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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.

Film
Views Cars 3

Cars 3 is a little too similar to the original model. But with fun characters, nice writing, and top of the line animation, the film easily leaves the previous entry of the franchise in the dust.

Artists
Views Production Designer Bill Cone feels at “Eze” in the world of Cars 3

To get behind-the-scenes of one of summer’s most anticipated films, we met with Bill Cone, who was instrumental in giving Cars 3 its visual identity and soul.

Film
Views Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

With fun animation, hit-or-miss jokes, and a meandering plot, Captain Underpants is a mixed bag, somewhere between “not bad” and “not great”, and more tepid than epic.

Film
Views Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a pretty good superhero movie and the best DCEU film to date, boosted by Gal Gadot’s performance and director Patty Jenkins’ storytelling.

Blu-ray
Views The Red Turtle

The award-winning Studio Ghibli film, that actually is a European production, has characters that never speak, but the film has plenty to say.

Event Coverage
Views Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil Tribute Exhibition and Panel Event

An exclusive visit to a tribute exhibition and panel event for Disney XD’s hit series, with behind the scenes stories, details of Season 3, and a look at the various art on show!

Artists
Views For Smurfs: The Lost Village‘s art department, it’s great to feel blue!

We discuss the new design of the Smurfs and their world, with the new film’s character designer and production designer, in this exclusive interview.

DVD
Views Tangled: Before Ever After

The Tangled television series kicks off with this debut movie, whose job is simply to restore Rapunzel’s golden locks for the ongoing show in an entertaining enough fashion.

Book
Views The Road To Broadway And Beyond: Disney’s Aladdin – A Whole New World

As opulent as the film and current stage smash it documents and celebrates, Michael Lassell’s book is a wish come true for fans.

Film
Views The Boss Baby

While there is some fun for kids in The Boss Baby, adults sitting with them will be wishing they were at the grown-ups table instead.

Blu-ray
Views Sing

Fun and funny, with a killer, wide-ranging soundtrack that overcomes its cartoon karaoke concept, and some great character animation, Sing turns out to be the best singing contest on screens right now.

Film
Views Beauty and the Beast

While it manages to be good, the live-action adaption of Disney’s animated classic suffers from glaring flaws that make the film a disappointment given the hype and ambitions.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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!

DVD
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.

Television
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.

DVD
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.

Composers
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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!

Blu-ray
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.


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Animated News

New Justice League Comic-Con poster


The new Lego Ninjago Movie trailer is here


Watch the Comic-Con preview for Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie


President Trump, Star Wars and more will be a part of Robot Chicken’s next season


Archer and Kingsman collide in new crossover clip


Channing Tatum may be Gambit after all


Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Voltron: Legendary Defender


Doctor Doom movie on the way from Fox?


Kermit the Frog controversy continues as Brian Henson claims he wishes he fired Steve Whitmire “years ago”


China bans Winnie the Pooh from social media over bloggers comparing him to Chinese president


The Emoji Movie earns Guinness World Record for incredibly bizarre reason


Another new My Little Pony: The Movie poster debuts


Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille attractions coming to Epcot


Watch a sneak peek of DuckTales


Watch the main titles for Big Hero 6: The Series


Tron roller coaster coming to Walt Disney World


Star Wars: The Last Jedi sizzle reel now online


UPDATED: Will Smith has officially been cast as The Genie in Aladdin; Dumbo gets March 2019 release date


Watch the first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time


John Lasseter steps down from Toy Story 4


Watch the Edna Mode spoof film shown at D23 to promote The Incredibles 2


Apes looking at $55 million opening as Spider-Man takes some of its (monkey) business


New Cars-universe film Space announced by DisneyToon Studios


The Incredibles 2 begins “immediately” after the original


Our own Dan Short is at Disney D23


2017 Primetime Emmy Nominations announced


Animals battle humans in latest Nut Job 2 trailer


Strong reviews could boost War for the Planet of the Apes to $50 million+ opening


BoJack Horseman returning in September


Hasbro launches kid-hosted My Little Pony after show in attempt to appeal to “both boys and girls”


Paramount hires former DreamWorks exec Mireille Soria to lead animation division


Suicide Squad 2 may have found a director


Disney reportedly struggling with casting for live-action Aladdin leads


Hulu adds American Dad, Bob’s Burgers and more to its lineup


Animated TV special Michael Jackson’s Halloween to air on CBS this fall


Political comedian John Oliver cast as Zazu in The Lion King


Watch the opening of The Emoji Movie


Here’s the first look at Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie


The Emoji Movie director discusses film’s fast production, comparisons to The Lego Movie, and more


Steve Whitmire, performer of Kermit since 1990, no longer with the Muppets


Selma’s David Oyelowo will voice Scar’s vengeful ghost on The Lion Guard


German Ferdinand poster released


Despicable Me 3 scores second-best opening day for an animated movie ever in China


First look at The Incredibles 2 artwork to be signed at 2017 D23 Expo


Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging over box office slump; heading for $100 million+ opening


Netflix orders second season of Castlevania


Avengers 4 to conclude 22-movie arc, Spider-man sequel to mark new period


Assassin’s Creed animated series in the works


T.J. Miller talks The Emoji Movie


Trey Parker fed up with South Park jokes about Trump


Despicable Me 3 approaching $98 million for five-day holiday weekend


Watch the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated shorts – UPDATED 7/10: Episode VIII online


Hayao Miyazaki picks his 50 favorite children’s books


Bringing War for the Planet of the Apes to life


Despicable Me 3 dominates box office with $75 million opening


The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage and Graham McTavish among announced cast for Netflix’s Castlevania


Despicable Me 3 opens

News

Illumination's Despicable Me 3 opens today in 4,529 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, with a just Fresh 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Despicable Me 3 should keep fans of the franchise consistently entertained with another round of colorful animation and zany -- albeit somewhat scattershot -- humor". Box Office Prophets projects a runaway first place finish this weekend with $88.4 million.



Latest Star vs. The Forces of Evil: The Battle for Mewni trailer launches (contains spoilers)


VIEW Conference announces additional speakers added to stellar line-up


Get schwifty! The Rick and Morty Season 3 trailer is finally here



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