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EMILY ALABI TALKS ENCANTO, PERFORMING AT THE  OSCARS AND LATIN DANCE IN HOLLYWOOD

It’s a story of song, dance, opportunities, defying closed doors and believing in the magic inside herself. No, it’s not about Mirabel Madrigal, though there are plenty of parallels with the Encanto character. The story belongs to Emily Alabi, Selena: The Series choreographer, whose disdain for salsa eventually became a life passion and career goal.

"I want to be an example that, as Latina women, we can pursue all and anything that we desire, and that we belong on the biggest stages and the biggest screens."...

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RICH TING ON WHY EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS

We got the chance to talk with Hollywood actor Rich Ting–who voices for Habu in director Patrick Imbert’s film–about the personal connection that drew him to the role, his long-time fascination with mountain climbing stories, Asian representation in entertainment and why he says that everyone needs to see The Summit of the Gods.

"This story hits on all those crazy levels as an animation written so many years ago, but so current to 2022. It’s such a life learning experience. And it’s so motivating and timeless."...

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GABRIEL FLEMING ON NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONTROVERSY

We got the chance to talk with Fleming about his work on the film, editing scenes for the amazing J.K. Simmons, the electronica music used to help amp up the film’s emotions, and the shocking, heart-dropping discoveries about college football he and the team made during production.

"It was such a discovery process going from the script–which just felt outrageous that this system could exist the way it does–to working with it in such detail. You start to become pretty emotionally involved with these fictional characters and the real people that they represent."...

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ANN FOLEY ON 'MISSION SUIT' SECRETS IN GODZILLA VS. KONG COSTUME DESIGN

A veteran of designing wardrobes for smash-em-and-bash-em films and television series, costume designer Ann Foley admits to inserting a fair share of fandom-inspired Easter eggs into the Godzilla vs. Kong costume design, with every character, she says, having their own “mission suits.”

"I’m always trying to get into the head of the character. As costume designers, we’re trying to tell a story as well, and convey visually to the audience who that character is and what their arc is."...

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RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON REVIEW: HOPE IN A WORLD DIVIDED

Five lands, divided by mistrust and misunderstanding. One nation, whose chance of unity seems only that of fairytales. Raya and the Last Dragon offers, with alluring animation and honest hands, the story of us, of people in conflict and discord, whose problems cannot be solved with gifts, new leaders, or acts of war. But, instead, by everyday people willing to take the first vulnerable, faith-driven step toward trust...

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NETFLIX'S BEASTARS IS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION, NOT FURRIES

A wolf “falls in love” with a rabbit. We know how this looks. But despite Netflix’s “TV-MA” label and warning about nudity in the show, Netflix’s Beastars is about drug addiction, not furries. In fact, the newly released anime brilliantly illustrates the ugliest, bloodiest and darkest traits of humanity–from racism and abuse to human trafficking being secretly sanctioned under corrupt leadership–while also painting a truly vulnerable and raw picture of what it’s like to live with drug addiction...

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POLLY MORGAN TALKS A QUIET PLACE PART 2 ON THE FILM'S WOULD-BE PREMIERE DAY

For two years A Quiet Place fans have been anxiously awaited the second installment to director John Krasinski’s 2018 horror drama. A Quiet Place Part 2 was set to premiere today, but with the coronavirus quarantine prompting Krasinski to announce the film’s release would be postponed “til we can all see it together,” it looks like we all will have to wait a little longer for the story to continue. Until then, in honor of what would have been the premiere day for A Quiet Place Part 2, Hidden Remote sat down with cinematographer Polly Morgan to talk about the film...

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BEHIND THE MUSIC: BRANDON CAMPBELL ON NETFLIX'S THE LETTER FOR THE KING

Most famous for his work on Game of Thrones and Westworld, film composer Brandon Campbell has spent five years composing some of the darkest, most twisted and incredibly jarring scores in television history. Now, Campbell is changing gears ever-so-slightly. Not too quick to leave his medieval roots behind, Campbell is the composer for Netflix’s The Letter for the King and shared with Hidden Remote some behind the music facts and secrets about the inspiration for the show’s western, modernized soundtrack...

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ANIMATING ANIME: JORDAN BAYES TALKS VINLAND SAGA, BORUTO AND HATENA ILLUSION

With the rise in popularity of American-created anime shows like Cannon Busters and Castlevania, anime is no longer a world for only Japanese animators. The art form is becoming increasingly more diverse, inclusive and accessible. Jordan Bayes is a small-town animator from Marysville, Indiana who has managed to break into the business of animating anime within a year, working on popular shows like Boruto, bizarre comedies like Kedama no Gonjiro and newly released anime like Hatena Illusion and Vinland Saga...

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DAVID HEINZ SHARES SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE CALL OF THE WILD

In 1903, Jack London wrote one of literature’s, arguably, most famous epic adventures, The Call of the Wild. The story is narrated through the eyes of a 140-pound St. Bernard–Scotch Collie mix named Buck who goes from a spoiled Californian pet, to a stolen piece of merchandise, to then a heroic sled dog in Yukon, Canada. There have been seven adaptations of the film, and the eighth–directed by The Lion King‘s Chris Sanders–releases in theatres tomorrow. The film’s editor, David Heinz, sat down with Hidden Remote to share some surprising facts about The Call of the Wild from his time on the film...

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DIRECTING DUBS: DAVID WALD TALKS TO LOVE RU AND THE VALUE OF CONTROVERSAL TEEN TV

Adapted into four seasons of more than 60 episodes from a 36 volume manga series that spanned nearly 12 years, To Love Ru has earned its place among famous Harem anime. But despite its extensive amount of show and reading material, To Love Ru has also experienced backlash for its more explicit content...

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AMANDA CELINE MILLER ADDRESSES CANNON BUSTERS DIVERSITY AND SHE-RA SEASON 4

While we’re sitting here waiting for the release dates of She-Ra season 5 and Cannon Busters season 2, Hidden Remote had the chance to speak with voice actor and script writer Amanda Celine Miller about her time working on both Netflix projects. While she says She-Ra‘s season 4 character Flutterina was a total departure from the characters she usually voices for, the diversity of Cannon Busters struck a positive, personal chord...

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JINMO YANG REVEALS PARASITE'S ORIGINAL TITLE, WHY THE SWITCH, AND MORE PRODUCTION SECRETS

The twisted, breath-catching, dark comedy film Parasite is taking over box offices, film festivals, and even Oscar buzz. Director Bong Joon Ho and editor Jinmo Yang worked hard to create a genre-defying story with characters whose next moves could never be guessed. But Parasite’s production has secrets of its own. In this exclusive, Yang reveals Joon-ho’s original title choice for Parasite, why there was a switch and scenes that even shocked him as the editor...

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ART DIRECTOR ADAM ROWE TALKS THE GOOD PLACE FUN FACTS AND SEASON 4 SECRETS

That’s right, it’s time for the fourth and final round of Michael’s social, afterlife experiment. But this time–spoiler alert–Eleanor is in charge. Adam Rowe, the art director of seasons 3 and 4 of The Good Place, says NBC’s comedic, vibrant, philosophical and mid twisting drama has been one of the most challenging projects he’s ever been a part of. But it’s also been one of his all-time favorites...

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ANGELA KINSEY TALKS TALL GIRL, DISNEY+ AND NEW WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S FILM

She’ll always be our savagely sharp-tongued Angela Martin from The Office, but Angela Kinsey is a master of comedy in any role she plays, be it the unmerciful and God-fearing Crystal Simmons on The Hotwives of Orlando or Bethany, the devoted and train-wrecked mom of Miranda Sings in Haters Back Off. Now, fans of Kinsey’s hilarity can rejoice over her making new appearances this fall on Disney+ and a new Weekend at Bernie’s film, Keep Hope Alive, staring Kinsey, Tony Cavalero and John Larroquette...

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ELLIE KEMPER TEASES KIMMY SCHMIDT SPECIAL AND DREW BARRYMORE MOVIE

In any role she plays, Ellie Kemper always radiates an aura of childish charm and fantastically awkward humor. Whether she’s Erin in The Office, Becca in Bridesmaids, or that red-head girl in the Clearatol commercial, Kemper’s genuine smile both on and off the camera is quick to steal hearts. But her most beloved character by far has been her latest, four-year-long television role starring as Kimmy Schmidt in Netflix’s original series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt...

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ABOMINABLE: A MUSICAL DREAMWORK'S TOUR THROUGH CHINA

Leave it to DreamWorks to once again make folk legend’s most terrifying monsters into the most darling, cute-as-a-button characters you’ve ever seen. Abominable is the animation studio’s latest addition to their plethora of family-focused films–How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda–and the starring “monster,” Everest, is big, blue-eyed and beautiful. On top of that, Abominable is a music-centered feature, taking viewers on a tour through China’s most scenic countryside...

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ALEX BURUNOVA TALKS DIRECTING NETFLIX'S ENTER THE ANIME

Since 2008, Alex Burunova has been a part of a dozen different short film productions, but Enter The Anime was her first time directing and producing her own feature-length documentary. Burunova’s topic of choice was certainly not for the weak of heart. Netflix’s Enter The Anime does an in-depth dive into a handful of Japan’s most innovative anime such as Aggretsuko, B: The Beginning, Cannon Busters and much more...

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DIRECTING DUBS: DAVID WALD TALK DIRECTING HITORIJIME MY HERO AND LGBTQ+ ANIME

Since the 80s and early 90s, Japanese animation has unapologetically spotlighted LGBTQ+ stories, beginning with shows like Song of Wind and Trees, Cardcaptor Sakura, Zetsuai1989, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and even Sailor Moon. For many years, English dub studios have wrestled with taking the gamble on bringing these stories to English audiences. But voice actor David Wald took the plunge this year, directing queer romance anime titles Hitorijime My Hero, Love Stage!!, and Bloom Into You...

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MAKOTO SHINKAI'S WEATHERING WITH YOU INCLUDES YOUR NAME CROSSOVER

Famous Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai is well known for his fantastically beautiful anime films. From his earliest feature-length film The Place Promised In Our Early Days (Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho), to his 2016 world-renowned success Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), Shinkai’s creations are always filled with glistening colors and emotional turmoil. His new film, Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko), is no different, except that it’s the first of Shinkai’s films to collide with one of the director’s previous works...

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WHY WE'RE EXCITED MUSIC SUPERSTAR HALLE BAILEY IS DISNEY'S NEW LITTLE MERMAID

It’s no secret that The Little Mermaid has been one of the most anticipated live action remakes in Disney’s film franchise. For the past few years, production facts and rumors have been floating adrift, but at last official news has finally reached shore. R&B singer and songwriter Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel, and it’s making fans stir with excitement about the movie’s new soundtrack...

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DISNEY'S NEW LIVE ACTION PETER PAN: PRODUCTION FACTS, RUMORS AND QUESTIONS

29 novels, 24 stage productions, 12 television shows, 8 comic books, 8 feature films, and even 5 video games have paid tribute to the story of Peter Pan since the 1904 release of J. M. Barrie’s original play, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Peter Pan is arguably one of the most successful stories ever to be capitalized upon in the entertainment world, captivating Walt Disney and Hollywood alike. Now, Disney Studios is aiming for a new live-action remake...

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BEN SCHWARTZ TALKS ABOUT NEW FILM SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Primetime Emmy award-winning actor and director Ben Schwartz is probably most widely known for his role as the ridiculously comical and crazy Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation. But it’s lesser known that this Bronx-born star has built a larger chunk of his career away from the cameras and inside the sound booth, now lending his voice to the lead role of Sonic in Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Hidden Remote sat down with the star to talk about the movie, his love of comics, and plan to take over the world of blue characters...

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DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION ALADDIN REVIEW: REMAKE OR A WHOLE NEW WORLD?

Since 2010, Hollywood has been on the fast track to bringing classic Disney films to life in a new way. Alice in Wonderland was the first live-action remake to hit the big screen, then came Maleficent, then Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and The Beast, Dumbo and now Aladdin. Thanks to CGI and the creative mind of director Guy Ritchie, Disney fans are getting the chance to fall in love all over again with the flamboyant genie, the strong-willed princess and the handsome street-rat. But should this “remake” be viewed as a live-action copy of the original, or a new story for a whole new world?...

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NETFLIX'S REVISIONS: A PROMISING NEW VISION FOR SCI-FI ANIME

Flying robots and a world in choas is nothing new to the world of sci-fi anime–or, for that matter, anime in general. So while director Gorō Taniguchi’s newest apocalyptic series Revisions, now streaming on Netflix, might inhibit flashbacks to previous anime fan favorites, this show has a style all its own and demonstrates the potential of a harmonious marriage between CGI and Japanese animation...

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JUSTIN BALDONI'S FIVE FEET APART IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL TERMINAL ROMANCE

Five Feet Apart, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse, is anything but orthodox in the story delivery of two terminally ill teens...Despite speculation about Stella and Will’s relationship being based off the love story of two 2009 CF patients, Katie nee Donovan and Dalton Prager, Justin Baldoni was actually inspired by famous YouTuber Claire Wineland. Baldoni said the young patient “became like a little sister to me,” after working with her during filming of his 2016 documentary, My Last Days...

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SHAHADI WRIGHT JOSEPH TALKS STARRING IN US AND THE LION KING REMAKE

At age nine, New York native Shahadi Wright Joseph landed her first role in the spotlight, starring as Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway and made history has the youngest actress to play the role. Now, at age 13, she gets to revisit staring as the young lioness in Disney’s new animation remake. Shahadi also talks about what it was like to star on Jordan Peele’s new thriller, Us...

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DIRECTING DUBS: ERICA MENDEZ TALKS WRITING AND DIRECTING 'I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS' ANIME

American voice actress Erica Mendez is most popularly known in the anime universe for her role as Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Kenya Kobayashi in Erased, Gon Freecss in Hunter x Hunter, and Tsubaki Sawabe in Your Lie in April. While she’s also credited with script writing for Dragon Pilot and Little Witch Academia, Hidden Remote recently interviewed Mendez about her most immersive project yet– writing and directing Shin’ichirô Ushijima’s I Want To Eat Your Pancreas...

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ANIMAL PLANET'S NEW SHOW STARS SINGING VETERINARIAN AND AND LAKEWOOD'S FAVORITE FAMILY CLINIC

The world’s journey with the Henderson family began two years ago, when a video of Dr. Ross Henderson serenading a golden retriever before its surgery went viral. Dr. Ross strummed his guitar as he sang his own rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to a dog that just couldn’t help falling asleep on his lap. But the story of the Hendersons and their family-run Fox Hollow Animal Hospital started long before Dr. Ross became “The Singing Veterinarian,” and their story continues with Animal Planet’s new show, Hanging With The Hendersons...

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WHY SEO MUTAREVIC'S 'SHINER' IS MORE THAN A WRESTLING MOVIE TO SEYA HUG

From Tae Kwon Do to Jujitsu, and from boxing to kickboxing, Seya Hug is not only an accomplished actor, but is also well-versed in the martial arts arenas. Fittingly enough, Seya recently starred in Shiner, a film directed by award-winning cinematographer Seo Mutarevic about the personal lives of MMA fighters and the industry’s harsh realities. While this was Seya’s first lead role in a feature, what made this experience truly special was the tribute the movie paid to his father, World Heavy Weight Champion Andy Hug...

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SOPHIA BUSH ON LANDING LEAD ROLE IN 'SURVEILLANCE' AND RAISING MILLIONS FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY

She’s an actress, fashion model and philanthropist. While Sophia Bush is more popularly known for her roles in shows like One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D., the Hollywood star has put her celebrity status to an even more noble use, supporting a wide range of charities and speaking loud and proud for women’s rights and issues.

Now, Bush has not only landed her dream lead role on CBS’ new spy drama Surveillance, but is also hoping to raise $64 million in honor of #GivingTuesday...

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ASHLEY JENSEN TALKS PHYSICAL COMEDY AND 'AGATHA RAISIN' SEASON TWO

Emmy-nominated actress, Ashley Jensen has played a number of colorful characters in her career, from the sweet and socially inept Maggie Jacobs on Extras to the fashionable and vivacious seamstress Christina McKinney in Ugly Betty. But for Jensen, comedy has always been her first love and she seems to have found a new home as the star of Acorn TV’s Agatha Raisin, which is premiering its second season Monday, Nov. 19...

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REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN'S HAYLIE DUFF TALKS THANKSGIVING AND SEASON THREE

Many associate actress Haylie Duff with her famously successful film and television career, having made her mark on Hollywood staring in Material Girls, Seventh Heaven, and Napoleon Dynamite. While she continues to act in a number of TV movies, Duff decided in 2014 to start her own labor of love project: the Real Girl’s Kitchen series. Now, there’s something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with talks of a possible Season 3...

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ANIMAL PLANET'S 'AMANDA TO THE RESCUE' BRINGS WHOLESOMENESS TO TV TONIGHT

Animal Planet’s Amanda to the Rescue sheds the spotlight on Amanda Giese and her Panda Paws Rescue family as the team seeks to find these special pups “happily-ever-after” homes.

“One of the things I’m most excited about with this show is giving the world something very organically positive to look at, something inspirational,” said Giese. “I think we’re at a time and place where we can all agree that our society is in need of positive television, where it gives audiences something wholesome and good.”...

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HOW CBS' 'GOD FRIENDED ME' HELPED JAVICIA LESLIE FORGIVE HER FATHER

While the show’s public message of human connectivity struck a chord with Leslie right from the start, she believes the most impactful experience she’s gained from working on the series was the personal healing she received through the on-camera relationship between Ali and her father, Rev. Arthur Finer (Joe Morton)...

"When I’m on set, I’m living it with so much joy thinking, ‘This is what it would have been like.'”...

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM SATURDAY'S AVENGERS PANEL AT ACE COMIC CON CHICAGO

Chris Evans (insert cheers here), Lee Pace (more cheers), and Karen Gillan (and more cheering) took to the main stage at Navy Pier Saturday afternoon to talk with fans about their roles as Captain America, Ronan and Nebula in the Avengers franchise. While there were some truly heart-warming moments, like how Evans and Gillan agreed Pace’s birth was an impacting moment in both their lives, the interview was saturated to the core with hilarity and smart-assery...

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HULU'S 'SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTON': A MAKEOVER SHOW WITH A WHOLE LOT OF HEART

From beauty shops to music studios, from Irish pubs to bait and tackle, Alton, Illinois is getting its own extreme makeover…business edition. Small Business Revolution co-hosts, and Deluxe Corp. Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Amanda Brinkman has already helped revitalize small businesses in both Wabash, Indiana and Borough, Pennsylvania. Now, in season three, Extreme Makeover Home Edition’s Ty Pennington is also joining the movement, hoping to not only grow these six chosen businesses, but also spread some love throughout Alton...

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NETFLIX RELEASES NEWEST ORIGINAL ANIME 'LAST HOPE'

If it’s possible, imagine a world that combines the desert wastelands of Mad Max, the science rhetoric of Steins;Gate and the action animation of Bionicle. It’s pretty difficult to picture, especially considering all three come from very different mediums of entertainment. Yet, Netflix’s latest anime release, Last Hope, creates that exact universe and could be changing the game for Japanese animation...

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DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION 'LITTLE MERMAID': PRODUCTION FACTS VERSUS RUMORS

Since 2016, there has been news circulating about the creation of a live action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, from lead roles to release dates. But over the years, these claims have almost turned to rumor since two additional Little Mermaid live action projects have been mistaken for Disney’s still in-process film...

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'FLAVORS OF YOUTH' UNFAIRLY JUDGED IN THE SHADOW OF SHINKAI

Made up of three short stories, this animated anthology was the product of Chinese studio Haoliners partnering with Japanese studio CoMix Wave Films, the same studio that produced Your Name. Despite the fact that Shinkai was not involved with the project, having Yoshitaka Takeuch as one of the film directors, in addition to CoMix Wave Films’ involvement with the movie, fans inevitably cast a Shinkai shadow over Flavors of Youth...