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New Boxtrolls trailer online

Yahoo Movies has the trailer for Focus Features and LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the movie is directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable and hits theaters on September 26th.

The Penguins of Madagascar sneak peak

USA Today has a sneak peak at DreamWorks’ upcoming film The Penguins of Madagascar. The piece features a few stills from the film, new info on the voice cast, quotes from the actors, and some plot details. The new cast include Benedict Cumberbatch (as a “good-looking and debonair secret agent” wolf named Classified who heads […]

Wizart’s Snow Queen 2 gets new poster, images

Courtesy of Wizart Animation, Animated Views has the first look at the latest poster for The Snow Queen 2. Directed by Alexey Tsitsilin, the sequel will be released in Russia, where Wizart is based, this December, shortly before its international release. A U.S. date has yet to be announced. Snow Queen 2 is produced by […]

First Peanuts teaser trailer from Blue Sky

The first teaser trailer for Blue Sky’s upcoming Peanuts animated film has hit the web. Slated for a 2015 release, the studio hypes the new preview: “For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz’s timeless Peanut comic strip will be making their […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #62: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – Tradigital Animation

It’s Morgan and Mason for a M&M episode, where they review DreamWorks’ 2002 traditionally animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

Animation Addicts Podcast #61: The Last Unicorn – Give Us More Pirate Cat!

Morgan, Chelsea, Mason and special guest host Whitney Grace come together to discuss Rankin-Bass’s 1982 film The Last Unicorn.

Animation Addicts Podcast #60: The Lion King – It’s SFX!

The people have spoken! The top requested film in 2013 was The Lion King! Go along with Mason, Morgan, and Chelsea as they talk about the iconic film from their childhood!

Lego Movie soundtrack excerpts online

WaterTower Music, Warner Bros.’ in-house music label, has posted several tracks from the upcoming Lego Movie on SoundCloud for fans to listen to for free. If you like what you hear, the album is on sale at Amazon. Everything Is AWESOME!!!, Emmet’s Morning, Saloons And Wagons, and Cloud Cuckooland And Ben The Spaceman can be […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #59: A Monster in Paris – Don’t Judge This Flea by Its Cover

In the latest edition of their podcast, Morgan and Chelsea jump right in to the discussion of the unconventional and under-appreciated French film, A Monster in Paris!

Disney highlights Frozen music on big and little screens

With a #1 album and Academy voters mulling a potential Best Song Oscar, Disney is putting the music of Frozen at the front of their latest publicity campaign for Frozen, a film still going remarkably strong in its third month since release. The studio has announced that a special sing-along version of the movie will […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #58: Cats Don’t Dance – It’s Big & Loud!

It’s big and LOUD! The Rotoscopers look into the one and only film from Turner Feature Animation, Cats Don’t Dance.

A look at the life of Ralph Bakshi

The Forward looks at the life of legendary animator Ralph Bakshi who is “working on his latest project, Last Days of Coney Island. The first segment of the film, which was financed through a successful Kickstarter campaign, will be released online in the coming months”. The site has also compiled a video of his works’ […]

Arendelle travel posters

Planning a trip to Arendelle? The kingdom – known for its fjords, chocolate, and mild temperatures – is calling with these three beautiful travel posters. These images were originally posted by Disney a few months ago. Hopefully the weather hasn’t changed…

Peek behind scenes of Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Lone Ranger with ILM

Over the past two weeks (and probably in anticipation of the recent end of Oscar nomination voting) the Industrial Light & Magic YouTube channel has posted almost 30 minutes worth of behind the scenes videos of their visual effects work for Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Lone Ranger.

Five 2013 animation filmmakers sit down for discussion… again

If this previously reported L.A. Times discussion got you wanting more, The Hollywood Reporter also had a roundtable with five of the filmmakers behind this year’s top films: Chris Buck, director of Frozen; Dan Scanlon, director of Monsters University; Chris Wedge, director of Epic and a Blue Sky Studios’ founder; Kristine Belson, producer on The […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #57: Best of 2013

Kick off the new year by looking back at 2013 and the best moments from the Animation Addicts Podcast. Also, the results of the 2013 Rotoscopers Awards are announced!

Animation Addicts Podcast #56: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Santa Hates Misfits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Chelsea, Morgan and Mason dive into the Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Christmas special by Rankin-Bass!

Rotoscopers YouTube: Saving Mr. Banks review

Join Rotoscopers host Morgan Stradling as she shares her thoughts on Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks.

Animation Addicts Podcast #54: Mary Poppins – Jack of All Accents

Morgan and Mason are joined by Rotoscopers writer Blake Taylor, as they discuss Blake’s favorite film Mary Poppins, as well as the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 trailer online

JoBlo has the full trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming film How To Train Your Dragon 2. “It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk… When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild […]

De Micco and Sanders master class highlights

IGN recently attended an “Animation Master Class” featuring The Croods directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders and animation historian John Canemaker. The filmmakers “used the class to walk a group of NYU animation students through the creation of their awards-nominated cartoon.” You can watch a highlight reel of the class here:

Saving Mr. Banks roundup

Saving Mr. Banks opens next week in the United States, but it’s already made its debut overseas. The Mirror has photos from the premiere, including some of the stars of the original film, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Stars of the current film are out promoting the film. Tom Hanks discusses taking on Walt […]

Rimes music video created with stop motion on an iPhone

The Hollywood Reporter digs into the creation of LeAnn Rimes’ new music video for the song Gasoline and Matches. The video, created by Ian Padgham, uses stop-motion animation and all 8,000 frames were shot using an iPhone. “Padgham says that anyone could use the same virtually free technology to make their own stop-motion animation nowadays. […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #55: Frozen – She’s Flawless… with Flaws!

As Frozember comes to a close, join Morgan, Chelsea, and Mason on this EXTENDED review of Disney’s Frozen!

Animation Addicts Podcast #53: Charlie Brown Holiday Specials – 1/2 Star for Nostalgia

Morgan and Chelsea are joined by the biggest Peanuts fan around for a special double feature of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Video of 243 animated titles

Irina Neustroeva, who has described herself as a “stop-motion and media creator, a scriptwriter, [and] a teacher of animation”, has put together an amazing four-and-a-half minute video of the title sequences from 243 animated movies from Snow White to Rise of the Guardians. Besides being very cool and bringing on a feeling of nostalgia, it […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #52: Interview with Vic Mignogna

Whitney Grace talks with one of the most famous anime voice actors in America, Vic Mignogna, at Dragon Con in Atlanta.

Animation Addicts Podcast #51: Corpse Bride – Studio Jiggling

The fans voted and for this year’s annual Rotoscopers spook-tacular, they dive into the macabre world of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

Toy Story of Terror premieres

Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror premieres tonight on ABC. The New York Times review says, “Once the annual avalanche of Halloween-themed episodes, specials and movies overtakes TV, you probably don’t expect to be using the word ‘charming’ very often. But charming perfectly describes… Toy Story of Terror.” The Wall Street Journal went behind the scenes […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #50: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Introducing Deafy, the Dwarf

It’s the big 5-0 for the Rotoscopers and to celebrate, they’re reviewing the animated film that started it all, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.