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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”.

Evolve with the first trailer to The Croods: A New Age

The Croods return to meet a new, modern family the Bettermans in the first trailer to the sequel of the 2013 hit.

Get ready for a strange, nostalgic trip with the first WandaVision trailer

Marvel and Disney have released the first trailer for WandaVision, the first Disney+ television series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which can be viewed above. The limited series will follow Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch and the android Vision as they try to live out an idealistic married life. Only nothing is as it seems, […]

The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer has launched

LucasFilm and Disney have released the official trailer for the second season of the popular, Emmy-nominated Disney+ original Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which can be viewed above. This season will focus on Din Djarin’s attempt to reunite The Child with his species, seeing them venture through numerous corners of the galaxy while dodging a […]

Animaniacs 27th anniversary celebrated with behind-the-scenes sneak peek at revival

To mark the 27th anniversary of the premiere of the original series, Warner Bros. has posted a brief behind-the-scenes video of the forthcoming revival of Animaniacs, which can be viewed above. The video focuses on Rob Paulsen (Yakko and Pinky), Jess Harnell (Wakko), Tress MacNeille (Dot), and Maurice LaMarche (Brain) reprising their respective characters alongside […]

Olaf “backstory” to be introduced in Disney+ short Once Upon a Snowman
Creator confirms sudden cancellation of The Venture Bros.

Jackson Publick, creator of the long-running and popular adult swim series The Venture Bros., announced through Twitter today that the series had been cancelled. Unfortunately, it’s true: #VentureBros has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our […]

Behind-the-scenes look at visualizing the world of Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina

Critical Role Productions have released the latest behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. This featurette takes a look at how the show’s setting, the continent of Tal’Dorei in the world of Exandria, is being visualized for animation by the production studio Titmouse. Spotlighted are […]

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”!

Beavis and Butt-Head get another revival, this time with Comedy Central
Watch Fun With Snow, an official Frozen short animated from home

Disney has launched a digital Frozen short called Fun With Snow starring Olaf that can be viewed above. The impressive part is that the short was animated solely by Hyrum Osmond from home and features Josh Gad voicing Olaf as recorded from home as well. Disney is promoting this as possibly the first in a […]

Full trailer of Pixar’s Soul comes alive

The full new trailer for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming Soul is now online, and can be checked out in the player above. The film will be the first Pixar feature released directed by Pete Docter since becoming the studio’s Chief Creative Officer last year. Attempting to explore metaphysics, the story revolves around middle school music teacher […]

Disney postpones release of Mulan amid coronavirus pandemic
The Blazing Dragons of Monty Python’s Terry Jones

Discover a hidden gem in Blazing Dragons, an animated series created by the late Monty Python alumni, where dragons are the heroes and humans the villains.

Behind the scenes look at writing Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina for animation

Critical Role Productions have released the first behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. The featurette takes a look at the unique challenge of adapting material presented in live broadcasts of Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions played by animation voice actors into an episodic medium. […]

NBC Universal developing animated Dungeons & Dragons podcast The Adventure Zone
The Owl House

The Owl House tells a nice, fun premise with quirky characters and some really good animation while playing with fantasy conventions in bizarre fashion that’s a hoot.

Frozen II becomes the highest grossing animated feature of all-time

Variety is reporting that Disney’s Frozen II has become recognized as the highest grossing animated feature of all-time as the film is projected to end the weekend with an estimated $1.325 billion world-wide. The previous mark was set by the original Frozen, which had $1.274 billion, followed by Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 with $1.242 billion. […]

Syd Mead, visionary conceptual artist behind Blade Runner and Tron, passes at 86
Ruh-roh! The first teaser trailer to Scoob! has arrived

Warner Bros. has launched the first teaser trailer to Scoob!, the theatrical animated reboot of the Scooby-Doo franchise. While the film’s primary plot has presently been kept under wraps, the teaser shows that the film will include how Shaggy and Scooby met as well as how the Mystery, Inc. team came together for the first […]

Bop to the teaser trailer to Pixar’s Soul

Disney and Pixar have launched the teaser trailer for the next Pete Docter feature, Soul. Middle school teacher Joe Gardner finally has the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream to perform jazz at the famed Half Note Club. He suddenly gets into an accident that causes his soul to be separated from his body and […]