Snoopy on Nasa’s space mission

A new rocket designed to launch humans to the moon, Mars and beyond, will launch next year from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. On board the Artemis I unmanned mission will be a familiar fuzzy figure — Snoopy.

A five-ounce plush toy version of the daydreaming beagle will wear a special space suit too. Stuffed animals on flights are used because when they start to float, indicating that the spacecraft has entered space’s zero gravity. Being soft and light, they don’t break anything or accidentally strike a button.

The Artemis I mission is scheduled to circle the moon and then return to Earth in February as a dry run without astronauts, making sure all systems are working for future crewed missions. Also aboard will be two Lego figurines, part of an educational series.

The mission announcement coincides with the release of the second season of Snoopy in Space, the Emmy-nominated animated series on Apple TV+.


Sneakerella, a new take on Cinderella

Disney is giving the fairy-tale of Cinderella a refresh with an original movie on Disney+ titled Sneakerella.

In the movie, instead of trying to sneak into an exclusive ball, our protagonist El (Chosen Jacobs) is attempting to get into a sneaker convention to show off some of his original works of art. Sneakerella premieres on Disney+ February 18, 2022.

In this modern reimagination of the Cinderella fairy tale, El is shown as an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother. El hides his artistic talent from his stressed-out stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers. When he meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers.

The film’s first poster features a colourful, rainbow-filled sneaker being lifted high into the air.


Stallone to return for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3’

Sylvester Stallone will return to the MCU in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3. Stallone was in the second instalment of the franchise as Captain Stakar Ogord.

This will be the latest in an ongoing collaboration between Stallone and filmmaker James Gunn. The pair recently worked together on Gunn’s DC venture The Suicide Squad, where Stallone provided the voice of King Shark, a hulking fish-human hybrid.

Gunn shared an on-set picture to confirm that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 had begun filming. It has longstanding stars Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana and Chukwudi Iwuji.

Published in Dawn, Young World, November 20th, 2021

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