Today in Movie Culture: Every Toy in the ‘Toy Story’ Franchise, The History of Spider-Man in Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: Every Toy in the ‘Toy Story’ Franchise, The History of Spider-Man in Movies and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:


Character Guide of the Day

Going on 24 years, Pixar’s Toy Story franchise has featured a ton of famous playthings as characters throughout four features, three shorts and a couple of TV specials. To help us sort them all out, Toy Story 4 director and longtime Pixar employee Josh Cooley joined Wired for a comprehensive alphabetical guide to the toys of Toy Story:


Cosplay of the Day

Toy Story 4 has some amazing new characters, and fans are already paying them tribute in cosplay form. Meanwhile, other fans continue to recognize the characters of past installments, including the scary Babyface, a.k.a. Spider Baby or Baby Head (whom Cooley did not include in his guide), as in this amazing costume and makeup tutorial:


Spider Baby ???? Here’s a video of my Babyface Toy Story character with a little behind the scenes crafting. You guys wanna see videos of how I make my accessories? Let me know in the comments if you want more prop making videos. I made the hair with hot glue and yarn on parchment paper. And I used medical bandage tape to cover my eye. The erector set neck piece is made out of 5mm craft foam. Also used: @woochiefx bald cap (use code artbybmazz to save $) @mehronmakeup liquid latex, mimi choi illusion palette @kokolashes Stella lashes @morphebrushes 35k eyeshadow palette #babyfacetoystory #toystory #sidsmutanttoys #crazymakeup #crazymakeups #crazycosplays #makeuptransformation #makeupvideo #sfxmakeup

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Easter Eggs of the Day

Not only is Annabelle Comes Home the third installment of the Annabelle series and also part of the larger Conjuring Universe franchise and makes reference to previous movies but it’s also a treasure trove of creepy items that may be Easter eggs themselves. For CZsWorld, here’s Zac Morris with a look at all the things you may have missed in the new horror sequel:


Song Parody of the Day

At this point in the franchise, Annabelle could use her own theme song. While there’s no official anthem heard in Annabelle Comes Home or any of the other movies, song parodists Aaron Fraser-Nash and KingHenryTheEtch collaborated with singer Abby of WhatADizzyDance to give the Annabelle doll her own ditty sung to the tune of Melanie Martinez’s “Dollhouse”:


Fan Theory of the Day

Avengers: Endgame is back on more than 2,000 screens this weekend with some bonus features, so you can go back and see the Marvel blockbuster again and look for clues about its unanswered questions and fan theories. Here’s one of the latter courtesy of Film Theory’s MatPat regarding Thanos’ worthiness for wielding Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir:


Mashup of the Day

After seeing Avengers: Endgame again, you’ll be even more excited for next week’s release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. While we wait for that, here’s Nerdist with a mashup video imagining what a live-action Spider-Verse movie would look like featuring the returns of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield alongside current Spidey Tom Holland:


Movie Science of the Day

Also while you await the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, you can learn about some of the science involved in the movie’s premise. Like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the new live-action Spidey movie promises to involve a multiverse, so here’s SyFy Wire with an explanation of what that is and how it’s different from a parallel universe:


Movie Character History of the Day:

You might also want to spend your last few days of waiting for Spider-Man: Far From Home by catching up on those previous actors’ Spider-Man movies as well as every other cinematic incarnation of Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego. This video from Birth.Movies.Death. chronicles the history of Spidey’s movie appearances, going back many decades and including obscure versions from around the world:


Director Commentary of the Day

In Danny Boyle’s new movie, Yesterday, a man wakes up to find he’s the only person to remember The Beatles and their iconic music. For the New York Times, Boyle shares a memorable moment involving the famous tune “Let It Be” and provides running commentary over the scene on how it was made:


Reworked Movie Trailer of the Day

We’re more than a month away from the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, but you can now get your tickets for the highly anticipated spin-off. And while we wait for opening weekend, we can check out the action movie’s original trailer with the audio swapped out for silly sound effects courtesy of Mashable:

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