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Views Animation Addicts Podcast #86: Once Upon a Forest – How Alvin and the Chipmunks Save the Forest

The fans voted and the Rotoscopers delivered! Chelsea, Morgan, and Mason continue their “Rats and Mice Series” with Once Upon a Forest!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #85: Cinderella – Mason Dubs

The Rotoscopres continue with their Mice & Rats podcast series with the rag-to-riches story, Disney’s 1950 classic Cinderella!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #84: Best of 2014

It’s time for the Animation Addicts Best of 2014 show! This episode celebrates the best that 2014 had to offer in animation and the Animation Addicts podcast.

Views Uncle Grandpa: Tiger Trails

This fairly new Cartoon Network series gets its first DVD volume, without any special features to speak of. But the show itself ends up being hilarious, with a cast of fun, wacky characters and an enjoyably zany nature behind everything.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #3: Readers’ Choice – Best Animated Feature Film of 2014

The Academy, the guilds, critics, and even the Animated Views staff will be rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn to make a selection. What was the best animated film of 2014?

Views Of pigs and men – Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi talk about The Dam Keeper

Our exclusive interview looks at how two former Pixar artists created a singluar style for their new animated short.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #83: Mickey’s Christmas Carol – They’re Just Actors

For the annual Christmas episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review the 1983 short Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #82: Duet – Interview with Glen Keane

Disney Legend, Glen Keane, takes a moment out of his very busy schedule to talk to Mason and Chelsea about his new short, Duet! Check it out! You won’t be disappointed!

Views A Duet with Glen Keane

The legendary animator discusses how new technology mixed with traditional craft to form his breakthrough Google animation.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #81: Ratatouille – Da Brad Bird

The Rotoscopers continue with their Mice & Rats podcast series by reviewing one of Pixar’s most critically acclaimed films: Ratatouille.

Views Toy Story That Time Forgot

The latest adventure starring everyone’s favorite toys proves to be a fun one, with cool new characters and great jokes. Just don’t expect it to feel like a Christmas special.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #2: Sorting the Classic Animated Christmas Specials

With the holidays just a few weeks away, we want to find out how well you know those Classic Animated Christmas Specials from the 1960s and 1970s!

Views Penguins of Madagascar

Penguins of Madagascar is not Pixar, but it’s not trying to be either. It compares much more favorably with the Looney Tunes cartoons of the past — zany, silly fun for fun’s sake. And, Hoover Dam, does it succeed!

Views The Wind Rises

The final Miyazaki film is a fictional account of the life of a major figure in Japanese history. It’s tricky and even controversial subject matter, leading to conflicted reactions by the viewer, but the craft of the filmmaker has never been stronger.

Views Kiki’s Delivery Service

This charming Studio Ghibli film about a good little witch lands on Blu-ray with improved picture, and all of the improtant DVD features.

Views Princess Mononoke

The Studio Ghibli masterpiece finally comes to Blu-ray, sporting a vastly improved picture and new-to-disc supplements, but dropping the literal translation subtitle track.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #80: Big Hero 6 – Do Not Even Compare it To Frozen

The Rotoscopers review Disney’s newest animated feature, the superhero film that everyone loves: Big Hero 6.

Views Phineas And Ferb Star Wars

Disney allows its hit TV show to cross over with its newly bought Lucasfilm franchise, and the result is a fun celebration of both.

Views Star Wars – The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions

The post-cancellation episodes of the excellent Star Wars program push the mythology further, and accomplish the task of making the prequels better, simply by giving them context.

Views Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is yet another winner from Disney — with an assist from Marvel! Despite some nit-picking criticisms of the story, audiences will be more than satisfied with their film.

Views Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is excellent as Disney’s iconic villain, here given the backstory treatment in a visual feast of a film, though this new Blu-ray disappoints with a lack of any magnificent extras.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #79: An American Tail – How Many Bands Have a Thunder Tube?

For the next film in The Rotoscopers’ ‘Mice & Rats’ series, they cover Don Bluth’s 1986 mouse film An American Tail.

Views Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty is back again with the second in the Planes franchise (and fourth film set in the world of Cars), this time joining a band of air firefighters for a lightweight diversion.

Views Toy Story Of Terror!

With Halloween upon us, we take a look at the Blu-ray release of the Toy Story gang’s creepy stay at a roadside motel, now on disc with a terrifyingly great package of extras!

Views Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season

Cable television’s most popular show reins in the craziness just enough to produce a season’s worth of charming stories that are about as insane as ever, but are becoming more cohesive, heartfelt, and often even poignant.


Animated News

The matte paintings of the original Star Wars trilogy and their creators

DC announces new Batman, Justice League animated features and shorts

Does Disney’s new princess Elena count as Latina?

Short Photographs offers emotional tale about elderly woman and Polaroid camera

Studio Ghibli doc Kingdom of Dreams & Madness released this week

SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer standalone Internet subscription service

Special Phineas & Ferb episode inspired by 25-year-old super fan’s artwork

Bob’s Burgers to get official cookbook of show’s pun-titled daily burger specials

Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon join Nut Job studio’s Spark

Did the Annie noms quietly forecast Oscar’s Lego Movie snub?

Guardians, Lego, Dragon 2 among 3D Society Award winners

Joy tries to cheer up Sadness in international Inside Out clip

BBC wants to use animation to win global news battle

With few reviews online, Madea’s Tough Love debuts at #5 on sales chart

What’s worth watching on FXX’s Animation Domination?

Global Screen acquires extraterrestrial 3D flick Luis & His Friends From Outer Space

Reef creators’ Jungle Shuffle now available to pre-order

Minions takes on the Super Bowl in new TV spot

Disney to introduce its “first Latina princess” on Sofia the First; character to then star in spin-off show

First look at Tomorrowland’s Super Bowl TV spot

Ted gets married in first trailer for Seth MacFarlane sequel

First look at the Art of Home book

Behind the scenes on the Shaun the Sheep movie

A look at the Oscar nominated shorts of 2014

How DreamWorks Animation can claw its way back

Fox Animation, Shawn Levy land film rights for Sanrio’s Mr. Men, Little Miss characters

Sony Animation taps DreamWorks Animation’s Kristine Belson as president

Tortoise vs. hare in Mercedes-Benz’s CGI Big Race Super Bowl ad

Indian animator Toonz expands into New Zealand

Pharrell gets animated in N.E.R.D.’s Squeeze Me music video from Spongebob sequel

Mera saves young Arthur Curry in new Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis clip

Watch animated trailers for Casablanca, Apocalypse Now, and more

Nut Job sequel gets 2016 release date

Let It Go songwriters to write special musical number for Neil Patrick Harris at this year’s Oscars

Fantastic Four reboot gets a first teaser trailer

Is Disney diluting its brand with live-action remakes of animated classics?

IDW to publish comics based on classic Disney characters

DreamWorks animators await layoff word in industry’s latest “roller coaster” plunge

Frozen is now the biggest selling Blu-Ray of all time

If Disney characters were cast as Harry Potter characters

Monster Trucks pushed back to Christmas Day; How to Train Your Dragon 3 claims June 2018 release date; B.O.O. removed from schedule

Emma Watson confirms she’s been cast as Belle in Disney’s live-action Beauty & the Beast

Lego Movie‘s Dan Lin receives Producers Guild Award for theatrical animation

Sundance reviews praise Aardman’s Shaun The Sheep as “marvelous”, “charming”

Remembering PDI’s early years

Still another SpongeBob Movie poster

No magic for Strange Magic as film heads for one of the worst openings ever for a 3,000 theater+ wide release

A woman made $4.9 million last year unwrapping Disney toys on YouTube (we’re not kidding!)

Nippon Animation sets sail with top crew on Sinbad

DreamWorks Animation stock hits 52-week low, analysts raise liquidity concerns

Michelle Raimo Kouyate exits President of Production post at Sony Pictures Animation

Kung Fu Panda 3 gets co-production status in China

Paddington‘s CG artisans: ‘We put the life in his eyes’

More info on DreamWorks’ Captain Underpants outsource studio Mikros Image

Duplass Brothers to premiere Animals series at Sundance

Lego announces new Scooby-Doo toy line, animated special

Don Hertzfeldt’s animated film Antarctica coming from You’re Next producers

South Korea’s largest entertainment conglomerate announces Robot Trains

How seven Disney princesses could change the world

Disney cool on State Department pitch to use Frozen to teach climate change




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