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Views Star Wars – The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions

The post-cancellation episodes of the excellent Star Wars program push the mythology further, and accomplish the task of making the prequels better, simply by giving them context.

Film
Views Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is yet another winner from Disney — with an assist from Marvel! Despite some nit-picking criticisms of the story, audiences will be more than satisfied with their film.

Blu-ray
Views Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is excellent as Disney’s iconic villain, here given the backstory treatment in a visual feast of a film, though this new Blu-ray disappoints with a lack of any magnificent extras.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #79: An American Tail – How Many Bands Have a Thunder Tube?

For the next film in The Rotoscopers’ ‘Mice & Rats’ series, they cover Don Bluth’s 1986 mouse film An American Tail.

Blu-ray
Views Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty is back again with the second in the Planes franchise (and fourth film set in the world of Cars), this time joining a band of air firefighters for a lightweight diversion.

Blu-ray
Views Toy Story Of Terror!

With Halloween upon us, we take a look at the Blu-ray release of the Toy Story gang’s creepy stay at a roadside motel, now on disc with a terrifyingly great package of extras!

Blu-ray
Views Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season

Cable television’s most popular show reins in the craziness just enough to produce a season’s worth of charming stories that are about as insane as ever, but are becoming more cohesive, heartfelt, and often even poignant.

AV Interactice
Views AV Interactive #1: Best Animated Monster Movie of the Past Decade

In the first edition of AV Interactive, and just in time for Halloween, tell us your opinion on what the best animated monster movie of the past decade was — and comment on our new Facebook page!

The Rotoscopers
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Film
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.

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.


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Animated News

Big Hero 6 makes $20 million in third weekend of release


First look at Jurassic World teaser; full trailer coming Thanksgiving day


Town in Poland bans Winnie the Pooh for being half-naked, sexually “dubious”


Big Hero 6 on track for $19 million this weekend


Lots of new Paddington posters now online


How budget cuts from Nickelodeon forced Legend of Korra creators to make a “clip show” episode


Promo art for Shaun the Sheep movie released; more sneak peeks to follow next week


Mini-trailer for All Hail King Julian! released


The first trailer for Strange Magic is now online


Big Hero 6 actors and directors look ahead to Toy Story 4


Elsa dominates Anna in Frozen merchandise sales


Cinderella trailer shatters Disney’s record for online views


Worlds collide in newest teaser poster for DreamWorks’ Home


Strategy of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is questioned


Tinker Bell & The Legend Of The NeverBeast to feature music by KT Tunstall


Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water inspires special edition Toyota Sienna


Trailer and poster for Studio Ghibli documentary Kingdom Of Dreams & Madness


Merrin Dungey joins Once Upon a Time as The Little Mermaid’s Ursula


New trailer and poster for Disney’s Cinderella


Millstein, Morris named presidents of Disney Animation and Pixar, respectively


Profile on Pixar’s Good Dinosaur offers story update, concept artwork


Second Peanuts trailer focuses on Snoopy’s big dream


Interactive version of Glen Keane’s Duet released


TBS gives a speedy renewal to American Dad


Epic X-Men: Days of Future Past VFX breakdown released


Could Guardians‘ VFX nab the Marvel Cinematic Universe its first Oscar?


Key art for new Dragon Ball Z movie debuts


Sheriff Callie’s Wild West renewed for second season on Disney Jr.


EW (jokingly?) names All Dogs Go to Heaven “the most disturbing children’s film ever made”


Toy Story That Time Forgot gets new Disney Channel TV spot


DreamWorks Animation removes B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherwordly Operations from next year’s schedule


Classic “weird” Disney, in seven pre-Pinocchio cartoons


Frozen sets new ticket sale record for Disney On Ice


Bob’s Burgers ratings improve in new time slot


Dragon 2 breaks home video sales records for Fox, DreamWorks Animation


Disney Vault needs to be reopened for the HD era


Why Dreamworks Animation stock plunged today


Kohl’s presents Frozen sing-off in new TV ads


Specs for Criterion release of Watership Down


How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent among Hollywood Film Award winners


Is a Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer coming before the end of the year?


Frozen meets Breaking Bad in animated Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab? parody


Another Inside Out poster released


Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown! and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!) finally coming to DVD in 2015


Phil Lord and Chris Miller talk The Lego Batman Movie


The Little Mermaid at 25: Did Ariel forever redefine the Disney princess?


New images, plot details from The Peanuts Movie


Disney hits $4 billion mark at box office for second year in a row


Big Hero 6 has sturdy legs with $36 million second weekend


Why can’t Jeffrey Katzenberg find a buyer for DreamWorks Animation?


Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series to be unrelated to film


Dumb and Dumber To takes the lead from Big Hero 6 on Friday


DreamWorks Animation, Hasbro end merger talks


Craig McCracken talks about the labor-intensive story process behind Wander Over Yonder


Behind the scenes of Shaun the Sheep


Big Hero 6 expected to lead the box office again this weekend


The Story of Frozen now available on Amazon Prime


Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal


DreamWorks Animation shares soar, Hasbro falls as Wall Street mulls merger


Iam8bit designs posters for faux Up, Iron Giant sequels



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