Animation legend Dale Baer passes away at 70

A beloved and prolific animation legend who remained active for 50 years, Baer’s work included animating Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove, Alameda Slim in Home on the Range, Wilbur Robinson in Meet the Robinsons, and Owl in Winnie The Pooh.

Soul 

Soul has lofty aspirations and it hits the high notes almost every time, with incredible animation, captivating music, and an engrossing plot. While it’ll make you think a lot more than laugh, the end result is a virtuoso performance.

Helluva Boss 

This is not a family-friendly show, pushing acceptable adult content to a shocking degree, but those willing to brave the fires of Beelzebub may enjoy the independently produced high quality animation, eccentric characters, and nice melodies.

The Puppetoon Movie: Volume 2 

Featuring brilliant restoration work, this new compilation of classic George Pal stop-motion shorts astounds the viewer with its animation, music, and color. Also included are rare European films, including ones with hand-drawn animation.

Disney Historian Christian Renaut on The Best Of Disney’s Animated Features 

Renaut tells Animated Views what separates his book from other Disney film books, in Jeremie’s exclusive interview.

Warning From Space 

Arrow Video brings out the Japanese classic, allowing a reappraisal after years of low-quality TV broadcasts and public domain DVDs. It’s good, too, once you get past the silly-looking starfish aliens.

Chiodo Bros talk Netflix’s Alien Xmas 

The talented brothers realize their dream of a stop-motion special in the classic tradition, speaking about the immense project, its origins as a book, and how producer Jon Favreau helped guide production, in our exclusive, in-depth interview.

ZooPhobia: Bad Luck Jack 

While the characters and story echo Disney Channel programming, the independently produced short contains high quality animation and catchy songs, presenting a wholesome creature that is fun to watch and not fear.

Mulan 

The live-action update to the Disney animated classic makes an admirable attempt at providing depth to the title character against strong visuals. But with everything else lacking excitement, it’s not quite “a girl worth fighting for”.

DC FanDome Online Event Recap

Read our quick recap of the one-of-a-kind online fan event, including coverage of Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Didier Ghez’s They Drew As They Pleased  series goes full circle

Ghez speaks to us about the sixth and final volume of the landmark series, which ventures into the modern era while also harkening back to the beginning.

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