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E.T. Phone Home!

(YouTube link) On June 11, 1982, the Steven Spielberg movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial opened nationwide. For its 30th anniversary, Angie and Chad visited the locations where E.T. was filmed to see what they look like today and to record this song, to the tune of the Maroon 5 song “Payphone.” -Thanks, Angie!

Indyanimation

(YouTube link) To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jeff Gurwood recreated the opening scene in stop-motion animation. Indymation, starring action figures, took six months to complete. -via The Daily What Geek

Indiana Jones Traveling Exhibit

Lovers of Professor of Archaeology Henry Walton Jones, Jr., Ph.D. rejoice! (Who? You probably know him as "Indiana Jones"). To mark the 30th anniversary of "Raiders of the Los Ark," known here in the NeatoHQ as "the best movie ever," Lucasfilm, [...]

Maurice Sendak Almost Illustrated The Hobbit

In the 1960s, the prominence of The Lord of the Rings series was rising, so the publisher of The Hobbit decided to release a 30th anniversary edition. Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator most famous for Where the Wild Things Are, was among the artists considered to illustrate The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien looked at [...]