Month: October 2013

Teaser trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli has unveiled a minute-long teaser for Isao Takahata’s upcoming animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya, reports /Film. Based on the ancient Japanese folklore “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” The Tale of Princess Kaguya was originally slated to open alongside Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises earlier this year, but was delayed and […]

Director Jimmy Hayward talks turkey about Free Birds

Hayward takes Animated Views behind-the-scenes of Reel FX’s first animated feature, from its conception as Turkeys to the casting of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

Animation Addicts Podcast #51: Corpse Bride – Studio Jiggling

The fans voted and for this year’s annual Rotoscopers spook-tacular, they dive into the macabre world of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

Here comes Captain Underpants from DreamWorks Animation

Dav Pilkey’s children’s book hero Captain Underpants is set to make his big screen debut courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, THR is reporting. The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted director Nicolas Stoller is writing the screenplay, with DreamWorks Animation veteran Rob Letterman in the director’s chair. For those unfamiliar with the character, the storyline of Captain Underpants centers […]

The Simpsons’ Marcia Wallace passes away

Sad news for Simpsons fans everywhere hit the internet last week as it was revealed that Marcia Wallace–the voice of Bart’s school teacher, Edna Krabappel–had passed away. Deadline has the story that says that she died from complications of a long battle with breast cancer, while also providing an official press statement from Simpsons executive producer Al […]

New Muppets Most Wanted poster

The first one sheet for Muppets Most Wanted has been revealed over at The upcoming sequel features Kermit on the run from the law after a criminal mastermind who looks just like him bursts onto the scene. Also starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, Muppets Most Wanted comes to the big screen […]

First trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue (already) now online

The first Planes hasn’t even come to DVD yet, but that hasn’t stopped Disney from starting their marketing campaign for next year’s sequel. MovieFone has the first trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue, which sees Dusty leaving the world of racing in order to become a firefighter. Following the $200 million the original made worldwide, […]

First Mr. Peabody & Sherman trailer now online

The first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman made its way online over the weekend, and can be seen at ComingSoon.Net. In addition, the site has several new character posters for the film featuring the titular dog in various time periods. The Rocky and Bullwinkle spin-off hits theaters everywhere on March 7th.

Snowman and the Snowdog nominated for Children’s BAFTA

The Snowman and the Snowdog has been announced as among the animation nominees for the British Academy Children’s Awards. The short film was created to honor the 30th anniversary of its Oscar-nominated predecessor, The Snowman, which won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Children’s Programme in 1983. For its own BAFTA, The Snowman and the […]

Animated Views: A Retrospective

As our anniversary week comes to a close, the people that started it all and have brought you Animated Views for the past decade tell the site’s story in their own words.

Final Frozen trailer now online

A brand new trailer for Frozen has made its way online and can be seen on Collider. Unlike other previews for the film, which focused mainly on jokes, this trailer is extremely heavy on plot (and may be considered too loaded with spoilers for some). The preview also makes no secret about Disney’s ambitions for […]

The Perfect 10 List

Animated Views’ critics have rated over 700 titles. But only 31 have earned our highest score. On our 10th birthday, we look back at those perfect 10s!

A Pictorial History of Animated Views

Come take a look back with us through the Animated Views archives! We’ll show you how things used to be and give you a peak behind the scenes at some things never meant for public consumption!

Toy Story of Terror premieres

Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror premieres tonight on ABC. The New York Times review says, “Once the annual avalanche of Halloween-themed episodes, specials and movies overtakes TV, you probably don’t expect to be using the word ‘charming’ very often. But charming perfectly describes… Toy Story of Terror.” The Wall Street Journal went behind the scenes […]

Best Animated Year Poll

Animated Views has been around for 10 years. We want you to tell us which of those years had the best slate of animated movies!

Animated News Logo Archive

Just a week after launching in 2003, we started a tradition that would become a trademark — changing our logo for holidays and film openings. Come take a look back at the over 70 logos that have held the top spot on this site over the past decade.

Scooby-Doo: Stage Fright

After more than twenty direct-to-video movies, Scooby still has what it takes to entertain and maybe even surprise, as seen in this updating of The Phantom Of The Opera that uses elements of today’s televised talent shows.

AV to celebrate 10th anniversary all week!

Ten years ago this week, on October 18, 2003, Animated Views was born! Leading up to the actual anniversary date this Friday, we’re going to be taking a look back at the site’s journey.

New promo art for Star Wars: Rebels

Star Wars: Rebels is a year away, but that doesn’t mean that Disney hasn’t started releasing very early promotional material for the film. Following a very short teaser earlier this week, the studio revealed propaganda-style featuring Stormtroopers and can be seen on Collider. Taking place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #50: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Introducing Deafy, the Dwarf

It’s the big 5-0 for the Rotoscopers and to celebrate, they’re reviewing the animated film that started it all, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Pete Nash talks “wonderfood” animation in Cloudy 2

The director of the Sony Pictures Imageworks sequel speaks to AV exclusively about the film’s design and its breakout original characters.

Steve Martin is going Home for DreamWorks Animation

Steve Martin is going to lend his voice to the commander of an alien race that has taken over the world in DreamWorks Animation’s Home, the studio said in an official press release. Martin will play Captain Smek, who orders the relocation of the human race so his people can settle in more easily. Also […]

Reese Witherspoon to live Happily Ever After

Reese Witherspoon will play the lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action comedy Happily Ever After, THR is reporting. Stemmed from an idea from American Dad! writer and Don’t Trust the B____ in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan, the film will catch up with a princess and a prince 10 years after their marriage as they find […]

New Rio 2 posters

Following the debut of a new trailer earlier this week, two character posters for Rio 2 have made their way online over at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. The sequel to the 2011 hit comes to theaters next spring.

Finally a Jim Henson biography!

After many years of speculation and waiting, Muppet fans can finally get to know the man underneath Kermit the Frog. Brian Jay Jones has written Jim Henson: The Biography, the most authoritative source in existence on the man (other than his friends and family, of course). There have been biographies on Jim in the past, […]

Muppet designer Faz Fazakas passed away

Sad news hit the puppetry community when Jane Henson died this year, but another person from the golden age of the Muppets has followed her. You probably do not know him, but you know his work, Faz Fazakas. With a Muppet-like name, Faz was the main Muppet special effects designer from the 1970s-1980s and he […]

Full Rio 2 trailer

A full trailer for Rio 2 is now online and can be seen on Collider. The animated sequel opens everywhere on April 11th.

Ted 2 confirmed for summer 2015

Adding to what is already shaping up to be a very busy summer, Universal Pictures just announced that Ted 2 will open on June 26th, 2015, five days before the Terminator reboot bursts onto the big screen. Seth MacFarlane is set to return as a writer, director and voice of the film’s title character, while […]

Doh’! Death is returning to Springfield

Possibly to help spice things up after 25 seasons on the air, The Simpsons is going to kill off a regular character this season, Yahoo! TV is reporting. “I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is,” executive producer Al […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #49: The Incredibles – Meet the RotoSUPERS!

The RotoSUPERS assemble to discuss the classic Pixar movie The Incredibles directed by Brad Bird. Sit down with Morgan, Mason, Chelsea and special Rotoscopers writer and guest host, Pablo Ruiz!