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The Bad Guys cast learns to draw Mr. Wolf
The Bad Guys author on writing “Tarantino for kids”
Gilbert Gottfried, voice of Aladdin’s Iago, dies at 67
Soul adds Grammy to its awards haul

In addition to its Oscars, Annies, BAFTAs, and many more awards, Pixar’s Soul added a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media to its haul. Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross won the trophy for the Soul: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, tying for the honor with the soundtrack for The Queen’s Gambit. Batiste, […]

Oscar Night 2022

Tonight’s the night. The winners of the 94th Annual Academy Awards will be announced this evening. And we’ll be here covering it as part of our annual Oscar event, now in its 18th year! Be sure to join us for a live chat during the show this evening!

Why Flee deserves to win all three of its major Oscar categories
Beauty and the Beast team reflect on Oscar run in 1992
Dune and Encanto lead all winners at 20th Annual VES Awards
A case for Flee surprising in Best Documentary Feature
Four classic anime that inspired Turning Red
Animated Views’ 2022 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of Amazon or Fandango gift cards — during our 18th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Apple teases first look at Skydance’s Luck

At its media event today, Apple previewed a clip from Skydance Animation’s upcoming film, Luck, along with several other movies currently on or coming soon to the streaming service. The film is directed by Peggy Holmes, written by Kiel Murray, and stars Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, […]

DreamWorks teases Puss in Boots sequel trailer dropping in eight days
John Cena to star in Coyote vs Acme
Paramount replaces Under the Boardwalk with Blazing Samurai on schedule
Why Futurama star John DiMaggio won’t voice Bender in Hulu revival… for now
The 2021 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff will tell you what they think. But now it’s your turn to be the critic! What was the the best animated film of 2021?

Oscar nominees for 2021 films announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 94th Oscars. Two titles lead the animated entries with three nominations: Flee (Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, International Feature) and Encanto (Animated Feature, Original Score, Original Song). The other Animated Feature nominees are Luca, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, and Raya and […]

We Don’t Talk About Bruno hits #1, ties A Whole New World as biggest Disney hit
Arthur series finale to depict grown-up versions of characters