Five Fascinating Facts about The Hunger Games

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1. The idea for The Hunger Games came to author Suzanne Collins while channel-hopping between coverage of the invasion of Iraq and a reality TV show. The idea began to form in her mind of a narrative which concerned a televised fight to the death. The theme of the series has led critics to draw comparisons with similar works, principally Battle Royale, a 1999 novel by Japanese author Koushun Takami, but the idea of a dystopian future world in which people fight each other as part of a television programme is found in a novel by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman), The Running Man (1982).

2. The author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, was one of the writers on the 1990s teen TV show Clarissa Explains It AllCollins worked in television for many years during the 1990s; her other television writing credits included Clifford’s Puppy…

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Minions Perform a Kiss Classic

Two star Minions of the hit ‘Despicable Me‘ movies can be seen singing the Kiss classic ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’ in an impressive and entertaining new fan-made video short.

The duo, decked out in full makeup as Gene Simmons‘ Demon and Paul Stanley‘s Starchild, hit the stage with tongues wagging while cranking out a rather Chipmunk-ized version of the band’s most famous anthem. But things very quickly start to go wrong for our minions.

This clip was animated by Norman Lemes for a Minion-themed CG MeetUp challenge. CG MeetUp is a place where people who are waaaaay better with computer animation than we could ever be get together to “exchange ideas, knowledge & job opportunities.”