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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.

Views The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is a stupid idea for an animated movie which is also probably better than it deserves to be.

Event Coverage
Views VIEW Conference 2017: an interview with director Maria Elena Gutierrez

Jeremie has an exclusive interview with the director of this important graphics and animation conference.

Views Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season

Continuing its creative storytelling and ambitious world-building, this show doesn’t lose any of its spark, also experimenting with its first miniseries: Marceline-centric Stakes.

Views Despicable Me 3

Though it’s elevated by plenty of laughs and a fun new bad guy, Despicable Me 3 would’ve benefited from a little more focus…and, dare we say it, more Minions.


Animated News

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s ninth season will be its last

Coco wins animated prize at BAFTAs

Excellent fan posters re-imagine Marvel movies in different eras

Black Panther explodes as Early Man fails to evolve at box office

My Little Pony season 8 trailer released

Here’s why fans threw Winnie the Pooh dolls at the Olympics last night

Elsa, Mickey Mouse, other Disney characters inspire new Hot Wheels series

Early Man opens


Aardman’s Early Man opens today in 2,494 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. Their critical consensus: “Early Man isn't quite as evolved as Aardman's best work, but still retains the unique visuals and sweet humor that have made the studio a favorite among animation enthusiasts”. BOM projects a 6th place weekend finish with $6 million.

Early Man cast tours set and makes models

New Teen Titans Go! poster spoofs Justice League

Black Panther to absolutely crush Early Man as Aardman film tracks for $5 million opening

Disney Junior announces Fancy Nancy series, based on best-selling children’s books

Incredibles 2 trailer released

Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyonce working on new song for Lion King remake

Disney sued over “stealing” Zootopia again despite case being dropped

Early Man’s Eddie Redmayne was hesitant to try voice acting

Coco, War for the Planet of the Apes top film winners at Visual Effects Society Awards

Uproar over food allergy joke in Peter Rabbit causes Sony to issue appology

Director Nick Park talks Early Man

New Incredibles 2 poster; special sneak peek coming Wednesday

Reviews and buzz should propel Black Panther to record-breaking opening

Explaining Aardman’s unorthodox marketing campaign for Early Man

Monsters, Inc. added to Kingdom Hearts III in two new trailers

First TV spot for The Grinch released

Jorge R. Gutiérrez leaves Waner Bros, no longer directing Billion Brick Race

Butch Hartman leaving Nickelodeon, posts video explaining decision

Live-action Kim Possible movie in the works for Disney Channel

Fox Animation, Universal Music team for film based on the songs of Bob Marley

The Red Turtle director discusses French animation

Full cast for Robert Downey Jr.-lead The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle announced

Glen Keane to direct animated musical Over the Moon for Netflix

Game of Thrones creators to write and produce new Star Wars series of films

John Mahoney passes away; Iron Giant and Atlantis voice actor was 77

Full Solo teaser trailer and posters released

Coco becomes 7th Pixar film to hit $700 million worldwide

Watch the Super Bowl spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Pixar’s Coco dominates Annie Awards

Cartoon Network provides new scholarship to CalArts animation students

CBS signs producer to focus on developing animation slate

Oriental DreamWorks inevitably sold, rebranded as Pearl Studio to Chinese buyer

Solo trailer finally arriving on Monday

Up’s Pete Docter and Michael Giacchino to intro the Academy’s Oscar Concert celebration of film music

Illumination, Nintendo to co-produce Mario film

UK’s Zycon and China’s DeZerlin draw up mega animation pact

Pixar’s future uncertain as John Lasseter’s return looks “less likely” according to inside sources

Amusement Park director seeks legal options after being fired over “misconduct” allegations

PETA is–no joke–launching a campaign to make the new Ninja Turtles into vegans

Isle of Dogs gets PG-13 rating

Black Panther gets early praise from critics

First Ant-Man and The Wasp trailer released

Aardman co-founder Dave Sproxton discusses why the UK lags behind in animated feature film production

How Pixar’s cartoon cheese led to a smarter view of disease

Moana’s How Far I’ll Go wins Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media

Sony moves Lin-Manuel Miranda project Vivo up

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom TV spot confirmed for Super Bowl

Series writer Meghan McCarthy discusses challenges of bring My Little Pony to the big screen

Lots of parody posters for Sherlock Gnomes released

Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker passes away at 94

Warner Bros. announces animated Cat in the Hat movie

Solo is the most under wraps Star Wars movie yet




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