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Artists
Views Pixar Shading Art Director Bryn Imagire reveals the “incredible” art behind I2

Jeremie finds out what is new and what isn’t in the design of The Incredibles 2.

Interviews
Views Muppet Babies Composers Andy Bean & Keith Horn Make Your Dreams Come True

We speak with the musical team behind the new Muppet Babies and find out how they kept it sounding classic yet contemporary.

Blu-ray
Views The Breadwinner

This Oscar-nominated film tells of a young Afgan girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family, after her father is arrested by the Taliban, in an eye-opening story that sees oppression fought with courage and love.

Yearbooks
Views 2017: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

As the Oscars bring awards season to a close, we take our own look back on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017 in film, television and animation, plus your picks of the year!

Film
Views Early Man

Early Man is fun, but leaves a lot of potential untapped. Aardman is still top of their game technically, but hopefully the issues here are an anomaly and we’ll see more evolved storytelling in their next generation of films.

Contest Corner
Views Animated Views’ 2018 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 14th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Composers
Views Of Rabbits and Ducks: a chat with composer Dominic Lewis

Rising star in the film music sphere Dominic Lewis has found success in feature films, TV, and animation. AV speaks with him about his current projects: Peter Rabbit and DuckTales.

Directors
Views Revolving around Revolting Rhymes with directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Read about the conception of the Oscar-nominated short, adapting the work of Roald Dahl, in our exclusive interview.

Directors
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!

Film
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?

Film
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.

Artists
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.

Artists
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.

DVD
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Artists
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.

Film
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!

Artists
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.

DVD
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.

Television
Views DuckTales

Woo-hoo!

Artists
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!


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Animated News

Warner Bros. developing animated adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon


Trailer for Mowgli now online


Edna Mode tours Parr residence in Incredibles 2 promo


Sherlock Gnomes coming home in June


Cartoon Network is bringing back the Thundercats (again)


Full voice cast for She-Ra & the Princesses of Power announced; new teaser poster also revealed


Disney considers new role for possible Lasseter return


Frozen musical set for North American tour in fall 2019


Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law gets a promotion in new special airing this fall


Superman star Margot Kidder passes away at age 69


Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge talks animation directing challenges


Tara Strong discusses the voice industry and the new Rocky and Bullwinkle


Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy both renewed by Fox


Avengers: Infinity War tops $1 billion internationally, ranks 5th all-time worldwide


UPDATED: Rick and Morty gets huge 70-episode renewal from Adult Swim


Ten animators to watch in 2018


That epic shot in the Avengers: Infinity War preview was created only for the trailer


Disney goes big for Mulan with reportedly massive $290 million budget


Comcast prepares to duel with Disney over Fox


TBS renews Final Space for a second season


The CG effects behind Infinity War’s Thanos


Animal Crackers co-director Scott Christian Sava chronicles difficulty in getting film released


Peter Rabbit 2 will hop into theaters in 2020


Cartoon Network accidentally spoiled the ending of Steven Universe


Avengers continue to blast away box office competition


DreamWorks Animation inks multi-year exclusive streaming deal with Hulu


Solo now tracking even bigger with potential $170 million holiday weekend debut


Trolls attraction coming to New York City


Transformers actress Isabela Moner is Dora the Explorer in live-action film


SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical scores 12 Tony Award nominations, only 3 for Frozen


New Teen Titans Go! To The Movies trailer


It takes two to make a thing go right in latest Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer


Avengers: Infinity War shatters both domestic and worldwide opening box office records


The Simpsons fittingly spoofs Gunsmoke in tonight’s landmark episode


Simpsons makes history as the longest-running scripted primetime series tonight; Matt Groening looks back at show’s legacy


Theater under fire after it accidentally shows R-rated horror movie trailer before Peter Rabbit


New Disney Channel animated series Star Wars: Resistance will serve as a prequel to The Force Awakens


Chicken Run sequel in works at Aardman


Kim Possible live-action movie casts Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone in leads


Family Guy once again gets topical with Emmy campaign


Can “King John” return to Disney? The dark side of John Lasseter…


Harrison Ford joins Secret Life of Pets 2 in first ever animated role for legendary actor


Schoolhouse Rock! composer Bob Dorough passes away


Big Hero 6: The Series also moving from Disney XD to Disney Channel


Fast and Furious animated series coming to Netflix


Queen Elsa voice actress Idina Menzel to coach first ever “Disney night” on American Idol


Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, others join Angry Birds 2


Disney “genius” Howard Ashman now the subject of a new documentary


Sony taps up and comers Aaron and Adam Nee to helm Masters of the Unvierse


Looking back at when Barbara Bush wrote Marge Simpson


Edgar Ramirez will be the villain in Jungle Cruise


The park is closed in action-packed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer


Gremlins 3 will “almost certainly be a reboot” according to Chris Columbus


Inside The Adventures of Superpup, the weirdest Superman idea ever


Steven Spielberg to helm DC Comics Blackhawk film


Duck Duck Goose no longer coming out this Friday?


How to Train Your Dragon 3 gets a title, plot summary


New Incredibles 2 trailer premieres


Genndy Tartakovsky talks helming Hotel Transylvania 3, finally ending Samurai Jack, and more


New Incredibles 2 poster released; full trailer arriving tomorrow



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