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Views Animated Views’ 2018 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 14th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Composers
Views Of Rabbits and Ducks: a chat with composer Dominic Lewis

Rising star in the film music sphere Dominic Lewis has found success in feature films, TV, and animation. AV speaks with him about his current projects: Peter Rabbit and DuckTales.

Directors
Views Revolving around Revolting Rhymes with directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Read about the conception of the Oscar-nominated short, adapting the work of Roald Dahl, in our exclusive interview.

Directors
Views Director/writer Robin Joseph satisfies our curiosity about Fox & The Whale

As we look forward to the Oscar nomination announcements, learn more about one of the shorts in the running, in an AV exclusive!

Film
Views The Star

The Star isn’t stellar, but if you go in with the right spirit, and not expecting any miracles, you might find it to be an unexpected gift.

AV Interactive
Views The 2017 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff are rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn! What was the best animated film of 2017?

Film
Views Coco

Coco is a beautiful film in a lot of ways — artistically, musically, and culturally. But narratively it’s just a ghost of the type of stories we’re used to from Pixar.

Artists
Views Production Designer Carlos Zaragoza puts a smile on The Emoji Movie

We have a chat to learn about the inspirations and the challenges for this interesting film project.

Artists
Views Pixar Production Designer Harley Jessup “remembers” Coco

Our exclusive interview with the veteran Pixar team member also gives a peek at the gorgeous imagery from the upcoming film.

DVD
Views Justice League Action – Superpowers Unite: Season One, Part One

The World’s Greatest Superheroes battle the forces of evil in colorful bite-sized stories that are perfect for younger kids and their parents.

Film
Views My Little Pony: The Movie

The surprisingly action-packed My Little Pony: The Movie should delight fans of the series, while newcomers can appreciate the splashy animation and great songs.

Blu-ray
Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Three

The crew of the Ghost face off against Grand Admiral Thrawn as the penultimate season of Rebels sees the Alliance fully formed and the story inches towards A New Hope.

Artists
Views Disney historian Didier Ghez reveals the hidden art of Disney’s late golden age

We discuss the third volume in this important book series, in an exclusive interview with the author.

Film
Views The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie is enjoyable but not at all awesome. While there is some fun to be had, it’s hard to spin it as anything else but a letdown.

Event Coverage
Views 2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of Rocko’s Modern Life, DuckTales, The Legend of Korra, the Adam West Celebration, and the Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary!

Artists
Views A tribute to X. Atencio

We acknowledge the recent passing of a Disney legend by re-presenting a series of interviews that Jeremie completed with the fondly remembered artist and Imagineer.

DVD
Views The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn

The Powerpuff Girls come dangerously close to not saving the day in this disappointingly underwhelming collection of episodes.

Television
Views DuckTales

Woo-hoo!

Artists
Views “With a smile and a song” with music historian James Bohn

Find out more about the Music In Disney’s Animated Features, a new book addressing this under-represented aspect of Disney research, in our exclusive interview!

Event Coverage
Views 2017 D23 Expo Exclusive

An exclusive recap of Disney’s biennial event, including the animation and live-action panels, Hercules 20th anniversary, and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit’s 90th birthday!

Television
Views Rick And Morty: Rickmancing The Stone

Adult Swim’s brilliant series is back for its third season, possibly more hilarious and twisted than ever. If you’re not already watching it, now’s the time to start.

Film
Views The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is a stupid idea for an animated movie which is also probably better than it deserves to be.

Event Coverage
Views VIEW Conference 2017: an interview with director Maria Elena Gutierrez

Jeremie has an exclusive interview with the director of this important graphics and animation conference.

DVD
Views Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season

Continuing its creative storytelling and ambitious world-building, this show doesn’t lose any of its spark, also experimenting with its first miniseries: Marceline-centric Stakes.

Film
Views Despicable Me 3

Though it’s elevated by plenty of laughs and a fun new bad guy, Despicable Me 3 would’ve benefited from a little more focus…and, dare we say it, more Minions.


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Animated News

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s ninth season will be its last


Coco wins animated prize at BAFTAs


Excellent fan posters re-imagine Marvel movies in different eras


Black Panther explodes as Early Man fails to evolve at box office


My Little Pony season 8 trailer released


Here’s why fans threw Winnie the Pooh dolls at the Olympics last night


Elsa, Mickey Mouse, other Disney characters inspire new Hot Wheels series


Early Man opens

News

Aardman’s Early Man opens today in 2,494 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. Their critical consensus: “Early Man isn't quite as evolved as Aardman's best work, but still retains the unique visuals and sweet humor that have made the studio a favorite among animation enthusiasts”. BOM projects a 6th place weekend finish with $6 million.



Early Man cast tours set and makes models


New Teen Titans Go! poster spoofs Justice League


Black Panther to absolutely crush Early Man as Aardman film tracks for $5 million opening


Disney Junior announces Fancy Nancy series, based on best-selling children’s books


Incredibles 2 trailer released


Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyonce working on new song for Lion King remake


Disney sued over “stealing” Zootopia again despite case being dropped


Early Man’s Eddie Redmayne was hesitant to try voice acting


Coco, War for the Planet of the Apes top film winners at Visual Effects Society Awards


Uproar over food allergy joke in Peter Rabbit causes Sony to issue appology


Director Nick Park talks Early Man


New Incredibles 2 poster; special sneak peek coming Wednesday


Reviews and buzz should propel Black Panther to record-breaking opening


Explaining Aardman’s unorthodox marketing campaign for Early Man


Monsters, Inc. added to Kingdom Hearts III in two new trailers


First TV spot for The Grinch released


Jorge R. Gutiérrez leaves Waner Bros, no longer directing Billion Brick Race


Butch Hartman leaving Nickelodeon, posts video explaining decision


Live-action Kim Possible movie in the works for Disney Channel


Fox Animation, Universal Music team for film based on the songs of Bob Marley


The Red Turtle director discusses French animation


Full cast for Robert Downey Jr.-lead The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle announced


Glen Keane to direct animated musical Over the Moon for Netflix


Game of Thrones creators to write and produce new Star Wars series of films


John Mahoney passes away; Iron Giant and Atlantis voice actor was 77


Full Solo teaser trailer and posters released


Coco becomes 7th Pixar film to hit $700 million worldwide


Watch the Super Bowl spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story


Pixar’s Coco dominates Annie Awards


Cartoon Network provides new scholarship to CalArts animation students


CBS signs producer to focus on developing animation slate


Oriental DreamWorks inevitably sold, rebranded as Pearl Studio to Chinese buyer


Solo trailer finally arriving on Monday


Up’s Pete Docter and Michael Giacchino to intro the Academy’s Oscar Concert celebration of film music


Illumination, Nintendo to co-produce Mario film


UK’s Zycon and China’s DeZerlin draw up mega animation pact


Pixar’s future uncertain as John Lasseter’s return looks “less likely” according to inside sources


Amusement Park director seeks legal options after being fired over “misconduct” allegations


PETA is–no joke–launching a campaign to make the new Ninja Turtles into vegans


Isle of Dogs gets PG-13 rating


Black Panther gets early praise from critics


First Ant-Man and The Wasp trailer released


Aardman co-founder Dave Sproxton discusses why the UK lags behind in animated feature film production


How Pixar’s cartoon cheese led to a smarter view of disease


Moana’s How Far I’ll Go wins Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media


Sony moves Lin-Manuel Miranda project Vivo up


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom TV spot confirmed for Super Bowl


Series writer Meghan McCarthy discusses challenges of bring My Little Pony to the big screen


Lots of parody posters for Sherlock Gnomes released


Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker passes away at 94


Warner Bros. announces animated Cat in the Hat movie


Solo is the most under wraps Star Wars movie yet



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