Gorgeous Pacific Rim Robots, and More Toys That Are Probably Too Late to Add to Your Christmas List This Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the cool toys and merchandise we’ve been trying to furiously add to our Christmas wishlists this week. We’ve got some excellent new Pacific Rim robots, the General of the Resistance herself, and even environmentally-conscious Jenga. What more could you want?

The 20 Most Bizarre and Inexplicable Buddy Comedies of All Time

Everybody knows that buddy comedies rule the universe. Just in the past couple weeks, we’ve had Zootopia, about a rabbit cop and a fox con-artist, and The Brothers Grimsby, about a superspy and his yokel brother. But buddy comedies have gotten much stranger than those—here are the 20 weirdest buddy comedies of all…

Zootopia Is One of the Smartest Animated Films We've Ever Seen

There’s something inherently weird about the “talking animal” genre, especially once it gets seriously anthropomorphic. What if some people in real life were goats and others were alligators? Would you still feel the same way about crime policy and immigration? It raises all sorts of ugly questions, that don’t have…

One Animal in Zootopia Has More Individual Hairs Than Every Character in Frozen Combined

Computer animation evolves at an alarming rate. One year, a movie like Frozen or Big Hero 6 looks like the peak of what’s possible. Then, only a year later, the next thing goes way beyond that. In this case, the next thing is Zootopia, and in this movie a single giraffe has more individual hairs on it—nine…