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Views The Good Dinosaur

There is nothing terribly wrong with The Good Dinosaur — if you consider it a children’s movie. But for the rest of us expecting something meteor meatier from Pixar, the story here is just too ordinary and uninspired.

Views Toy Story That Time Forgot

The traditions of Toy Story are put aside for what is essentially an overlong imaginary sequence (without anyone imagining). It’s fun while it lasts but may easily end up being forgotten.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #108: The Peanuts Movie – Are There Peanuts Brand Peanuts?

The Rotoscopers jump into the world of Charles Schulz for Blue Sky Studios’ 2015 animated film The Peanuts Movie.

Views The Peanuts Movie

Whether you think the filmmakers successfully kicked the ball or fell flat on their backs all depends on whether you were expecting a faithful adaptation or a modern take.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #107: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Walkin’ in a Render Wonderland

The Rotoscopers take on the 2009 Sony Animation film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #106: Lilo & Stitch – Bait and Stitch

Its Halloween and, even though they’re not reviewing a spooky film, the Rotoscopers still got dressed up in their costumes to review Disney’s 2002 film Lilo & Stitch.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #105: Hotel Transylvania 2 – “I Love Your Chocolate Cereal!”

The Rotoscopers get together for the latest podcast and review Sony’s 2015 animated film Hotel Transylvania 2.

Views Hotel Transylvania 2

While not as original or surprising as the first film, Hotel Transylvania 2 still touches the heart-strings and tickles the funny-bone. Kids will love it and adults won’t die of boredom either.

Views Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles

The Force is fun with this one, providing cheeky Robot Chicken-style humor that Star Wars fans of all ages should find hilarious.

Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season One

Bridging the gap between the film trilogies, Rebels’ initial season inches its way towards being epic, setting up what promises to be an even stronger second season.

Views Animation visionary Glen Keane talks about Nephtali

Our exclusive wide-ranging interview focuses on Keane’s new short, touching on dance, music, faith, and the new technologies shaping animation in unimaginable ways.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #104: Hotel Transylvania – Everyone Killed the Wife

Get ready for the sequel by recapping the original Hotel Transylvania in the latest Animation Addicts Podcast.

Event Coverage
Views Exclusive D23 Expo 2015 Recap

Animated Views’ special correspondent Dan Short provides our exclusive recap of the 2015 D23 Expo, including the panels for Disney’s upcoming live-action and animated features.

Views How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote as he pleased…

Ghez tells AV how his new book sheds light on previously overlooked artists of the Disney studio, and why fans should be excited about his discoveries.

Views The Seventh Dwarf

Lazy, unfunny, and annoying, this German Disney knock-off offers very little to like. In fact, it will probably leave you feeling very “Grumpy” when it’s over.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #103: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Are You Cussing at Me?

In this episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast, Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation Fantastic Mr. Fox is discussed.

Views Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem

The caped crusader gets yet another incarnation, this time living in a high tech Gotham threatened with computer terrorism by The Joker. Kids will enjoy the many guest stars and action aplenty.

Views Lego Justice League: Attack Of The Legion Of Doom

There’s nothing more fun than mixing Lego and superheroes, as in this kid-friendly movie starring DC’s biggest heroes. Add in a great extra on the sound, and you have a hit!

Views How concept artist Dawn Brown transformed into a director for House Of Monsters

Our exclusive interview with the creator of the acclaimed web series examines her path from Oz to web stardom.

Views Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!

“Blastastic!” Slick animation, likable characters, and engaging plots make Miles From Tomorrowland an unexpectedly smart children’s show.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #102: Over the Garden Wall – Candy Camouflage

It’s the first episode picked out by one of the Rotoscopers’ patrons, from the 2014 Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall.

Views Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

A recommended way to catch up on some recent oddities and curios alongside more well-known modern cartoons, even if the selection doesn’t quite feel complete enough.

Views Justice League: Gods And Monsters

A darker League from an alternate timeline must fight the law while solving a murder mystery. Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett craft a wonderfully unique tale for this DC animated movie.

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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #101: Shaun the Sheep Movie

The Rotoscopers are together for their first live video show with discussion and review of Aardman Animations’ critically acclaimed stop-motion Shaun the Sheep Movie.

Views Turbo: F.A.S.T.

Turbo: F.A.S.T. is a surprisingly entertaining treat. With zippy plots and a genuine sense of fun, these snails should be fast enough to please both kids and adults.


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Good Dinosaur leading newcomers at box office with ‘A’ CinemaScore

New holiday-themed Secret Life of Pets trailer

Michael Giacchino already confirmed for The Incredibles 2

Second Norm of the North trailer debuts

HBO continues to expand with Animals, an animated comedy for adults

Heroes battle heroes in Captain America: Civil War trailer

The Good Dinosaur opens


Pixar's The Good Dinosaur opens today in 3,749 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing great with the critics who have reviewed it so far, earning an 86% from Rotten Tomatoes. The L.A. Times review says the movie "is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated film".

The many technical breakthroughs at Pixar that lead to The Good Dinosaur

First Kung Fu Panda 3 clip now online

The King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell loses lawsuit against Cartoon Network over Regular Show’s “portrayal” of him

Disney would like for everyone to calm down about those Star Wars box office predictions

Universal debuts short film The Competition online in celebration of the Minions release on Digital HD today

Weird Al to voice Darksied on Teen Titans GO!

Ed Catmull on Good Dinosaur, female directors and Steve Jobs

The Good Dino-Score: Behind the music of Pixar’s latest

Five cast members discuss The Good Dinosaur

Shockingly, Fox has removed that Fantastic 4 sequel from their release schedule

New Hey! Arnold movie in development; will explore secret of Arnold’s lost parents

Second Zootopia teaser trailer now online

Alas, Gravity Falls is coming to an end

Edgar Wright to helm DreamWorks Animation movie; is he taking over Me & My Shadow?

How child abuse cases caused for Snuffy to “come out” on Sesame Street

My Little Pony coming to theaters November 2017

Why all six Star Wars films are a work of genius

Family Guy finally made its inevitable post-scandal Cosby Show joke (NSFW)

Disney hires Lord of the Rings screenwriter to pen upcoming Merlin movie

Was Justice League: Unlimited the greatest superhero show of all time?

Hercules and Meg will be the next Disney characters to show up on Once Upon a Time

Motion poster for Finding Dory released

New trailer for Netflix’s adult cartoon show F is for Family now online

Acclaimed composer Michael Giacchino is heading to Zootopia

Peter Lord named head of new European Animation Pride Awards group

New French poster for Zootopia

New Chipmunks posters released

Charlie Brown and James Bond continue to dominate the box office

Disneyland Paris closes its doors for first time since opening in wake of attacks

Ralph Bakshi talks using Kickstarter for The Last Days of Coney Island

Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette could play a “laid-back hippie mom” in Toy Story 4

Star Wars skipping some awards shows in order to keep spoilers from leaking early

A definitive insider’s guide to appreciating The Peanuts Movie

Good Dinosaur score breaks Pixar mold

Why The Peanuts Movie might not get a sequel

Lionsgate nabs rights to Robinson Crusoe

Are animated shorts getting too “talky”?

Three years after film’s release, Disney is being sued over “stealing” idea for Wreck-It Ralph

Could Anomalisa become an Oscar front-runner?

Matthew McConaughey leads Illumination’s animated animal musical SING

Watch the full Ice Age short screening before Peanuts Movie online

First Persian Gulf animated feature Bilal to launch from Doha Film Institute festival

SpongeBob Movie 3 coming in 2019; Gnomeo 2 and Monster Trucks get new dates

Son of Zorn, a live-action/animated Masters of the Universe spoof, coming to FOX

Is Mariah Carey Commissioner Gordon in The Lego Batman Movie?

Finding Dory trailer swims online

Peanuts earns $45 million in opening weekend

“She just kept swimming…” New Finding Dory poster revealed

Distributors buy up rights to Blue Dream’s Animal Crackers

Is The Muppets already facing a reboot?




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