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News Bytes: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Presales, ‘Archer: Fyre Island’, ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs & More

HAFFxKLIK 2019
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News Bytes: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Presales, ‘Archer: Fyre Island’, ‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs & More

Animator Don Morgan Has Died
Starting his career in the 1960s, Don Morgan worked with Dave Dietige, UPA (on the Mr. Magoo Show), at Hanna-Barbera (as a layout supervisor), with Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic) and at DreamWorks Animation (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron). Animag learned of his passing from animation historian/author Tom Sito’s Facebook post, in which he remembered Morgan as “a strong artist, a great authority, patient and [having] a great sense of humor.”

Vans Drops Collaborative Shoes with ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’
The Golden Wind-inspired capsule collection takes the shoe company’s Era Pro and Slip-On silhouettes and dresses them up to celebrate character Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Japanese site Bandai Fashion Collection is selling the kicks for about $80 USD.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: HAFFxKLIK 2019
The newly combined animation festival is calling for entries from filmmakers (deadline: June 1, 2019) and students (July 1, 2019) for its inaugural edition. For its first outing, the fest aims to combine the strengths of HAFF and KLIK — cutting-edge, experimental, arthouse and the best of all things animated. Plus, a focus on kids and families animation. The first HAFFxKLIK will be held in November.

’Avengers: Endgame’ Breaks Box Office Pre-Sales Record in Only 6 Hours
“We’ve never seen anything like this – it’s truly a groundbreaking accomplishment – as fans simply cannot wait to see how this epic saga comes to a close,” saidFandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. Fandango’s new list of top five first day pre-sellers: 1- ”>Avengers: Endgame (2019) 2- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) 3- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) 4- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 5- Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Actual ticket sales numbers were not released.

WATCH: Is Boo in Toy Story 4? Pixar Easter Eggs Revealed!
YouTuber Jace Diehl runs down 10 tidbits spotted in the latest trailer for Pixar’s upcoming sequel, including references to Up, Coco, Cars and even Boo from Monsters, Inc.

WATCH: Archer: Danger Island Meets Fyre Festival
Our favorite send-up of action-packed blockbusters spoofs the infamous Fyre Festival promo in this trailer recut from Archer: Danger Island footage. The ninth season is available now on home video.

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