land on the icy moon, only meet a grisly fate at the hands of a decidedly unwelcoming resident. None of that, however, deterred…

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