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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
“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 […]