The real dark stories behind popular Disney movies

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The guys from Screen Rant reveal a few gruesome things that happened in the original fairy tales that were the inspirations of some of Disney's popular animations.
Anyone who grew up with Disney movies knows that they can get pretty dark, from Mufasa getting trampled to death in The Lion King to Quasimodo's mother being brutally killed in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Still, many of Disney's animated classics have had to soften or remove the more gruesome or depressing aspects of the fairy tales that they were based on.

Screen Rant

Supercut: First and final frames - part II

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

At the request of his fans, Baltimore-based video artist Jacob T. Swinney (previously) returns with another fascinating supercut in which he looks at the opening and the closing shots of 70 more famous films, side-by-side.
Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different--both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. The side-by-side comparison can communicate an entire story, but also allows us to develop new theories about a given film. So once again, what can we learn from examining the first and final frames of a film?

Cat-friend vs. dog-friend

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The guys from Fatawesome are back with another video that that imagines how human friends would behave if they were cats or dogs.

Previously: part 1, part 2


Self-portrait mash-up

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When the San Sebastian International Film Festival asked him to do a short video to introduce himself, French director and video editor William Laboury has put together this montage made of clips from movies and TV.


"Jaws 19" movie trailer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy, Universal Pictures has released a faux trailer for Jaws 19, the movie featured in the second film, with the hologram shark attacking Marty McFly when he first arrives to the future.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme kill count

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As a natural continuation to Auralnauts's Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone kill counts, Ubisoft trailer director Benjamin Combes has prepared a 30-minute supercut video of every person killed in movies by Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Benjamin Combes | via

Netflix Settle: A new feature that decides for couples what to watch

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

In a new sketch video from Mashable's The Watercooler, Netflix advertises their new feature Settle, that helps out couples by picking what movie or TV show to watch.
The new option simplifies your arguing experience by quickly choosing a title that neither person wants to watch.

The Watercooler

Honest Trailers: Aladdin

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Screen Junkies gives the 1992 Disney hit Aladdin the Honest Trailers treatment.
Jump on your magic carpet and revisit the classic Disney animated film about a young boy and his genie. But mostly his genie.

Screen Junkies

7 things you didn't know about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As part of their Things You Didn't Know series, the guys from CineFix share some interesting things you probably didn't know about the 1988 fantasy-comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

"Break on Through" covered by vintage computers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bd594 (previously) has created a cover of The Doors' Break on Through, performed by old school computer equipment, complete with the vocals of Jim Morrison sounding like Stephen Hawking.

Devices Used
HP ScanJet 3C - Vocals
DECTalk Express - Vocals
Yamaha CX-5M Computer - Saw Wave Bass
Yamaha CX-5M Computer - Sine Wave Organ
Drums - Slamming Hard Drive Head
Cymbal - Striking Hard Drive Platter