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Soviet Space Dog Sparks the Birth of the Internet

This past Tuesday (Nov 3rd) was Election Day. Not the big Election Day where we pick a new President, that comes next year BUT did you know that over the past 220 years we have elected a new President 7 times on a Nov 3rd? 391 more words

Rick Bassett

Sacrifice in Space

On this day, November 3rd, in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first-ever living animal into orbit: a dog named Laika. The flight was meant to test the safety of space travel for humans, but it was a guaranteed suicide mission for the dog, since technology hadn’t advanced as far as the return trip. 443 more words


Nick Abadzis--Laika (2007)

  SOUNDTRACK: RANA SANTACRUZ–Tiny Desk Concert #88 (November 2, 2010).

This is a fascinating Tiny Desk that was posted exactly five years ago as a way to celebrate the Day of the Dead.  837 more words


Saturday Morning Cartoons/Octoberween: "Coraline" From Book to Film

Happy Halloween to all our readers! I hope you have an appropriately spooky night. Why not finish it off with a scary story?

This website is dedicated to film and TV, but it would be remiss of us to not mention the printed origins from which many films come. 1,198 more words

Movie Review

Misión: Puentesototote de Muertos. Festejemos también a nuestras mascotas.

Este fin de semana, se viene con todo el festejo del Día de Muertos donde recordamos a todas aquellas personas que fueron parte de nuestra vida y que ahora como dice mi muchacha cuando habla un vendedor de seguros de HSBC preguntando por Chava o por mi, “no, no están.” 829 more words


LAIKA’s Rapid Prototyping Department

A behind the scens look into the 3D printing process that has allowed Laika to revolution the stop-motion animation pipeline.

Behind The Scenes