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Bao director Domee Shi en route to first feature
Ralph Breaks the Internet

tl;dr Not as good as the original. Very funny. Weird ending. Worth seeing.

Ralph 2 helps fuel record Thanksgiving weekend box office
Ralph Breaks the Internet opens

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet opens today in 4,017 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is winning over the critics with an 88% score at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Ralph Breaks the Internet levels up on its predecessor with a funny, heartwarming sequel that expands its colorful universe while focusing on core characters […]

Sarah Silverman on her return as Vanellope
Lost Disney film showing Mickey Mouse’s predecessor found in Japan
Stan Lee passes away at 95
First Toy Story 4 trailer released

Disney and Pixar have debuted the first trailer for their highly anticipated summer 2019 release, Toy Story 4. While the teaser doesn’t give much away, it includes the first officially released synopsis of the film as well.

The Grinch opens

Illumination’s The Grinch opens today in 4,141 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, earning a 57% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “The Grinch gives the classic Seuss source material a brightly animated update that’s solidly suitable for younger viewers without adding substantially to the story’s legacy.” Still, prognosticators predict […]

Interviews with the cast and director of The Grinch

Flickering Myth has interviews with some of the people behind The Grinch, which opens this week. Director Scott Mosier Benedict Cumberbatch Kenan Thompson Cameron Seely Benedict Cumberbatch

Netflix details new animation programming slate
A look at the three versions of the Grinch on screen
TV’s animation boom sparks new studios at Netflix and CBS
The Grinch billboards in LA are savage and spot-on
Documentary filmmakers using animation in novel ways to tell their stories
Peanuts Productions

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Peanuts TV specials! This franchise has been a pop culture phenomenon for almost seven decades. How well do you know the productions the Peanuts gang have appeared in over the years?

Simpsons producer responds to claims the show is dropping Apu
25 animated features submitted for 2018 Oscar consideration
Courage the Cowardly Dog prequel series allegedly in the works
Funimation ending its partnership with Crunchyroll
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