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Views Director/writer Robin Joseph satisfies our curiosity about Fox & The Whale

As we look forward to the Oscar nomination announcements, learn more about one of the shorts in the running, in an AV exclusive!

Views The Star

The Star isn’t stellar, but if you go in with the right spirit, and not expecting any miracles, you might find it to be an unexpected gift.

AV Interactive
Views The 2017 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

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! What was the best animated film of 2017?

Views Coco

Coco is a beautiful film in a lot of ways — artistically, musically, and culturally. But narratively it’s just a ghost of the type of stories we’re used to from Pixar.

Views Production Designer Carlos Zaragoza puts a smile on The Emoji Movie

We have a chat to learn about the inspirations and the challenges for this interesting film project.

Views Pixar Production Designer Harley Jessup “remembers” Coco

Our exclusive interview with the veteran Pixar team member also gives a peek at the gorgeous imagery from the upcoming film.

Views Justice League Action – Superpowers Unite: Season One, Part One

The World’s Greatest Superheroes battle the forces of evil in colorful bite-sized stories that are perfect for younger kids and their parents.

Views My Little Pony: The Movie

The surprisingly action-packed My Little Pony: The Movie should delight fans of the series, while newcomers can appreciate the splashy animation and great songs.

Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Three

The crew of the Ghost face off against Grand Admiral Thrawn as the penultimate season of Rebels sees the Alliance fully formed and the story inches towards A New Hope.

Views Disney historian Didier Ghez reveals the hidden art of Disney’s late golden age

We discuss the third volume in this important book series, in an exclusive interview with the author.

Views The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie is enjoyable but not at all awesome. While there is some fun to be had, it’s hard to spin it as anything else but a letdown.

Event Coverage
Views 2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of Rocko’s Modern Life, DuckTales, The Legend of Korra, the Adam West Celebration, and the Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary!

Views A tribute to X. Atencio

We acknowledge the recent passing of a Disney legend by re-presenting a series of interviews that Jeremie completed with the fondly remembered artist and Imagineer.

Views The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn

The Powerpuff Girls come dangerously close to not saving the day in this disappointingly underwhelming collection of episodes.

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Views “With a smile and a song” with music historian James Bohn

Find out more about the Music In Disney’s Animated Features, a new book addressing this under-represented aspect of Disney research, in our exclusive interview!

Event Coverage
Views 2017 D23 Expo Exclusive

An exclusive recap of Disney’s biennial event, including the animation and live-action panels, Hercules 20th anniversary, and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit’s 90th birthday!

Views Rick And Morty: Rickmancing The Stone

Adult Swim’s brilliant series is back for its third season, possibly more hilarious and twisted than ever. If you’re not already watching it, now’s the time to start.

Views The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is a stupid idea for an animated movie which is also probably better than it deserves to be.

Event Coverage
Views VIEW Conference 2017: an interview with director Maria Elena Gutierrez

Jeremie has an exclusive interview with the director of this important graphics and animation conference.

Views Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season

Continuing its creative storytelling and ambitious world-building, this show doesn’t lose any of its spark, also experimenting with its first miniseries: Marceline-centric Stakes.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Animated News

Ken Watanbe joins Detective Pikachu; Ryan Reynolds confirmed as voice of titular Pokemon

Disney’s live-action Sword in the Stone lands 28 Weeks Later director

Paddington 2 is now the best reviewed film of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes

Coco director on making adults cry: “Pixar doesn’t make movies for kids”

Toy Story 4 finally gets a new screenwriter amid reported production problems

Captain Underpants and Emoji Movie usher in return of cinema to Saudi Arabia

Enchanted 2 still happening, sequel will have “a lot more songs” than the original

Family Guy at 300: Seth MacFarlane and others discuss show’s legacy, departed stars, and Disney buy-out

Leggy Jumanji expected to top Paddington 2 over holiday weekend

My Little Pony voice actress discusses playing the same character for several years

The Boondocks “predicted” an Oprah presidency in a 2006 episode

The Teen Titans Go! To the Movies trailer is here

Final Early Man poster revealed

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies gets a poster, trailer tease

TBS pulls plug on Louis C.K. animated comedy The Cops

Coco strikes chord with small Mexican “guitar town”

The full trailer for Our Cartoon President is now online

Rick and Morty writer says there probably won’t be any new episodes until “at least” late 2019

How Frozen songwriters gave Coco its most important song

The Last Jedi seeing much faster plunge at box office than The Force Awakens

Animaniacs reboot gets two season order from Hulu

Rotten Tomatoes names the best animated movies of 2017

The Boss Baby has become surprisingly popular as an in-flight movie

Jumanji takes box office crown from The Last Jedi on New Year’s Day

Ron Howard teases possible “space car” for Solo: A Star Wars Story

More high profile anime films on the way from GKIDS

Russian website reveals first look at Solo

Rumored leaks report Hasbro might be ending My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Mark Hamill says he now “regrets” negative comments about The Last Jedi

Cartoons to keep watching in 2018

Animator Bob Givens, responsible for Bugs Bunny redesign, dies at 99

Louis C.K. has been removed from Gravity Falls reruns

Mark Hamill had “strong disagreements” with director over The Last Jedi

Puppets from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer listed on eBay for $10 million

Teaser poster for The Grinch revealed

Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins retitled Mowgli

Rian Johnson addresses fan backlash to The Last Jedi, film’s most controversial scenes (article contains spoilers)

The teaser for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is here

New Sherlock Gnomes poster spoofs The Last Jedi

What Disney deal means for Fox animation and Blue Sky Studios

Early Man director Nick Park on his prehistoric world

Library of Congress adds Dumbo to the National Film Registry

Disney buys most of Fox

The Last Jedi tracking for massive box office debut

The story of Ferdinand as a children’s book and now a film

Teacher under fire after My Little Pony character appears on Hitler homework assignment

DreamWorks Animation announces Sha-Ra: Princess of Power reboot for Netflix

Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney as sole potential buyer

Golden Globe nominations announced

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure to air on ABC this Thursday

Watch the first teaser trailer to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Watch the first trailer for the live-action Alita: Battle Angel

Rob Marshall top choice to direct The Little Mermaid for Disney

Critics Choice Awards nominations announced

Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer may direct Masters of the Universe

New documentary accuses The Simpsons of being racist with the character of Apu

More potential details regarding the allegations against John Lasseter emerge

Disney casts Liu Yifei as live-action Mulan

The epic first official trailer to Avengers: Infinity War has launched!

Coco continues Disney’s Thanksgiving dominance with $71.2 million debut




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