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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Animated News

New Castlevania poster released

Nightwing movie moving forward with Lego Batman Movie director

Cloverfield director Matt Reeves to helm The Batman

Disney announces massive NASCAR tie-in for Cars 3; several NASCAR stars to have cameos in the film

A Bob’s Burgers album with 112 songs on it is on the way

Watch the new Rock Dog music video

First clip from the final season of Samurai Jack released

Rock Dog not set to rock the box office

Beauty and the Beast tracking for $140 million+ opening

Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan to help run Punch Animation

Futurama to return as a video game from Matt Groening

Shrek’s lazy example defined a studio and changed animation

Nick short The Fairly Odd Phantom is a Butch Hartman reunion

Take a video tour of Pixar

Jorge Garcia talks about preparing for Rock Dog role

How Warner Bros. and Lego sold a comedy about the most humorless vigilante in comics

First cast photo from the Han Solo movie released

Rock Dog’s Luke Wilson chats with kids about film and life as a celebrity

Wonder Woman previewed in latest issue of Empire

Frozen holiday special title and logo revealed at New York Toy Fair

New Pirates 5 posters sail online

UPDATED: Donald Glover is Simba in photo-real Lion King remake; James Earl Jones to reprise role of Mufasa

Angela Lansbury joins Mary Poppins Returns

Trolls is a hairy hit on disc

Homer meets his biggest fan in special Robot Chicken couch gag

Star Wars: The Last Jedi promotional announcement reveals Rey’s new hair style

Disney has already ordered a second season of Tangled: The Series

Avatar 2 will take place eight years after the original

Whale Rider director to helm live-action Mulan for Disney

Why Illumination Entertainment is one of the most innovative companies of the year

Kelly Asbury talks bringing Smurfs: The Lost Village to life

Thor 3 concept art teases epic action

Lego Batman director answers burning questions

A look at the 2017 Oscar nominated short films

The people behind The Lego Batman Movie discuss the future of the franchise

Disney orders third season of Elena of Avalor

The full Ghost in the Shell trailer is here

Abandoned concepts reveal Moana’s Maui was originally going to be bald

Emma Watson is “feeling the pressure” to get Beauty and the Beast right

Idris Elba wins Best Vocal Performance for The Jungle Book at NAACP Image Awards

Kubo And The Two Strings wins Best Animated Film at British Academy Awards

Trolls wins Best Song Written for Visual Media at the Grammys

Lego Batman wins crowded, busy weekend at box office

Watch a musical clip from Tangled: Before Ever After

UPDATED: Several characters from My Little Pony: The Movie revealed

The Lego Batman Movie opens


The Lego Batman Movie opens today in 4,088 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics, earning an impressive 91% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "The Lego Batman Movie continues its blockbuster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny -- and beautifully animated -- family-friendly mayhem". BOM projects a big opening weekend with a $76 million first place finish.

First Boss Baby clip released

Homer’s Phobia, one of the most famous Simpsons episodes, almost didn’t air on TV

At Lego Batman Movie premiere Will Arnett says he’s the “absurd Batman”

Fifty Shades Darker to be no match for The Lego Batman Movie

Lego Batman star Will Arnett talks Ben Affleck’s Batman

Trollhunters gets a second season; Anton Yelchin’s voice to still be used

Leap leaps back nearly two months

Castlevania animated series announced by Netflix

Doctor Strange director talks his film’s jaw-dropping special effects

Get a first look at the animated adaptation of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon will be Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s The Magic School Bus

UPDATED: The Lego Ninjago Movie teaser trailer is here

Ferdinand will now open the same day as Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Disney boosts Hasbro toy sales in a big way




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