Blogs and Podcasts

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”!

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!

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 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?

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?

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!

Animated Views IV: A New Hope

Welcome to the all-new Animated Views! It’s been nine years since our last revamp, and it showed! With our 15th anniversary coming up, we wanted to get this place spruced up for our loyal readers. So what’s new? Read on to find out!

Oscar Night 2018

Tonight’s the night! Oscar statuettes will be bestowed on lucky filmmakers this evening at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Join us for a live chat and keep track of your contest ballot!

Animated Views’ 2018 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 14th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

The 2017 AV Readers’ Choice Poll

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff are rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn! What was the best animated film of 2017?

Oscar Weekend 2017

The winners of the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed this weekend. Here are all the details you need for our 13th Annual Oscar Event.

Animated Views’ 2017 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 13th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

The AV Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Animated Feature Film of 2016

Critics, the Academy, Hollywood guilds, and even the Animated Views staff are rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn – vote now!

Oscar Night 2016

It’s time for the winners of the 88th Annual Academy Awards to be revealed ! Check out the consensus picks in our contest and join us for a live chat during the show.

The AV Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Animated Feature Film of 2015

The Academy, Hollywood guilds, critics, and even the Animated Views staff are rendering their judgment on the top films of the year. But now it’s your turn – vote now!

Animation Addicts Podcast #116: Kung Fu Panda 3 – It’s Inner Peace, Man!

Morgan, Chelsea, and Mason take on the latest film from DreamWorks Animation: Kung Fu Panda 3

Animated Views’ 2016 Oscar Contest

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 12th Annual Oscar Event! Enter today for your chance to win!

Animation Addicts Podcast #114: Bibo Bergeron Interview – Director of A Monster in Paris

Mason and Chelsea chat with the French director of Road to El Dorado, Shark Tale, and A Monster in Paris, Mr. Bibo Bergeron.

Animation Addicts Podcast #113: The Boxtrolls – Oh, Mason, Where Art Thou?!

Mason is out of town so it’s another “Morgan & Chelsea episode” – in the same room! – taking on Laika’s third film, The Boxtrolls!

Animation Addicts Podcast #110: Don Bluth & Gary Goldman Interview

The Rotoscopers sit down with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman to discuss the Dragon’s Lair movie and crowdsourcing campaign.

Animation Addicts Podcast #109: The Good Dinosaur – Brought to You By Montana!

The Rotoscopers review Pixar’s second feature to be released in 2015, The Good Dinosaur.

Animation Addicts Podcast #108: The Peanuts Movie – Are There Peanuts Brand Peanuts?

The Rotoscopers jump into the world of Charles Schulz for Blue Sky Studios’ 2015 animated film The Peanuts Movie.

Animation Addicts Podcast #107: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Walkin’ in a Render Wonderland

The Rotoscopers take on the 2009 Sony Animation film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Animation Addicts Podcast #106: Lilo & Stitch – Bait and Stitch

Its Halloween and, even though they’re not reviewing a spooky film, the Rotoscopers still got dressed up in their costumes to review Disney’s 2002 film Lilo & Stitch.

Animation Addicts Podcast #105: Hotel Transylvania 2 – “I Love Your Chocolate Cereal!”

The Rotoscopers get together for the latest podcast and review Sony’s 2015 animated film Hotel Transylvania 2.

Animation Addicts Podcast #104: Hotel Transylvania – Everyone Killed the Wife

Get ready for the sequel by recapping the original Hotel Transylvania in the latest Animation Addicts Podcast.

Animation Addicts Podcast #103: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Are You Cussing at Me?

In this episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast, Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation Fantastic Mr. Fox is discussed.

Animation Addicts Podcast #102: Over the Garden Wall – Candy Camouflage

It’s the first episode picked out by one of the Rotoscopers’ patrons, from the 2014 Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall.

Animation Addicts Podcast #101: Shaun the Sheep Movie

The Rotoscopers are together for their first live video show with discussion and review of Aardman Animations’ critically acclaimed stop-motion Shaun the Sheep Movie.