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Animated Views’ 15th Annual Oscar Contest

We’re giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 15th Annual Oscar Event. Enter today for your chance to win! And join us on Oscar night for a live chat!

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2 is very different in many ways from the original. But it has all the heart and the same emotional punch. Just goes to prove that like there’s no one right way to play with Legos, there’s more than one way to build an awesome Lego movie.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The story may not be as strong as the previous How to Train Your Dragon films, yet The Hidden World does present a compelling narrative with beautiful animation, a great cast, and a delightful score that brings the epic journey to a heart-warming conclusion.

Critical Role Art Exhibition and Live Show

An exclusive visit to an art exhibition celebrating the hit internet stream of animation voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons and a look at the Q&A with the cast and live show.

The Best Of 2018: The Year Old Became New (Again!)

Was Poppins practically perfect? Did Ready Player One get a high score? Here’s our look at the year that was, with favorites in film, TV and more! Plus your picks for the best animated movies of 2018!

The 2018 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff will tell you what they think. But now it’s your turn to be the critic! What was the the best animated film of 2018?

The Grinch

If you have a family tradition of going to the movies at Christmastime, you have several good options available. But if you’re looking for something that perhaps means a little bit more, your best bet might be Illumination’s The Grinch.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

With an excellent diverse cast of characters, outstanding visual design and animation, and an emotionally wonderful narrative, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just might be a game-changer in animation.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

tl;dr Not as good as the original. Very funny. Weird ending. Worth seeing.

Peanuts Productions

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Peanuts TV specials! This franchise has been a pop culture phenomenon for almost seven decades. How well do you know the productions the Peanuts gang have appeared in over the years?

Animated Movies Database Archive

Take a trip back to 2003 and the site that we descended from! Animated Movies held a treasure trove of info about past and future films. We’ve taken the database out of storage so you can unbox it and explore it as it last appeared online!

Animated Views Timeline

We recall the history of the website told via the milestones and highlights of the last fifteen years in this timeline, where you can revisit key posts and images from our past.

AV is fifteen!

Fifteen years ago today, Animated Views was born! Come take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back at our history. And we’ve got a special present for you — the original Animated Movies database, as last seen online in 2003!

Smallfoot

Smallfoot is a story of two disjointed halves — or is it? For a film where the laughs are few and far between, the designs bland, and most of the songs trite, it’s no small feat that the plotting will having you thinking after the credits roll.

How to Train Your Dragon: Dragonvine

This graphic novel is on the short side and the art a little inconsistent, but the nice storytelling co-written by director Dean DeBlois is enough to whet fans’ appetites ahead of the third film.

Disney historian Didier Ghez celebrates the art of Disney’s mid-century era

The fourth book in the acclaimed series covers an era in which the Disney studio branched out into television, theme parks, and modern design.

Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Four

Lucasfilm’s TV show brings pain to our heroes, who constantly have to turn losses into wins. The final season provides both tears and cheers in the best Star Wars tradition.

2018 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of the Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary, Star Wars: The Clone Wars 10th Anniversary, Invader Zim, and the 1984 Supergirl film!

Animated Views IV: A New Hope

Welcome to the all-new Animated Views! It’s been nine years since our last revamp, and it showed! With our 15th anniversary coming up, we wanted to get this place spruced up for our loyal readers. So what’s new? Read on to find out!

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Teen Titans is a very fun film that families will be able to enjoy together. It’s for kids and adults. It’s for people who love superheros and people who are tired of them. It’s for burrito fans and burger lovers. And it’s for people who just like to laugh.

Cruising with Hotel Transylvania 3 vis dev artist Lizzie Nichols

Set sail with Animated Views as we trek through the mind and reveal the talent of a key figure at Sony Animation in this exclusive interview.

Composer Toby Chu gives us an appetite for Pixar’s Bao

Read how Chu used music to help mix east and west in this celebrated short film, now appearing with The Incredibles 2.

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Studio Ghibli fans will be happy that sort-of successor Studio Ponoc has made a beautiful debut film. The tale of a girl who finds herself a witch may be familiar on the surface, but the seeds of future greatness are obvious.

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.

Pixar Shading Art Director Bryn Imagire reveals the “incredible” art behind I2

Jeremie finds out what is new and what isn’t in the design of The Incredibles 2.

Muppet Babies Composers Andy Bean & Keith Horn Make Your Dreams Come True

We speak with the musical team behind the new Muppet Babies and find out how they kept it sounding classic yet contemporary.

The Breadwinner

This Oscar-nominated film tells of a young Afgan girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family, after her father is arrested by the Taliban, in an eye-opening story that sees oppression fought with courage and love.

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!

2017: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

As the Oscars bring awards season to a close, we take our own look back on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017 in film, television and animation, plus your picks of the year!

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.