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Comic Con: Fear of the Walking Dead

Howard pitched [Zootopia] to Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter five years ago, on the hopes of working on a movie like one of his favorites, the 1973 Disney animated version of ‘Robin Hood,’ but using the tools of modern computer animation.

“[Lasseter] said, ‘I will fully support any movie that has animals running around in tiny clothes,’ Howard said. ‘He hugged me and picked me up and carried me around. He was very enthusiastic.’

“Imagine the pressure of trying to find one actress to play multiple people — I mean, we were asking a lot,” Manson said. “When she auditioned, we had her in a room with 15 executives all yelping, ‘OK, do your Sarah!’ 'Do your Alison!’ 'Do your Cosima!’ 'Do Sarah being Beth!’ The way she would just do a 360 in a snap and inhabit a whole new person was just crazy weird.” (x)

Mary Shelley’s seal, previously unknown, on one of the unpublished letters recently discovered in an Essex archive. As the Guardian reports, the letters date “between 1831, nine years after the death of her poet husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and 1849, when Mary Shelley was already unwell with the brain tumour that would kill her two years later.”


The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office released the names of the 14 people killed during a mass shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday.

The victims ranged in age from 26 to 60.

“This shooting has caused each [victim’s] family, friends and co-workers, along with the first responders, to suffer an enormous personal tragedy. We must stand strong and offer support to each individual affected by this senseless attack,” stated Sheriff John McMahon.

Tin Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana

Nguyen, who immigrated from Vietnam when she was a child, was planning to get engaged soon to her longtime boyfriend, San Trinh, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“I work day in, day out, saving money. I intended to buy her a new house. We would move her Mom in to live with us. We talked about everything — our marriage, how many kids we wanted to have,” the mechanical engineer from Westminster said. “If I could tell people anything from this experience, I’d say: ‘Whatever you’re planning, don’t push it off. Get it done.’ ”

Authorities Release Names Of The 14 People Killed In San Bernardino Shooting

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Caption: Trung Do (left) and Vanessa Nguyen and hold a photograph of their sister and daughter Tin Nguyen in their home in Santa Ana, Calif., on Thursday. Tin was one victims who died in the shootings in San Bernardino on Wednesday.

I’ve known Chris for 10 years and this is our fourth movie together. Even though the circumstances of our lives have changed and we’ve moved and our careers have evolved, he’s pretty much the same. We have the same kind of rapport between us, the same short-hand, he’s just as goofy and earnest as he’s always been. He’s got a lot of humility to him and a great sense of humor. I think Marvel was lucky to have that history between us so they can exploit it for the film ! Scarlett Johansson talking about Chris Evans