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Illumination drops new Grinch trailer

The latest trailer for Illumination’s upcoming animated feature, The Grinch, is now online. The film opens November 9th and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 filmmakers detail bittersweet finale
Captain Marvel teaser trailer released

Marvel has finally released the first teaser trailer for their newest cinematic hero, Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars along with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. The film is set to debut March 8, 2019 — two months before she may make another appearance in the Avengers: […]

DC Universe launches
First full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

The first full trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has been released. The films opens December 19, 2018, and stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Animated Views IV: A New Hope

Welcome to the all-new Animated Views! It’s been nine years since our last revamp, and it showed! With our 15th anniversary coming up, we wanted to get this place spruced up for our loyal readers. So what’s new? Read on to find out!

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch inks deal with Netflix
Each state’s favorite animated Disney movie
Incredibles 2 crosses the $1 billion mark worldwide
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Teen Titans is a very fun film that families will be able to enjoy together. It’s for kids and adults. It’s for people who love superheros and people who are tired of superheroes. And it’s for people who just like to laugh.

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.

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 […]

Incredibles 2 wants to turn stay-at-home dads into superheroes
Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter discuss Incredibles 2
WB Animation reviving Looney Tunes shorts
Edna Mode tours Parr residence in Incredibles 2 promo
Disney considers new role for possible Lasseter return
Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge talks animation directing challenges
Ten animators to watch in 2018
Comcast prepares to duel with Disney over Fox
The CG effects behind Infinity War’s Thanos
Chicken Run sequel in works at Aardman