Episode 10 CineMinis: A CINEMANIACS Short


Episode 10

A short dose of the irreverent show about films and film-making. How to Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell is put to the test, and we meet Jim Parsons, the star of Home.


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-Action!

-# Would you ride your bike across the face of the moon?

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# Levitate your house with a bunch of balloons?

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# Feel zero gravitation

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# A robot transformation

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# You're a cinemaniac

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# Do you love to hear the roar of an extinct dinosaur?

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# To explore the floor in your very own Pandora?

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# Feel the urge to sing

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# Form a quest for the ring

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# To escape from the clone

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# Or to be home alone

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# Then roll out the red carpet and turn down the lights

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# Grab yourself a seat and hold on tight

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# We're mad about movies

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# We're crazy for film

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# We're the cinemaniacs, cinemaniacs

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# Cinemaniacs. #

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Hello, everyone!

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I'm Oli White and this is...

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Cinemaniacs -

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Cineminis!

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On today's show, How To Train Your Dragon.

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Duhbrain is in the book, but he's not in the film.

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Why did you change that?

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Jim Parsons. Oh, yes!

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And a green screen challenge for Michael Sheen,

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super actor!

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Whoops!

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These two cinemaniacs, Oscar and Nikhita, met up with

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How To Train Your Dragon's author Cressida Cowell

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and the film's producer Bonnie Arnold

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to ask...

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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On page 15, it says that it was quite heroic to train a dragon.

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However, in the movie, Vikings were at war with the dragons.

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I'll take care of this.

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Why did you make those changes?

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I think one of the challenges was to try to make

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Hiccup the first of his tribe

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to do something, rather than it just be already an accepted thing.

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And we felt like that was a bigger,

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more exciting choice for the film.

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So, we made a few changes

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in order to make it more cinematic.

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The book starts with Hiccup going to get a dragon.

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The film starts with the dragons actually attacking the village.

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Dragons!

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Things that work in a book might not necessarily work in a movie

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and that is often why decisions are made.

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Very obvious one is that Toothless, in the books, is tiny

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and you can put him down your waistcoat and he's really naughty

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and the decision to make Toothless bigger was taken

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because if you're making a movie in 3-D in which there are dragons,

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you kind of want your hero

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to be able to get on top of the dragon and ride it.

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Whereas in a book, they're just a bunch of descriptions.

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Dogsbreath the Duhbrain is in the book, but he's not in the film.

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Why did you change that?

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To be honest, it was just a decision we made about, again,

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not having too many characters in the story

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because you just don't have time to tell all of that story.

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And we really just tried to make it very simple.

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There weren't enough girls in the group,

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so we gave Tuffnut a twin sister because it was...

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It just made sense for us to have a mix of boys and girls.

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-So, Dogsbreath, was he a favourite character of yours?

-I suppose so.

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I know it's annoying sometimes to people who want things

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to be exactly the same as they saw it in the book,

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but some of these things are less important than the things

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that happened in the film that came out

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that were right and were true to the books.

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Are you happy with the changes that have been made

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from the book to the film?

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The important point to get across is that what you want in a movie

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is the things that you really care about in your books.

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The things that I minded about my books were about

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-looking after the environment.

-About peace.

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About peace, about Hiccup being a leader who wants peace.

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All of that is out there in the film

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and those are the things I really cared about.

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Yeah!

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'Great grilling by Oscar and Nikhita. Good work, guys.'

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Come on!

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We ask the questions so you don't have to!

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'Emma, Emma, over here!'

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I'm glad I find you, good!

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'Aw thanks, Emma, I'm glad I found you too!'

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Thank you, and thank you for your excellent questions.

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'Um, I haven't asked any yet.'

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And your extremely adult and professional demeanour.

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-'OK.'

-I salute you.

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It doesn't get much more random than this!

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The film Bill is all about the life of a certain William Shakespeare,

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but if someone had to play YOU in a movie, who would it be?

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Me, because I wouldn't want to give any other actor the work.

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-Wow.

-Well, no, and also, I can do the accent.

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Mannerisms I've almost got down and I've got some bits of memory

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about stuff I've done, so if anyone can come along and play it better,

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-then good luck to them!

-Mmm.

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Now, this is Bill.

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We're giving these cinemaniacs an exclusive peek

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behind the scenes of the making of the Bill trailer.

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Bill!

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What?!

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Shakespeare, Bill Shakespeare.

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There's lots of different elements that make up a trailer.

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Can you guys tell me what you think they might be?

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-The plot?

-You've got the plot.

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We go and write a script that's going to tell the story

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that we've selected that's going to make sense in the length of time

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that you've got allocated.

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So, in our case, it's 30 seconds.

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-The voice-overs.

-Voice-overs.

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-Sound effects.

-Sound effects and what about music?

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Music, is that important?

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-Definitely.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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What does music do?

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It captures you.

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The Queen needs a play.

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Blah, blah, blah, blah.

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Writing's hard.

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It captures you.

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The trailer's basically telling you the story

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and what the plot's going to be, but it's not giving too much away.

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You just need to make it all flow together really nicely.

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King Philip II of Spain!

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Anyway, how are you?

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Who puts the actual trailer together?

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The editor puts together

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-and this is Frank.

-Hello.

-He's our editor.

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The editing side of it.

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Having to look through every single clip,

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get the right bits.

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30 seconds seems like a long time

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and then you put it into practice and it is not a long time!

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With comedy, you've got to really find short ways

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of making everything really funny.

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Have you been before?

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No, first time.

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And the other thing is that everybody

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has different opinions on what's funny.

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Ooh, it's nice.

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Don't steal anything.

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Something that I might funny, Hannah might not find funny.

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And then we get into an argument about what should

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go into the trailer.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Hi.

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Everyone, this is Steve. Steve is a voice-over artist.

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And you guys can direct him. I'd love to hear your ideas.

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We need to come up with a slogan or a tagline

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to make sure it's something snappy that they'll remember.

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-Make it rhyme.

-OK, let's think.

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Plays is the main aspect of...

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Play, day...

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History is a play, come and see it today.

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Oh, I don't know.

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OK, this is hard.

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Catching our dreams.

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-Cos you remember Shakespeare, he says something like...

-Oh, yeah!

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Or, "In the Shakespearean world nothing is as it seems."

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-Yes.

-Yeah.

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Are you ready to catch your dreams?

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In Shakespearean times, nothing is as it seems.

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So, that one was quite mysterious.

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-Maybe have quite a strong English accent on the next one.

-Oh, no!

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Are you ready to catch your dreams?

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In Shakespearean times, nothing is as it seems.

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And here's the finished result.

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'Are you ready to catch your dreams?'

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Break a leg!

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'In Shakespearean times, nothing is as it seems.'

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-That's awesome.

-That was really good.

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-Yeah.

-So, we happy?

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-Yeah.

-Yep.

-Yeah, I think it was really good.

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I've learnt that it takes a lot more time than you think it would.

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It's not easy by any means.

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I think it's really good how it's turned out.

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I've learnt how to put a trailer together professionally, so...

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Yeah, it was fantastic.

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..the Rock Hard Quiz?!

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Gaby. Specialist subject - My Neighbour Totoro.

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What type of tree was the big Totoro found in?

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Camphor tree.

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How does the family get rid of the dust bunnies?

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By shouting and screaming and laughing.

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Where is the mother of the sisters?

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In the hospital.

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What does Granny call "the black, fuzzy things"?

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Soot sprites.

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What does Satsuki give to Totoro at the bus stop?

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An umbrella.

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What does Granny find at the lake?

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A sandal.

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How many legs does the Catbus have on each side?

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Three.

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-BUZZER SOUNDS

-Correct answer - six.

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SHE SCREAMS

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Cian. Specialist subject - Bedtime Stories.

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Where on his body does Skeeter get stung by a bee?

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His tongue.

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What does it start raining?

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Gumballs.

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What do the women do when they get jealous?

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They get so confused and they do the hokey-pokey.

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What are the names of Skeeter's sister's children?

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Um...

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I need an answer.

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SIREN BLARES

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Time's up.

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The answer is Bobby and Patrick.

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HE SCREAMS

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Niamh and Aine. Specialist subject - Frozen.

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How did Anna and Elsa's parents die?

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In an ice storm.

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In a storm on the sea.

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Who is the famous Disney princess in attendance

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at Elsa's coronation?

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Rapunzel.

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What feature is the snowman Olaf initially missing?

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A nose.

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How many brothers does Prince Hans say he has?

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Six.

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I think.

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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Correct answer - 12.

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THEY SCREAM

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And the winner is Gaby.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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Now, let's head behind the scenes with Home.

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-Why are they after you?

-I has made a few mistakes.

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Oops!

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They sent a little sketch of Oh, the alien.

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-I am Oh.

-Oh?

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I have been given this name by many, many friends.

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-Good morning!

-Urgh.

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-Hi, guys!

-THEY GROAN

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-Hello!

-THEY GROAN

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I thought he was so cute and so...

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And I just thought, am I the right voice for this?

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He has a very kind of broken English way of speaking.

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Like, he speaks English by way of alien.

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Can I come into the out now?

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No, you cannot come into the out now.

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But I can! You are just having to take away the piece of wood.

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They would do what they call "effort passes"

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where they'd be like, "We need you running."

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And so there would be like three minutes of me just going...

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HE PANTS

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Or they'd be like, "Now, we need you jumping and grabbing."

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-I'd be like...

-HE GRUNTS

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You do that long enough and you're finally drenched in sweat.

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What plant grows these delicious fruits?

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I really like how important it is for him

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and how much effort he makes to make friends.

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Look, I has found our car!

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I think that's very sweet and I think that

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we would all be better served to spend more time being like that.

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Aah!

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HE PANTS

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'True cinemaniac!'

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And now the star of Alice In Wonderland, Tron

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and Twilight -

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all-round good guy, Michael Sheen super actor!

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This week's challenge is a particularly difficult one.

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Can I act with absolutely nothing at all to help me

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here in a green screen studio?

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Our judges Theo, Yassine and Chloe will have to try and guess

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what the scene is that I'm acting out

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before all the other elements have been put on.

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If they guess at least two out of three right, I win!

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If not, I lose

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the Green Screen challenge!

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A green screen studio is used to add any kind of special effects,

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such as a new background or a computer-generated character.

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The judges must work out what the scene is.

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If they get it right, I get the point.

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So, the judges are ready to judge,

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the super actor is ready to act,

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it's time for the challenge!

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Right, here we go.

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-So, he's looking for something.

-Yeah.

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-He's breathing quite heavily.

-Maybe he's lacking in water.

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Too much sun in his eyes.

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He is marooned somewhere.

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Looking for something.

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He's in the jungle.

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Let's see what it was!

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Oh, now it becomes obvious!

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If we thought of that!

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'I was a captain on board ship on a rough sea, of course!

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'Feeling a bit seasick actually.'

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So, that's one wrong, two to go.

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'I need to up my game for round two.'

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You can see on his face

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that he's mentally scared.

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It might be because he was in a cave.

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A dinosaur.

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A dinosaur has backed Michael into a cave.

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I don't know how,

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-but they're right!

-ALL:

-Yes!

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'Maybe it was my super acting! Round two to me!'

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Finally we've got one right!

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Guys, come on, we've got two down, one to go,

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so we need to make this count.

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-'Yes, you do.'

-Make sure you've got your brain on.

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Round three, here we go.

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That is a superman pose, like...

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Yeah.

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-But what is he lifting?

-Could be...

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-Lifting a car, or...?

-Could be a lorry.

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-ALL:

-Yes!

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Result! Two out of three ain't bad!

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Whoops!

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Today's challenge started with me acting with nothing,

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but ended up with me convincing our judges that I was a dinosaur slayer

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and a superhero!

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But not a sea captain?

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Which means the verdict is...

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for today, at least, I am Michael Sheen...

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super actor!

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And finally, superhero or super nerd?

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-Superhero.

-Superhero.

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-BOTH:

-Super nerd.

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Superhero.

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-Superhero.

-Super nerd!

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-Superhero!

-Superhero!

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Superhero.

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Superhero who is a super nerd.

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Well, that's obvious. Super nerd, superhero.

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I'm Oli White and you've been watching...

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Cinemaniacs -

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Cineminis!

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CineMinis are an even shorter, funnier and faster dose of the irreverent show about films and film-making, hosted by Oli White. It looks like CINEMANIACS, it smells like CINEMANIACS but this is the bite-size brilliance of CineMinis.

How to Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell is put to the test in Why Did You Change It? We meet Jim Parsons, the star of Home, and Michael Sheen faces acting with nothing but a green screen. All hosted by Oli White.


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