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Views Animated Views’ 2017 Animated Movie Guide

It’s our first ever Movie Guide, looking at every major animated movie coming your way in 2017. Get set for Lego Batman, more Cars, Gru, and Alec Baldwin as a talking baby!

Views Lego Star Wars – The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One

This slick and exciting Lucasfilm show earns a surprising amount of credit for crafting a credible Star Wars story, even if it is told in a humorous fashion.

Views 2016: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

Our band of intrepid contributors cast their eyes back on the picks of the past twelve months, from movies to discs and books – and everything inbetween!

AV Interactive
Views The AV Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Animated Feature Film of 2016

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 – vote now!

Views Pete’s Dragon

One of Disney’s biggest surprises of the year is this wonderfully good-natured gem, a mighty fine family film that stands out from all the other talking animals and fish currently out there. Just lovely.

Views The BFG

Spielberg directs a rare misfire that draws on Roald Dahl’s book, Amblin production values and Disney magic, but disappointingly fails to deliver on all lackluster counts.

Views The Secret Life Of Pets

Illumination’s latest finally breaks away from those Minions, with a less distinctive movie that still delivers laughs even if it gets close to being lost in the animal comedy fray.

Views Kubo And The Two Strings

Laika steps up stop-motion, and largely western animation in general, with this beautiful and deeply heartfelt tale, nicely showcased on this disc.

Views Moana

Disney knows their way around princess movies. But while Moana is very beautiful and very entertaining, who knows how far they could have gone if they’d taken a few more risks instead of playing it safe.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 CTN Animation Expo Exclusive

An exclusive look at one of the biggest animation conventions, featuring live demonstrations from animators Andreas Deja, James Lopez, and Russ Edmonds.

Views Finding Dory

Pixar’s Nemo sequel is a movie in search of a plot and, despite huge audience approval, one just doesn’t get the feeling the filmmakers were really invested in what amounts to being a major creative disappointment.

Views Some time with Borrowed Time directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Time and redemption figure into this moving western tale, from two Pixar animators, who exclusively tell us about developing their film.

Event Coverage
Views 2016 Los Angeles Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the Stan Lee-sponsored Con, highlighting 75 years of Wonder Woman, 25 years of Darkwing Duck, and a celebration of Pinky and the Brain.

Views Trolls

Its hairy heroes and pop tunes won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those in the mood for cheery fun, Trolls provides plenty of charms.

Views The Venture Bros.: The Complete Sixth Season

The Ventures relocate to NYC, The Monarch takes on a bold new identity as his wife also takes a new job, and this very funny show finds its best rhythm yet.

Views Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season

Finn finds his newly found father to be a crushing disappointment, Gunter gets an origin, and lots of crazy stuff happens in the latest run of Cartoon Network’s insane hit.

Views Back In Time

Back In Time strives to entertain with stories of making Back To The Future and the fan community that has built up around the trilogy, but you’ll end up using your remote to travel forward and save a few minutes.

Views All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records

It used to be the place to buy your LaserDiscs and soundtracks, remembered fondly in this entertainingly celebrational retrospective.

Views Beauty And The Beast: 25th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection

As with Snow White, this second Signature disc is perfectly fine, but loses everything that made past editions must-haves.

Views Around the world with Mila: interview with art director Alexandra Kavalova

As the production of the promising independent short surges ahead, we have an exclusive chat with the project’s Bulgarian-Canadian art director.

Views Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lacking context due to its early release, one Can’t Stop the Feeling! that the Trolls soundtrack has an identity crisis and could affect the film’s enjoyment.

Views Storks

Storks is the kind of movie you’ll want to watch over and over. With great animation, top-notch voice talent, an engaging story, and incredible humor, this film delivers.

Views Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Two

All the excitement of Star Wars is present in Rebels, with solid specs and the addition of great bonus features in this second season set.

Views The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot To Remember

Becky Cline and Steven Clark prove there is a lot to remember about the Walt Disney Studios, and all of it worthy of discovering or revisiting in this lavish new book.

Views The Jungle Book

A terrific audio-visual presentation, commentary and documentary bolster this disc debut for Disney’s triumphant re-do, though it feels more might come in a promised 3D edition.


Animated News

Wait, has a 9 sequel just been teased?

New My Life as a Zucchini trailer

Celine Dion will perform original song for live-action Beauty and the Beast

Sony reveals full voice cast for The Star, plot summary for Hotel Transylvania 3

Sir Patrick Stewart officially confirmed for The Emoji Movie…as the Poop Emoji

Fan favorite Miles Morales will be the star of Sony’s animated Spider-Man

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature trailer is now online

Julia Roberts joins Smurfs: The Lost Village

Meet the voice of the most famous video game character of all time

Goosebumps 2 scaring its way into theaters January 2018

Edward Norton leads English voice cast for China’s The Guardian Brothers

Care Bears gets a fashion line for adults

Take a look at the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon graphic novel

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams joins Early Man

Why Regular Show is the Seinfeld of cartoons

Regular Show finale; creator and actors say goodbye

Hasbro debuts Hanazuki: Full of Treasures web series on YouTube

Black Holes website now live

Director Chris Wedge talks Monster Trucks

Watch the new trailer for Tangled: Before Ever After

Interviewing Kubo’s Deborah Cook, first person nominated for Costume Designer’s Guild Award for work on an animated film

Disney announces Moana to set sail for Blu-ray combo pack and 3D edition March 7

Ariana Grande and John Legend to perform title track for Beauty and the Beast

Anna Kendrick to play “female Santa Claus” in Disney comedy

Will Smith in talks to headline Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Zoe Saldana joins My Little Pony movie; Lionsgate releases updated film logo

George Lucas museum coming to LA

Disney to release sing-along version of Moana in theaters in late January

Watch the trailer for The Jetsons and WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

New Cars 3 TV trailer debuts

Hidden Figures ends Rogue One’s box office reign

Watch the Golden Globes TV spot for Beauty and the Beast

Zootopia wins Best Animated Feature at Golden Globes

Check out new images from Pirates 5, Transformers 5, and Justice League

New Beauty and the Beast poster

New Archer promos released

Empire meets The Great Gatsby in upcoming Simpsons episode

Rick and Morty art show coming to LA

How Pixar found Dory

Watch the teaser trailer for Big Hero 6: The Series

Leia’s future in Star Wars discussed at LucasFilm following Carrie Fisher’s passing

New Cars 3 characters revealed

Old “Ben” Kenobi will be on Star Wars Rebels

Success of latest Star Wars films may delay Han Solo to Christmas 2018

New Cars 3 trailer coming January 9th

First Listen of Emma Watson singing “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast

Watch how to draw Moana and Pua courtesy of Disney artist Grace Lee

Bambi artist and Disney Legend Tyrus Wong passes away at 106

Just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, star of Singin’ In The Rain and Charlotte’s Web, dies aged 84

Sing and Star Wars dominate holiday box office

Fiery concept art from Kong: Skull Island debuts

Seth MacFarlane remembers Carrie Fisher; actress has two episodes of Family Guy yet to air

George S. Irving, Heat Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus, passes away

Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher passes away following heart attack

First (and NSFW) look at season 3 of Rick and Morty

New Beauty and the Beast TV spot released

Get a sneak peek of Animal Kingdom’s Avatar land

Details and first look at Pixar’s Coco

First look at Captain Underpants released; film to include traditional animation

Carrie Fisher hospitalized following “massive” heart attack on plane




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