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Views Miss Hokusai

This tale of famous Japanese artists – a man and his daughter – is told using Buddhist ideas of life’s simple pleasures, rather than trying to fit a Western-style genre. Its rewards are subtle and may be unexpected.

Views Moana: Ultimate Collectors Edition

Disney’s second animated smash of 2016 is this brilliant action adventure musical from masters of the craft John Musker and Ron Clements, and this disc presentation is as solid as they come!

Views Mickey And The Roadster Racers

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spin-off offers plenty of slapstick-heavy action for kids, even as some adults wonder how much mileage Disney can get out of it.

Views Legend Quest

Endure the rough start and one will find Legend Quest to be an exciting, dramatic adventure filled with scary creatures and fascinating mythologies to explore.

Views The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble

Though it may not capture the absurd magic of the original series, the new Powerpuff Girls still provides plenty of laughs for both kids and adults.

Views Welcome…to Moana orchestrator and song arranger Dave Metzger!

Learn how the Disney tradition and the sounds of the Pacific combined to form the masterful soundtrack to Disney’s Moana, in our exclusive interview.

Views Trolls: Party Edition

The delightful DreamWorks musical hit looks great on disc, even if the number of extras included isn’t exactly hair-raising.

Tooning In
Views Oscar Weekend 2017

The winners of the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this weekend. Here are all the details you need for our 13th Annual Oscar Event.

Views The Lego Batman Movie

Despite a thin story The Lego Batman Movie is an extremely fun ride with great animation, music, and acting. Though maybe next time leave the more dreary plotlines to that other Dark Knight.

Views Pinocchio: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Walt Disney’s epic masterpiece joins the Signature line, with a typically light treatment where the (lack of new) supplements can’t hold a candle to the brilliant feature.

Contest Corner
Views Animated Views’ 2017 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 13th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Views Adventure Time: Islands

The event mini-series fulfills its promise of revealing the answers to a few of the hit series’ greatest mysteries, as Finn, Jake, and Susan Stong sail off on a journey to find more humans and the secrets to their pasts.

Views Animated Views’ 2017 Animated Movie Guide

It’s our first ever Movie Guide, looking at every major animated movie coming your way in 2017. Get set for Lego Batman, more Cars, Gru, and Alec Baldwin as a talking baby!

Views Lego Star Wars – The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One

This slick and exciting Lucasfilm show earns a surprising amount of credit for crafting a credible Star Wars story, even if it is told in a humorous fashion.

Views 2016: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

Our band of intrepid contributors cast their eyes back on the picks of the past twelve months, from movies to discs and books – and everything inbetween!

AV Interactive
Views The AV Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Animated Feature Film of 2016

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 – vote now!

Views Pete’s Dragon

One of Disney’s biggest surprises of the year is this wonderfully good-natured gem, a mighty fine family film that stands out from all the other talking animals and fish currently out there. Just lovely.

Views The BFG

Spielberg directs a rare misfire that draws on Roald Dahl’s book, Amblin production values and Disney magic, but disappointingly fails to deliver on all lackluster counts.

Views The Secret Life Of Pets

Illumination’s latest finally breaks away from those Minions, with a less distinctive movie that still delivers laughs even if it gets close to being lost in the animal comedy fray.

Views Kubo And The Two Strings

Laika steps up stop-motion, and largely western animation in general, with this beautiful and deeply heartfelt tale, nicely showcased on this disc.

Views Moana

Disney knows their way around princess movies. But while Moana is very beautiful and very entertaining, who knows how far they could have gone if they’d taken a few more risks instead of playing it safe.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 CTN Animation Expo Exclusive

An exclusive look at one of the biggest animation conventions, featuring live demonstrations from animators Andreas Deja, James Lopez, and Russ Edmonds.

Views Finding Dory

Pixar’s Nemo sequel is a movie in search of a plot and, despite huge audience approval, one just doesn’t get the feeling the filmmakers were really invested in what amounts to being a major creative disappointment.

Views Some time with Borrowed Time directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Time and redemption figure into this moving western tale, from two Pixar animators, who exclusively tell us about developing their film.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 Los Angeles Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the Stan Lee-sponsored Con, highlighting 75 years of Wonder Woman, 25 years of Darkwing Duck, and a celebration of Pinky and the Brain.


Animated News

Ugly Dolls coming to theaters May 10th, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to become animated movie; Elton John, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to write new music

How Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock and Megamind inspired The Boss Baby

Robert Downey Jr. is Doctor Dolittle in 2019 tentpole

The first trailer for Ferdinand is here

The latest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer swings in

The live-action birth of Ghost in the Shell

Oriental DreamWorks headed for restructuring, maybe even for sale

Beauty and the Beast continues to enchant with 4th biggest second weekend of all time

How The Boss Baby “complimenting” Beauty and the Beast reflects a radical marketing shift for DreamWorks

Watch the first full Justice League trailer

Pixar accused of “ripping off” The Book of Life following release of Coco trailer

Han Solo prequel will reveal iconic character’s “real name”

Will the Mulan remake be a musical?

Disney tasks kids with making short film giving Gaston and LeFou and “origin story”

Gorillaz get spooky (and NSFW) in Saturnz Barz music video with 360 viewing option

Sean Bailey talks Beauty and the Beast’s massive success; says there are currently “no plans” for a sequel

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie from DreamWorks takes flight in first trailer

Animated film of Mariah Carey song All I Want For Christmas Is You in works at Universal

The Boss Baby a tale not as old as time in new trailer

Beauty and the Beast scores one of top ten all-time openings, among other box office records, with $170 million domestic gross

Beauty and the Beast enchants with $16 million opening night

Venom spin-off moving forward at Sony

Beauty and the Beast showtimes are already selling out

Aquaman pushed back to Christmas 2018

Season 7 of My Little Pony premiering April 15th; Hasbro to air every episode to date in massive marathon

Mark Hamill adds another animated villain to his resume with new TMNT baddie

Go back in time with the first trailer for Early Man

Alan Menken on honoring Howard Ashman with the new Beauty and the Beast

Josh Gad provides a “guy’s guide” to Beauty and the Beast

Capcom remastering classic original Nintendo Disney games for Disney Afternoon Collection

Kate McKinnon joins Leap!

Disney renews The Lion Guard, Mickey and the Roadster Racers

Emma Watson says Belle was “her role model” growing up

Watch the teaser trailer for Disney and Pixar’s Coco

Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn may helm Man of Steel 2

Millions will be Beauty and the Beast’s guests as remake anticipates beast-sized opening weekend

How Disney got Beauty and the Beast right

Disney has already ordered a second season of Big Hero 6: The Series

SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenberg announces ALS diagnosis; says he’ll continue working on show for “as long as he can”

Meet Gru’s twin brother in new Despicable Me 3 trailer

Ahead of the remake, Alan Menken and screenwriter Linda Woolverton look back at Beauty and the Beast

Watch the new trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village

New Coco poster released; “first look” coming soon

Kong is king with massive $61 million debut

Watch the latest trailer to Wonder Woman

Watch the new trailer for Leap!

Avatar 2 delayed (again)

New Wonder Woman poster released

New Cars 3 poster zooms online

Eden Espinosa talks voicing new character Cassandra in Tangled: The Series

Thor 3 will have “lighter tone,” major haircut for main character

Eva Green in talks for Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Gendry Tartakovsky discusses Samurai Jack’s final season

Beauty and the Beast receives “16+” rating in Russia over gay character

DreamWorks Animation cancels Larrikins

More Emily Blunt photos and first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

Trolls wins “Song of the Year” at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Spark: A Space Tail trailer released

Beauty and the Beast tracking to top Alice in Wonderland’s $120 million opening




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