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The Best Of 2010: The Year 3D Made Contact!

Take a trip back through the past twelve months for our annual best and worst of the year, including the top ten DVD and Blu-ray highlights, which ones to avoid and the pick of 2010’s movies!


Fifty Years With Brutus!

Popeye buff Fred Grandinetti joins us again to take a special look at Popeye’s nemesis.


The Best Of 2009: This Time It’s Personal!

Join us on a trip back through the past twelve months for the best and the worst of the year, including our top ten DVD and Blu-ray highlights, which ones to avoid and the pick of 2009’s movies!


An Auteur is Born – 30 Years Of Miyazaki’s Castle Of Cagliostro

December 15 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Miyazaki’s debut feature Castle Of Cagliostro. Raz Greenberg celebrates one of the Japanese director’s most important and influential films.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: With a Smile and a Song!

Jeremie Noyer reveals the impressive aspects and musical legacy in Walt Disney’s production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.


Snow White: The Characters And Legacy Of The First And Fairest Of Them All!

Journey back to 1937 for a host of facts, figures and fun on the original release of Walt Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs!


When You Wish Upon A Star: The Musical Making of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio

Jeremie Noyer presents a unique and thoroughly involving exploration of Pinocchio‘s various visual and musical elements.


Otto Messmer And Felix The Cat

If you do not know who Otto Messmer is, you are not yet a cartoon connoisseur; and if you wish to be, it is essential that you get thee to a DVD outlet and find some old-style Felix The Cat. Learn more here!


The Best Of 2008: It Came…It Saw…It’s Over!

From the best to the worst, here are our highlighted DVD picks of the year, plus some other worthy mentions, high-def choices, and our top three motion pictures of the year!


Sleeping Beauty Film Facts

These fascinating Film Facts from Disney look back on the production of the Studio’s 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.


Animated Con-versation: AN&V at Comic-Con 2008!

Join Animated News & Views’ Ben Simon, James R Whitson and Randall Cyrenne as they head down California way to meet up for the first time at the annual Comic-Con geek fest in San Diego!


Roy Disney Presents At The Newport Film Festival 2008

Animated News & Views heads down to Los Angeles’ Newport Beach to catch some rarely screened animated shorts from the Disney vaults!


The Animated Seuss

Dr. Seuss had a lot more involvement in animation than you may have realized! Private Snafu, Puppetoons, and more surprises are covered in this retrospective.


Enchanted‘s Visual Heritage

Take a peek at a few of Enchanted‘s many classic Disney references!


High-Def Animation Took Off in 2007

Take a look back at the big year animation had on both high-def optical disc formats — Blu-ray and HD-DVD.


The Best Of 2007: The Year In Review

From the best to the worst, here are our top ten DVD picks of the year, including some other worthy titles and those to stay clear of, as well as our top three motion pictures!


Popeye: A Sailor’s Story

The story of Popeye, beginning with his debut in Thimble Theater, to his fame as an animated cartoon icon, a live-action star, and a foray into CGI.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 3

The final part of our Hanna-Barbera overview sees the studio go through its huge production years in the 1970s and finding great success with the Smurfs in the 1980s before ultimately being swallowed up by huge entertainment companies.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 2

The second part of our Hanna-Barbera history begins a survey of their legendary television output, from Ruff And Reddy to Scooby-Doo.


Il était une fois…Walt Disney – Artistic Sources Exhibition

Ben Simon travels to Paris to tour and experience the Il était une fois, Walt Disney (Once Upon A Time…Walt Disney) art exhibition at the Grand Palais, and speaks to the commissioning curator and the exhibition’s instigator Bruno Girveau about this once in a lifetime, ten years in the making event.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 1

This first part of our look at the famed Hanna-Barbera team examines their early lives and career together, up to their lay-off from MGM.


2006: A Year In Review

We review 2006 in the Wide Wide World of Toons, when six non-American films made their North American debuts, representing the rising number of foreign studios investing in animation.


Comic-Con 2006: Animated Coverage!

Coverage of 2006’s San Diego Comic-Con International and the cornucopia of animated exclusive sneak peeks, screenings and announcements.


Kachow! The Cars Speedway Premiere

On Friday, May 26, 2006, the once-in-a-lifetime premiere of Disney/Pixar’s Cars occurred in Concord, NC. In attendance at the extravaganza was Animated News & Views correspondent Josh Armstrong and guest contributor Brandon Neeld.


Watershipped Rabbits And Plagued Dogs: The Animated World Of Richard Adams

The Wide Wide World Of Toons heads on over to England for a pair of animated adaptations of author Richard Adams’ work, newly released on DVD in Australia.


Pinchcliffe Races Home: A Look Back At Caprino Studios

The Wide Wide World Of Toons looks back on Norwegian pioneer Ivo Caprino’s films and a lavish, newly restored DVD boxed set collection.


Disney On Ice: The Incredibles Magic Kingdom Adventure

The Incredibles make their transfer from CGI to ice and visit the Magic Kingdom in Disney’s new spectacular. Brandon Neeld was at the premiere.


Dream On, Silly Dreamer

Independent documentary Dream On, Silly Dreamer projects the tragic tale of a medium deemed “dead” by numerous corporate heads. Animated News & Views’ Lindsay Mayer and Christian Ziebarth were on hand to sample the picture at separate screenings.


Aladdin: Crew Reunion

Animated News & Views presents a lengthy writeup of the Aladdin Reunion held on Friday, April 22, 2005. The report contains four photos from the event, hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood and conducted at the Glendale Central Library.


Picks Of The Year 2004

Although it only seems a few weeks since we last compiled a pick of our favorite animated goodies, we have come to the end of yet another year and so again offer our selection of all fine things animated!



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