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.

AV Roundtable Flashbacks: Titan A.E. 

Covid be thwarted! The Animated Views team gathers virtually for the first of our AV Roundtable Flashbacks, revisiting anniversary year films from the past couple of decades, blasting off with Fox Animation’s Titan A.E.!

Comic-Con@Home Coverage

Watch our coverage of Comic-Con@Home featuring the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film 30th Anniversary, Ray Harryhausen 100th Birthday Celebration, and “The Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons”!

Glen Keane’s Over the Moon : Meet Fei-Fei and her creators

A beloved Chinese tale takes form, as the legendary animator/director collaborates with a team of creatives to craft a uniquely touching and personal film.

Trolls World Tour 

While the magic of the original might not quite be fully recaptured here, Trolls World Tour is nevertheless cheery, non-demanding escapism that might be exactly what the doctor ordered during these uncertain times.

The Willoughbys 

The Willoughbys is full of contradictions: a story that’s dark but sweet, animation that’s not top-notch but charming, and characters who are dysfunctional but likable. If this what we can expect from streaming services, sign me up!

Onward : A Musical Chat with Conductor/Orchestrator Nicholas Dodd

Dodd describes his collaboration with the composers, musicians, and singers, and what makes working with Pixar so special.

HEADLINES
Rumble rumbles to summer 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife pushed back yet again
Jared Leto to return as Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Apple secures rights to classic Peanuts holiday specials
Space Jam 2 plot summary (apparently) leaks online
Six Disney classics get labeled as “racist” on Disney+
First images from SpongeBob prequel Kamp Koral released