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The Grinch opens

Illumination’s The Grinch opens today in 4,141 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, earning a 57% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “The Grinch gives the classic Seuss source material a brightly animated update that’s solidly suitable for younger viewers without adding substantially to the story’s legacy.” Still, prognosticators predict […]

Interviews with the cast and director of The Grinch

Flickering Myth has interviews with some of the people behind The Grinch, which opens this week. Director Scott Mosier Benedict Cumberbatch Kenan Thompson Cameron Seely Benedict Cumberbatch

Netflix details new animation programming slate
A look at the three versions of the Grinch on screen
TV’s animation boom sparks new studios at Netflix and CBS
The Grinch billboards in LA are savage and spot-on
Documentary filmmakers using animation in novel ways to tell their stories
Simpsons producer responds to claims the show is dropping Apu
25 animated features submitted for 2018 Oscar consideration
Courage the Cowardly Dog prequel series allegedly in the works
Funimation ending its partnership with Crunchyroll
Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, leaves Sesame Street after nearly 50 years
The under-appreciated craft of stop-motion animation
Dick Van Dyke “apologizes” for atrocious cockney accent in Mary Poppins
“Claymation” pioneer Will Vinton passes away at 70

Oscar, Emmy, and Clio Award winner Will Vinton has died at age 70. Vinton was a pioneer in stop motion animation, trademarking the name “claymation” for his process.

Guillermo del Toro visits Mickey in Roadster Racers
Smallfoot opens with $23 million weekend haul
Smallfoot opens

Warner Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Smallfoot opens today at 4,131 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics at Rotten Tomatoes who have given it a 75% on the Tomatometer. Their consensus: “Smallfoot offers a colorful distraction that should keep younger viewers entertained – and a story whose […]

Illumination drops new Grinch trailer

The latest trailer for Illumination’s upcoming animated feature, The Grinch, is now online. The film opens November 9th and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 filmmakers detail bittersweet finale
Captain Marvel teaser trailer released

Marvel has finally released the first teaser trailer for their newest cinematic hero, Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars along with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. The film is set to debut March 8, 2019 — two months before she may make another appearance in the Avengers: […]

DC Universe launches
First full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

The first full trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has been released. The films opens December 19, 2018, and stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch inks deal with Netflix