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Newsbytes archive for March 2016

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Contributors last month included crossaffliction, dronon, Equivamp, Fred, GreenReaper, hi-jera, InkyCrow, mwalimu and Rakuen Growlithe.

crossaffliction: Buzzfeed thinks they have the Zootopia/furry fandom marketing smoking gun.

crossaffliction: Meanwhile, Zootopia is projected to be the movie that finally shuts Deadpool up, box office wise.

Fred: The hotel with a velociraptor desk clerk.

GreenReaper: FA suffers eight-hour downtime during storage system upgrade; staff attempting to re-open in read-only mode.

dronon: SyFy Channel continues its quality programming; Roger Corman is producing Cobragator.

crossaffliction: Zootopia is not just certified fresh on RT; it's the best reviewed movie of 2016 so far.

crossaffliction: Zootopia's on pace to become one of the highest reviewed movies on RT of all time.

dronon: Pokemon Sun and Moon to be released for the Nintendo 3DS in late 2016.

mwalimu: If animals used smartphones ... Scent received, with a tap of a smartphone.

crossaffliction: Honest Game Trailers reviews the furriest Zelda game (and admits as much).

dronon: A really nice, concise write-up about the fandom by Kyell Gold in Uncanny Magazine.

GreenReaper: Developer of crowdfunded Bear Simulator finds game development not all fun and play.

crossaffliction: It may not be 100% anymore, but it's 69 on the top 100 Rotten Tomatoes all time chart.

GreenReaper: Furs argue for revised Burlington mask ordinance, now heading to mayor for signature.. [tip: @beaveresque]

dronon: Syrian refugees staying in Canadian hotel meet fursuiters at VancouFur.

Fred: The Scooby-Doo Connection: The Mystery Machine in a police chase.

Rakuen Growlithe: Furry version of Moriarty comes 3rd in list of top 10 portrayals of the criminal mastermind.

Fred: Penguin swims 5,000 miles to visit his rescuer.

Fred: Griffith Park cougar suspected in mauling death of koala at L.A. Zoo.

dronon: New trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings has a monkey guide and an anthro-beetle warrior.

crossaffliction: An oral history of George Lucas' undisputed masterpiece ... no wait, nevermind, it's about Howard the Duck.

dronon: Margaret Atwood will be writing a graphic novel called Angel Catbird.

crossaffliction: Yes, the Gazelle app from Zootopia is now a real thing.

Rakuen Growlithe: One dog killed and others injured after snowmobile attacks two Iditarod teams.

dronon: Trailer for the game Night in the Woods. (Tip: Reddit/Zelaphas)

crossaffliction: The Little Prince will not be coming to America this month, maybe never.

GreenReaper: Haven't heard enough about Zootopia yet? Here's a 4:45 video on its fur-rendering technology.

Fred: Brian, the surfing spider.

Fred: Thurgau beavers out of control.

mwalimu: FurryMate makes it onto a list of 20 really weird dating websites that actually exist.

crossaffliction: Probably not up for the ongoing "furry fandom savior movie" debate, but here's the first trailer for Sausage Party.

crossaffliction: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, joins the Academy's board of directors.

dronon: Studio Ghibli animates a short ad based on 12th century anthropomorphic Japanese scrolls.

crossaffliction: Netflix acquires The Little Prince after it was supposed to hit American theaters today.

crossaffliction: In the "it might be furry, it will definitely be insane" movie category, Bubbles.

dronon: Video of an abandoned beta for a furry PC 2D fighter: Monster by Sho Kawakami. (Info in English)

dronon: I, for one, welcome our new robotic cat toy overlords.

Fred: The storks that stopped migrating and live on junk food.

Fred: Who's dumping pregnant border collies in Pasadena?

dronon: I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took a kitten to the knee. (Credit: LJ/dawn_guy)

dronon: Gorilla fans: Blizzard has released a new short for Overwatch.

Fred: Someone is killing bald eagles in Washington, D.C.

Fred: Toss a live 13-foot python into a posh sushi restaurant; get arrested.

Fred: Nobody has ever seen eels mating or baby eels being born.

GreenReaper: Giorgio Armani realizes what furry fans have known for decades: faux fur is in.

crossaffliction: Ted Cruz; surprisingly pro-sex with rats.

crossaffliction: Not the Zootopia story you were expecting.

hi-jera: Toonz, well known program for 2d-animations, became open-source. You can download it here.

dronon: DreamWorks has a teaser trailer for their lion Voltron remake.

dronon: Found on YouTube: Rimba Racer. (Tip: Sandokan Solomon)

GreenReaper: Cracked provides insight on the business of furotica, led by interviews with those who make it.

dronon: Internet confused by video for Uma Musume, a Japanese idol game sim that will race horse girls.

dronon: Looking for Steam greenlight: Witanlore: Dreamtime.

GreenReaper: The BBC hosts a retrospective on cats, birds and lagomorphs in Victorian Easter cards.

GreenReaper: Art imatates … art? Pokémon gets meta with a 30-foot Pikachu made of trading cards.

Equivamp: Donning prosthetic hooves and living among goats, Thomas Thwaites attempts to cross the Alps.

Fred: Lynxes return, or are returned, to Spain.

Fred: Dognapped dog is rescued, but dognapper is still free.

dronon: A positive message about cosplaying and furry posted on The Escapist.

dronon: And The Escapist post goes along with a video!

Inkycrow: "5 Common Misconceptions People Have About Furries" as penned by a furry social scientist.



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Vague Newbytes don't age well.

I saw crossaffliction's Newbyte above of
"It may not be 100% anymore, but it's 69 on the top 100 Rotten Tomatoes all time chart."

I checked RottenTomatoes and current movie in spot 69 is Finding Nemo.
"69. [rating] 99% Finding Nemo (2003) [number of reviews:]256"

But at
crossaffliction replied “Obviously "it" is "Norm of the North."”

Seeing how Nostalgia Critic hated Norm of the North (referred to as Norm movie after this point
and Wikipedia says Norm movie "temporarily held a rating of 0% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes."
I was skeptical the Norm movie would get a 100% rating at RottenTomatoes. (aka RT)

Then I checked the date of Crossie's tweet to see if it was posted on April Fool's. (It wasn't)

So I checked the date of the Flayrah tweet (2016 March 7) and Wayback's closest archive to that date was March5
( )
which said #69 was "Mr. Turner (2014)" and March21 archive says #69 was "The Rules of the Game (1950)", neither has furry content that I'm aware of.

Wayback has 2016 March 7 archive of RT's Norm page
( )
giving Norm movie a rating of 8% (4 fresh vs 45 rotten)
so that makes it very unlikely to have been in RT's top 100 movies of all time.

So I'm guessing #69 on that date was probably Finding Nemo.

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Going to have to disagree with your police work, there Lou.

Zootopia is not just certified fresh on RT; it's the best reviewed movie of 2016 so far.

Zootopia's on pace to become one of the highest reviewed movies on RT of all time.

Hint: It's moved up to 43 right now.

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Thanks crossaffliction,
you cracked the case. (the mystery of 69th movie)

(attempting cop-speak, because of the police in Zootopia)

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To be fair, it does help that I am both detective and culprit in this case.

Agatha Christie, eat your heart out.

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.