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Filmmakers
Views A Conversation with Terry Rawlings

Editor Terry Rawlings counts many impressive films amongst his credits, including Alien and Blade Runner. Here he talks about his 50-plus year career and his picture cutting debut Watership Down, newly available on Blu-ray.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #94: The Brave Little Toaster – Let the ‘Toy Story’ Comparisons Begin!

The Rotoscopers take a look back at an interesting 1980s animated film, Disney’s The Brave Little Toaster.

Blu-ray
Views Batman Vs. Robin: Exclusive Figure Edition

The script tries hard to make a sophisticated story of father-son conflict, but the movie’s action-fueled direction brings it close to being just another fight-filled exercise in excess.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #93: Pinocchio – Now That’s How You Do a Sidekick

When you wish upon a podcast, you get the Rotoscopers reviewing Walt Disney’s 2nd masterpiece, the 1940 classic Pinocchio.

DVD
Views More Cartoons For Victory!

More Thunderbean greatness! Foreign propaganda, rare Private Snafu Quick Facts, footage from the First Motion Picture Unit, and rarities from Disney and UPA make this an outstanding collection of wartime shorts.

DVD
Views Noveltoons: Original Classics

Thunderbean shows us how Famous Studios lived up to the Fleischer name, at least in the 1940s, with this collection of wonderful cartoons. Those that thought Famous meant “second rate” are in for a surprise.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #92: Watership Down – Complete with Criterion Snobbery

The Rotoscopers go across the pond to review the highly requested cult classic 1978 British film Watership Down.

Book
Views Frozen: The Poster Collection

Disney keeps the Frozen merchandising wheel a-turning with an oversized print presentation of 40 pull-out-and-frame poster images. Most collectors will likely keep the book intact – if they can fit it onto their shelves!

Film
Views Home

Home is a lackluster and innocuous affair that will, at best, be forgotten about the day after you see it, or at worst, make you ask if you can has those ninety minutes back.

Film
Views Cinderella

The animated classic gets a magical live-action retelling that should please audiences both young and old, while Frozen Fever proves to be a delightful follow-up to the Disney blockbuster.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #91: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Kaboom of Doom

We just love kung fu! Last episode the Rotoscopers reviewed Kung Fu Panda and we just couldn’t get enough. This episode, they review the 2011 sequel Kung Fu Panda 2!

Blu-ray
Views Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

The Disney Fairy series gets a little darker with this tale of a monster-like creature, but the movie stays true to the messages of friendship and learning positive life lessons.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #5: DreamWorks Disorder

To celebrate the release of DreamWorks’ 31st feature, Home, show off how familiar you are with their history! Arrange these twelve films into the order they were released.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #90: Kung Fu Panda – How to Train Your Dragon Warrior

It’s back to back DreamWorks films for the Rotoscopers! This episode we tackle the 2008 CGI film Kung Fu Panda.

DVD
Views Gladiators Of Rome

Lazy storytelling, uneven comedy and questionable subject matter combine in this Italian animation; somehow both bizarre and generic at the same time. Zero extras and mediocre audio tempt a big thumbs down.

Blu-ray
Views Big Hero 6

It’s Frozen for the boys as Disney strikes back with their take on lesser-known characters from the pages of Marvel Comics for another, freshly Academy Award-winning blockbuster!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #88: Shrek – The Anti-Fairytale

The Rotoscopers review DreamWorks’ second CGI animated film–the amazing, hilarious, irreverent Shrek.

Tooning In
Views Oscar Night 2015

The biggest night in movies is here…even if none of the movies themselves are that big! Come be part of our 11th Oscar event, with live show chat, our contest winners, and the consensus picks from our readers!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #87: The Secret of NIMH – Too Many “J” Names

All good things must come to a close–it’s the final film in the Mice & Rats podcast series, Don Bluth’s debut film The Secret of NIMH.

Blu-ray
Views One Hundred And One Dalmatians: Diamond Edition

Walt Disney’s fantastic animated thriller makes a solid return to disc, here in an HD transfer that hits the spot and with a fairly robust package of old and new extras.

Film
Views The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

While Sponge has the humor and style kids expect, it never reaches the amazing highs the show achieved in its glory days — this is one sponge who should’ve stayed underwater.

DVD
Views The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness

This wonderful documentary grants a fascinating glimpse at how Studio Ghibli functioned in its final year with master director Hayao Miyazaki.

Blu-ray
Views The Boxtrolls

Laika returns with another slightly oddball release, where the film’s strong villain isn’t quite matched by such a solid storyline, even if the hand-crafted animation is as exquisite as ever.

AV Interactive
Views Animated Views’ 2015 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $100 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 11th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Yearbooks
Views The Best Of 2014: Son Of 2013!

The good, the bad and the ugly of the past year are all exposed in the return of our annual survey, featuring our top picks in DVD, Blu-ray and theatrical releases – plus your choices too!


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Animated News

Paul McCartney writing several new songs for High in the Clouds


Diplo on how Major Lazer took over late-night animation


Lego Movie animation studio Animal Logic to open Vancouver facility


Inside Out, Pixar’s new movie from Pete Docter, goes inside the mind


Reese Witherspoon to star in Disney’s live-action Tinker Bell movie


Concept art revealed for Disney’s doomed Princess Academy short film


The Good Dinosaur, Moana, and more previewed by Disney at Cannes


Disney animated shorts, including Frozen Fever, coming to Blu-Ray collection in August?


Disney releases new plot summary for Moana


Frozen 2 co-director Chris Buck says he thinks sequel will have a “great ending”


Finding Dory: The Ride already set to open in Tokyo Disneyland in 2017


Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd returns to role of Doc Brown in Lego Dimensions trailer


Will we be seeing the diabolical Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2?


Seth MacFarlane named winner of the Genius Award at this year’s Critic’s TV Choice Awards


Poster for independent film Walt Before Mickey debuts


Video game characters declare war on humanity in latest trailer for Pixels


How to dive into Hulu’s new Adult Swim programming


Boy Scouts announce animation merit badge


Peanuts producer recalls how Coke’s backing altered animation


Jem trailer disappointing many fans of original


Early reviews for Inside Out claim Pixar has a huge winner in their hands


John Lasseter says Disney and Pixar are making their animated movies “more diverse”


First Warcraft images reveal film’s CGI star


It’s time to meet The Muppets in ten new stills from their upcoming show


Here’s a list of every character Harry Shearer voiced on The Simpsons


Watch Kermit the Frog in a rarely seen clip from The Ed Sullivan Show


Harry Shearer confirmed to be leaving The Simpsons…but his characters won’t be going anywhere


Is Hugo’s Asa Butterfield the next Spider-Man?


Season two of Rick and Morty will finally begin in late July


Rick and Morty invade The Simpsons in show’s “most ambitious” couch gag


Minions go to London in newest trailer for spinoff film


Harry Shearer (voice of Mr Burns, Flanders, and more) leaving The Simpsons… maybe


Ratchet and Clank gets a voice cast


Creating Grodd on The Flash


Avengers show off their dance movies in Ultron Funk spoof


4K Ultra HD Blu-ray spec officially finalized


The Muppets try to avoid gimmicks in first preview for their new show


Jem and the Holograms trailer now online


Evil Prince Hans gets his very own novel in extended excerpt from A Frozen Heart


Kevin Feige promises that Marvel movies will never get “too gritty”


Disney characters Shake It Off (along with Rufio from Hook) in Taylor Swift parody


Rob Pratt is back with another “Classic” – Flash!


Brad Bird talks Star Wars, confirms Incredibles sequel is his next movie


Age of Ultron: How Industrial Light & Magic built a robotic killing machine


20 Disney villain songs ranked


Nick Park to direct Aardman’s Early Man


Anti-aging measures for Disney’s animation cels


The Muppets reboot series officially happening


The Muppets, Josh Groban and Lindsey Stirling sing Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Kristen Bell to guest star on Simpsons season finale


Ginnifer Goodwin cast as female lead in Disney’s Zootopia


Virtually every Marvel movie character will be in Captain America: Civil War


Disney D23 to feature first looks at Finding Dory, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and more


Summer is over for Phineas & Ferb as Disney announces series is ending in June


Main Street windows to be transformed for Disneyland 60th anniversary


Seth MacFarlane is still promising that a Family Guy movie will happen eventually


The Simpsons not going anywhere as show is renewed for two more seasons


German theater owners boycott Disney over new Avengers


Moves that could turn things around at DreamWorks


According to comic book lore, here’s what’s next for the Avengers after Ultron



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