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Two new trailers for ‘Kingdom Hearts 3′

This past weekend at D23 Expo Japan, Square Enix and Disney thrilled fans with the announcement of a new Disney/Pixar film based world, Monsters, Inc. in Kingdom Hearts III - which sees Sora and his companions join forces with Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, with a special appearance by Boo. Fright team all-stars Mike and Sulley lend their scaring talents and special combination attacks against their enemies.

Two Kingdom Hearts III new trailers, unveiled during the Expo, take viewers deep into the frights and delights of the animated classic as Sora, Donald and Goofy transform into monsters to blend into the Monstropolis cityscape.

Square Enix also revealed new cut scenes and gameplay from the Toy Story inspired world, Disney princess Rapunzel (Tangled) as a party member, visually-striking Keyblade transformations, a link system featuring Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and the return of Dream Eater Meow Wow as well
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New Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer reveals Monsters Inc. world

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III at the D23 Expo in Japan which shows off the new Monsters Inc. world and some gameplay. As well as the new world/gameplay trailer, Square Enix also released a video of the game’s theme song, ‘Don’t Think Twice’ by Hikaru Utada. We have both of these new videos for you below.

The new trailer begins with Sora, Donald and Goofy meeting Marluxia (who is a member of New Organization Xiii) in a forest. After this scene the trailer takes us to Andy’s room from Toy Story briefly showing us Woody, Buzz, Ham and Rex before taking us to the core of the trailer, Monsters Inc world. In this section of the trailer our heroes have transformed into furry monster versions of themselves before entering the Monsters Inc factory and meeting fan favourites Sully and Mikey.
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AfterElton Briefs: "Being Human" Gets Reviewed, "Glee" Casting Gets Clearer, Mike Diamond Gets Naked, and more

Smolder, smirk, and ears!

Following this assortment of carefully-selected news items, interested readers can find a refreshing pic of a hot man in underwear. Yes, we're serious.

Since I'm way behind on my Being Human recaps, I went and found you one over at Den of Geek, but it is spoiler filled for Yanks who haven't seen anything yet. The Spurf™ over at Entertainment Weekly has been playing fill-in-the-blank games with the casting on Glee. The first one worked out to Kurt's boyfriend being on the football team. He has a new puzzle now. Kurt isn’t the *n** seemingly celibate **ee *h*r***e* **tt*** * *o** i******t *e*t *e****! In a new article, the same Spurf™ says that the third mystery casting is for a male R&B rival for Mercedes. Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and The Who will provide the half time show.
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Happy Birthday, Utada: Wake-Up Video

In case you happen to be in Japan today, be sure to blow a kiss to Hikaru Utada, who turns 27 years old today. Not sure who Utada (as she is known professionally) is? She's one of the biggest pop stars in the world, and has been described as "the Japanese Britney Spears." She has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, and though she hasn't yet fully penetrated the American pop market, she is familiar to anybody who has played the PlayStation game "Kingdom Hearts 2." The song "Sanctuary," as blissful a tune as pop can get, plays during the opening montage in the game (which tells the story of the first "Kingdom Hearts").

In 2009, Utada made her boldest entry into the American music world yet when she dropped This is the One, her third English album and eighth overall. It's a collection of rugged tunes that mix Japanese dance music, sharp
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Ask the Flying Monkey! (December 07, 2009)

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Send it to aftereltonflyingmonkey@yahoo.com! (Please include your city and state and/or country.)

A Note from the Flying Monkey: I recently wrote how weird it is that, completely coincidentally, I often get a bunch of questions all at the same time clustered around a central theme. Well, almost every question I received this week had something to do with music. Check it out!

Q: Oh, Great Flying Simian Even Smarter Than the Only Other Smart Monkey I Can Think Of, Doctor Zaius: You might not have heard about it because it was very hush-hush, but Adam Lambert kissed his keyboardist during a performance at the American Music Awards. Supposedly, it wasn’t rehearsed, but done “in the moment.” So what does the keyboardist think – and is he gay? – Martin, U.S. Virgin Islands

Adam Lambert plants one on keyboardist Tommy Ratliff

A: Hush-hush indeed,
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AniMania: Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone

This week, one of the greatest anime series of all time will be revisited. On Tuesday, November 17th, Funimation is scheduled to release Evangelion 1.01. Subtitled “You Are (Not) Alone”, this new chapter marks a major reversioning for the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.

Eva has been getting reworked from the beginning. The ending for the original series drew a firestorm of controversy, with its lackluster production and anti-climactic conclusion. “Death and Rebirth” and “End of Evangelion”, two feature length films meant to provide a more satisfying resolution, did more to fan the flames than to quench them.

In the meantime, there have been no end of spin offs — some official, some totally fan based — which involve everything from Angelic Days’ retelling of the series from the dream world point of view Shinji imagined in the conclusion to the original series to weird little productions like the “Ayanami Raising Simulator”, a dating
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Pusan closer makes music in digital arena

More news from the Pusan fest

TOKYO -- Digital download sales of songs by Hikaru Utada to the end of September have already hit nearly 10.5 million according to EMI Japan, the first artist worldwide to break the 10 million mark in a single year.

Digital downloads, which in Japan are dominated by contents for the mobile phone market, amounted to 10,491,000 from January to September, selling more in nine months than anyone has managed in a year.

The song 'Beautiful World' has been downloaded over 800,000 times, boosted by its inclusion in the movie "Evangelion 1.0 You are (not) alone". The tune is used for the closing credits of the new cinematic version of Hideaki Anno's anime classic, which has been chosen to close the Pusan International Film Festival after a huge opening in Japan last month.

"We know that" Beautiful World" sales were helped by the release of "Evangelion" because at weekends after young people have been to see the movie, there is a huge rush of downloads," said Nozomu Kaji from EMI Japan.

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