Salt Lake Comic Con Nerd News: Disney’s Moana, 50 Fictional Places to Visit, Call of Duty trailer!

Salt Lake Comic Con is bringing you the best stories from throughout Geekdom! Today we talk about Disney Animation Studios’ new adventure set in the South Pacific, 50 Fictional Places you can actually visit in real life (magic and dinosaurs not included), and the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer!

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Disney Animation Studios announces Moana for release in 2016!

On the cusp of the release of Walt Disney Animation’s first Marvel adaptation, Big Hero 6, the studio has announced a new animated film for release in 2016. Moana is described as “a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure” that revolves around a spirited teenager and born navigator who sets out to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. The filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker is directing, and their previous credits include The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Treasure Planet. Moana takes place in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, and the story finds the titular adventurer teaming up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, and traversing the ocean, encountering many creatures in the process.

Read the full article here.


50 Fictional Destinations You Can Actually Visit!

If you haven’t booked up next year’s summer holiday then don’t fear: help is at hand. This fantastic infographic, created by details a huge 50 fictional destinations – from the worlds of literature, film and television – that you can actually visit for real. The list includes places from Back to the Future, Star Wars, 1984 and Family Guy among many others. A word of warning though, if you visit Kaua’i in Hawaii – as featured in Jurassic Park – don’t be disappointed if there aren’t lots of dinosaurs there and an extremely safe-looking jeep waiting to pick you up.

Read the full article here.


Watch the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Launch Trailer!

From ActiVision: “A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.”

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