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Droides Noir Lithograph By Oliver Wetter

Acme Archives is pleased to present the Droides Noir Lithograph By Oliver Wetter. This artwork is inspired by the classic French Le Chat Noir Poster, it comes hand-numbered and with a certificate of authenticity. 

Droides Noir Lithograph
By Oliver Wetter
250 piece hand-numbered edition
Measures 16″ x 24″
Certificate of authenticity
$45

Order HERE.

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Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies

“The world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change: we’re all part of one big family.”

Marvel Studios celebrates the movies with a special look at the upcoming feature films in Phase 4 of the MCU. 

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Watch The Trailer For Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

Go behind the scenes of Marvel Studios’ hit series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with a brand-new, documentary-style special “Assembled: The Making of ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” 

Streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning tomorrow, the second episode of this groundbreaking series of documentary-style specials follows Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and members of the cast and crew as they take fans inside the making of the hard-hitting series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” Viewers will learn how the roots of these two characters reach as far back as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and the momentum has steadily built over their subsequent films. The creative minds behind the series leaned into these characters’ rich storylines along with the dynamic chemistry between Mackie and Stan as a launch pad for the series to explore the post-blip world while drawing inspiration from and coming to terms with the legacy of Captain America. The cast and crew will talk about the special alchemy they’ve developed for the series by blending genres from spy thrillers to buddy cop vehicles. The episode also showcases how the team filmed the high-flying, globe-trotting action, brought back fan favorites such as Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter and Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo, and introduced new characters into the mix.  

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DC FanDome Is Returning In 2021

With its first looks at some of DC’s biggest new movies, games, shows and comics, DC FanDome set the world ablaze, garnering over 22 million views across 220 countries and territories. 

It was a true global phenomenon, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the people behind the characters and worlds that they love. And on October 16, 2021, it’s back for more…

Mark your calendars, DC fans. Request the day off work, if necessary. Do whatever you need to do to join us on October 16, 2021 because you’re not going to want to miss it. More news will be coming soon, so be sure to register for the DC FanDome newsletter HERE.

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Mondo To Release Apocalypse Now Print On April 29

Mondo has released a handful of screenprinted poster reproductions over the years, but Bob Peak’ Apocalypse Now might be their favorite. 

After receiving high-quality files from American Zoetrope, Mondo brought in Jason Edmiston to handle color separations, alongside Mondo’s own Jon Smith. Shane Mahn beautifully reproduced the billing block, and Bob’s son Matthew Peak helped as an extra set of eyes to ensure the final poster felt true to his father’s original art.

And what they got back from DL Screenprinting is nothing short of remarkable.

From Jason Edmiston:

“I’ve been a fan of Bob Peak’s artwork for a long time. When I was in grade school, I’d hang out in the library and study books about movie poster art. Bob’s pieces were instantly recognizable, and stood head and shoulders above many of his contemporary’s works. His work elevated the medium to high art in my opinion. He eschewed photo-realism, by accentuating features, and exaggerating forms to enhance scenes and characters, making them appear how they felt in our minds, rather than how they appeared in reality. His abstraction and artistic flourishes added drama and excitement not often achieved in painted one sheets.

“My goal when helping separate this poster for screenprinting was to retain as much of the original artist’s hand and richness of colors from the original piece as possible. I took great care to approach it like a watercolor painting, building depth with layers of transparent inks, while also paying attention to the textures, airbrushed glows, and subtle linework that Bob often employed, making this one of the most iconic movie posters of all time. Jon Smith, Mondo’s resident separation guru, with a superior understanding of the printing process, then gave it a final pass, improving the depth with an extra layer of transparent grey.

“I have seen these posters in the flesh (printed by the great DL Screenprinting), and they might be the cleanest, most accurate representation of a digital file that I’ve had the pleasure to work on in my history with Mondo.”

Available Thursday, 4/29 at 11AM Central HERE.

Apocalypse Now Poster
By Bob Peak
Screenprint Production by Jason Edmiston, Jon Smith, and Shane Mahn
24″ x 36”
Edition of 425
$100

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Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks Book

Mondo: The Art of Soundtracks highlights the all-original art created exclusively for Mondo’s vinyl releases by world-renowned artists for film, television, and video game soundtracks. Featuring stunning new takes on classic and modern material, this collection reinvigorates the bygone era of unique and collectible vinyl record artwork.

From vintage re-creations to new interpretations, from digital and painterly to photographic and abstract, the record art compiled in this volume captures the spirit of the record label that reinvigorated the soundtrack industry, in a beautiful mash-up fit for a book—or record—shelf. 

The 216 page book will be released on June 1 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Celebrate National Superhero Day With Marvel Studios’ Black Widow New Featurette

Celebrating National Superhero Day, Marvel Studios debuted a new featurette that looks back at the illustrious career of Natasha Romanoff. Scarlett Johansson, who reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Black Widow, appears in the featurette to assure fans that “it’s time for her story.” The action-packed spy thriller will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021.  

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Joining Johansson in the new feature film are Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Black Widow—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

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Disney Imagineers Build A Walking Baby Groot Robot

The Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development team is developing a very short but freely mobile robot that can play the part of small characters in films. 

According to Disney, the robotic actor can walk, gesture, and emote according to whatever is needed at the time. Their first prototype is a really adorable Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Using custom authoring tools that combine whole-body motion planning and traditional character animation, artists can quickly bring robotic characters to life with expressive motions and interactive behaviors. There are no immediate plans for use in Disney theme parks; however, a prototype in the form of Groot is being used to test unique traits, gaits, and capabilities.

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Watch The New Trailer For Pixar’s Luca

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A new trailer and poster for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming original feature film “Luca” is now available. 

The film, which streams exclusively on Disney+ for all subscribers beginning June 18, 2021, showcases one incredible summer in the Italian seaside town of Portorosso—seen through the eyes of a sea monster named Luca. 

Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. 

The voice cast features Jacob Tremblay as Luca Paguro, Jack Dylan Grazer as Alberto Scorfano, Emma Berman as Giulia Marcovaldo, Saverio Raimondo as town bully Ercole Visconti, Maya Rudolph as Luca’s mom Daniela, Marco Barricelli as Giulia’s dad Massimo, Jim Gaffigan as Luca’s dad Lorenzo,  Sandy Martin as Luca’s grandma, and Giacomo Gianniotti as a local fisherman. 

Pixar Animation Studios’ 24th feature film is directed by Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”).  Award-winning composer Dan Romer (“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Maniac”) created the score.

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Star Wars #1 Comic Book Signed By Film Cast Will Be Auctioned This Week

A 1977 Marvel Star Wars #1 comic book signed by most of the film’s core cast of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) will be auctioned off on Thursday, April 29. 

The comic, graded 9.6 by CGC Signature Series, has an opening bid of $15,000 and will be auctioned by Los Angeles, CA.’s Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Marvel’s original Star Wars #1 hit newsstand spinner racks in April of ’77 – almost a full month ahead of the film’s release in May of that same year. 

Considered a long-shot at the time it came out due to the relative obscurity of Star Wars prior to its game-changing release, Marvel acquired the license after several publishers passed on adapting the film to comic books when Marvel’s then editor-in-chief Roy Thomas took a gamble on the property. Thomas adapted the story himself alongside artist Howard Chaykin, who was also still in the process of making a name for himself in the comic book industry. 

Of course, Star Wars went on to become an iconic, mega-hit franchise woven into the fabric of pop-culture. Marvel published Star Wars comics including adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, along with original stories until 1986 – three years after Return of the Jedi – for a total of 107 issues and three annuals in its original run.

More information on the signed Star Wars #1 auction can be found HERE. 

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