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Butch Hartman announces what’s next after Nick: a new streaming network

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

Fox Animation heads pledge “business as usual” amid Disney, Comcast bids

Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter discuss Incredibles 2

Lisa Henson remembers her father Jim’s ‘gentle sense of humor’

WB Animation reviving Looney Tunes shorts

Wendy’s voice actress Kathryn Beaumont & historian Mindy Johnson discuss Peter Pan

Justin Bieber cast as voice of Cupid in animated film from Mythos Studios

Edna Mode tours Parr residence in Incredibles 2 promo

Disney considers new role for possible Lasseter return

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law gets a promotion in new special airing this fall

Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge talks animation directing challenges

Tara Strong discusses the voice industry and the new Rocky and Bullwinkle

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

Deadpool test animation revealed

Sherlock Gnomes opens

Paramount and Mikros Image’s Sherlock Gnomes opens today in 3,662 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. They predict a third place weekend finish for the film with $15 million. Rotten Tomatoes has yet to score the movie.

UPDATE: Isle of Dogs is getting a wide release in the coming weeks

Someone working with Fox Searchlight on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has confirmed that despite an earlier story we posted, the film will be getting a wide release. Like many independent, art-house, or foreign films, Isle of Dogs will open on a limited number of screens before going wide in later weeks. Beginning this weekend, […]

Director John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana) retires after 40 years at Disney

Nicolas Cage is Superman in Teen Titans Go movie

Oscar winning producer Darla Anderson exits Pixar after 25 years

Star Wars Rebels marks epic finale with ray of hope

Coco, Dear Basketball win Oscars

After their last three films received no nominations, Pixar’s Coco picked up two Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, one for Best Animated Film and the other for Best Original Song for Remember Me. It’s the first animated feature since Frozen to win multiple statuettes. Pixar has now won 15 Academy Awards for […]

Oscar Night 2018

Tonight’s the night! Oscar statuettes will be bestowed on lucky filmmakers this evening at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Join us for a live chat and keep track of your contest ballot!

Early Man

Early Man is fun, but leaves a lot of potential untapped. Aardman is still top of their game technically, but hopefully the issues here are an anomaly and we’ll see more evolved storytelling in their next generation of films.

Disney moves live-action Mulan by two years to 2020


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