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The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #74: We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

Get ready, the Rotoscopes are warping back in time to review the 1993 animated film We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story.

Filmmakers
Views Director Kevin Munroe revisits Imagi’s TMNT franchise

With the Ninja Turtles back in theaters, Munroe remembers their computer animated film, TMNT, and the epic trilogy that never happened due to studio troubles.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #73: Ice Age – Scratology 101

In this week’s episode The Rotoscopers discuss an animated movie of mammoth-size proportions: Blue Sky’s first film, Ice Age.

Directors
Views Animator/Director Nassos Vakalis invites us to his Dinner for Few

Nassos Vakalis discusses his short film Dinner for Few, an allegorical take on how every system so far created by man inevitably ends with a few eating while the rest struggle to survive.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #72: Dinosaur – Well… Here It Is

In this episode, the Rotoscopers have a riveting discussion about one of Disney’s most forgotten about animated films Dinosaur.

Event Coverage
Views 2014 San Diego Comic-Con schedule highlights

It’s San Diego Comic-Con time again, and Lord Akiyama from the Animated Views Forum has compiled some highlights from the schedule for our readers.

Film
Views Planes: Fire & Rescue

With a more interesting subject and setting, and a wider canvas, Planes: Fire & Rescue is better than its predecessor — but it isn’t quite a first-class upgrade.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #71: The Land Before Time – Fellowship of the Tree Star

The Rotoscopers kick off their Dinos & Dragons series by reviewing Don Bluth’s 1988 classic The Land Before Time.

Artists
Views Ratatouille: The Adventure at Disneyland Paris: Pixar Creative Director Roger Gould talks about an “animated” attraction

Just as the exciting new ride opens, we have an exclusive interview direct from France about this innovative and unique attraction.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #70: Tarzan – Attack of the Disney Theories

The Rotoscopers review the last film of the Disney Renaissance, 1999′s Tarzan.

Tooning In
Views Less is more, and more animated news is good news!

In order to bring you the latest happenings in the animation world in a more timely manner, we’re switching our news posts to a headline only format to get more links to you in less time.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #69: Princess Mononoke – Go Away

The Rotoscopers review Studio Ghibli’s epic film Princess Mononoke with special guest host, Rotowriter Mayra Amaya.

Artists
Views Great songs never die: how animation students are bringing a fresh touch to Aria For A Cow

We continue our look at the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, by meeting the students who are making a major contribution to the project.

Film
Views How To Train Your Dragon 2

Though it doesn’t quite reach the same heights, How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a worthy followup to the original. And it makes us yearn for DreamWorks to stop coasting and train themselves to fly higher.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #68: One Hundred and One Dalmatians – Do You Got Any Chloroform?

The Rotoscopers review Disney’s first modern animated movie, the 1961 canine classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Filmmakers
Views Buried Treasure: The ill-fated voyage to Treasure Planet 2

Director Jun Falkenstein maps out the story and artwork for the canceled Treasure Planet 2, in which Jim Hawkins and Silver would have taken on the villainous Ironbeard.

Blu-ray
Views Son Of Batman

Talia al Ghul has a surprise for Batman, in the form of an arrogant but accomplished ten-year-old. It’s a great premise, but the presentation has some problems in terms of believability and basic taste.

Blu-ray
Views Green Lantern: The Animated Series

The film was a bust, but it did lead to the production of what turned out to be a very fine cartoon show. Sleek CGI animation, strong scripts, and intriguing characters add to an already great sci-fi concept, and make the show impressive.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #65: Balto – Streetdog

The Rotoscopers go on a journey to watch Amblimation’s final movie, Balto.

Blu-ray
Views The Pirate Fairy

This fun family film keeps up the quality of the Fairies franchise, serving as a clever prequel to Peter Pan, while in some ways almost being a super-hero film for little girls.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #64: The Lord of the Rings – So Many Miniskirts

Morgan, Mason and Chelsea have a rotospective at Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 The Lord of the Rings.

Film
Views Rio 2

Rio 2 is the type of film that needs to become an endangered species in Hollywood — a vapid, unoriginal movie that will appeal only to young children who aren’t familiar with all the cliches and stereotypes.

Blu-ray
Views The Venture Bros.: The Fifth Season

The latest season of the [adult swim] fan favorite sees the rebirth and fall of SPHINX, The Monarch gain his revenge on Doctor Venture (or so he says), and the recently graduated Venture Bros. clumsily finding their way in the world, even as family secrets come to light.

Artists
Views Great songs never die: how art director Amos Sussigan is crafting the look of Aria For A Cow

We check in on the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, and look at its visual style.

Composers
Views Composer Frode Fjellheim on Frozen‘s native spirit

We speak with the Norwegian composer about helping to give the Disney hit its own unique sound.


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Animated News

Big Hero 6 to feature new music from Fall Out Boy


Machinima grabs animated miniseries Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles


Disney to release a Frozen-themed wedding dress


Oswald the Lucky Rabbit now greeting guests at California Adventure


Stan Lee cameo likely in Disney’s Big Hero 6


Traditionally animated Henry & Me gets Oscar qualification run


PBS web series creates animation out of rare Michael Jackson interview


Anima takes computer animated Top Cat Begins to the bigscreen


Children’s network The Hub to be rebranded as Discovery Family


Tommy Davidson talks Black Dynamite‘s second season


Brazen Animation launches in Dallas


The Little Prince gets a teaser trailer, poster, and release dates


How Disney is carefully handling Frozen’s extreme popularity


Animation studio class-action suit wants the judge who scuttled Apple settlement


Big Hero 6‘s 4D preview coming to Disneyland on September 26


Is The Good Dinosaur Pixar’s most troubled production yet?


Frozen finishes worldwide theatrical run


How the Dinobots of Transformers: Age Of Extinction were brought to life


Wakfu: The Animated Series comes to Netflix


Latvia selects Rocks In My Pockets as foreign-language Oscar entry


Prizing imagery over story in animation


Behind the visual effects of Arrow‘s second season


Victoria Justice and Josh Peck lend voices to Jungle Master


First look at DreamWorks’ B.O.O. characters


Joan Vogelesang steps down as CEO of Toon Boom


Charles Kenny: “It’s time to admit that 2-D animation does not need ‘saving’”


Op-Docs series Animated Life explores pivotal moments of discovery


Iron Giant to be showcased at MondoCon


Dreamworks Animation “not just a film studio”


Titan announces four-issue Penguins Of Madagascar comic series


Australia bans Duff Beer


Universal partners with Foodfight! studio for more CGI films


Watch Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig butcher Let It Go in the best way possible


Planes: Fire & Rescue swoops to Blu-ray on November 4


Jeremy Scott revives Shrek in his spring 2015 collection


Watch Conan O’Brien, Weird Al sing at Simpsons‘ 25th anniversary live show


Season 4 of The Legend of Korra coming online on October 3rd (less than two months after season 3 ended)


Disney, DreamWorks and Sony face class action lawsuit over wage suppression


How Star Wars Rebels could change the face of Star Wars


The Simpsons officially reaches China, in its 26th season


Rio 2 following Frozen’s footsteps with Sing-Along release


La Jolla Playhouse bringing Disney’s Hunchback to the stage in October


Song Of The Sea will make waves in Oscar animation race


Story details revealed for Once Upon A Time‘s first Frozen episode


Simpsons‘ Matt Groening and Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane draw each other


Russia experiences toon boom with hits such as Three Heroes, Snow Queen


New Big Hero 6 TV spot shows off other team members


Watch footage of the unmade version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit


Future of Studio Ghibli in doubt after Miyazaki signs off


Season 4 of The Legend of Korra confirmed; will be titled Balance


Movies help make Lego the world’s largest toymaker


Angry Birds Transformers gets an ’80s-inspired trailer


How Disney will make you cry again with Big Hero 6


Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy video pokes fun at Star-Lord’s cassette tape


Frozen‘s Elsa and Anna discover Storybrooke in new Once Upon A Time promo


Bender takes on Homer in first look at Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode


Review: Disney On Ice Presents Frozen is an “ice skating spectacular”


Hand-drawn Hullabaloo exceeds crowdfunding goal


Nickelodeon Animation to host Loop-De-Loop Festival in Burbank


Family-film overload? Hollywood ramps up animated releases



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