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Live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog gets a 2019 release date

Coco wins animated prize at BAFTAs

Early Man opens

Aardman’s Early Man opens today in 2,494 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. Their critical consensus: “Early Man isn’t quite as evolved as Aardman’s best work, but still retains the unique visuals and sweet humor that have made the studio a favorite […]


Early Man cast tours set and makes models

Incredibles 2 trailer released

Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyonce working on new song for Lion King remake

Early Man’s Eddie Redmayne was hesitant to try voice acting

Coco, War for the Planet of the Apes top film winners at Visual Effects Society Awards

Director Nick Park talks Early Man

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!


Jorge R. Gutiérrez leaves Waner Bros, no longer directing Billion Brick Race

Butch Hartman leaving Nickelodeon, posts video explaining decision

Fox Animation, Universal Music team for film based on the songs of Bob Marley

The Red Turtle director discusses French animation

Cartoon Network provides new scholarship to CalArts animation students

CBS signs producer to focus on developing animation slate

Up’s Pete Docter and Michael Giacchino to intro the Academy’s Oscar Concert celebration of film music

PRESS RELEASE THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION PRESENT THE OSCAR® CONCERT One-Night-Only Celebration of the History of Film Music in Honor of the 90th Oscars® Wednesday, February 28, at 8:00 PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA (February 1, 2018) — The Academy of Motion […]


Illumination, Nintendo to co-produce Mario film

UK’s Zycon and China’s DeZerlin draw up mega animation pact

Aardman co-founder Dave Sproxton discusses why the UK lags behind in animated feature film production

How Pixar’s cartoon cheese led to a smarter view of disease

Moana’s How Far I’ll Go wins Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media

Sony moves Lin-Manuel Miranda project Vivo up

90th Academy Awards nominees announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The winners will be named on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 6:30pm ET. The animated and visual effects contenders include:


Captain Underpants and Emoji Movie usher in return of cinema to Saudi Arabia

Rotten Tomatoes names the best animated movies of 2017

Cartoons to keep watching in 2018

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.


Animator Bob Givens, responsible for Bugs Bunny redesign, dies at 99

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?



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