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Animated Movies Database Archive

Take a trip back to 2003 and the site that we descended from! Animated Movies held a treasure trove of info about past and future films. We’ve taken the database out of storage so you can unbox it and explore it as it last appeared online!

Animated Views Timeline

We recall the history of the website told via the milestones and highlights of the last fifteen years in this timeline, where you can revisit key posts and images from our past.

AV is fifteen!

Fifteen years ago today, Animated Views was born! Come take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back at our history. And we’ve got a special present for you — the original Animated Movies database, as last seen online in 2003!

Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years
The under-appreciated craft of stop-motion animation
“Claymation” pioneer Will Vinton passes away at 70

Oscar, Emmy, and Clio Award winner Will Vinton has died at age 70. Vinton was a pioneer in stop motion animation, trademarking the name “claymation” for his process.

Smallfoot

Smallfoot is a story of two disjointed halves — or is it? For a film where the laughs are few and far between, the designs bland, and most of the songs trite, it’s no small feat that the plotting will having you thinking after the credits roll.

Guillermo del Toro visits Mickey in Roadster Racers
Smallfoot opens with $23 million weekend haul
Smallfoot opens

Warner Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Smallfoot opens today at 4,131 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics at Rotten Tomatoes who have given it a 75% on the Tomatometer. Their consensus: “Smallfoot offers a colorful distraction that should keep younger viewers entertained – and a story whose […]

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 them. It’s for burrito fans and burger lovers. 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.