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Views Exclusive 2015 Comic-Con Recap

Animated Views’ special correspondent Dan Short provides our exclusive recap of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, including coverage of Disney’s The Power Of 2D panel, Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team, and much more!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #99: Minions – It is what it is, Just go with it!

Go back to the dawn of time to the inception of everyone’s favorite little yellow henchmen with a review of Illumination’s Minions.

Views Minions

Minions has potential but is ultimately disappointing with an uneven plot and stale jokes. Instead of feature length these little guys would be better served doing short films from now on.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #98: Inside Out – Is It Really for Kids?

The Rotoscopers review Pixar’s newest and most imaginative animated film Inside Out.

Views Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s greatest film finally comes to Blu-ray, with top-notch technical quality showing this masterpiece in the best possible light.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #6: Scoring Pixar

After a brief hiatus, AV Interactive is back! To celebrate the release of Inside Out, show us what you know about the four people who have composed all 15 scores for Pixar’s films.

Views Insider Access To Inside Out

The sneak peek at Pixar’s latest was a worthwhile evening that included some nice bonus features, but the main attraction was Pete Docter’s extraordinary film.

Views Strange Magic

Where is Jar Jar Binks when you need him? Only interminable tedium is to be found in George Lucas’ jukebox musical, which you get the feeling Disney has (quite rightly) dumped out due to a contractual obligation.

Views A Conversation with Terry Rawlings

Editor Terry Rawlings counts many impressive films amongst his credits, including Alien and Blade Runner. Here he talks about his 50-plus year career and his picture cutting debut Watership Down, newly available on Blu-ray.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #94: The Brave Little Toaster – Let the ‘Toy Story’ Comparisons Begin!

The Rotoscopers take a look back at an interesting 1980s animated film, Disney’s The Brave Little Toaster.

Views Batman Vs. Robin: Exclusive Figure Edition

The script tries hard to make a sophisticated story of father-son conflict, but the movie’s action-fueled direction brings it close to being just another fight-filled exercise in excess.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #93: Pinocchio – Now That’s How You Do a Sidekick

When you wish upon a podcast, you get the Rotoscopers reviewing Walt Disney’s 2nd masterpiece, the 1940 classic Pinocchio.

Views More Cartoons For Victory!

More Thunderbean greatness! Foreign propaganda, rare Private Snafu Quick Facts, footage from the First Motion Picture Unit, and rarities from Disney and UPA make this an outstanding collection of wartime shorts.

Views Noveltoons: Original Classics

Thunderbean shows us how Famous Studios lived up to the Fleischer name, at least in the 1940s, with this collection of wonderful cartoons. Those that thought Famous meant “second rate” are in for a surprise.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #92: Watership Down – Complete with Criterion Snobbery

The Rotoscopers go across the pond to review the highly requested cult classic 1978 British film Watership Down.

Views Frozen: The Poster Collection

Disney keeps the Frozen merchandising wheel a-turning with an oversized print presentation of 40 pull-out-and-frame poster images. Most collectors will likely keep the book intact – if they can fit it onto their shelves!

Views Home

Home is a lackluster and innocuous affair that will, at best, be forgotten about the day after you see it, or at worst, make you ask if you can has those ninety minutes back.

Views Cinderella

The animated classic gets a magical live-action retelling that should please audiences both young and old, while Frozen Fever proves to be a delightful follow-up to the Disney blockbuster.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #91: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Kaboom of Doom

We just love kung fu! Last episode the Rotoscopers reviewed Kung Fu Panda and we just couldn’t get enough. This episode, they review the 2011 sequel Kung Fu Panda 2!

Views Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast

The Disney Fairy series gets a little darker with this tale of a monster-like creature, but the movie stays true to the messages of friendship and learning positive life lessons.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #5: DreamWorks Disorder

To celebrate the release of DreamWorks’ 31st feature, Home, show off how familiar you are with their history! Arrange these twelve films into the order they were released.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #90: Kung Fu Panda – How to Train Your Dragon Warrior

It’s back to back DreamWorks films for the Rotoscopers! This episode we tackle the 2008 CGI film Kung Fu Panda.

Views Gladiators Of Rome

Lazy storytelling, uneven comedy and questionable subject matter combine in this Italian animation; somehow both bizarre and generic at the same time. Zero extras and mediocre audio tempt a big thumbs down.

Views Big Hero 6

It’s Frozen for the boys as Disney strikes back with their take on lesser-known characters from the pages of Marvel Comics for another, freshly Academy Award-winning blockbuster!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #88: Shrek – The Anti-Fairytale

The Rotoscopers review DreamWorks’ second CGI animated film–the amazing, hilarious, irreverent Shrek.


Animated News

Here’s a parrot singing Everything is Awesome!

A look back at short-lived cartoons from the 80’s

You owe it to yourself to watch this amazing 3D tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

Kung Fu Panda 3 director explains film’s supernatural villain

The new trailer for the LEGO Dimensions video game is here

Beano editors dismiss claims that Inside Out copied Numskulls characters

Blue Umbrella director creates Henry short for Oculus Rift

DreamWorks Animation launches TV channel in Thailand

First look at concept art for Disney Magic cruise liner’s Tangled: The Musical

Tom Cruise to star in Disney’s Bob the Musical?

New Turbo F.A.S.T. clip released

Disney poll lets users vote for their favorite animated feature

Descendants character posters show off Disney villains’ kids

Monster Hunt becomes highest grossing Chinese movie ever

Pop sensation Meghan Trainor to appear in The Peanuts Movie “as herself”

Superman: The Animated Series’ Mercy Graves will be in Batman Vs. Superman

Trailer for new Fantastic Four recut with footage from doomed 1994 film

New Batman Vs. Superman images released

Netflix’s critically acclaimed Bojack Horseman gets renewed

Mark Hamill to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke

South Park returns for 19th season on September 16th; cop comedy Moonbeam City to also debut that day

Gorgeous new Kung Fu Panda 3 images released

Bugs Bunny turns 75; watch the first “What’s up, Doc?” moment

The Muppets promise “full frontal nudity” in character posters for new show

Pocahontas Legacy Collection soundtrack announced

How Pixar’s Inside Out models real-world filmmaking tools

Roald Dahl books get interactive with new app series

Did Pixar kill hand-drawn animation in the US?

This is why Mario didn’t make it into Pixels

VFX reel for The Flash shows how Grodd was brought to the small screen

Check out images from a 1943 Walt Disney Studios employee manual

Rick and Morty to be “even more out-of-control” during show’s new season

Chris Columbus talks Pixels, special effects, being offered Spider-Man, and more

DreamWorks puts He-Man, Underdog, others on (insanely) expensive clothing line

DreamWorks Animation sells campus for $215 million

Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Blu-Ray in October

Pixels’ box office high score may be taken away by Ant-Man

Viral campaign launched to get fans to “audition” to be in upcoming Jem & the Holograms movie

Tangled is retold with Emoji, and it’s cute

Watch the short film that Pixels is based on

Kristen Bell leaves voice mail for sick girl as Frozen’s Anna

Shrek designer Raman Hui’s Monster Hunt on track to become biggest Chinese film ever

Ahmed Best talks being cast as Jar Jar Binks, critical backlash, and motion capture animation (interview contains strong language)

Internet poll lets you vote for the next Disney Infinity character

Bryan Singer teases X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover, but will it actually happen?

Jurassic Park V coming in 2018, with Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt returning

Rick and Morty creators talk show’s new season (note: interview contains strong language)

Space Jam sequel/reboot with LeBron James in the works?

Don Rickles returns for Toy Story 4

EU opens antitrust case against 6 major US movie studios

Nickelodeon’s $25,000 animation scholarship competition opens

Highest grossing Chinese animated film Monkey King brings hope to country’s industry

Calling African creators: Disney and Triggerfish want your animation ideas

Amusing Shaun the Sheep Movie poster spoofs Spectre

Here’s what all of that confusing “Quantum Realm” stuff in Ant-Man was really about

Here’s your first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon series

How Rick & Morty became an unexpected hit

China, IL cancelled by Adult Swim

The Lion King makes the BBC’s list of “100 Greatest American Films of All Time”

Complete Disney D23 schedule officially released




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