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See Onward a week early or in a marathon with other Pixar films

You can see Pixar’s upcoming film Onward a week before it’s released at select theatres, including two of the biggest theatre chains in the United States — Regal (at over 90 theatres) and AMC (check your local listings). The showing is on February 29th at 3pm local time. A much smaller number of theatres are […]

The Best of the 2010s

With the 2010s now behind us, we thought it was a perfect time to look back at the best of what the past decade in animation had to offer. But instead of giving you our views, we placed the ball in your hands and asked “What are YOUR picks for the best animated films from the last ten years?” Here’s what you chose!

Toy Story 4, Hair Love, 1917 win animation Oscars

Read the acceptance speeches and watch the backstage interviews from the animation winners at the 92nd Academy Awards. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: TOY STORY 4 • ONSTAGE SPEECHES JOSH COOLEY: We are so, so grateful for this honor. We just want on behalf of our incredible cast and our crew of the Pixar Animation Studios, we […]

Oscar Night 2020

It’s time — the winners of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this weekend. And we’ll be covering it as part of our annual Oscar event, now in its 16th year! UPDATE: Congrats to our contest winner! Results now online!

Disney unveils 20th Century Studios logo with latest The Call of the Wild ad

Screen Rant notes that “Disney has unveiled its official 20th Century Studios logo (without Fox) as part of its marketing for The Call of the Wild… Moving forward, Fox films will instead be released under either 20th Century Studios or Searchlight Pictures. That includes the movies that entered production before the Disney-Fox deal was finalized… […]

Animated Views’ 2020 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies during our 16th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win! And don’t forget to vote in our Best of the 2010s poll and join us for a live chat on Oscar night!

Animation industry reacts to Kobe Bryant’s death
The Best of the 2010s Readers Poll

With the 2010s now behind us, it’s time to look back at the best of what the past decade in animation had to offer. But we’re putting the ball in your hands. What are YOUR picks for the best animated films from the last ten years?

Warner Archive reveals details of Tex Avery Screwball Classics Blu-ray
Skydance Animation names Peggy Holmes director of Luck
Aladdin writer John August to pen Toto for Warner Animation
The moment the team behind Klaus finds out they are now Oscar nominees

“The incredible moment when #TheAcademyAwards announces that we are nominated. No words can describe it, better just watch it.”

Spies in Disguise

While a few details may ruffle your feathers, Spies in Disguise checks the necessary boxes to be an enjoyable enough film.

Playmobil: The Movie

Playmobil: The Movie is not The Lego Movie. Fortunately, the filmmakers know this too and give viewers something different to play with.

Netflix to release Shaun the Sheep Movie sequel Farmageddon
Frozen II

While actually topping a film like Frozen would be as impossible as finding two identical snowflakes, Frozen II is no more than a lukewarm attempt.