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Blu-ray
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Directors
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.

Film
Views Trolls

Its hairy heroes and pop tunes won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those in the mood for cheery fun, Trolls provides plenty of charms.

Blu-ray
Views The Venture Bros.: The Complete Sixth Season

The Ventures relocate to NYC, The Monarch takes on a bold new identity as his wife also takes a new job, and this very funny show finds its best rhythm yet.

Blu-ray
Views Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season

Finn finds his newly found father to be a crushing disappointment, Gunter gets an origin, and lots of crazy stuff happens in the latest run of Cartoon Network’s insane hit.

DVD
Views Back In Time

Back In Time strives to entertain with stories of making Back To The Future and the fan community that has built up around the trilogy, but you’ll end up using your remote to travel forward and save a few minutes.

DVD
Views All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records

It used to be the place to buy your LaserDiscs and soundtracks, remembered fondly in this entertainingly celebrational retrospective.

Blu-ray
Views Beauty And The Beast: 25th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection

As with Snow White, this second Signature disc is perfectly fine, but loses everything that made past editions must-haves.

Artists
Views Around the world with Mila: interview with art director Alexandra Kavalova

As the production of the promising independent short surges ahead, we have an exclusive chat with the project’s Bulgarian-Canadian art director.

Music
Views Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lacking context due to its early release, one Can’t Stop the Feeling! that the Trolls soundtrack has an identity crisis and could affect the film’s enjoyment.

Film
Views Storks

Storks is the kind of movie you’ll want to watch over and over. With great animation, top-notch voice talent, an engaging story, and incredible humor, this film delivers.

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

All the excitement of Star Wars is present in Rebels, with solid specs and the addition of great bonus features in this second season set.

Book
Views The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot To Remember

Becky Cline and Steven Clark prove there is a lot to remember about the Walt Disney Studios, and all of it worthy of discovering or revisiting in this lavish new book.

Blu-ray
Views The Jungle Book

A terrific audio-visual presentation, commentary and documentary bolster this disc debut for Disney’s triumphant re-do, though it feels more might come in a promised 3D edition.

Blu-ray
Views Raiders! The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A terrific extras package makes up for a slight lack of focus in the main feature itself, which tells of a bunch of kids remaking Indy’s first screen adventure.

Blu-ray
Views April And The Extraordinary World

GKids gives us yet another slick international feature, this time an exciting steampunk adventure that utilizes the conceptual skills of cartoonist Jacques Tardi.

Film
Views Kubo and the Two Strings

A beautiful looking film with a unique plot, some surprising turns, bold choices, and an emotional core, Kubo and the Two Strings is magical storytelling.

Interviews
Views How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote (twice) as he pleased…

We talk to Ghez about the second book in his series that sheds light on unsung Disney artists and their work.

Film
Views Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Kingsglaive boasts the most impressive, photo realistic animation to date. But the narrative doesn’t live up to the storytelling standards of the video game franchise it is based in.

DVD
Views DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year

Cute, spunky, and light on its feet, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year should be super fun for its target audience.

Artists
Views Around the world with Mila: interview with Visual Development Supervisor Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco

Our latest update on the development of Mila focuses on the look of this ambitious independent short.


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Animated News

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 teaser is here


The Lion King and The Jungle Book 2 to be filmed back to back


Epcot’s Spaceship Earth to be transformed into Death Star for Star Wars event


Aquaman confirmed for October 2018


Amy Schumer in talks to play Barbie


20 contenders left in Oscar visual effects race


Sing stealthily poised to top Passengers and Assassin’s Creed at Christmas box office


Moana’ animator talks film and female leadership in animation


Space Jam’s Monstars return in new Footlocker commercial


Sigourney Weaver teases “massive scope” for Avatar sequels


Check out the new poster for The Lego Batman Movie


Pinocchio: Signature Edition Blu-ray announced


Critic’s Choice Awards nominations announced


How the indie The Red Turtle became an animated feature contender


Why The Dam Keeper is destined to be an Oscar-winning animated short


Robert Zemeckis explains why Roger Rabbit sequel won’t happen


Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to helm Detective Pikachu


New Surf’s Up 2 trailer splashes online


Laika needs to license their properties to thrive


Billy Dee Williams will finally get to play Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie


International Cars 3 poster a lot less intense than domestic one


Moana should enjoy another weekend on top of box office


Chris Meledandri discusses bringing Sing to musical life


Celebrating the “quirky brilliance” of the violent Transformers: The Movie


How The Critic became a critical darling


Rock Dog trailer now online


Dramatic Cars 3 poster shows Lightning McQueen crashing


Zootopia leads Annie Award nominations


Moana has second best Thanksgiving opening of all time


Meet the guy who created a YouTube phenomenon with a Bee Movie parody video


Gaston showcased in new Beauty and the Beast image


Moana is already a big hit


Does Avatar 2 now have a release date?


Ten animated shorts compete for Oscar


Moana opens

News

Disney's much-anticipated Moana opens on nearly 4,000 screens today, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The movie is faring extremely well with critics, with a "freshness" rating of 99% over at Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus? "With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney's time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages." With no Twilight or Hunger Games movie playing this Thanksgiving, BOM predicts a five-day weekend victory of $85 million.




Rogue One tracking for $100 million+ opening


Steven Universe gets official comic book series


Frozen and Marvel-themed lands are coming to Hong Kong Disneyland


Watch the trailer for Disney’s Inner Workings


The Trolls soundtrack is quietly approaching the top of the Billboard chart


Justice League Action premiering on Cartoon Network in December


Director Chris Renaud discusses Disney inspiration, success, and bringing The Secret Life of Pets to life


New Coco logo revealed


Could Moana beat Fantastic Beasts and win the holiday weekend?


Han Solo movie will “be like a western”


See the Beast’s castle recreated with LEGO bricks


For film’s 25th anniversary, read The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of Beauty & the Beast


Limited edition My Little Pony vinyl album is dropping Black Friday


Dwayne Johnson works out his singing muscles for Moana


Moana helping women animators make strides


Yes, Moana got a title change in Italy due to an adult film star’s name


How Maui got “so big” in Disney’s Moana


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on shedding “manly tears” during Moana


The teaser trailer for Cars 3 is here


How An American Tail was “ahead of its time”


Watch the full trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village


The trailer for Lego Frozen: Northern Lights is here


Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke lands major role in Han Solo film


Marc Forster to direct live-action Winnie The Pooh spin-off Christopher Robin for Disney


Disney gets television rights for Pokemon franchise; will air series and 15 movies on Disney XD



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