Animation

Princess Kaguya Review photo
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

Shaun the Sheep Review photo
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

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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
Spongebob Review photo
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

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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 photo
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
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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
Megan's Top 15 photo
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

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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
Song of the Sea photo
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

Nick's Top 5 Animated photo
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 photo
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
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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
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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 photo
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
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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
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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  photo
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
Megan's Flixgiving photo
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 photo
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
Liz's Flixgiving photo

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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UPDATE: First character clip and posters for Inside Out


Sadness they name is... Sadness
Nov 18
UPDATE: The posters for Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Fear have been added to the gallery. I don't know whose idea it was to cast Lewis Black as Anger, but give them a medal. Original story below!  Pixar's Inside Out is... read
Peanuts Trailer photo
And that nefarious Red Baron
After our first tease of the new look for the Peanuts in The Peanuts Movie it was hard not to get pretty excited and now that we have a full blown trailer landing (reportedly leaked by Snoopy) it is even harder. This co... read feature

Big Hero 6 Review photo
More Baymax, please
When Disney scooped up Marvel they picked up a ton of comic book history and properties. You had to guess they wouldn't use them all in the same way (i.e. massive blockbusters), and Big Hero 6 is the first Marvel film to... read feature

Toy Story 4 photo
You've got a fourth in me
With the Toy Story series remaining a big marketing juggernaut long after the trilogy officially ended in 2010, it was almost inevitable that we'd get another film (especially seeing as how we're getting more and more TV spec... read feature

Penguins of Madagascar photo
Penguins of Madagascar

Final Penguins of Madagascar trailer is more funny business


Nov 06
This final trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar shows off a bit of the footage Matt checked out during New York Comic Con. He said it was surprisingly entertaining and I can't blame him. I found myself laughing quite a bit... read
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20 animated films submitted for Oscar consideration


Pretty much everything you'd epect
Nov 05
The Oscars are coming and that means we'll need to start talking about nominees, but before that we have to discuss the submitted films to be nominated. At least for animated films we need to. There have been 20 submitted, 8 ... read
Spongebob Trailer photo
Spongebob Trailer

Trailer for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water


Nov 04
I'm not ashamed by how much I laughed at this trailer. Sure the new Spongebob film, Sponge Out of Water, will appeal mostly to kids with its bright colors and hyperactive characters, but Spongebob's stuck around for a reason... read
Minions Trailer photo
Minions Trailer

First trailer for Despicable Me spin-off Minions


Nov 04
You know those cute minions in the Despicable Me movies that are funny for maybe a few minutes? Those guys are getting their own movie. The film follows three Minions (Kevin, Stuart, and Bob) on their search for a master in ... read
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Dredd: Superfiend

Flix for Short(s): Judge Dredd: Superfiend


Oct 28
It's been teased for a few days now, but we're finally getting another taste of Adi Shankar produced Dredd with the (techincally unofficial) Judge Dredd: Superfiend animated miniseries. Although this isn't the sequel we... read
Madea Trailer photo
Madea Trailer

First trailer for Madea's Tough Love


Oct 22
Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.  (Madea's Tough Love releases on VOD January 20th next year.) read
Moana photo
Moana

Disney's Moana gets synopsis and new release date


Oct 21
When we'd last heard about Disney's next animated (possibly princess) film, Moana, it was working in the same style as their gorgeous Paperman short and was debuting in 2018. Looks like production has sped up over the la... read






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