Link Tank: Watch 1995’s Ghost in the Shell on Amazon Prime

Why you should watch Ghost in the Shell, Native American Heritage Month facts, best documentaries of 2020, and more in today's Link Tank!

The 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime movie is on Amazon Prime. Here’s why you should watch it today.

“If your next viewing of Ghost in the Shell is your first, it likely will not be your last. The 1995 anime movie, based on the manga series of the same name, is confusing and doesn’t offer first-time viewers the easiest of landings into a complex universe.”

Read more at Inverse.

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out these historic facts about how the commemoration came to be.

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“Thanksgiving and Veterans Day aren’t the only major holidays that happen in November. This month is also Native American Heritage Month—a time to remember that American history began long before settlers stepped foot on the continent, and to celebrate the many cultures and contributions of the country’s Indigenous peoples.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The British Royal Family is apparently not pleased about The Crown‘s portrayal of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage.

“For three seasons, Netflix’s The Crown has managed to not have to deal with a lot of negative publicity from the actual British Royal Family, but season four has flipped the script on that. According to reports, members of the royal family and even members of Parliament are bothered by the show’s portrayal of Diana and Prince Charles’ romance and marriage.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Disney is withholding book royalties, according to Star Wars and Alien novelist Alan Dean Foster.

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“Alan Dean Foster is the man behind several Star Wars and Alien movie novelizations, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America organization is standing with him over claims that Disney is not paying royalties for some of his earlier, classic works.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Nintendo is asking players and organizations to refrain from bringing politics into Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

“Nintendo is telling organizations to avoid bringing politics into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The rule was introduced on Thursday as part of new guidelines intended to ensure businesses and organizations preserve the Animal Crossing experience for the millions of players enjoying the hit game.”

Read more at PCMag.

From Crip Camp to Be Water, here are the best documentaries and docuseries to come out of 2020 so far.

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“Documentaries, like practically every other fare of genre, have flourished lately. Chalk it up to streaming services new and old pouring billions of dollars into original content to satisfy their subscribers’ insatiable lust for new movies and shows, or simply the glut of fascinating stories waiting to be told.”

Read more at Thrillist.