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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.

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.

Artists
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.

Film
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.

Filmmakers
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
Views Green Lantern: The Animated Series

The film was a bust, but it did lead to the production of what turned out to be a very fine cartoon show. Sleek CGI animation, strong scripts, and intriguing characters add to an already great sci-fi concept, and make the show impressive.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #65: Balto – Streetdog

The Rotoscopers go on a journey to watch Amblimation’s final movie, Balto.

Blu-ray
Views The Pirate Fairy

This fun family film keeps up the quality of the Fairies franchise, serving as a clever prequel to Peter Pan, while in some ways almost being a super-hero film for little girls.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #64: The Lord of the Rings – So Many Miniskirts

Morgan, Mason and Chelsea have a rotospective at Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 The Lord of the Rings.

Film
Views Rio 2

Rio 2 is the type of film that needs to become an endangered species in Hollywood — a vapid, unoriginal movie that will appeal only to young children who aren’t familiar with all the cliches and stereotypes.

Blu-ray
Views The Venture Bros.: The Fifth Season

The latest season of the [adult swim] fan favorite sees the rebirth and fall of SPHINX, The Monarch gain his revenge on Doctor Venture (or so he says), and the recently graduated Venture Bros. clumsily finding their way in the world, even as family secrets come to light.

Artists
Views Great songs never die: how art director Amos Sussigan is crafting the look of Aria For A Cow

We check in on the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, and look at its visual style.

Composers
Views Composer Frode Fjellheim on Frozen‘s native spirit

We speak with the Norwegian composer about helping to give the Disney hit its own unique sound.


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Animated News

He’s baa-ack!!! New Shaun the Sheep trailer revealed


First look at Kung Fu Panda 3


Five things you’ll learn in Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic


Be serenaded by a lonely volcano in a new clip from Pixar’s Lava


Boxtrolls brings stop-motion animation back into the light


Chuck Jones honored with Museum Of The Moving Image’s What’s Up, Doc?


Hayao Miyazaki to receive Academy’s Governor’s Award


Alternate poster for The Congress, starring Robin Wright


Simpsons producers launch crowdfunding campaign for animated series Jimmy Stones


Illustrator continues Scooby-Doo Lost Mysteries series with Fright Night, Sleepaway Camp


FXX’s regular schedule to include 24 hours of Simpsons a week


DreamWorks, Legend Of Korra‘s Studio Mir strike TV coproduction deal


Watch Toy Story That Time Forgot‘s Battlesaurs in Sky Broadband commercial


Mr. Peabody & Sherman TV series, Land Before Time reboot among upcoming industry projects


Homer Simpson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Chinese government tries to quell unrest with an animated princess


Gray Ghost fan film inspired by Batman: The Animated Series


John Lasseter dismisses notion of rift with Marvel over Big Hero 6


Hello Kitty is not a cat, reveals Pink Globalization author Yano


Steve Carell to headline Acme-focused Looney Tunes movie


How the creator of Ren & Stimpy changed the face of cartoons (and then got fired)


Satan-worshiping dog Mr. Pickles is coming to Adult Swim in September


New Paddington poster


Mary Poppins, the original Disney feminist


2014 animation Emmy winners


Spider-Man “can be anybody” and now he’s Donald Glover


Disney wants drone-powered flying characters at parks


Behind-the-scenes peek of Pixar’s Inside Out offers first look at Riley


Disney’s Feast feeds on food-loving dog Winston


Marvel not making a Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series


Fox’s Animation Domination HD pays tribute to Studio Ghibli


Robin Hood: Mischief In Sherwood nabs international broadcasters


DreamWorks animator’s home movies go viral with Action Movie Kid


GKIDS to release Tomm Moore’s Song Of The Sea on December 19


Sundance animated shorts program coming to theaters this fall


Animated feature Rocks In My Pockets targets depression


Netflix renews Will Arnett’s BoJack Horseman


Donald Glover to voice Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors


Figurines imagine Breaking Bad as an animated series


What Sin City A Dame to Kill For looks like without VFX


Hot Topic’s Book of Life fashion collection celebrates Mexican art


Long-lost Henson animation turns jazz into something visual


Star Lord’s Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party coming to Disney Hollywood Studios


The hidden feminism within Bob’s Burgers


Phineas & Ferb sets Lost-themed episode with Damon Lindelof, Terry O’Quinn


Star Wars Rebels gets three new TV spots


Mrs. Doubtfire writer to pen Alvin & The Chipmunks 4


Simpsons marathon kickoff marks FXX’s biggest day on record


First season of Mickey Mouse coming to DVD in December


Closer look at DreamWorks/Netflix’s new series VeggieTales In The House


FXX airs The Simpsons in wrong aspect ratio


Is Marvel “backing away” from Big Hero 6?


TV special The ABC’s of Schoolhouse Rock will rank show’s very best songs


Kermit the Frog does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


DreamWorks moves Croods, Puss sequels to December 2017 and 2018, respectively


Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy ignites controversy over Daphne’s “curse”


Lava star Kahele talks landing lead role in Pixar’s latest short


Netflix’s BoJack Horseman skewers Hollywood fame


Rapunzel and Tiana to guest star on Sofia The First


Liz Holzman, Emmy-winning animator, dies at 61



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