Today in Movie Culture: The Complete History of Pennywise the Clown, a Special ‘Aladdin’ Reunion and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Complete History of Pennywise the Clown, a Special ‘Aladdin’ Reunion and More

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

 

Character in Close Up

If you’ve seen It Chapter Two and want to know more about Pennywise and whether he lived on after the events of the new sequel, you’re in luck, because there’s more to the character to be found in the writing of Stephen King. Here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a guide to the dancing clown’s complete history:

 

Talk Show Sketch of the Day

Audiences can’t get enough of Pennywise, but with no other It movies expected following It Chapter Two, perhaps the evil character needs to make appearances in other entertainment. Here’s James Corden playing the dancing clown in a parody of the reality TV series The Bachelorette:

 

Promotional Stunt of the Day

And, of course, you can always find other people pretending to be Pennywise to satisfy your desire for more. To promote the release of It Chapter Two, a cinema chain in the Philippines had a guy dress up as the dancing clown and both meet and (mostly) frighten patrons, especially children. Watch below.

 

Cosplay of the Day

Speaking of people dressing up as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the It cosplay is strong this month, and even the fans in costume are looking for even more of the villainous character. Here’s a cosplayer unsuccessfully trying to win a plush Pennywise doll from a claw crane machine:

 

Fan Art of the Day

Another way fans are keeping Pennywise alive after It Chapter Two is through fan art. Here is a video from painter Sam Reeves displaying his process of creating a work featuring the evil dancing clown in the sewers of Derry along with the infamous paper sailboat that kicked off the story:

 

Plot Song Parody of the Day

We’ll take a break from the Pennywise the Dancing Clown love for a moment to focus on another character from It Chapter Two. In the latest plot song parody from Aaron Fraser-Nash, we get the story of the sequel sung by adult Bill Denbrough to the tune of Flo Rida’s “My House”:

 

Musical Performance of the Day

Disney’s live-action reimagining of Aladdin is a huge hit, and fans love it without feeling like it replaces the 1992 animated classic. That’s why it’s great to see Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle reunited on stage to perform the Oscar- and Grammy-winning song “A Whole New World” as part of a promotion for the new movie.

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

So many people worked on Avengers: Endgame, with multiple companies producing visual effects for the Marvel movie. One of them, Framestore, now shares a breakdown of the digital magic they conjured to bring Rocket Raccoon to life and to turn “Banner/Hulk” into one of the most memorable characters of the year:

 

Custom Build of the Day

Now it’s time for you to make your own magic, not for Avengers: Endgame, but inspired by that movie and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the latest episode of Odin Makes, custom prop maker Odin Abbott shows us how to make a replica of the cosmic MacGuffin known as the Tesseract:

 

Retroactive Recasting of the Day

We all love Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home and other installments of the MCU. What if he had been cast earlier? Never mind how young he’d be, here’s a video from Aldo Jones reimagining Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 starring Holland instead of Tobey Maguire:

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