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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 […]

Hearing John C. Reilly’s voice in public confuses young Wreck-It Ralph fans
Ralph Breaks the Internet directors reveal the unsung heroes of the film
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
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
Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years
The under-appreciated craft of stop-motion animation
Dick Van Dyke “apologizes” for atrocious cockney accent in Mary Poppins
“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.

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 […]