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Beauty And The Beast: 25th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection

As with Snow White, this second Signature disc is perfectly fine, but loses everything that made past editions must-haves.


Around the world with Mila: interview with art director Alexandra Kavalova

As the production of the promising independent short surges ahead, we have an exclusive chat with the project’s Bulgarian-Canadian art director.


Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lacking context due to its early release, one Can’t Stop the Feeling! that the Trolls soundtrack has an identity crisis and could affect the film’s enjoyment.


Storks

Storks is the kind of movie you’ll want to watch over and over. With great animation, top-notch voice talent, an engaging story, and incredible humor, this film delivers.


Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Two

All the excitement of Star Wars is present in Rebels, with solid specs and the addition of great bonus features in this second season set.


The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot To Remember

Becky Cline and Steven Clark prove there is a lot to remember about the Walt Disney Studios, and all of it worthy of discovering or revisiting in this lavish new book.


The Jungle Book

A terrific audio-visual presentation, commentary and documentary bolster this disc debut for Disney’s triumphant re-do, though it feels more might come in a promised 3D edition.


Raiders! The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A terrific extras package makes up for a slight lack of focus in the main feature itself, which tells of a bunch of kids remaking Indy’s first screen adventure.


April And The Extraordinary World

GKids gives us yet another slick international feature, this time an exciting steampunk adventure that utilizes the conceptual skills of cartoonist Jacques Tardi.


Kubo and the Two Strings

A beautiful looking film with a unique plot, some surprising turns, bold choices, and an emotional core, Kubo and the Two Strings is magical storytelling.


How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote (twice) as he pleased…

We talk to Ghez about the second book in his series that sheds light on unsung Disney artists and their work.


Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Kingsglaive boasts the most impressive, photo realistic animation to date. But the narrative doesn’t live up to the storytelling standards of the video game franchise it is based in.


DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year

Cute, spunky, and light on its feet, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year should be super fun for its target audience.


Around the world with Mila: interview with Visual Development Supervisor Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco

Our latest update on the development of Mila focuses on the look of this ambitious independent short.


Sausage Party

Sausage Party is irreverent, pornographic, sacrilegious, bigoted… and pretty funny! The story is weak but if raunchy humor and seeing touchy topics get ridiculed is something you’re hungry for, then this film will hit the spot!


San Diego 2016 Comic-Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual San Diego Comic Con, including the anniversaries of Captain America and NickToons, coverage of Moana, Nancy Cartwright’s first art gallery, and Animaniacs Live!


Ice Age: Collision Course

It may be a stale pun to make but it’s still funnier than almost everything in Ice Age: Collision Course: hopefully this franchise is now extinct.


Only Yesterday

A young woman from Tokyo reflects back to her life at age ten, leading to a re-evaluation of who she is now. The final theatrical Studio Ghibli film to make it to disc in North America is now here.


The Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life barely checks the boxes for what it needs to do and never excels at any of them. A young studio like Illumination should aspire to more; hopefully they’ll learn some new tricks before they get too set in their ways.


Around the world with Mila: Additional Character Designer Matthew Bates

Our exclusive look at Mila continues with another key member of the production team.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Four – Can’t Stop The Feeling

As Kung Fu Panda 3 arrives on disc, the final of a four-part series looks at the films that nearly caused DreamWorks to collapse and the few that kept the studio alive.


Anomalisa

Not for everyone, and certainly not for kids, Anomalisa reminds us that animation is a medium, not a genre, and can be used to tell all kinds of stories, from the fantastical to the mundane…in a fantastical fashion.


Elstree 1976

The Force isn’t too strong with this peek behind the masks of a bunch of Star Wars actors and bit-parters that’s as down to earth as its personalities and lacking a true spark of real content over curiosity.


Finding Dory

Finding Dory, like most Pixar films whether original or sequels, is unforgettable and should have animation fans hooked and craving more.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Three – We Have…Dragons!

The third of a four-part series looks at DreamWorks Animation building franchises while saying goodbye to their bread and butter Shrek series.


Alice Through The Looking Glass

Spectacular visuals and a wonderful performance from Sasha Baron Cohen make this a Trip Through the Looking Glass worth taking.


Around the world with Mila: Writer (and Director) Cinzia Angelini

The driving force behind this special project tells AV how she translated family memories into a short film, in this exclusive interview.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Two – There Is Now A Level Zero

The second of a four-part series looks at how DreamWorks Animation initially struggled after becoming an independent production company.


Composer Mark Watters on Disney’s Silly Symphonies music

We learn about the music from the classic shorts, and how it was arranged for the upcoming LACO concert, in this exclusive interview.


The Angry Birds Movie

Angry Birds does a good job of taking the video game and creating a new, fuller world, giving the lifeless characters personalities. But they don’t sustain it and by the end all we get is a bonus level of the old game.



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