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Views Cars 3

Cars 3 is a little too similar to the original model. But with fun characters, nice writing, and top of the line animation, the film easily leaves the previous entry of the franchise in the dust.

Views Production Designer Bill Cone feels at “Eze” in the world of Cars 3

To get behind-the-scenes of one of summer’s most anticipated films, we met with Bill Cone, who was instrumental in giving Cars 3 its visual identity and soul.

Views Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

With fun animation, hit-or-miss jokes, and a meandering plot, Captain Underpants is a mixed bag, somewhere between “not bad” and “not great”, and more tepid than epic.

Views Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a pretty good superhero movie and the best DCEU film to date, boosted by Gal Gadot’s performance and director Patty Jenkins’ storytelling.

Views The Red Turtle

The award-winning Studio Ghibli film, that actually is a European production, has characters that never speak, but the film has plenty to say.

Event Coverage
Views Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil Tribute Exhibition and Panel Event

An exclusive visit to a tribute exhibition and panel event for Disney XD’s hit series, with behind the scenes stories, details of Season 3, and a look at the various art on show!

Views For Smurfs: The Lost Village‘s art department, it’s great to feel blue!

We discuss the new design of the Smurfs and their world, with the new film’s character designer and production designer, in this exclusive interview.

Views Tangled: Before Ever After

The Tangled television series kicks off with this debut movie, whose job is simply to restore Rapunzel’s golden locks for the ongoing show in an entertaining enough fashion.

Views The Road To Broadway And Beyond: Disney’s Aladdin – A Whole New World

As opulent as the film and current stage smash it documents and celebrates, Michael Lassell’s book is a wish come true for fans.

Views The Boss Baby

While there is some fun for kids in The Boss Baby, adults sitting with them will be wishing they were at the grown-ups table instead.

Views Sing

Fun and funny, with a killer, wide-ranging soundtrack that overcomes its cartoon karaoke concept, and some great character animation, Sing turns out to be the best singing contest on screens right now.

Views Beauty and the Beast

While it manages to be good, the live-action adaption of Disney’s animated classic suffers from glaring flaws that make the film a disappointment given the hype and ambitions.

Views Miss Hokusai

This tale of famous Japanese artists – a man and his daughter – is told using Buddhist ideas of life’s simple pleasures, rather than trying to fit a Western-style genre. Its rewards are subtle and may be unexpected.

Views Moana: Ultimate Collectors Edition

Disney’s second animated smash of 2016 is this brilliant action adventure musical from masters of the craft John Musker and Ron Clements, and this disc presentation is as solid as they come!

Views Mickey And The Roadster Racers

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spin-off offers plenty of slapstick-heavy action for kids, even as some adults wonder how much mileage Disney can get out of it.

Views Legend Quest

Endure the rough start and one will find Legend Quest to be an exciting, dramatic adventure filled with scary creatures and fascinating mythologies to explore.

Views The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble

Though it may not capture the absurd magic of the original series, the new Powerpuff Girls still provides plenty of laughs for both kids and adults.

Views Welcome…to Moana orchestrator and song arranger Dave Metzger!

Learn how the Disney tradition and the sounds of the Pacific combined to form the masterful soundtrack to Disney’s Moana, in our exclusive interview.

Views Trolls: Party Edition

The delightful DreamWorks musical hit looks great on disc, even if the number of extras included isn’t exactly hair-raising.

Tooning In
Views Oscar Weekend 2017

The winners of the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this weekend. Here are all the details you need for our 13th Annual Oscar Event.

Views The Lego Batman Movie

Despite a thin story The Lego Batman Movie is an extremely fun ride with great animation, music, and acting. Though maybe next time leave the more dreary plotlines to that other Dark Knight.

Views Pinocchio: Walt Disney Signature Collection

Walt Disney’s epic masterpiece joins the Signature line, with a typically light treatment where the (lack of new) supplements can’t hold a candle to the brilliant feature.

Contest Corner
Views Animated Views’ 2017 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 13th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Views Adventure Time: Islands

The event mini-series fulfills its promise of revealing the answers to a few of the hit series’ greatest mysteries, as Finn, Jake, and Susan Stong sail off on a journey to find more humans and the secrets to their pasts.

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!


Animated News

Minnie Mouse among recipients of stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018

Child development expert sues Disney over “stealing” Inside Out from her

Ron Howard may take over now reportedly troubled Han Solo movie

Netflix introduces first interactive episode to The Adventures of Puss in Boots

Watch the first full episode of Hotel Transylvania: The Series

Phil Lord and Chris Miller exit Han Solo movie over “creative differences”

Transformers: The Last Knight tracking for massive opening weekend…in China

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm coming to Blu-ray, remastered and available to order in July

Batman & Harley Quinn to premiere at SDCC

Why Pixar should lose no sleep over Cars 3’s opening weekend

Sony picks up rights for children’s book The Day the Crayons Quit

Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah all confirmed for Godzilla 2

New poster for The Lego Ninjago Movie revealed

Cars 3 races to first place box office finish grossing $53.5 million

Jack Kirby to be honored at D23 expo

James Gunn claims the first cut of Scooby-Doo! was given an R rating

Cartoon Network reveals The Amazing World of Gumball puppets episode

Family Guy to honor Adam West during Sunday’s episode

Cars 3 opens


Pixar's Cars 3 opens today, in 4,256 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, earning a just fresh 64% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: "Cars 3 has an unexpectedly poignant story to go with its dazzling animation, suggesting Pixar's most middle-of-the-road franchise may have a surprising amount of tread left". It should do better with audiences with Entertainment Weekly projecting a first place $58 million opening weekend.

Spider-Man: Homecoming could swing to $100 million opening

2017 D23 Expo adds Gravity Falls/Star vs. The Forces of Evil creators and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit 90th anniversary panels

Here’s another strangely serious Cars 3 poster

First trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin released

The Book of Life 2 officially in the works

Composer Randy Newman drives huge orchestra for Cars 3 score

2017 D23 Expo adds Hercules 20th anniversary panel and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 80th anniversary screening

Another new Ferdinand poster released

The Bumblebee movie will take place in the 80s

Watch the theme song for the new DuckTales

Getting the details right for Cars 3

The new Ferdinand trailer is here

Disney XD releases Star vs. The Forces of Evil season 3 intro (contains some spoilers)

Pharrell contributes five new songs to Despicable Me 3

Cars 3 should race to box office finish line with $60 million opening

New Nut Job 2 posters

Donald and Scrooge “have a rift between them” on new Ducktales; series gets premiere date

New Ferdinand poster

UPDATED: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will go to theaters in front of Coco; first trailer released

How Wonder Woman’s success may reflect the power of a strong Rotten Tomatoes score

Mila’s director Cinzia Angelini will participate in “The View”

New Kingdom Hearts III trailer finally arrives at E3

Wonder Woman reigns supreme as The Mummy gets turned to dust

The talking cars of Cars 3 are more realistic than you might think

Can the “Motor City” take Friday off for unofficial Cars 3 holiday?

Kerry Washington on how Cars 3 “empowers women”

Seth MacFarlane, others mourn Adam West

Legendary Batman star Adam West passes away

The Black Panther trailer is here

Hollywood treatment for NASCAR’s young stars in Cars 3

Julie Andrews has endorsed Mary Poppins Returns, but won’t be in it

The first full My Little Pony: The Movie trailer is apparently coming soon

Watch the final “final” trailer for Cars 3

Watch the latest trailer to Coco

The late Paul Newman to “return” as Doc Hudson in Cars 3

New look at Mary Poppins Returns released

Writer suing Disney details plot similarities in his version of Zootopia

Wallace & Gromit’s Peter Sallis dies at 96

Captain Underpants’ startlingly low budget could dramatically alter the animation industry

Wonder Woman sets $100 million record opening for female directed film

Breaking down Up eight years after its release




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