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Views Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Studio Ghibli fans will be happy that sort-of successor Studio Ponoc has made a beautiful debut film. The tale of a girl who finds herself a witch may be familiar on the surface, but the seeds of future greatness are obvious.

Film
Views Incredibles 2

In a world where blockbuster over-the-top superhero movies have become as mainstream as westerns were back in their heyday, Incredibles 2 brings the humanity back to the genre.

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.


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Animated News

Watch the new Marshmello DuckTales music video Fly


Daria reboot in the works


Disney reportedly puts Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi movies on hold


Disney outbids Comcast for Fox merger with $71 billion offer


Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter officially announced as the new chief creative officers of Disney and Pixar


Butch Hartman announces what’s next after Nick: a new streaming network


Why Disney’s live-action Mulan remake should mirror the original


Jim Davis on 40 years of Garfield: “I’m still trying to get it right”


Incredibles 2 drowns Finding Dory’s opening weekend record


Disney Channel takes the unknown country road with Big City Greens


First Aquaman trailer to premiere at Comic-Con this year


New DuckTales DVD features two episodes of the original series previously unreleased on disc


Incredibles 2 opens

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Pixar's Incredibles 2 opens today in 4,410 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing super with the critics, earning a 93% score at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Incredibles 2 reunites Pixar's family crimefighting team for a long-awaited follow-up that may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name." A record breaking weekend is possible with BOM projecting a haul of over $150 million while Box Office Prophets predicts $144.7 million – both above Finding Dory's $135 million, which is the current biggest domestic opening for an animated film.



Incredibles 2 wants to turn stay-at-home dads into superheroes


Fox Animation heads pledge “business as usual” amid Disney, Comcast bids


Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter discuss Incredibles 2


Full trailer for The Grinch premieres


Lisa Henson remembers her father Jim’s ‘gentle sense of humor’


First teaser trailer to live-action Dumbo has flown in


Trolls sequel gets a poster, new title


Rumen Petkov, influential animator of early Cartoon Network shows, passes away at 70


MTV developing live-action TV series reboot of Aeon Flux


WB Animation reviving Looney Tunes shorts


Sora and company explore the world of Frozen in Kingdom Hearts III E3 trailer


Star Wars and how fandom can become toxic


John Lasseter wasn’t “welcome back” at Pixar, with many threatening to leave studio if he returned


Incredibles 2 team talks film’s push for female empowerment, gender equality


Ahead of new album, Gorillaz replace jailed Murdoc with Ace from The Powerpuff Girls


Kingdom Hearts III release date pushed to January 2019


After “missteps”, John Lasseter to leave Disney


Early critical buzz for Incredibles 2 is overwhelmingly positive


Disney continues viral marketing campaign for Wreck-It Ralph 2 with Disney Princess Facebook posts


The teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 3 is here


Full trailer to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into view


Jared Leto Joker movie in early development at Warner Bros.


Get kind of kooky with this first image from The Addams Family


Wendy’s voice actress Kathryn Beaumont & historian Mindy Johnson discuss Peter Pan


Justin Bieber cast as voice of Cupid in animated film from Mythos Studios


New look at How to Train Your Dragon 3 offers first look at film’s new villain


The first trailer for The Lego Movie 2 is here


First trailer for Bumblebee arrives


First poster for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part


The full trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet is here


Solo continues to lead box office over quiet post-holiday weekend


William Phipps, voice of Prince Charming in Cinderella, passes away at 96


New Ralph Breaks the Internet poster; trailer coming tomorrow


Solo writers discuss writing spin-off, killing off character in The Force Awakens, and who shot first


Toothless is not alone in first How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World poster


First look at Disney Princess cameos, other goodies from Wreck-It Ralph 2


First look at Lauren Faust-helmed DC Superhero Girls reboot released


Incredibles 2 tracking for best animated opening weekend ever


First look at Matt Groening’s Disenchantment, Netflix sets premiere date


First full trailer for Disney’s Christopher Robin now online


Hiccup and company grow up in first promo pictures of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


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



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