Finding Prime in Family Time

The Incredibles is a movie about a family of superheroes and how they overcome problems of epic proportions. Mr. Incredible battles crime on a daily basis. Little does he know, a single fan will become his greatest enemy. Buddy Pine, a.k.a. Incrediboy, is Mr. Incredible’s biggest admirer. He wants to be just like Mr. Incredible. He […]

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9 for Mankind

In a war torn world where soulless termination by machines has befallen mankind, a group of small rag dolls called “Stitchpunks” emerge as humanity’s only hope for survival. These dolls, all crafted with a single digit written on their backs, are infused with the soul of the scientist that made them. Each of them embodies […]

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Putting the Pieces Together

Big Hero 6 isn’t a story about just one hero. Instead, it’s a story that’s built on many missing pieces coming together to save the world. Hiro is a young boy whose newfound dream is to join his older brother, Tadashi, in the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. In order to do so, he needs […]

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Of Babies and Multiplications

If you’ve ever questioned where you came from, the movie Storks may be the most heartwarming answer to that question yet. This is a tale about a stork delivery service called Cornerstore, and how the service came to the call of a lonely little boy called Nate. Tired of being the only kid in the […]

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Bearing the journey to London

What happens when a young Peruvian bear finds himself alone on at Paddington train station in central London? In short, many things. But that got the gears in our heads turning here at Zapzapmath. Barring the fact that no record exists of any bear sailing the North Atlantic Ocean (yet), and that it takes a […]

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