Blogs and Podcasts Archive for James R Whitson

AV Interactive #3: Readers’ Choice – Best Animated Feature Film of 2014

The Academy, guilds, critics, and even the AV staff will be rendering their judgment on the year’s top films. But now it’s your turn to pick – what was the best animated film of 2014?

AV Interactive #2: Sorting the Classic Animated Christmas Specials

With the holidays just a few weeks away, we want to find out how well you know those Classic Animated Christmas Specials from the 1960s and 1970s!

AV Interactive #1: Best Animated Monster Movie of the Past Decade

In the first edition of AV Interactive, and just in time for Halloween, tell us your opinion on what the best animated monster movie of the past decade was — and comment on our new Facebook page!

Less is more, and more animated news is good news!

In order to bring you the latest happenings in the animation world in a more timely manner, we’re switching our news posts to a headline only format to get more links to you in less time.

Oscar Night 2014

Tonight’s the night! The Oscar winners will be revealed this evening. Join us during a live chat, find out who will win our contest, and see the consensus picks from our readers.

AV’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Nominations

The Academy, Hollywood guilds, critics, and even the AV staff will be rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn! What was the best animated film of 2013?

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.

Now Playing: The World’s End and more

Now Playing reaches The World’s End: A dark comedy with bar fights, robot school girls, and a surprising amount of depth and heart. Also, a look at Kick-Ass 2 and Elysium.

Now Playing: Pacific Rim and more

Now Playing takes on Pacific Rim: A ridiculous spectacle that will impress and disappoint. Also, a look at The Wolverine and R.I.P.D.

Now Playing: The Lone Ranger and more

In the debut of our Now Playing blog: Forget what you’ve heard — they’re all wrong! If you’re willing to give it the time, The Lone Ranger eventually does the original justice. Also, a look at World War Z and White House Down.

MoviePass – Does It Work?

Last month we looked at the new movie theatre subscription service MoviePass. After a month of using it, does it actually work and is it worth it?

MoviePass – How It Works

Would you pay $35 a month to see every movie you want to see on the big screen? MoviePass offers a subscription service that allows just that at almost any theatre in the country.

Win My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle

Animated Views and Disney are giving you a chance to win the new Blu-ray editions of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle!

Win Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie on Blu-ray – Winner announced!

Animated Views is giving away Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie on Blu-ray to one lucky reader!

Stripped

A love-letter to comic strips, Stripped is the story of the funny pages — from the golden days of print to the wild west of the web — told by over ninety of the cartoonists themselves. But they need your help to tell it.

Welcome The Rotoscopers!

Animated Views is happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with The Rotoscopers! Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson, and Mason Smith are the hosts of a fun and informative show called the Animation Addicts Podcast.

Oscar Night 2013

It’s Oscar night! Hopefully you entered our prediction contest for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card, but whether you did or not, be sure to join us at 7:30pm ET during the telecast in the Animated Views forum to track your picks – and the results – live!

Animated Views’ 2013 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 24th on ABC. The person with the most correct picks will win!

Readers’ Choice – Best Animated Feature Film of 2012

It seems like everyone else gets a say, so why not you! Make your selection in the AV Readers’ Choice poll for the best animated film of 2012.

Win a ParaNorman Prize Package!

Animated Views & Focus Features are giving you a chance to win a ParaNorman Prize Package worth $60! One winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card, an adult sized t-shirt, a keychain, a notebook, slippers, a toothbrush, and a backpack!

Gold Nugget, Common Sense, Two-Headed Cop, and Junkyard

This month Outside the Lines circles the globe to bring you some interesting work you might not have seen yet — with animation from France, Israel, Belgium and The Netherlands, and the United States.

Feeding aliens, feuding mimes, and foodie astronauts

This month’s Outside the Lines blog includes some student projects, a film looking for funding, and a preview of a animated documentary on the festival circuit.

The Lady of Names, Making an Animatic

AV’s new blog, Outside the Lines, will bring to your attention projects from animators, studios, companies, and others working hard at their craft that maybe you’ve never heard of… yet.

AV introduces website calendar and iPhone app

We launched two new features this week: an iPhone app called AV Countdown, and a website calendar listing upcoming animated films. Toon in here to get the details!

Oscar weekend

It’s Oscar weekend — spend it with Animated Views! Print your ballot, follow the contest results in real time, check out the AV consensus in each category, and join us for a live chat.

FINAL DAY to enter AV’s Oscar contest

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 26th on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win! Entries are due TODAY by midnight ET. Already entered? […]

Animated Views’ 2012 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 26th on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win!

Don’t forget AV’s Oscar contest and live chat!

Just a friendly reminder that Friday is the last day to get in your ballot for our annual Oscar contest, where you can win a prize package worth $200! Be sure to submit your entry here. If you entered before Friday, please check here to ensure your ballot was received and validated. Also, don’t forget […]

Animated Views’ 2011 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away a prize package featuring the best animated features of 2010 along with classics from Studio Ghibli – a bundle worth $200! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Enter The Scooby Sweepstakes and win a frightful gift pack – Winner Announced!

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and AV give you a chance to win big in the Scooby-Doo Movie Mystery Sweepstakes promo – Winner Announced!