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Views For Smurfs: The Lost Village‘s art department, it’s great to feel blue!

We discuss the new design of the Smurfs and their world, with the new film’s character designer and production designer, in this exclusive interview.

Views Tangled: Before Ever After

The Tangled television series kicks off with this debut movie, whose job is simply to restore Rapunzel’s golden locks for the ongoing show in an entertaining enough fashion.

Views The Road To Broadway And Beyond: Disney’s Aladdin – A Whole New World

As opulent as the film and current stage smash it documents and celebrates, Michael Lassell’s book is a wish come true for fans.

Views The Boss Baby

While there is some fun for kids in The Boss Baby, adults sitting with them will be wishing they were at the grown-ups table instead.

Views Sing

Fun and funny, with a killer, wide-ranging soundtrack that overcomes its cartoon karaoke concept, and some great character animation, Sing turns out to be the best singing contest on screens right now.

Views Beauty and the Beast

While it manages to be good, the live-action adaption of Disney’s animated classic suffers from glaring flaws that make the film a disappointment given the hype and ambitions.

Views Miss Hokusai

This tale of famous Japanese artists – a man and his daughter – is told using Buddhist ideas of life’s simple pleasures, rather than trying to fit a Western-style genre. Its rewards are subtle and may be unexpected.

Views Moana: Ultimate Collectors Edition

Disney’s second animated smash of 2016 is this brilliant action adventure musical from masters of the craft John Musker and Ron Clements, and this disc presentation is as solid as they come!

Views Mickey And The Roadster Racers

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spin-off offers plenty of slapstick-heavy action for kids, even as some adults wonder how much mileage Disney can get out of it.

Views Legend Quest

Endure the rough start and one will find Legend Quest to be an exciting, dramatic adventure filled with scary creatures and fascinating mythologies to explore.

Views The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble

Though it may not capture the absurd magic of the original series, the new Powerpuff Girls still provides plenty of laughs for both kids and adults.

Views Welcome…to Moana orchestrator and song arranger Dave Metzger!

Learn how the Disney tradition and the sounds of the Pacific combined to form the masterful soundtrack to Disney’s Moana, in our exclusive interview.

Views Trolls: Party Edition

The delightful DreamWorks musical hit looks great on disc, even if the number of extras included isn’t exactly hair-raising.

Tooning In
Views Oscar Weekend 2017

The winners of the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this weekend. Here are all the details you need for our 13th Annual Oscar Event.

Views The Lego Batman Movie

Despite a thin story The Lego Batman Movie is an extremely fun ride with great animation, music, and acting. Though maybe next time leave the more dreary plotlines to that other Dark Knight.

Views Pinocchio: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Walt Disney’s epic masterpiece joins the Signature line, with a typically light treatment where the (lack of new) supplements can’t hold a candle to the brilliant feature.

Contest Corner
Views Animated Views’ 2017 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 13th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Views Adventure Time: Islands

The event mini-series fulfills its promise of revealing the answers to a few of the hit series’ greatest mysteries, as Finn, Jake, and Susan Stong sail off on a journey to find more humans and the secrets to their pasts.

Views Animated Views’ 2017 Animated Movie Guide

It’s our first ever Movie Guide, looking at every major animated movie coming your way in 2017. Get set for Lego Batman, more Cars, Gru, and Alec Baldwin as a talking baby!

Views Lego Star Wars – The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One

This slick and exciting Lucasfilm show earns a surprising amount of credit for crafting a credible Star Wars story, even if it is told in a humorous fashion.

Views 2016: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

Our band of intrepid contributors cast their eyes back on the picks of the past twelve months, from movies to discs and books – and everything inbetween!

AV Interactive
Views The AV Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Animated Feature Film of 2016

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff are rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn – vote now!

Views Pete’s Dragon

One of Disney’s biggest surprises of the year is this wonderfully good-natured gem, a mighty fine family film that stands out from all the other talking animals and fish currently out there. Just lovely.

Views The BFG

Spielberg directs a rare misfire that draws on Roald Dahl’s book, Amblin production values and Disney magic, but disappointingly fails to deliver on all lackluster counts.

Views The Secret Life Of Pets

Illumination’s latest finally breaks away from those Minions, with a less distinctive movie that still delivers laughs even if it gets close to being lost in the animal comedy fray.


Animated News

FernGully at 25: how an upstart Disney rival created a millennial Silent Spring

Masters of the Universe coming to theaters December 2019; McG no longer directing

Full Hall D23 major programs schedule announced for 2017 D23 Expo

The Rocketeer director Joe Johnston to helm The Chronicle of Narnia: The Silver Chair for Sony

Ewan McGregor cast as adult Christopher Robin in Disney’s A.A. Milne film

The final trailer for Cars 3 is here

Jeff Goldblum to return as fan favorite Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World sequel

Disney sets Descendants 2 to simulcast premiere across five networks

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen cast as Timon and Pumbaa in The Lion King

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs barking to the big screen April 2018

The Lion King gets July 2019 release date; Gigantic and Ralph Breaks the Internet pushed back

Frozen 2 coming to theaters November 2019

Nickelodeon acquires Rainbow Rangers from Genius Brands International

Avatar sequels finally get official release dates

Born in China proving to be no match for The Boss Baby

Alan Menken performing not one, but two concerts at 2017 D23 Expo

Transformers and My Little Pony are coming to Carnival Cruise lines

Marvel taps Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct Captain Marvel

Mulan-themed McDonald’s dipping sauce sells for nearly $15,000 on ebay following Rick and Morty episode

Will Smith in talks to be the Genie in Aladdin

Japanese Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer confirms Keira Knightley’s return

The full trailer for Spirit: Riding Free is here

Sofia Vergara’s character in The Emoji Movie revealed

James Gunn says he’ll write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Frozen Broadway musical cast announced; show aiming for spring 2018 curtain

The Force Awakens loses its worldwide opening weekend record to The Fate of the Furious

How an animation test for Moana ended up becoming a key scene in the film

Princess Leia won’t be in Star Wars: Episode IX after all

The fourth season of Star Wars Rebels will be its last

Netflix looks to launch new Carmen Sandiego animated series with Gina Rodriguez

Spark: A Space Tail opens


Open Road Films' Spark: A Space Tail opens today, albeit with very little fanfare. The film was originally set to be a wide release, but Open Roads opted to not do that, instead placing it on roughly 320 screens nationwide. The movie also wasn't screened for critics. Box Office Mojo is unsurprisingly not expecting for the film to crack the top ten.

Waner Bros. developing R-rated animated Watchmen movie?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and poster revealed

Watch the 2017 Star Wars Celebration live streams – UPDATED: Day 4 streaming featuring closing ceremonies

Could Apple buy Disney?

Beauty and the Beast are now billionaires at the box office

Evil Dead remake director to get lost in Labyrinth reboot

A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin coming to theaters November 10th

First look at Star Wars: Forces of Destiny online animated series

A Steven Universe soundtrack album is on the way

Where is the Smurfs nostalgia?

My Little Pony spoofs The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Season 7 trailer

The full Transformers: The Last Knight trailer is here

Watch the recent trailer for the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie

The Lego Batman Movie arriving on disc in June

Marvel launches first Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer

Why Alec Baldwin may be responsible for The Boss Baby’s surprise success

Don Rickles hadn’t begun work on Toy Story 4 before his death, despite early reports saying otherwise

How Smurfs carries a lesson for Hollywood franchises

Smurfs: The Lost Village began production as an origin story; was completely rewritten to be more “Peyo-like”

Baby and Beauty smurf the Smurfs at box office

Dwayne Johnson officially confirmed for Jungle Cruise

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Oprah Winfrey among nine new Disney Legends to be honored at 2017 D23 Expo

Lost Village stars discuss film’s female Smurfs

My Little Pony: The Movie art director promises final film looks better than “strange” first trailer

Legendary comedian Don Rickles, Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films, passes away

UPDATED: The My Little Pony: The Movie announcement trailer is here

Composer Christopher Lennertz talks writing music for Smurfs

Watch a first look of Batman and Harley Quinn with behind-the-scenes featurette

The Loud House Movie coming to theaters in 2020




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