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Meme-Inspired Cartoon Mugs
Meme-Inspired Cartoon Mugs
Disney's Honest Mugs Spotlight Villains in a Humorous Way
Disney’s Honest Mugs collection just launched and the aesthetic definitely appeals to the Millennial demographic. The products very creatively utilize meme culture to bring a smile on the face... MORE
Cult Cartoon-themed Engagement Rings
Cult Cartoon-themed Engagement Rings
The Pokémon Company Debuts a Line of Pokémon Engagement Rings
If you are a die-hard fan of the cult classic anime featuring the beloved Pikachu and you are planning to propose to your loved one who shares in the fandom, then you are in luck as the Pokémon... MORE
Top 60 Pop Culture Trends in June
Top 60 Pop Culture Trends in June
From Sci-Fi Franchise Face Masks to Food Scented Nail Polishes
This list of June 2020 pop culture trends explore many ways that brand is connecting with the media through familiar faces and concepts. There are companies that are connecting with consumers... MORE
Elegant Disney-Branded Dinnerware
Elegant Disney-Branded Dinnerware
The New Disney Frozen 2 Dining Set Comes in an Icy Blue Hue
Summer may be just around the corner, but you can keep things cool inside your kitchen with the new Frozen 2 Dining Set. Disney’s Frozen 2 Dining Set is a 16-piece collection that comes with... MORE
DIY Video Games
DIY Video Games
Media Molecule's 'Dreams' Platform Enables You to Create PlayStation 4 Games
DIY video games have the potential to be an entertaining experience for many games. Dreams—a creative platform launched by British developer Media Molecule—is intended to help individuals in... MORE
Interactive Crime Scene Maps
Interactive Crime Scene Maps
The Sneak Podcast Supplements the Experience with Special Features
The creators of true-crime podcast ‘The Sneak’ have included supplementary features like an interactive crime scene map and behind-the-scenes videos to supercharge the immersive... MORE
Interactive Video Streaming Apps
Interactive Video Streaming Apps
Whatifi Has Viewers Decide What Happens Next in a Story
Video streaming apps have become extremely popular within the last few months, especially as friends who are separated by distance long for platforms that can help them enjoy group entertainment.... MORE
Top 40 Media Trends in May
Top 40 Media Trends in May
From In-Game Music Concerts to Interactive True Crime Podcasts
These May 2020 media trends range from in-game music concerts to interactive true crime podcasts. Earlier this month, Fortnite Astronomical hosted an interactive concert experience for players... MORE
AR Stream
Streaming and broadcasting services test possibilities with augmented reality
Trend - Streaming and broadcasting services are embracing augmented reality in an attempt to create more immersive viewing experiences for audiences. Whatever the content may be -- from music and film to commercials and the news, the integration of AR in this space amounts to interactive, mixed reality entertainment.
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Artist-Created Magazine Covers
Artist-Created Magazine Covers
The British Vogue August 2020 Covers Explore the Idea of "Reset"
The 14 British Vogue August 2020 covers were created in collaboration with some of the most renowned artists and photographers in the UK. All of the magazine covers explore the idea of what it means... MORE
Narrative Superhero Podcasts
Narrative Superhero Podcasts
Podcasts Based on DC Comics Characters are Coming to Spotify
Spotify teamed up with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to create a series of exclusive superhero podcasts based on beloved characters like Batman and members of the Justice League. According to Spotify,... MORE
In-App Live Concerts
In-App Live Concerts
The Weeknd is Hosting a First-of-Its-King Live Concert on TikTok
With music venues of all sizes still closed for public safety, live performances are going totally online these days and fans of The Weeknd will soon have the chance to tune into the first-ever live,... MORE
360 AR Mountain Experiences
360 AR Mountain Experiences
The National Geographic Everest AR Experience Lets You Virtually Visit
National Geographic and Rolex recently joined forces to launch the ‘Everest AR Experience,’ an interactive AR feature on Instagram that will virtually allow users to climb Mt. Everest.... MORE
play_circle_filled Never-Ending Music Videos
Never-Ending Music Videos
Twenty One Pilots' Music Video Requires Fan Engagement & Goes on Forever
Twenty One Pilots’ music video for its new single, Level of Concern, goes on forever and requires fan engagement to do so. The never-ending music video on YouTube takes the form of a live... MORE
Uplifting Lockdown Playlists
Uplifting Lockdown Playlists
Burt's Bees Created a Soothing Nature Sounds Playlist
There’s an immense amount of comfort that can be received from listening to the rush of a waterfall or chirping birds and Burt’s Bees curated a nature sounds playlist to support people... MORE
play_circle_filled In-Game Movie Nights
In-Game Movie Nights
Fortnite & Warner Bros are Hosting a Unique Movie Screening Event
Fortnite attracts millions of users to its in-game virtual concerts and the popular online video game is partnering with Warner Bros for an in-game movie screening event. The cinema-style screening... MORE
play_circle_filled Unscripted Star-Studded Puppet Shows
Unscripted Star-Studded Puppet Shows
'Muppets Now' Follows Classic Characters and New Favorites
The ‘Muppets Now’ TV show has been announced as a new program that will be available on the Disney+ streaming service for avid and new fans alike to enjoy when looking to watch some... MORE
Scenic Drive-In Cinema Experiences
Scenic Drive-In Cinema Experiences
Neovaude Has Orchestrated a Gothic Drive-In Experience
The drive-in cinema experience is having a Renaissance amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it shows signs of continuing well beyond the easing of the government-imposed physical distancing measures. For... MORE
Identity-Protecting Camera Apps
Identity-Protecting Camera Apps
Anonymous Camera Strips Photos & Videos of Identifying Information
Anonymous Camera is a newly launched app that uses machine learning to anonymize photos and videos to the point where subjects are fuly or partially blurred, or entirely silhouetted. The new iOS app... MORE
play_circle_filled VR Disney Films
VR Disney Films
Myth: A Frozen Tale is a First-of-Its-Kind Release from Disney Animation Studios
Myth: A Frozen Tale is an eight-minute short film and it’s the first publicly released virtual reality short film of its kind from Disney Animation Studios. The VR short film is based on the... MORE
Fictitious Football Merchandising Deals
Fictitious Football Merchandising Deals
Dan Kats' Virtual 'Coach Duggs' Now Has a Merch Line
For a major sports fan such as Dan Kats or ‘BigCat,’ quarantine with no sports to watch was a problem—to fill his craving for sports action, the popular co-host of the Barstool... MORE
play_circle_filled Star-Studded Spin Workouts
Star-Studded Spin Workouts
Peloton & ESPN Hosted an All-Stars Ride Featuring Professional Athletes
At a time when people are sheltering in place, many are discovering or rediscovering the benefits of working out at home, as well as community-building platforms that help to encourage motivation—... MORE
play_circle_filled Smartphone-Shot TV Episodes
Smartphone-Shot TV Episodes
Mythic Quest's Quarantine Episode Was Written & Filmed in Quarantine
All industries have been shaken by the global pandemic, including the entertainment industry and although it’s not yet clear what post-pandemic movie sets in Hollywood will look like, Apple TV... MORE
Livestreamed Virtual Concerts
Livestreamed Virtual Concerts
Wave is Hosting a John Legend Virtual Reality Concert
Social VR music venue Wave is hosting a John Legend virtual reality concert, which will see the star transformed into a digital version of himself for a live performance. The concert is set to take... MORE
Top 85 Pop Culture Trends in May
Top 85 Pop Culture Trends in May
From Cartoon-Themed Graphic Tees to Charitable Cloth Face Masks
The May 2020 pop culture trends are vast and explore creative ways of incorporating recognizable concepts to products and services. Many of the latest trends take a timely approach with the... MORE