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DC’s new Batman: Death in the Family animated film will be interactive

Published: 28/Jul/2020 22:41 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:42

by Bill Cooney

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The next animated Batman movie will be the first to contain interactive storytelling features, allowing viewers to choose their own experience – and even kill Robin if they want.

Fans of the Dark Knight got some very good news on July 28, as the first trailer for the new “Death in the Family” animated Batman film was released by DC.

It won’t just be any regular movie though, as it will rely on viewers to make decisions throughout the story to affect its final outcome, similar to Black Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” on Netflix.

The story focuses on the death of Jason Todd, who became Robin after the departure of Dick Grayson, and his eventual transformation into the violent vigilante Red Hood.

Based on the trailer above, it seems like Todd’s life will be in viewers’ hands – quite literally, as there are different options to have Batman save him or not, each affecting which ending we’ll see after the choice has been made.

This most certainly won’t be the only choice we get during the film, but it was the only one shown off during the short trailer that premiered as part of the DC Showcase.

Interestingly enough, this fan-based story hearkens back to the actual Batman comics in the 80’s, when the “Death in the Family” story was first released. DC held a fan vote before the issue on whether or not Jason Todd should live or die, with the latter narrowly winning out and the character being killed off (as Robin, anyway).

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“Death in the Family” is a classic Batman tale, and now fans will be able to make it their own.

With a story that’s more than 20 years old at this point, it will be very interesting to see how much DC will allow fans to affect the overall outcome of “Death in the Family,” or if it will still follow the same basic storyline – with a few added surprises based on our choices.

Maybe after all this time, we’ll finally get to see what would happen if Jason Todd hadn’t been handed a death sentence by Batman fans all those years ago, an outcome that’s been widely discussed and explored since. The only surefire way to find out though will be to watch “Death in the Family” when it releases on Blu-ray and Digital HD later  this Fall.

Cosplay

Disney cosplayer becomes enchanting princess Cinderella

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:59 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 19:05

by Brent Koepp

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A Disney cosplayer went viral on Instagram after enchanting viewers with her jaw-dropping take on beloved princess, Cinderella. 

One of the most iconic animated films of all time, Cinderella is still as influential as it was when it made its debut in 1950. The Disney adaptation brought a magical take on a classic fairytale and is often considered the best version of the story.

Prolific cosplayer ‘Anastasia Lion’ celebrated the beloved movie by bringing its princess protagonist to life with her insanely accurate costume. Her stunning re-creation of the heroine will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Cinderella transforming in Disney animation film.
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The Disney princess is based off a classic folk tale.

Disney cosplayer becomes real life Cinderella

The fairy tale centers on Cinderella, who is mistreated by her wicked stepmother. Her fate changes, however, when her fairy godmother transforms her into a princess so that she can attend the Royal Ball.

Cosplayer Anastasia Lion made waves on social media when she shared her true-to-life take on the Disney heroine. The Russian-based artist faithfully re-created the character’s look from the beginning of the movie when she is a servant for her step-family.

Photographer ‘ph_mosienko’ brilliantly captured the moment, with their work bringing the animation’s visual style to life. Anastasia looks so much like the Disney princess, it’s almost as if she’s walked out of the screen.

In another stunning shot by Elizaveta, the cosplayer showed off her depiction of Cinderella’s flowing blue dress which she wears to the Royal Ball. The gorgeous stone pillars and flowing flowers in the background bring the whole piece together, as it truly looks like the princess is fleeing the event before midnight. 

Despite releasing over 70 years ago, Walt Disney’s enchanting take on the classic folk tale has become iconic in pop culture. Viewers around the world still love the film, and it’s popular in the cosplay community.

Those who have managed to never see the 1950 movie can watch its HD remaster on streaming services Disney+ and Amazon Prime. It is also available to purchase on all digital platforms.