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AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #6: Scoring Pixar

After a brief hiatus, AV Interactive is back! To celebrate the release of Inside Out, show us what you know about the four people who have composed all 15 scores for Pixar’s films.

Film
Views Insider Access To Inside Out

The sneak peek at Pixar’s latest was a worthwhile evening that included some nice bonus features, but the main attraction was Pete Docter’s extraordinary film.

DVD
Views Strange Magic

Where is Jar Jar Binks when you need him? Only interminable tedium is to be found in George Lucas’ jukebox musical, which you get the feeling Disney has (quite rightly) dumped out due to a contractual obligation.

Filmmakers
Views A Conversation with Terry Rawlings

Editor Terry Rawlings counts many impressive films amongst his credits, including Alien and Blade Runner. Here he talks about his 50-plus year career and his picture cutting debut Watership Down, newly available on Blu-ray.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #94: The Brave Little Toaster – Let the ‘Toy Story’ Comparisons Begin!

The Rotoscopers take a look back at an interesting 1980s animated film, Disney’s The Brave Little Toaster.

Blu-ray
Views Batman Vs. Robin: Exclusive Figure Edition

The script tries hard to make a sophisticated story of father-son conflict, but the movie’s action-fueled direction brings it close to being just another fight-filled exercise in excess.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #93: Pinocchio – Now That’s How You Do a Sidekick

When you wish upon a podcast, you get the Rotoscopers reviewing Walt Disney’s 2nd masterpiece, the 1940 classic Pinocchio.

DVD
Views More Cartoons For Victory!

More Thunderbean greatness! Foreign propaganda, rare Private Snafu Quick Facts, footage from the First Motion Picture Unit, and rarities from Disney and UPA make this an outstanding collection of wartime shorts.

DVD
Views Noveltoons: Original Classics

Thunderbean shows us how Famous Studios lived up to the Fleischer name, at least in the 1940s, with this collection of wonderful cartoons. Those that thought Famous meant “second rate” are in for a surprise.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #92: Watership Down – Complete with Criterion Snobbery

The Rotoscopers go across the pond to review the highly requested cult classic 1978 British film Watership Down.

Book
Views Frozen: The Poster Collection

Disney keeps the Frozen merchandising wheel a-turning with an oversized print presentation of 40 pull-out-and-frame poster images. Most collectors will likely keep the book intact – if they can fit it onto their shelves!

Film
Views Home

Home is a lackluster and innocuous affair that will, at best, be forgotten about the day after you see it, or at worst, make you ask if you can has those ninety minutes back.

Film
Views Cinderella

The animated classic gets a magical live-action retelling that should please audiences both young and old, while Frozen Fever proves to be a delightful follow-up to the Disney blockbuster.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #91: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Kaboom of Doom

We just love kung fu! Last episode the Rotoscopers reviewed Kung Fu Panda and we just couldn’t get enough. This episode, they review the 2011 sequel Kung Fu Panda 2!

Blu-ray
Views Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

The Disney Fairy series gets a little darker with this tale of a monster-like creature, but the movie stays true to the messages of friendship and learning positive life lessons.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #5: DreamWorks Disorder

To celebrate the release of DreamWorks’ 31st feature, Home, show off how familiar you are with their history! Arrange these twelve films into the order they were released.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #90: Kung Fu Panda – How to Train Your Dragon Warrior

It’s back to back DreamWorks films for the Rotoscopers! This episode we tackle the 2008 CGI film Kung Fu Panda.

DVD
Views Gladiators Of Rome

Lazy storytelling, uneven comedy and questionable subject matter combine in this Italian animation; somehow both bizarre and generic at the same time. Zero extras and mediocre audio tempt a big thumbs down.

Blu-ray
Views Big Hero 6

It’s Frozen for the boys as Disney strikes back with their take on lesser-known characters from the pages of Marvel Comics for another, freshly Academy Award-winning blockbuster!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #88: Shrek – The Anti-Fairytale

The Rotoscopers review DreamWorks’ second CGI animated film–the amazing, hilarious, irreverent Shrek.

Tooning In
Views Oscar Night 2015

The biggest night in movies is here…even if none of the movies themselves are that big! Come be part of our 11th Oscar event, with live show chat, our contest winners, and the consensus picks from our readers!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #87: The Secret of NIMH – Too Many “J” Names

All good things must come to a close–it’s the final film in the Mice & Rats podcast series, Don Bluth’s debut film The Secret of NIMH.

Blu-ray
Views One Hundred And One Dalmatians: Diamond Edition

Walt Disney’s fantastic animated thriller makes a solid return to disc, here in an HD transfer that hits the spot and with a fairly robust package of old and new extras.

Film
Views The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

While Sponge has the humor and style kids expect, it never reaches the amazing highs the show achieved in its glory days — this is one sponge who should’ve stayed underwater.

DVD
Views The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness

This wonderful documentary grants a fascinating glimpse at how Studio Ghibli functioned in its final year with master director Hayao Miyazaki.


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Animated News

DisneyQuest to close in 2016 to make way for new NBA-themed attraction


New images from The Peanuts Movie


The new trailer for Netflix’s BoJack Horseman


Guardians of the Galaxy sequel gets a title


Fan creates animated Samurai Jack tribute


The Prince of Egypt set to become a stage play


The Tin Man is evil in Avengers of Oz parody


Screen Rant picks their “ten best foreign animated films for kids”


Ted 2 unable to overcome Jurassic World, Inside Out at box office


Star Wars Rebels on Blu-Ray and DVD September 1st


Want to change the world? Captain EO returning to Epcot this summer


Ant-Man gets an early thumps up from critics; Spider-Man post credits scene confirmed?


Lawsuit over Frozen teaser trailer officially settled


New Dragons: Race to the Edge clip


Avengers, Cinderella, Inside Out propel Disney to $1 billion year


Michael Jackson’s Captain EO might be coming to Disney Infinity


Artist imagines what Disney animals would look like as humans


Ted 2 should open to about $50 million


Pete Doctor says there’s “no idea at this point” for an Inside Out sequel


Several funny posters for Minions make their way online


Could The Force Awakens become the third highest grossing movie of all time?


Minions already strong overseas


Two animals miss Noah’s ark in trailer for All Creatures Big and Small


Why Inside Out’s most important character is the “one who isn’t there”


Why it “matters” that Inside Out’s lead characters are female


Woman who hasn’t seen Inside Out claims film is proof that Pixar hates fat people


“Queen Elsa” sends Alboriginal girl a message following racial comments over Frozen costume


Spider-Man reboot finds its Peter Parker and director


Someone has made a Cars/Mad Max mashup so you don’t have to


Google Play and eOne to offer feature film All Creatures Big and Small free


Legendary film composer James Horner killed in plane crash


Inside Out’s $91 million top original opening, top second place opening of all time


How Pixar picked the 5 core emotions of Inside Out


After internet outrage, Homer and Marge Simpson promise they aren’t breaking up after all


Cinderella Blu-Ray coming home in September; will include Frozen Fever despite rumors saying otherwise


Inside Out surprises with strong Friday debut; Jurassic World still expected to win weekend


Watch the new trailer for Dragons: Race to the Edge


The first trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3 is here


Dracula’s now a grandpa in new trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2


Inside Out opens

News

Pixar's Inside Out opens today in 3,946 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is getting universal praise from the critics with a stellar 99% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics". However, with dinosaurs still ruling the World, analyst expect this to be the first Pixar film not to open on top. BOM projects an outstanding, but second place, weekend with $71 million, while Box Office Prophets is in agreement with a $72 million prediction.



Inside Out stirred emotions for Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith


Pixar’s convincing argument against childhood happiness


Inside Out apps from Disney


How the director of Up made Pixar’s wildest movie yet


Maleficent sequel moving forward at Disney…even without Angelina Jolie confirmed to return


The success of Jurassic World may make Inside Out the first Pixar film to not open on top


Kingdom Hearts III trailer reveals Tangled will be a new world; offers no release date


It’s a new trailer for The Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown


Chinese teaser trailer premieres for Kung Fu Panda 3


Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip gets teaser poster


Disney, Graphic India team with Amitabh Bachchan for Astra Force


Adama trailer follows West African boy through Europe during WWI


Why the DC Animated Universe should return


Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson lend voices to computer animated Get Smurfy


Curious George 3 clips swing online


H. Jon Benjamin on Archer, Bob’s Burgers: ‘I don’t even read the scripts’


Seth MacFarlane discusses Family Guy’s Bruce Jenner jokes


Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration to be held at Disney D23


Voice cast for The Good Dinosaur officially revealed


Life finds a way at box office as Jurassic World stomps over expectations with $82 million opening day



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