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Event Coverage
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.

Film
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.

Blu-ray
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.

Film
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.

DVD
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.

Filmmakers
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.

Blu-ray
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.

DVD
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.

DVD
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.

Book
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!

Film
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.

Film
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!

Blu-ray
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.

DVD
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.

Blu-ray
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.


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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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