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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 […]

Hazbin Hotel

Be warned: Hazbin Hotel is not a family-friendly show. Yet the independently produced pilot features high quality animation, wonderful characters, and catchy show-tunes that is worth checking in to.

Adventure Time returning with four hour-long specials for HBO Max
The saga concludes in the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer

Disney and LucasFilm have launched the final trailer to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which can be viewed above. Regarded as the finale to the Skywalker Saga, the ninth episode teases just how epic the climax is set to be. The film is directed by JJ Abrams and features an ensamble cast from the […]

Adventure awaits in latest Onward trailer

Disney and Pixar have launched the latest trailer to the upcoming animated fantasy feature Onward, which can be seen above. The trailer fleshes out the core story of teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot venturing to use the dying art of magic to spend one day with their late father. The film will be […]

Abominable

The narrative is very basic, almost to the point of being detrimental. Nevertheless, Abominable is a charming enough film with simple, yet beautiful animation, likable characters, and nice music.

“All Is Found” with the latest Frozen II trailer

Disney has released the latest trailer to the highly-anticipated Frozen II, which can be viewed in the video above. As first aired on Good Morning America, the trailer reveals just a little more about the film’s narrative. A mysterious force threatens the kingdom of Arendelle and it may be connected to the magic Elsa possesses. […]

D23 Expo 2019 Exclusive

Dan and Randall recap Disney’s biennial event, including coverage of the Disney Studios, Disney+, and Disney Legends presentations, The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary, and Tarzan 20th Anniversary!

Disney re-releasing classic Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit video games
2019 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of Marvel 80th Anniversary through animation, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Seis Manos, and Sesame Street 50th Anniversary!

Darkness reigns in the full trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Not content with just the Mulan teaser trailer, Disney has launched a full trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which can be viewed above. Set five years after the blockbuster original re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty through the perspective of its antagonist, the sequel continues to explore Maleficent’s complex relationship with Princess Aurora ahead of the […]

Disney launches dramatic teaser trailer to the live-action Mulan

Disney has launched the teaser trailer to the live-action re-imagining of their animated classic Mulan, which can be viewed above. The live-action film will use the animated feature as a template while setting its own narrative path with new characters developed specifically for the film. It will be directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu […]

Milton Quon, original Disney animator on Fantasia and Dumbo, passes away at 105