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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.

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.


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Animated News

Super Mario Bros. creator debuts Pikmin Short Movies at Tokyo Film Fest


Kelly Kulchak named head of current programming for DreamWorks Animation TV


Original Big Hero 6 comics going for $450 and up, thanks to feature adaptation


Penguins Of Madagascar to get Imax release


With Big Hero 6, Disney among the first to advertise on Instagram


Remembering when Roger Rabbit almost had a daily comic strip


Bill Nighy, Gabriel Iglesias join Norm Of The North cast


Nine of the coolest things on the Pixar campus


Full SpongeBob Movie trailer released


Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris to guest star on American Dad!


New poster for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water revealed


Jimmy Kimmel helps prepare you for Halloween’s upcoming “Elsa-pocalypse”


How to Train Your Dragon 2 lifts DreamWorks Animation earnings


Muppet interstitials to air on Disney Junior


Haim Saban, Chris Columbus launch ZAG Animation Studios


DreamWorks Animation first studio to consider moving from new Marvel release dates


Amy Poehler explains inequality, in My Little Pony viral parody


Once Upon A Time adds Oaken to its Frozen roster


As animated films grow up, their stories go beyond kid stuff


Thunderbirds gets CGI/live-action reboot series


Video series to examine Pixar’s successful storytelling rules


Hulu to expand Nicktoon offerings, including Hey Arnold! and Invader Zim


Cartoon Network backs down from showing first gay kiss, on Clarence


How Menken, Schwartz are bringing Hunchback Of Notre Dame to the stage


Several cool Halloween-themed Book of Life posters


Behind of the scenes of How to Train Your Dragon’s past and future


New Paddington trailer


Marvel Studios confirms and announces several films, including Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War


How Book Of Life added Hispanic touch to Mumford & Sons, Radiohead covers


Disney villains transform One Republic hit into Counting “Scars”


Sandra Oh launches Indiegogo campaign to finance animated feature


Fantasia: Music Evolved: Disney’s landmark film gets video game sequel


How Hasbro plans to take fiscal reins of its movies, starting with My Little Pony


Still another Penguins of Madagascar poster


Jim Davis looks back at trying to do something scary for children with Garfield’s Halloween Adventure


Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel’s Dr. Strange


Minions trailer coming online next week


Watch the acclaimed animated short A Tale of Momentum & Inertia online for free


How trailer leaks for major motion pictures such as Avengers: Age of Ultron happen


The Book of Life falls to fifth place in second weekend


Lego Movie Directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller returning to write sequel


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



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