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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, […]

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
Monster, new song from Frozen Broadway musical, previewed online
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
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
The Red Turtle director discusses French animation
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