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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!

Artists
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.

Television
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!

Film
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!

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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.

DVD
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Blu-ray
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!

Blu-ray
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.

AV Interactive
Views AV Interactive #1: Best Animated Monster Movie of the Past Decade

In the first edition of AV Interactive, and just in time for Halloween, tell us your opinion on what the best animated monster movie of the past decade was — and comment on our new Facebook page!

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #78: The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad – The RotoSPOOKERS

The Roto-SPOOKERS make an appearance for their annual Halloween episode. This time, they tackle the last of Disney’s package films, The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad.

Film
Views The Book of Life

Story, as the saying goes, may be king. But a weak story doesn’t have to be the death of a film when, like The Book of Life, the animation, music, humor, acting, and everything else is so heavenly.

Blu-ray
Views Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The astounding clock-punk rock opera masterpiece from Europe comes to North America. Read the review to find out more about one of the year’s best releases.

Blu-ray
Views Thunder And The House Of Magic

Shout! Factory brings us a wonderful animated movie from Europe that may not transcend the family film genre, but it does provide quality entertainment, while also providing one of the best 3D experiences out there.

The Rotoscopers
Views Animation Addicts Podcast #77: The Great Mouse Detective – Sit, Toby

The Rotoscopers discuss the first film in their ‘Mice & Rats’ podcast series, Disney’s 1986 The Great Mouse Detective.


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Strong opening day for final Hobbit film


Another Christmas-themed Big Hero 6 poster


Frozen meets The Lord of the Rings in what might be the best thing you see online today


The poster for Strange Magic revealed


New Minions clip now online


EW picks their 25 favorite episodes of The Simpsons


Let It Go to be featured during final season of Glee


Could Orlando Bloom be back for Pirates 5?


First posters for video game comedy Pixels revealed


International Cinderella trailer now online


New international Inside Out poster


Critics’ Choice Awards nominations announced


A cameo on Star Wars Rebels, Yoda will have


Did Cruella scare audiences off? Character’s introduction on Once Upon a Time brings in show’s worst ratings ever


Co-director Jennifer Lee talks legacy of Frozen’s female heroes


Indiana Jones runs away from Star Wars’ “ball droid” in fun YouTube mashup


Is Sony planning another live-action reboot for Spider-Man?


Massive international debut for final Hobbit film before it opens in the states on Wednesday


Lost 1927 Disney Christmas cartoon starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found in Norway


Peguins show a decent hold during third weekend at box office


Antonio Bandaras featured on latest SpongBob Movie poster


Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book reveals logo and concept art


Star Wars Celebration 2015 to premiere Rebels‘ second season


Idina Menzel reflects on breaking through with Frozen


Nashville stars sing Beauty & the Beast for ABC special


79 entries up for best original song Oscar this year


Very brief teaser trailer for Disney’s The Descendants now online


Skull Island pushed back to 2017


New Shaun the Sheep poster


Watch The Hobbit’s Smaug the dragon get interviewed by Stephen Colbert


Marine describes losing comrades in Iraq in moving animated film


Hearst acquires $81 million stake in DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV


Oscars’ Visual Effects category faces an identity crisis


Jim Parsons sings holiday cheer in Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas


Kung Fu Panda 3 moved back to March 2016; Jungle Book: Origins pushed back an entire year


The names of those new characters from the Star Wars trailer have been revealed


Frozen soundtrack gets three Grammy nominations, including Let It Go for best song written for visual media


Could Arthur Christmas become a Christmas classic despite failing at box office three years ago?


First look at Cruella de Vil, Ursula and Maleficent as they will appear on Once Upon a Time


A look back at A Doonsberry Special


Golden Globe nominations announced


Mark Hamill is the voice of Buddy’s father in animated Elf remake


South Park’s latest holiday special to air tonight


Ten films to compete for visual effects Oscar this year


The new trailer for Inside Out is now online


The Book of Life coming to Blu-Ray in January


Parody video offers “sneak peek” at what Frozen 2 probably won’t be like


A look back at A Garfield Christmas Special


Sony might be making an animated Spider-Man movie in order to preserve film rights; Lego Movie directors could produce


Idina Menzel discusses how voicing Elsa gave her “the best year her career’s ever had”


Latest antitrust lawsuit for animation studios is being erased


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