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A joke in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ boosted sales at Build-A-Bear Workshop

A joke about Build-A-Bear Workshop in “Avengers: Endgame” boosted the toy retailer’s sales last quarter. Its CEO highlighted a “generous and welcome nod to Build-A-Bear in the movie’s first 10 minutes, when Tony Stark told Rocket Raccoon, ‘I thought you were Build-A-Bear.” Build-A-Bear also benefited from strong interest in Pokémon […]
A joke in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ boosted sales at Build-A-Bear Workshop
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How ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ was animated

“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” marks the first time the classic anime characters have stepped onto the big screen and into the real world as photo-realistic creatures. We spoke with MPC Films VFX supervisor Pete Dionne about how much work went into bringing the beloved anime/game characters to life. They studied animal […]
How ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ was animated
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The Pokémon Company just announced a bunch of upcoming games and apps, including a new game called ‘Pokémon Sleep.’ Here’s everything else Pokémon fans have to look forward to.

The Pokémon Company held its annual press conference in Tokyo on May 29, announcing two new games and a pair of apps to help players further immerse themselves in the world of Pokémon. A sequel to “Detective Pikachu,” the 2016 game that inspired the movie, is coming to the Nintendo […]
The Pokémon Company just announced a bunch of upcoming games and apps, including a new game called ‘Pokémon Sleep.’ Here’s everything else Pokémon fans have to look forward to.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ powers past ‘Detective Pikachu’ to win the weekend box office, and is now the 3rd highest-grossing movie ever domestically

“Avengers: Endgame” won the domestic weekend box office for a third-straight weekend with a $US63.1 million take. It fought off Warner Bros.’ new release, “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, which brought in $US58 million, the fourth-best domestic opening of the year. The domestic total for “Endgame” is now at $US724 million, the […]
‘Avengers: Endgame’ powers past ‘Detective Pikachu’ to win the weekend box office, and is now the 3rd highest-grossing movie ever domestically
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‘What the hell is this thing?’: Designers on the new ‘Pokémon’ movie detail the bizarre process of translating cartoons into reality

A new, live-action Pokémon movie starring Pikachu arrives on Friday, named “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” The movie transforms cartoon Pokémon into “real” creatures through the magic of visual effects. In an interview with Wired, the VFX production team related the hilarious challenges they faced in converting Pokémon from cartoons to reality […]
‘What the hell is this thing?’: Designers on the new ‘Pokémon’ movie detail the bizarre process of translating cartoons into reality
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How Pokémon were transformed into lifelike creatures for ‘Detective Pikachu’

Pokémon fans are getting excited for the upcoming movie, “Detective Pikachu,” and they can thank RJ Palmer for bringing the animated characters to life. Years ago, Palmer designed a series of realistic-looking Pokémon on DeviantArt, which were popular with fans of the series. The film’s production designer discovered Palmer’s work […]
How Pokémon were transformed into lifelike creatures for ‘Detective Pikachu’