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Disney D23: EVERYTHING you need to know

Disney D23: EVERYTHING you need to know

It’s all about Disney this morning. Over the weekend the House of Mouse hosted their D23 Conference - revealing sneak peaks and insights into what they’re working on.

First thing you need to know. THERE WAS NO NEWS ON STAR WARS.

Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks arrived on stage to talk a non-MARVEL new feature, namely the new Tinkerbell film: The Pirate Fairy. And then this happened:

The Disney execs revealed some snippets of what is in-store in Tomorrowland, and announced the new iOS App where you explore more of the clues. Kenneth Brannagh talked about his new Cinderella film, Angelina Jolie scares children in Malificent while there was footage of Saving Mr Banks and Muppets Most Wanted.

Disney Animation has some new features a-coming too. Planes: Fire & Rescue, the sequel to Planes is go,  Zootopia hits in 2016, directed by Byron Howard of Bolt and Tangled fame, Big Hero 6 hits in 2014 - genius kids and robots! - as well as Frozen which lands later this year.

And then there’s Pixar - who have a few new mega features… First up is The Good Dinosaur, with a huge cast, inluding John Lithgow, Finding Nemo’s sequel Finding Dory, is go, and the much-teased new feature that the guys are working on is Inside Out.

And if that wasn’t enough for you there are new Pixar-shorts a go-go including Monsters University: Party Central, a new Mickey Mouse short AND a Toy Story Halloween Special.

And then came the superheroes. IN the wake of comic-con there was no way that  Kevin Feige and the MARVEL team could recreate the hype from a few weeks ago. Focussing on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World. The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy both got hyped a lot - and while it’s not D23 related, Vin Diesel is in talks about joining Guardians.

You want more Tom Hiddleston don’t you? Of course you do:

That’s everything worth mentioning, in brief, from the new Disney slate. *phew*

Batman: the most popular superhero on YouTube

Batman: the most popular superhero on YouTube

If you were to analyse YouTube stats… Batman is the most popular hero, by far. (Collectively, the top 10 superheroes account for more than 10 billion views and 234,000 hours of video.)

With more views, uploads and keyword searches, Batman is the most popular of all superheroes on YouTube, with more than 3 billion views of 71,000 hours of video.

Don’t just take my word for it… check out the research to back it up. Youtube-trends has the full story. 

Amazon to launch Android gaming console in November?

Amazon to launch Android gaming console in November?

Game Informer has a report that Amazon are developing an Android-operated gaming console due to hit before the end of the year.

Using Amazon’s Android titles listing, a new controller and expected to hit before Black Friday (November 29).

The leak comes following Googles’ own rumour that the company are working on their own device.

More from Game Informer:

Unlike the Ouya, which has meager capital and influence, Amazon could make a serious run at the affordable home gaming sector. It already has a bevy of titles at its disposal and relationships with key developers responsible for some of the biggest titles on the Android platform.

It’s easy to write off Android consoles as novelties. That is, until an enormous player like Amazon enters the picture. 

Amazon also moves a lot of televisions, and is a key player for those companies. Just ask home appliance retailers if they’ve heard the term “Amazon’s Showroom.” It wouldn’t surprise me to see Amazon cut a deal to have their Android gaming technology integrated with key television manufacturers’ products.