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Views Kubo And The Two Strings

Laika steps up stop-motion, and largely western animation in general, with this beautiful and deeply heartfelt tale, nicely showcased on this disc.

Views Moana

Disney knows their way around princess movies. But while Moana is very beautiful and very entertaining, who knows how far they could have gone if they’d taken a few more risks instead of playing it safe.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 CTN Animation Expo Exclusive

An exclusive look at one of the biggest animation conventions, featuring live demonstrations from animators Andreas Deja, James Lopez, and Russ Edmonds.

Views Finding Dory

Pixar’s Nemo sequel is a movie in search of a plot and, despite huge audience approval, one just doesn’t get the feeling the filmmakers were really invested in what amounts to being a major creative disappointment.

Views Some time with Borrowed Time directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Time and redemption figure into this moving western tale, from two Pixar animators, who exclusively tell us about developing their film.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 Los Angeles Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the Stan Lee-sponsored Con, highlighting 75 years of Wonder Woman, 25 years of Darkwing Duck, and a celebration of Pinky and the Brain.

Views Trolls

Its hairy heroes and pop tunes won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those in the mood for cheery fun, Trolls provides plenty of charms.

Views The Venture Bros.: The Complete Sixth Season

The Ventures relocate to NYC, The Monarch takes on a bold new identity as his wife also takes a new job, and this very funny show finds its best rhythm yet.

Views Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season

Finn finds his newly found father to be a crushing disappointment, Gunter gets an origin, and lots of crazy stuff happens in the latest run of Cartoon Network’s insane hit.

Views Back In Time

Back In Time strives to entertain with stories of making Back To The Future and the fan community that has built up around the trilogy, but you’ll end up using your remote to travel forward and save a few minutes.

Views All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records

It used to be the place to buy your LaserDiscs and soundtracks, remembered fondly in this entertainingly celebrational retrospective.

Views Beauty And The Beast: 25th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection

As with Snow White, this second Signature disc is perfectly fine, but loses everything that made past editions must-haves.

Views Around the world with Mila: interview with art director Alexandra Kavalova

As the production of the promising independent short surges ahead, we have an exclusive chat with the project’s Bulgarian-Canadian art director.

Views Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lacking context due to its early release, one Can’t Stop the Feeling! that the Trolls soundtrack has an identity crisis and could affect the film’s enjoyment.

Views Storks

Storks is the kind of movie you’ll want to watch over and over. With great animation, top-notch voice talent, an engaging story, and incredible humor, this film delivers.

Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Two

All the excitement of Star Wars is present in Rebels, with solid specs and the addition of great bonus features in this second season set.

Views The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot To Remember

Becky Cline and Steven Clark prove there is a lot to remember about the Walt Disney Studios, and all of it worthy of discovering or revisiting in this lavish new book.

Views The Jungle Book

A terrific audio-visual presentation, commentary and documentary bolster this disc debut for Disney’s triumphant re-do, though it feels more might come in a promised 3D edition.

Views Raiders! The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A terrific extras package makes up for a slight lack of focus in the main feature itself, which tells of a bunch of kids remaking Indy’s first screen adventure.

Views April And The Extraordinary World

GKids gives us yet another slick international feature, this time an exciting steampunk adventure that utilizes the conceptual skills of cartoonist Jacques Tardi.

Views Kubo and the Two Strings

A beautiful looking film with a unique plot, some surprising turns, bold choices, and an emotional core, Kubo and the Two Strings is magical storytelling.

Views How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote (twice) as he pleased…

We talk to Ghez about the second book in his series that sheds light on unsung Disney artists and their work.

Views Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Kingsglaive boasts the most impressive, photo realistic animation to date. But the narrative doesn’t live up to the storytelling standards of the video game franchise it is based in.

Views DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year

Cute, spunky, and light on its feet, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year should be super fun for its target audience.

Views Around the world with Mila: interview with Visual Development Supervisor Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco

Our latest update on the development of Mila focuses on the look of this ambitious independent short.


Animated News

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 teaser is here

The Lion King and The Jungle Book 2 to be filmed back to back

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth to be transformed into Death Star for Star Wars event

Aquaman confirmed for October 2018

Amy Schumer in talks to play Barbie

20 contenders left in Oscar visual effects race

Sing stealthily poised to top Passengers and Assassin’s Creed at Christmas box office

Moana’ animator talks film and female leadership in animation

Space Jam’s Monstars return in new Footlocker commercial

Sigourney Weaver teases “massive scope” for Avatar sequels

Check out the new poster for The Lego Batman Movie

Pinocchio: Signature Edition Blu-ray announced

Critic’s Choice Awards nominations announced

How the indie The Red Turtle became an animated feature contender

Why The Dam Keeper is destined to be an Oscar-winning animated short

Robert Zemeckis explains why Roger Rabbit sequel won’t happen

Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to helm Detective Pikachu

New Surf’s Up 2 trailer splashes online

Laika needs to license their properties to thrive

Billy Dee Williams will finally get to play Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie

International Cars 3 poster a lot less intense than domestic one

Moana should enjoy another weekend on top of box office

Chris Meledandri discusses bringing Sing to musical life

Celebrating the “quirky brilliance” of the violent Transformers: The Movie

How The Critic became a critical darling

Rock Dog trailer now online

Dramatic Cars 3 poster shows Lightning McQueen crashing

Zootopia leads Annie Award nominations

Moana has second best Thanksgiving opening of all time

Meet the guy who created a YouTube phenomenon with a Bee Movie parody video

Gaston showcased in new Beauty and the Beast image

Moana is already a big hit

Does Avatar 2 now have a release date?

Ten animated shorts compete for Oscar

Moana opens


Disney's much-anticipated Moana opens on nearly 4,000 screens today, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The movie is faring extremely well with critics, with a "freshness" rating of 99% over at Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus? "With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney's time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages." With no Twilight or Hunger Games movie playing this Thanksgiving, BOM predicts a five-day weekend victory of $85 million.

Rogue One tracking for $100 million+ opening

Steven Universe gets official comic book series

Frozen and Marvel-themed lands are coming to Hong Kong Disneyland

Watch the trailer for Disney’s Inner Workings

The Trolls soundtrack is quietly approaching the top of the Billboard chart

Justice League Action premiering on Cartoon Network in December

Director Chris Renaud discusses Disney inspiration, success, and bringing The Secret Life of Pets to life

New Coco logo revealed

Could Moana beat Fantastic Beasts and win the holiday weekend?

Han Solo movie will “be like a western”

See the Beast’s castle recreated with LEGO bricks

For film’s 25th anniversary, read The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of Beauty & the Beast

Limited edition My Little Pony vinyl album is dropping Black Friday

Dwayne Johnson works out his singing muscles for Moana

Moana helping women animators make strides

Yes, Moana got a title change in Italy due to an adult film star’s name

How Maui got “so big” in Disney’s Moana

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on shedding “manly tears” during Moana

The teaser trailer for Cars 3 is here

How An American Tail was “ahead of its time”

Watch the full trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village

The trailer for Lego Frozen: Northern Lights is here

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke lands major role in Han Solo film

Marc Forster to direct live-action Winnie The Pooh spin-off Christopher Robin for Disney

Disney gets television rights for Pokemon franchise; will air series and 15 movies on Disney XD




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