Animation

Ratchet and Clank

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman and others join the Ratchet and Clank movie


The Italian Stallion is also cast
May 13
It has been two years since Sony announced their plans to make an animated movie based on the immensely popular series of PlayStation games, Ratchet & Clank, and today we learned that Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Sylveste... read
Boy and Beast

First trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's next anime film, The Boy and The Beast


Apr 23
Mamaro Hosoda's films are always triumphs of animation. Known for Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and even The Digimon Movie, his films have a distinct and flowing art style that's always very pleasing to the eye. On top of that,... read
Spider-Man again

Lord and Miller working on an animated Spider-Man film


Apr 23
It seems like I'm talking about Spider-Man every other day, so I care a little less every time. But you know what brings me back into the fold? Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the guys who're pretty much involved with every movie... read

Check out the new English language trailer for The Little Prince


He's got tiny hands, tiny features-- he's the little guy!
Apr 22
Oh man, The Little Prince is one of my absolute favorite books, so when I heard they were making a new animated film version, my attention went up. The first trailer, while entirely in French, gave an impressive look at the ... read
When Marnie Was There

Here's the US Trailer for Ghibli's When Marnie Was There


Apr 17
Since Studio Ghibli is still stuck in purgatory, and haven't announced a new feature since all of that financial weirdness reared its ugly head some time ago, When Marnie Was There might possibly be the studio's final film. ... read
Justice League

Trailer for Justice League: Gods & Monsters is better than that other leaked video


Apr 17
So the other day, Zack Snyder tweeted out a short teaser to promote the five second tease of a trailer that WB wants you to go and buy IMAX tickets to see. Since that whole situation was ridiculous, we kept ourselves clean o... read

Adam West and Burt Ward BAMFing back into action for animated Batman


Holy old people's voices, Batman
Mar 30
Anyone who doesn't like the Adam West Batman TV show is clearly not someone you should be associating with. Now that it's finally on Blu-ray we've all been given a chance to watch its splendor once again, and it seems we... read

Smurfs reboot gets a release date


Or is that a Smurfboot? I'll show myself out.
Mar 27
I know what you're asking yourself, and yes, the Smurfs are getting another movie and despite the fact that the whole premise was actually making a ton of money Sony has decided to reboot the series. They'll be releasing the ... read

Animators collaborating on an animated "Bartkira" movie trailer


Yelling "Milhouse" just doesn't have the same punch as "KANEDAAA!"
Mar 06
What do you get when you cross one of the most influential anime movies ever made with the most famous animated family of all time? You get Bartkira, an ongoing collaboration amongst artists across the nation with the lofty g... read
These ain't your grandad's cartoons
Did you hear the recent news? They’re going to make an Adventure Time movie, and honestly, that’s pretty darn rad. I love a good cartoon to movie adaption—and not just a live action adaption or remake, we ho... read feature

Dragonball Z

First trailer for Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F features a golden Frieza


FREEZER FREEZER FREEZER
Mar 03
I don't think I've ever talked about it here, but Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods was one of the funnest animated films I saw last year. Didn't give it enough credit because it was essentially an hour of a dude punching a giant... read
Little Bamboo, big style
Isao Takahata is one of the directors out of Studio Ghibli that seems to be less discussed by fans in the west.  Takahata is responsible for directing some of the most riveting and eerie films to come from the Japanese a... read feature

Aardman are back, and better than ever
It's hard to believe that Shaun The Sheep is only Aardman's fourth stop motion feature film. The studio initially made its name in the UK with short films in the 70s and 80s such as Creature Comforts, but it was with the re... read feature

Laika puppets and art sold in auction for up to $50k


Man if I had $50,000 to burn...
Feb 18
This past month, Laika recently wrapped up a touring gallery of original art, posters, props, and puppets from their animated features.  You know, those last few critically acclaimed stop-motion films of the past few yea... read
A good movie, if nautical nonsense be something you wish
This may come as a surprise to you, but Spongebob Squarepants is still the juggernaut of a cartoon it was when it first debuted back in 1999. Never ceasing to keep kids' attention thanks to its unique characters and ever evol... read feature

Super Bowl TV Spot for Minions


Feb 03
They're baaaaaaack! Or, rather, they're here, since Minions serves as a prequel. Arguably the best characters in the Despicable Me franchise finally have their own film, and I couldn't be more excited. In Minions, ... read
Spongebob Super Spot

Super Bowl TV Spot for Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water


Feb 02
I haven't been very silent about this, but I am actually mad hyped for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The cartoon has been very good the past few years (and was even entertaining at inception, too), an... read
Dreamworks

Dreamworks Animation cuts 500 jobs, reveals new release slate


One original and one sequel a year
Jan 26
Back when Dreamworks Animation needed to compete with Disney, they stopped making films in 2D (even if those films are some of the greats) and churned out ten Shreks to a very successful box office performance each time. Basi... read
Lots of these movies involve adorable animals. Others are gratuitiously violent. One has both!
2014 was a pretty great year for movies, so coming up with a year end list was pretty tough for me. Originally I thought I'd just do top 5, and then top 10... but no. It had to be top 15 because I saw so many awesome films last year, and it just wouldn't be fair to ignore the movies in the 11 through 15 slots.  So let's get the ball rolling...   read feature

BvR

First trailer for DC's direct to video Batman vs. Robin


Jan 20
Ever since the animated Justice League specials committed to the New 52 continuity (after The Flashpoint Paradox), they haven't been very good. I don't know what's to blame for that either. Is it the comics themselves? Is it... read
A story for the ages
Anybody who knows me knows that seals are my favorite animal, so when I started seeing advertisements for Song of the Sea, I knew I had to check it out. Cartoon Saloon had already impressed me with its first feature film, Sec... read feature

No girls allowed I guess
2014 was a pretty good year for animated films. But unlike the year before, which featured a huge Disney film with headlining women and lots of family friendly features, 2014 was a complete boy's club. While there were a few ... read feature

Peanuts

Newest trailer for The Peanuts Movie gives us more Snoopy


Jan 06
You know how I wrote that list of the ten best trailers of 2014? Well, I've already found my favorite trailer of 2015. It may be mostly the same as last trailer we got for The Peanuts Movie, but shows off what great trailer ... read

Ninjai: The Little Ninja finally returns with film teaser


Oh, for those early days of flash animation
Jan 02
Remember Ninjai: The Little Ninja? No! Back in the early aughts the Ninjai Gang put out a series of animations that were pretty much the best flash stuff you could see online. Brutally violent and full of awesome action, it ... read

New image and logo from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur


I always preferred bad dinosaurs myself
Dec 30
For a Pixar film we've heard relatively little about The Good Dinosaur. That may be because it's run into so much trouble in production. It was delayed from a 2014 release to a November, 2015 release, but things seem to be ro... read
Inside Out Trailer

Full trailer for Disney/Pixar's Inside Out is adorable


Dec 11
I've been digging how Pixar has been marketing their upcoming animated project, Inside Out. This latest trailer, like the last, may not feature any of the story, but it's got enough substance to chew on. I will never kn... read

First trailer for The Little Prince floats in


Get ready to watch the best animation of 2015
Dec 10
It's only 2014, but judging from this international trailer for The Little Prince, we're already calling the year's best animated film. This is our first look at the adaptation of the childern's classic, and I suppose it's a... read

Frozen 2 is a thing in the works


Frozen 2: Freeze Harder
Dec 01
Did you think Disney was just going to let the incredible success of Frozen sit there and... well continue to be successful thanks to toys, television and marketing? No, that's not how they play. Idinia Menzel says that ... read
Peanuts

The Peanuts Movie reveals the voice cast


Dec 01
Although I'm not a big fan of his work, Paul Feig seems to be approaching Peanuts in just the right way. With the right amount of respect you'd hope any rebooted property gets, The Peanuts Movie is full of unbelievably great ... read
Or five movies that explain why I'm a huge nerd
Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Normally, during this holiday I'm at my parents' house and I get to eat all sorts of delicious things my mom makes (although I hated all of it when I was little and kept insisting when I was grown up I'd... read feature

Strange Magic

First trailer for animated Lucasfilm, Strange Magic


Nov 25
Now here's something that came out of absolutely nowhere. This must've been buried under all of that Star Wars after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, but apparently, Strange Magic is an animated film inspired by a story from Georg... read

It's Flixgiving! The Flixist staff has gathered together around the cool glow of the TV to share movies that we're thankful for; ones that have impacted our lives, ones that we feel are important, and ones that we just love. ... read feature







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