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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.

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.

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.

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.

Views Sausage Party

Sausage Party is irreverent, pornographic, sacrilegious, bigoted… and pretty funny! The story is weak but if raunchy humor and seeing touchy topics get ridiculed is something you’re hungry for, then this film will hit the spot!

Event Coverage
Views San Diego 2016 Comic-Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual San Diego Comic Con, including the anniversaries of Captain America and NickToons, coverage of Moana, Nancy Cartwright’s first art gallery, and Animaniacs Live!

Views Ice Age: Collision Course

It may be a stale pun to make but it’s still funnier than almost everything in Ice Age: Collision Course: hopefully this franchise is now extinct.

Views Only Yesterday

A young woman from Tokyo reflects back to her life at age ten, leading to a re-evaluation of who she is now. The final theatrical Studio Ghibli film to make it to disc in North America is now here.

Views The Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life barely checks the boxes for what it needs to do and never excels at any of them. A young studio like Illumination should aspire to more; hopefully they’ll learn some new tricks before they get too set in their ways.

Views Around the world with Mila: Additional Character Designer Matthew Bates

Our exclusive look at Mila continues with another key member of the production team.

Views A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Four – Can’t Stop The Feeling

As Kung Fu Panda 3 arrives on disc, the final of a four-part series looks at the films that nearly caused DreamWorks to collapse and the few that kept the studio alive.

Views Anomalisa

Not for everyone, and certainly not for kids, Anomalisa reminds us that animation is a medium, not a genre, and can be used to tell all kinds of stories, from the fantastical to the mundane…in a fantastical fashion.

Views Elstree 1976

The Force isn’t too strong with this peek behind the masks of a bunch of Star Wars actors and bit-parters that’s as down to earth as its personalities and lacking a true spark of real content over curiosity.

Views Finding Dory

Finding Dory, like most Pixar films whether original or sequels, is unforgettable and should have animation fans hooked and craving more.

Views A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Three – We Have…Dragons!

The third of a four-part series looks at DreamWorks Animation building franchises while saying goodbye to their bread and butter Shrek series.

Views Alice Through The Looking Glass

Spectacular visuals and a wonderful performance from Sasha Baron Cohen make this a Trip Through the Looking Glass worth taking.

Views Around the world with Mila: Writer (and Director) Cinzia Angelini

The driving force behind this special project tells AV how she translated family memories into a short film, in this exclusive interview.

Views A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Two – There Is Now A Level Zero

The second of a four-part series looks at how DreamWorks Animation initially struggled after becoming an independent production company.

Views Composer Mark Watters on Disney’s Silly Symphonies music

We learn about the music from the classic shorts, and how it was arranged for the upcoming LACO concert, in this exclusive interview.

Views The Angry Birds Movie

Angry Birds does a good job of taking the video game and creating a new, fuller world, giving the lifeless characters personalities. But they don’t sustain it and by the end all we get is a bonus level of the old game.

Views A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part One – Ogres Are Like Onions!

Take a look back at the history of DreamWorks Animation with the first of a four-part series exploring its early years as a division in a new Hollywood studio.

Views Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is fun, exciting, and a compelling drama, making it arguably one of best superhero films to date.

Views Ratchet & Clank

Video game movies may be the next big thing in Hollywood, but Ratchet & Clank is an inauspicious start. This will be a trend that will soon run out of lives if the studios don’t figure out a winning strategy.

Views Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi talk about “rising” Moom

The creators of The Dam Keeper found new challenges in adapting a Japanese book for their latest project.

Views The Loud House

The Loud House is a surprisingly nice little series that looks good. But the premise of a boy with ten sisters could end up being a burden if not tinkered with carefully.


Animated News

Watch the main title sequence for upcoming Disney XD series Milo Murphy’s Law

Watch the new trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

The Art of Moana cover art revealed

Godzilla anime officially in the works

Jack Riley, voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, passes away

Kubo and the Two Strings opens


Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings opens today in 3,260 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics, garnering a 94% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing -- and bravely melancholy -- story that has something to offer audiences of all ages". BOM projects Kubo will be in a tight race for second at the weekend box office with the other animated film playing, Sausage Party, with both earning around $17 million. However, Box Office Prophets predicts Kubo will beat both Sausage Party and Suicide Squad for a weekend win with $18.1 million.

The teaser trailer for Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania is here

Adam West and Burt Ward return to their iconic roles in the trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Why Matthew McConaughey chose Kubo and the Two Strings as his first animated film

Kubo and the Two Strings director discusses philosophy of animation

Watch the first 12-minutes of Final Fantasy XV CG film Kingsglaive

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch will co-write Detective Pikachu

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken join forces for Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid

Ben Whishaw officially joins Mary Poppins Returns

Overtime accusations put Sausage Party’s production company in the frying pan

Alan Menken discusses Sausage Party‘s super-serious music in new featurette

Suicide Squad wins second weekend at box office

Looking back at the memorable music of the original Pete’s Dragon

Legendary Imagineer Rolly Crump documentary website now live

Oh My Disney celebrates Bambi anniversary with retrospective production article

Sausage Party surprises by topping the box office (for now)

Kenny Baker, the man behind R2-D2 in the first six Star Wars films, passes away

McG to direct Masters of the Universe after all?

Lando Calrissian will also appear in the Han Solo movie

Sausage Party grills past early projections on opening night

Suicide Squad director says Captain Boomerang is a “huge My Little Pony fan”

How Sausage Party got (and got away with) an R rating

Disney legend Alan Menken wrote the big musical number in Sausage Party

Suicide Squad soundtrack on track to top Billboard chart

Sausage Party opens


Columbia, Imageworks' Sausage Party opens today in 3,103 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The critics are eating it up, giving it a fresh 82% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Sausage Party is definitely offensive, but backs up its enthusiastic profanity with an impressively high laugh-to-gag ratio -- and a surprisingly thought-provoking storyline". Box Office Prophets predicts a healthily $27.5 million opening weekend take, good for third place.

Nickelodeon to bring back Rocko’s Modern Life in a new one-hour special

The new trailer for Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is here

How Kubo & the Two Strings blends animation and origami

Selma Hayek on playing a lesbian taco in Sausage Party

Suicide Squad should dominate over Sausage Party, Pete’s Dragon

The Silver Chair will “reboot” the Narnia series at TriStar Pictures

Watch the new Blu-ray trailer for Transformers: The Movie

The Croods 2 pushed back

Andrew Adamson to direct live-action Curious George film for Universal

Star Wars Rebels returning in September

The new TV trailer for Moana is here

Suicide Squad explodes at box office

Pikachu visits “ketchup heaven” in new Pokemon music video

Jimmy Smits to reprise role of Bail Organa in Rouge One

New Olympics-themed TV spot for Sing

Frozen Broadway musical loses its director

Hot Rod confirmed for Transformers 5

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree coming to Blu-ray November 1st

DreamWorks Animation reports strong second quarter ahead of sale to Comcast

Frozen: A Musical Spectacular coming to Disney Cruise Lines this November

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit coming to largest children’s museum in the world

The Wild Life gets PG rating

The Secret Life of Pets 2 already confirmed for summer 2018

Suicide Squad “all flash, no fun” according to first review

Suicide Squad could top $140 million for August opening weekend record

Morgan Freeman also joins Disney’s The Nutcracker

Upcoming Disney comics include “expanded” Frozen, Zootopia stories

Meryl Streep joins Mary Poppins Returns

Mad Magazine founder, cartoonist and movie poster artist Jack Davis dies aged 91

Rocketeer to fly again at Disney




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