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Views Cruising with Hotel Transylvania 3 vis dev artist Lizzie Nichols

Set sail with Animated Views as we trek through the mind and reveal the talent of a key figure at Sony Animation in this exclusive interview.

Views Composer Toby Chu gives us an appetite for Pixar’s Bao

Read how Chu used music to help mix east and west in this celebrated short film, now appearing with The Incredibles 2.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!


Animated News

The Griffins will meet Donald Trump in an upcoming Family Guy; series to pay tribute to Adam West

Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

My Little Pony writers discuss show’s legacy, fandom at Comic-Con

The Aquaman trailer is here

Wonder Woman 1984 previewed at Comic-Con, no details on how Chris Pine is returning

The Shazam! teaser trailer is here

Watch the new trailer for Godzilla: King of Monsters

Jon Schenpp dies; Metapocalypse writer, director was 51

James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 over Twitter jokes from years ago

Fancy Nancy gets exquisite ratings for Disney Junior

Nickelodeon developing new Rugrats animated series and live-action film with Paramount

DreamWorks releases first look at She-Ra series for Netflix

TaleSpin villain Don Karnage to appear in DuckTales, voiced by Jaime Camil

Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown could join Frozen 2

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series coming to Blu-ray in the fall

Duck Duck Goose skips theatrical run, will now premiere on Netflix

Marvel taps Cate Shortland to direct Black Widow solo feature

Billy Dee Williams is back as Lando in Star Wars: Episode IX

Paramount launches first official trailer for Wonder Park

Incredibles 2 becomes biggest domestic animated movie of all time

Original Supergirl movie coming to Warner Archive Collection, with international and director’s cuts

Amy Adams says Enchanted sequel Disenchanted is still happening

Margot Robbie says Birds of Prey movie will begin production in January

Nicolas Cage confirmed to play “Spider-Man Noir” in Into the Spider-Verse

Steven Universe breaks ground with same sex marriage proposal

Sunrise announces live-action Gundam film in development with Legendary Entertainment

Ant-Man and the Wasp could ride Marvel gravy train to $100 million opening weekend

Paramount to show off Bumblebee at Comic-Con, a first for the Transformers franchise

There was going to be a John Lasseter children’s book

John Lasseter and Pixar’s sexist boys club

How Garfield became the cat who saved primetime cartoons

Jim Carrey is Robotnik in upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Disney shutting down Disneytoon Studios, effective immediately

Watch the new theme song for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Young Justice: Outsiders and DC Super Hero Girls first look set for San Diego Comic Con

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


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




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