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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #78: The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad – The RotoSPOOKERS

The Roto-SPOOKERS make an appearance for their annual Halloween episode. This time, they tackle the last of Disney’s package films, The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad.

Views The Book of Life

Story, as the saying goes, may be king. But a weak story doesn’t have to be the death of a film when, like The Book of Life, the animation, music, humor, acting, and everything else is so heavenly.

Views Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The astounding clock-punk rock opera masterpiece from Europe comes to North America. Read the review to find out more about one of the year’s best releases.

Views Thunder And The House Of Magic

Shout! Factory brings us a wonderful animated movie from Europe that may not transcend the family film genre, but it does provide quality entertainment, while also providing one of the best 3D experiences out there.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #77: The Great Mouse Detective – Sit, Toby

The Rotoscopers discuss the first film in their ‘Mice & Rats’ podcast series, Disney’s 1986 The Great Mouse Detective.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #76: Sleeping Beauty – Make It Pink! Make It Blue!

The Rotoscopers finally review one of the films that they’ve had on their bucket list since they started the show: Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

Views The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls isn’t necessarily bad. And it tries very hard not to be. But it takes more than crazy characters in a cardboard cutout story to make a really good movie.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #75: Quest for Camelot – Draw That Axe in a Chicken Suit

The Rotoscopers head back to medieval times to discover King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and a really bizarre movie: Quest for Camelot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Animated News

New Penguins of Madagascar character posters

NBC adapting Elf into stop-motion special, with Jim Parsons voicing Buddy

John Lasseter pays emotional tribute to Hayao Miyazaki at Tokyo Film Festival

Aardman’s Shaun The Sheep gets first TV special

First look at Gruff from Tinker Bell & The NeverBeast

Big Hero 6 directors tease Marvel-centric Easter eggs

Key Art Awards honors Lego Movie marketing campaign

Todd McFarlane teases new Spawn animated series

Mike Tyson gets animated on new Adult Swim show

Animation finds new fans thanks to robots, trolls and the dead

Critics praise Big Hero 6 as first reviews hit online

Joe Books to repackage and publish Disney comics, including Frozen and Princess titles

Full trailer for Judge Dredd: Superfiend now online

Pixar completes post-conversion work on 3D version of The Incredibles

Brent Spiner joins Star Wars Rebels cast

First look at French-produced Peanuts shorts

Sofia The First special, featuring Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, to air November 23

Penguins Of Madagascar among final films approved by China for 2014

Netflix orders Bill Burr animated comedy series F Is For Family

Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin replaces America Ferrera as Fawn the fairy in upcoming Tinker Bell movie

New Big Hero 6 posters

American Dad! tops basic cable ratings at its new home on TBS

Here’s your first look at Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods

EW ranks their favorite Disney movies (and, for better or for worse, picks their “worst,” too)

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to debut during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Teaser for the unofficial Dredd spinoff, Superfiend, now online

Disney’s Frozen Fever novelization scheduled for March

Madea gets animated in Tough Love trailer

Pitbull’s Celebration music video for Penguins Of Madagascar hits online

Watch the latest Toy Story That Time Forgot TV spot

SpongeBob SquarePants Movie gets Blu-ray re-release prior to sequel’s arrival

Watch Monsters University short Party Central for free

Goodfellas actor suing Fox for $250 million over Simpsons mob character

Aronofsky to receive first Humane Society Filmmaker Award for Noah‘s CGI animals

John Lasseter: Disney-Pixar has no plans to localize in Asia just yet

Dish Network dumps Cartoon Network and other Turner channels

Has the “Pixar touch” been the secret behind Disney’s winning streak?

Lego Batman learns to be a team player in Cartoon Network special Be-Leaguered

Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Jungle Book TV rights go to Turner Broadcasting

Director Peter Sohn draws Arlo from The Good Dinosaur in new video

Disney star Bella Thorne joins Weinstein Co.’s animated Underdogs

First images from Dredd‘s “bootleg” animated follow up, Superfiend

Simpsons World app, featuring the show’s 26 seasons, launches Tuesday

The Book Of Life and the importance of death in children’s movies

Avengers: Age Of Ultron has Marvel’s biggest VFX shot count to date

Artist uses Photoshop to breathe new life into classic Disney movie scenes

Gerard Parkes, Doc on Fraggle Rock, passes away at age 90

Theatrical My Little Pony movie now in development

Disney officially announces production on Moana


Disney has officially announced that production is now underway on a new animated fairy tale, Moana, is reporting. Although rumors about the movie surfaced on the internet shortly after Frozen's release last year, the film was confirmed by the studio today, with John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog) sitting in the director's chairs. "Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career," Clements said. "It's a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania." Moana, which will center around its titular character and a demi-god going on a quest to find a fabled island, is set for release sometime in late 2016.

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

The Book of Life is alive at the box office with solid $17 million opening

EW ranks every Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror! sketch ever

WALL-E meets Interstellar in fan made trailer

Big Hero 6, Interstellar tracking neck and neck for $60 million openings

Robot Chicken creators discuss show’s upcoming “all holidays” TV special

International poster for Penguins of Madagascar

Frozen soundtrack is the only album to sell more than a million copies in 2014

Dean DeBlois says there will be no How to Train Your Dragon 4

Early buzz suggests Big Hero 6 is another winner for Disney Animation

The Book of Life opens


Reel FX's The Book of Life opens today in 3,069 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning a 74% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Prophets projects a third place finish this weekend with $17 million, while Mojo predicts the same placement with $19 million.




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