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Views The Breadwinner

This Oscar-nominated film tells of a young Afgan girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family, after her father is arrested by the Taliban, in an eye-opening story that sees oppression fought with courage and love.

Views 2017: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

As the Oscars bring awards season to a close, we take our own look back on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017 in film, television and animation, plus your picks of the year!

Views Early Man

Early Man is fun, but leaves a lot of potential untapped. Aardman is still top of their game technically, but hopefully the issues here are an anomaly and we’ll see more evolved storytelling in their next generation of films.

Contest Corner
Views Animated Views’ 2018 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 14th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Views Of Rabbits and Ducks: a chat with composer Dominic Lewis

Rising star in the film music sphere Dominic Lewis has found success in feature films, TV, and animation. AV speaks with him about his current projects: Peter Rabbit and DuckTales.

Views Revolving around Revolting Rhymes with directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Read about the conception of the Oscar-nominated short, adapting the work of Roald Dahl, in our exclusive interview.

Views Director/writer Robin Joseph satisfies our curiosity about Fox & The Whale

As we look forward to the Oscar nomination announcements, learn more about one of the shorts in the running, in an AV exclusive!

Views The Star

The Star isn’t stellar, but if you go in with the right spirit, and not expecting any miracles, you might find it to be an unexpected gift.

AV Interactive
Views The 2017 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

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! What was the best animated film of 2017?

Views Coco

Coco is a beautiful film in a lot of ways — artistically, musically, and culturally. But narratively it’s just a ghost of the type of stories we’re used to from Pixar.

Views Production Designer Carlos Zaragoza puts a smile on The Emoji Movie

We have a chat to learn about the inspirations and the challenges for this interesting film project.

Views Pixar Production Designer Harley Jessup “remembers” Coco

Our exclusive interview with the veteran Pixar team member also gives a peek at the gorgeous imagery from the upcoming film.

Views Justice League Action – Superpowers Unite: Season One, Part One

The World’s Greatest Superheroes battle the forces of evil in colorful bite-sized stories that are perfect for younger kids and their parents.

Views My Little Pony: The Movie

The surprisingly action-packed My Little Pony: The Movie should delight fans of the series, while newcomers can appreciate the splashy animation and great songs.

Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Three

The crew of the Ghost face off against Grand Admiral Thrawn as the penultimate season of Rebels sees the Alliance fully formed and the story inches towards A New Hope.

Views Disney historian Didier Ghez reveals the hidden art of Disney’s late golden age

We discuss the third volume in this important book series, in an exclusive interview with the author.

Views The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie is enjoyable but not at all awesome. While there is some fun to be had, it’s hard to spin it as anything else but a letdown.

Event Coverage
Views 2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of Rocko’s Modern Life, DuckTales, The Legend of Korra, the Adam West Celebration, and the Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary!

Views A tribute to X. Atencio

We acknowledge the recent passing of a Disney legend by re-presenting a series of interviews that Jeremie completed with the fondly remembered artist and Imagineer.

Views The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn

The Powerpuff Girls come dangerously close to not saving the day in this disappointingly underwhelming collection of episodes.

Views DuckTales


Views “With a smile and a song” with music historian James Bohn

Find out more about the Music In Disney’s Animated Features, a new book addressing this under-represented aspect of Disney research, in our exclusive interview!

Event Coverage
Views 2017 D23 Expo Exclusive

An exclusive recap of Disney’s biennial event, including the animation and live-action panels, Hercules 20th anniversary, and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit’s 90th birthday!

Views Rick And Morty: Rickmancing The Stone

Adult Swim’s brilliant series is back for its third season, possibly more hilarious and twisted than ever. If you’re not already watching it, now’s the time to start.


Animated News

Schoolhouse Rock! composer Bob Dorough passes away

Big Hero 6: The Series also moving from Disney XD to Disney Channel

Fast and Furious animated series coming to Netflix

Queen Elsa voice actress Idina Menzel to coach first ever “Disney night” on American Idol

Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, others join Angry Birds 2

Disney “genius” Howard Ashman now the subject of a new documentary

Sony taps up and comers Aaron and Adam Nee to helm Masters of the Unvierse

Looking back at when Barbara Bush wrote Marge Simpson

Edgar Ramirez will be the villain in Jungle Cruise

The park is closed in action-packed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer

Gremlins 3 will “almost certainly be a reboot” according to Chris Columbus

Inside The Adventures of Superpup, the weirdest Superman idea ever

Steven Spielberg to helm DC Comics Blackhawk film

Duck Duck Goose no longer coming out this Friday?

How to Train Your Dragon 3 gets a title, plot summary

New Incredibles 2 trailer premieres

Genndy Tartakovsky talks helming Hotel Transylvania 3, finally ending Samurai Jack, and more

New Incredibles 2 poster released; full trailer arriving tomorrow

Rogue One‘s Donnie Yen to star in Disney’s live-action Mulan

Disney Junior announces T.O.T.S. for 2019

DuckTales moves to Disney Channel; new episodes to premiere in May

The Simpsons goes meta with joke commenting on recent Apu controversy

Chuck McCann, veteran voice actor known for DuckTales and Fantastic Four, passes away

The full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story is here

Mulan voice actor Soon-Tek Oh passes away

Studio Ghibli co-founder, Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata passes away at 82

Spielberg thinks Indiana Jones 5 will be Ford’s last; promises franchise will “still continue” after that

Australian city’s mayor insists that Rick and Morty parody’s depiction of Bendigo is not accurate

Yellow Submarine returning to theaters for limited theatrical re-release this summer

Deadpool test animation revealed

Early tracking has Solo: A Star Wars Story set to break Memorial Day weekend record

Ren & Stimpy creator under fire for alleged sexual misconduct

New Incredibles 2 poster

Shout Factory to release Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Blu-ray on July 24

Robert Downey Jr. reveals full voice cast for The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle

Trailer for live-action Daphne and Velma released

Dates announced for D23 Expo 2019, 10th anniversary of biennial event

Voice cast for The Death of Superman announced; film will be “different” from Superman: Doomsday

Clark Gregg’s fan favorite character Agent Coulson will be in Captain Marvel

Spice Girls to be reunited for animated superhero movie

FX pulls Donald Glover’s Deadpool over “creative differences”

Spielberg promises that The Adventures of Tintin 2 is still happening

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer premieres

Sherlock Gnomes opens


Paramount and Mikros Image's Sherlock Gnomes opens today in 3,662 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. They predict a third place weekend finish for the film with $15 million. Rotten Tomatoes has yet to score the movie.

The full Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer is here

UPDATE: Isle of Dogs is getting a wide release in the coming weeks

Director John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana) retires after 40 years at Disney

Fox cancels Isle of Dog’s wide release; will only open film on 27 screens

Live-action Lady and the Tramp remake announced by Disney with Lego Ninjago Movie director at the helm

New images from Supernatural’s upcoming Scooby-Doo! crossover released

Adult Swim has yet to order more episodes of Rick and Morty

Revisiting the “Rainbow Connection” of the Muppet Babies for a new generation

Live-action Dora the Explorer movie moving forward, set to shoot this summer

A standing ovation welcomes Cinzia Angelini’s presentation on how to use the magic of animation to bridge cultural diversity

Epic second trailer to Avengers: Infinity War launches

The Iron Giant takes center stage in new Ready Player One posters

Nicolas Cage is Superman in Teen Titans Go movie

Apple orders ensemble animated musical Central Park from Bob’s Burgers creator

Early reactions to Ready Player One extremely positive

Full cast for Hollywood Bowl performance of Beauty and the Beast announced




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