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San Diego 2016 Comic-Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual San Diego Comic Con, including the anniversaries of Captain America and NickToons, coverage of Moana, Nancy Cartwright’s first art gallery, and Animaniacs Live!

A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Four – Can’t Stop The Feeling

As Kung Fu Panda 3 arrives on disc, the final of a four-part series looks at the films that nearly caused DreamWorks to collapse and the few that kept the studio alive.

A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Three – We Have…Dragons!

The third of a four-part series looks at DreamWorks Animation building franchises while saying goodbye to their bread and butter Shrek series.

A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Two – There Is Now A Level Zero

The second of a four-part series looks at how DreamWorks Animation initially struggled after becoming an independent production company.

A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part One – Ogres Are Like Onions!

Take a look back at the history of DreamWorks Animation with the first of a four-part series exploring its early years as a division in a new Hollywood studio.

Exclusive WonderCon 2016 Recap

An exclusive recap of WonderCon’s 30th anniversary event, including coverage of Ratchet and Clank, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and the world premiere of The Giant’s Dream.

The Return Of 2015: Animated Views’ Review Of The Year!

As awards season comes to an end, we offer our own appraisal of the last year’s offerings in film, home video, books, music and more!

Exclusive D23 Expo 2015 Recap

Animated Views’ special correspondent Dan Short provides our exclusive recap of the 2015 D23 Expo, including the panels for Disney’s upcoming live-action and animated features.

Exclusive 2015 Comic-Con Recap

Animated Views’ special correspondent Dan Short provides our exclusive recap of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, including coverage of Disney’s The Power Of 2D panel, Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team, and much more!

The Best Of 2014: Son Of 2013!

The good, the bad and the ugly of the past year are all exposed in the return of our annual survey, featuring our top picks in DVD, Blu-ray and theatrical releases – plus your choices too!

2014 San Diego Comic-Con schedule highlights

It’s San Diego Comic-Con time again, and Lord Akiyama from the Animated Views Forum has compiled some highlights from the schedule for our readers.

Oscar nominated animated shorts of 2013

This year’s Oscar nominated animated shorts range from the traditionally told to the metaphorical, from computer animated images to painted pages, and — like any awards list — from good to not-so-good.

The Best Of 2013: Unlucky, Or Lucky For Some?

It’s time once again for us to pick the best – and the worst – of the theatrical and home video year in animation! With a dearth of truly classic releases, what got our top scores and what were disappointments? It’s all in here…

Animated Views: A Retrospective

As our anniversary week comes to a close, the people that started it all and have brought you Animated Views for the past decade tell the site’s story in their own words.

The Perfect 10 List

Animated Views’ critics have rated over 700 titles. But only 31 have earned our highest score. On our 10th birthday, we look back at those perfect 10s!

A Pictorial History of Animated Views

Come take a look back with us through the Animated Views archives! We’ll show you how things used to be and give you a peak behind the scenes at some things never meant for public consumption!

Best Animated Year Poll

Animated Views has been around for 10 years. We want you to tell us which of those years had the best slate of animated movies!

Animated News Logo Archive

Just a week after launching in 2003, we started a tradition that would become a trademark — changing our logo for holidays and film openings. Come take a look back at the over 70 logos that have held the top spot on this site over the past decade.

The Best Of 2012: Apocalypse NOT!

Hey, the world didn’t end! So join us for the best – and the worst! – of 2012’s Blu-ray, DVD and theatrical releases! Plus, for the first time, we reveal your pick for movie of the year – it’s all right here!

AV Readers’ Best of the Decade List: 2001-2010

You voted on the top animated films of the 2000’s. Which movie was your choice as the best of the decade?

Allers & Minkoff: The Legacy of The Lion King

The King has returned and to celebrate, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers revisit the history of The Lion King, from the original blockbuster, through spin-offs, to a look at the film’s hit 3D conversion.

Kachow! The Cars 2: Agents On A Mission Tour

Five years after their first film’s premiere, Lightning McQueen, Mater – and Josh Armstrong – are back in North Carolina to promote Cars 2. Get the rundown and see exclusive photos here!

The Best Of 2010: The Year 3D Made Contact!

Take a trip back through the past twelve months for our annual best and worst of the year, including the top ten DVD and Blu-ray highlights, which ones to avoid and the pick of 2010’s movies!

Fifty Years With Brutus!

Popeye buff Fred Grandinetti joins us again to take a special look at Popeye’s nemesis.

The Best Of 2009: This Time It’s Personal!

Join us on a trip back through the past twelve months for the best and the worst of the year, including our top ten DVD and Blu-ray highlights, which ones to avoid and the pick of 2009’s movies!

An Auteur is Born – 30 Years Of Miyazaki’s Castle Of Cagliostro

December 15 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Miyazaki’s debut feature Castle Of Cagliostro. Raz Greenberg celebrates one of the Japanese director’s most important and influential films.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: With a Smile and a Song!

Jeremie Noyer reveals the impressive aspects and musical legacy in Walt Disney’s production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

Snow White: The Characters And Legacy Of The First And Fairest Of Them All!

Journey back to 1937 for a host of facts, figures and fun on the original release of Walt Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs!

When You Wish Upon A Star: The Musical Making of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio

Jeremie Noyer presents a unique and thoroughly involving exploration of Pinocchio‘s various visual and musical elements.

Otto Messmer And Felix The Cat

If you do not know who Otto Messmer is, you are not yet a cartoon connoisseur; and if you wish to be, it is essential that you get thee to a DVD outlet and find some old-style Felix The Cat. Learn more here!