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nolan directs the incredible

He already blew our minds with his recut of Frozen as a horror movie, and now YouTuber Bobby Burns has imagined what The Incredibles would look like if it had been created by Christopher Nolan.

It really is amazing what clever editing and music can do. Now I really want to see this movie.

Head after the break to watch it.

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lego mobility

Normally, economic explanations about income equality or mobility come in the form of graphs or charts. Instead, Brookings Institution economist Richard Reeves has used LEGO to show how your upward mobility can vary due to several factors including race, education, and marriage status.

There’s something about the use of the LEGO that bought this into a different perspective for me. It’s a simple trick, but it’s effective.

Check out the video after the break.

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cassandra

As a Doctor Who fan, I am both fascinated and horrified by this Cassandra recreation, which is sort of how I feel about Cassandra herself, so I think that’s probably good.

Also, like Cassandra, this creation is made with something that is both loved and reviled, depending on the person viewing it: a Furby.

I’m really hoping she gets a vocal track by the end. She really needs to say, “Moisturize me!”.

You can see more pictures and a video after the break.

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felicia hello kitty

I’ll bet you’re wondering about that picture. I’m just going to let Felicia Day’s quote be the explanation:

Now that I learned that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat but a little girl, my dreams can come true and this will be my future family portrait.

That quote is just one of the myriad reactions out there to the (OMG SHOCKING) news that Sanrio’s Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.

This news comes from a correction made by Sanrio to wording used by University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano for her upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in October.

“I was corrected — very firmly,” Yano told the L.A. Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yep, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Charmy Kitty is a cat. Also, according to her back story her real name is Kitty White, she’s British, and her height and weight are measured in apples.

Cue “The More You Know” graphic.

Photo by Felicia Day.

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groot

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moses

This mash up of anime and a Gene Kelly song and dance is one of those things that you never would have thought of in a million years but is so perfect when you see it.

In this adorable (and, for some of us, nostalgic) video, a sad little ghost named Gisoku no Moses, or Peg-leg Moses, comes upon a pair of dancing tap shoes.

The results are magical.

Check out the video after the break.

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doctor who intro

In September of 2013, motion graphics designer Billy Hanshaw uploaded his fan made title sequence for Doctor Who to YouTube as a way to show off his work for potential clients, and it worked better than he ever could have hoped. We said the BBC should take note, and they did.

According to BBC News, Stephen Moffat saw the video and Hanshaw was asked to work with the BBC to create the title sequence for the new season:

“Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.

“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”

Hanshaw made a great observation which, I think, makes this title sequence so engaging:

“The doctor is a Time Lord, he’s not a Space Lord. A lot of people have said that cogs and clocks are an obvious metaphor to use. But if it’s so obvious, why hasn’t it be done before?”

Quite right.

Check out his original video after the break.

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