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8:00 AM on 04.14.2014

Second How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer spoils dragons

Much like the first full trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, this second trailer continues to spoil a lot of the movie. But rather than spoil the entirety of the film's plot, we only get a bit of it. It's a shame because...

Nick Valdez


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7:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Flix for Short: Francis

Francis is an animated short based off of a short radio piece for the (incredible) radio show This American Life. The original short story was written by novelist Dave Eggers and was later transformed into an animated short ...

Liz Rugg

8:00 AM on 04.03.2014

MGM wants a live action/CGI Pink Panther to exist for some reason

MGM is once again trying to bring back long lost franchises for some reason. The Pink Panther is definitely a series that's struggled to keep afloat after the death of Peter Sellers (who played Detective Clouseau in the origi...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters

Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Watch: video recap of the Mondo & Disney gallery show at SXSW

At this year's SXSW, Mondo - the collectible poster and merchandise division of Austin's Alamo Drafthouse - did something pretty special: they partnered with legendary animation powerhouse Disney to commission new works base...

Liz Rugg



First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding photo
First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding
by Nick Valdez

When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lackluster and failed to reach the greatness of the original properties. But we have no reason to worry here.

Since the film's not releasing until 2015, this brief teaser shown during Good Morning America doesn't show much, but it looks fabulous. Just look at that animation! The new movie is said to be respectful toward the original comic (going so far as to use Bill Melendez's voiceover work for Snoopy and Woodstock), so I honestly can't wait.

Peanuts hits theaters November 6th, 2015. 

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7:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Flix for Short: StormJumper

In StormJumper, an alien shaman attempts to use meditation and magic to escape from an annihilating planetary storm. I totally love everything about the visual style of StormJumper, from the character design to the color pal...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights

Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Flix for Short: A Day for Cake and Accidents

A Day for Cake and Accidents is an animated short film, and a collaboration between artists Steve Reinke and Jessie Mott. The absurdest work focuses on a nonsensical birthday party, though some of the attendees seem preoccupi...

Liz Rugg



Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman photo
Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
by Nick Valdez

When Dreamworks first announced their plans to turn Peabody's Improbable History (a short which ran during The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show featuring Mr. Peabody and his boy companion, Sherman) into a full length animated film, I was a little worried that my once beloved cartoon (I used to wake up at three in the morning in order to catch reruns of it on Cartoon Network) would be run through the standard generic animated blender everything seems to go through now. Little did I know I would be so, so wrong. 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is remarkably smart, adorable, educational, referential, heartwarming, effervescent, hilarious, and even a little rude. But most of all, it's improbably entertaining.

Which is exactly the way I like my Peabody. 

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3:52 PM on 03.04.2014

First teaser for Paddington Bear makes me want marmalade

As a young child the strange puppet/stop-motion/animated/paper cutout Paddington Bear show was totally my jam. The books were good too, but that show, with its wonderful narration and unique look enticed me. So it's wit...

Matthew Razak







Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath photo
Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath
by Mike Cosimano

As a 19 year old, I am well familiar with the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. It’s a vastly underrated animated flick where a wacky crew of steampunk explorers set out to find Atlantis. You don’t need to understand the ins and outs of the plot, but what you do need to understand is the tone. The dialogue is full of character -- if not particularly complex -- and the movie seems unconcerned with making the audience think, instead choosing to provide a highly entertaining spectacle.

When consuming (because that is the correct word) War of the Worlds: Goliath, I couldn’t help but think of Atlantis the whole time. Goliath wants to have a wacky steampunk-themed crew. It wants to provide a spectacle for the audience.

It fails at both of those things.

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4:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf is an animated short by Irish animator and filmmaker Eoin Duffy. I had the chance to see it when I recently saw a screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, and though it is a runner-up and...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.19.2014

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Check out this trailer for Oscar nominated short Feral

This brief trailer for Daniel Sousa's short film Feral gives us a glimpse into the world and story of the Oscar nominated animated short film. Feral follows the story of a young boy who is raised by a pack of wolves in the w...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Watch a clip from new Mickey Mouse cartoon Get A Horse!

Get A Horse! is the Disney short film that has been playing before Disney's newest feature-length movie, Frozen, in theaters. Directed by Lauren MacMullan, Get A Horse! is a hand-drawn homage to classic Mickey Mouse cartoons...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.10.2014

First full trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue

For a guy who doesn't like the idea of Planes as much as I do (hence the running "F**king Planes" joke), I seem to be writing about it quite a bit. I'm just mad at its origin, is all. It was a made for home video project tha...

Nick Valdez



Review: The LEGO Movie photo
Review: The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

Since its first delightful teaser over a year ago, I have been eagerly anticipating The LEGO Movie more so than any other movie releasing in 2014. I was instantly drawn to the idea of seeing the very Lego sets I played with as a kid (and still play with on occasion) recreated in a loving stop motion/CG film. I'm just not quite sure why I was so excited in the first place. Is it nostalgia or some kind of attempt to rekindle my lost childhood? Now that I've grown up, should I completely forget things that once made me happy in order to fit in with the professional world? 

Wait, am I really thinking about all of this? It's The LEGO Movie we're talking about here! Strange thing is, The LEGO Movie actually builds on these philosophical dilemmas in an intelligent, wacky, and surprisingly sophisticated manner. 

So yeah, everything is awesome. 

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5:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Watch the adorable trailer for Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young mouse and a big bear, in a world where inter-species friendships are highly discouraged, due to like eating each other and stuff. The movie is ...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Flix for Short: Juste de l'eau

This lush animated short titled in French Juste de l'eau (or Just Water) is set in an anthropomorphic animal-version of Europe at the time of the discovery of new continents. As the explorers' ships come in to land, they are...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Justice League: War to begin DC Animated continuity

I'm not the most knowledgeable comic book fan, but if I had any focus, it would be DC Comics due to their awesome cartoons I had growing up. And while I've been sad they're gone now, DC is currently trying to get back to thei...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Final LEGO Movie trailer features the Man of Plastic

In anticipation of its release a week from now, The LEGO Movie has one more hilarious trailer under its belt. As it toys with the overt seriousness of Man of Steel's previous trailers, this trailer comes complete with a...

Nick Valdez