The Best Of 2023: Back To Normal-ish?

Time to relive the past year again, which kind of, sort of, not really quite got us back on track but still served up some treats. We share our faves, and your picks too!

Dave Metzger’s Wish  Comes True…

The veteran composer, arranger, and orchestrator discusses composing the score for Disney’s latest film, intended as a celebration of the studio’s 100th anniversary year.

Flip The Frog: The Complete Series 

Thunderbean’s greatest achievement is here, as Steve Stanchfield and his team bring Ub Iwerks’ 1930s creation to high definition disc, with all shorts lovingly restored and accompanied by scads of quality bonus features.

The Puppetoon Movie Volume 3 

With 21 stop-motion puppet films and seven hand-drawn animated shorts, this third volume of George Pal’s classic cartoons is overflowing with creativity, fun, and simply amazing artistry!

Twenty Questions with the AV Staff

Whether you started reading in 2003 or found us in the years since, how well do you actually know the writers who bring you Animated Views? For our 20th anniversary, the AV staff answers 20 questions about the site, their opinions, and themselves.

From the Archives: The Animated News Weekly

After some excavation deep into the embarrassingly cluttered AV archives, we discovered some long lost content: the newsletters we published in the years after our 2003 launch!

Best Animated Year Poll – 20th Anniversary Edition

On our 10th anniversary we asked you to pick the best year for animation during our existence. Now it’s time to vote again, this time for the top annual slate of movies during our second decade.

Twenty Years of AV

Wow. Twenty years. There’s no way we’ve been doing this for two decades! But it’s true. Animated Views turns 20 today. That puts us among the ranks of Wikipedia, YouTube, and Twitter – in terms of longevity, at least!

HEADLINES
Pixar cuts roughly 14% of staff amid studio shakeup
Director Mark Dindal talks serving up The Garfield Movie
IF lower than originally imagined with $35 million opening
IFC Films secures rights to stop-motion drama Memoir of a Snail
Let It Go surpasses 10 million copies sold, earning song Diamond status
Bluey wins Peabody Award in Children’s/Youth category