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Abominable

The narrative is very basic, almost to the point of being detrimental. Nevertheless, Abominable is a charming enough film with simple, yet beautiful animation, likable characters, and nice music.

D23 Expo 2019 Exclusive

Dan and Randall recap Disney’s biennial event, including coverage of the Disney Studios, Disney+, and Disney Legends presentations, The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary, and Tarzan 20th Anniversary!

2019 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

An exclusive recap of the annual convention, including coverage of Marvel 80th Anniversary through animation, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Seis Manos, and Sesame Street 50th Anniversary!

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Game over, hopefully.

Didier Ghez uncovers the hidden art of Disney’s early renaissance

The author explains why the fifth volume in the celebrated They Drew As They Pleased series is a personal favourite.

SpongeBob celebrates 20 years with a Big Birthday Blowout and the Best Year Ever

Nickelodeon’s iconic series, SpongeBob SquarePants, has reached its 20th anniversary, and the network is celebrating the “Best Year Ever”!

Toy Story 4

Funny, suspenseful, and profoundly heartfelt, Toy Story 4 is the best Pixar movie in years.

The Calendar and Countdown app are back!

Count down to opening dates for upcoming animated films on our calendar, and carry the calendar in your pocket with our smart phone app!

Pixar Graphics Art Director Craig Foster on Toy Story 4

Find out how fun it can be to create all the graphics seen in the Pixar films. There’s more to it than you think!

Director Juan Antin talks about Pachamama on Netflix

This story of an initiation journey for a would-be shaman has its roots in the history and culture of Latin America. Learn more of this film’s development from its director.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

The newest Godzilla film delivers some satisfying monster mayhem, but it’s too bad the human drama is pretty silly this time around.

Arnold Leibovit on producing The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2

This exclusive interview touches on George Pal’s contribution to popular culture, and Leibovit’s own efforts to preserve that legacy, including his current campaign to restore more Puppetoons.

Avengers: Endgame

The game is finally over, but was the wait worth it? Yes and no. Our review is mostly spoiler-free (even though you’ve all probably seen this movie by now!).

Looking at the Critical Role animated Kickstarter campaign with Sam Riegel

AV explores the historic Kickstarter turning the Dungeons & Dragons livestream into animation, with cast member/exec producer Sam Riegel.

Composer Ryan Shore on Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures

Jeremie speaks with Galaxy Of Adventures composer Ryan Shore about bringing John Williams’ legendary music, and his own voice, to the animated Star Wars micro-series!

Oscar Night 2019

Tonight’s the big night! The winners of the 91st Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this evening. And we’ll be here covering it as part of our annual Oscar event, now in its 15th year! Be sure to join us for a live chat during the show this evening!

Animated Views’ 15th Annual Oscar Contest

We’re giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of Amazon or Fandango gift cards — for our 15th Oscar Event. Enter for your chance to win!

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2 is very different in many ways to the original, but it has all the heart and emotional punch. Just goes to prove that like there’s no one right way to play with Legos, there’s more than one way to build an awesome Lego movie.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The story may not be as strong previous Dragons, yet Hidden World offers a compelling narrative, beautiful animation, great cast, and delightful score for a heart-warming conclusion.

Critical Role Art Exhibition and Live Show

An exclusive visit to an art exhibition celebrating the hit internet stream of animation voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons and a look at the Q&A with the cast and live show.

The Best Of 2018: The Year Old Became New (Again!)

Was Poppins practically perfect? Did Ready Player One get a high score? Here’s our look at the year that was, with favorites in film, TV and more! Plus your picks for the best animated movies of 2018!

The 2018 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 2018?

The Grinch

If you have a family tradition of going to the movies at Christmastime, you have several good options available. But if you’re looking for something that perhaps means a little bit more, your best bet might be Illumination’s The Grinch.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

With an excellent diverse cast of characters, outstanding visual design and animation, and an emotionally wonderful narrative, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just might be a game-changer in animation.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

tl;dr Not as good as the original. Very funny. Weird ending. Worth seeing.

Peanuts Productions

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Peanuts TV specials! This franchise has been a pop culture phenomenon for almost seven decades. How well do you know the productions the Peanuts gang have appeared in over the years?

Animated Movies Database Archive

Take a trip back to 2003 and the site that we descended from! Animated Movies held a treasure trove of info about past and future films. We’ve taken the database out of storage so you can unbox it and explore it as it last appeared online!

Animated Views Timeline

We recall the history of the website told via the milestones and highlights of the last fifteen years in this timeline, where you can revisit key posts and images from our past.

AV is fifteen!

Fifteen years ago today, Animated Views was born! Come take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back at our history. And we’ve got a special present for you — the original Animated Movies database, as last seen online in 2003!

Smallfoot

Smallfoot is a story of two disjointed halves — or is it? For a film where the laughs are few and far between, the designs bland, and most of the songs trite, it’s no small feat that the plotting will having you thinking after the credits roll.