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5:00 PM on 06.07.2014

New trailer for animated film Song of the Sea is beautiful

Song of the Sea is the latest film from the Irish animation collective that brought the world the 2009 Academy Award nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and maaaan it looks just as gorgeous. Song of the Sea follows ...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Woman divorcing her husband over Frozen

If Elsa's journey in Frozen has taught anyone anything, it's to "let go" of the bad things. In Japan, a woman has done just that. A man says his wife has moved in with her parents and refuses to talk to him because he doesn't...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 05.30.2014

First official trailer for the Del Toro produced animated film, The Book of Life

The Book of Life is definitely on my list of films to keep an eye out for. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez (who created one of my favorite past Nickelodeon cartoons, El Tigre, which Book of ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 05.22.2014

First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6

After the first images released for Disney Animation's first take on a Marvel comic, Big Hero 6, I've been looking forward to the first teaser. Thankfully, I'm picking up what it's putting down. Although we don't get much st...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 05.20.2014

First good look at Marvel/Disney's Big Hero 6

Here we have our first look at how Disney and Marvel will be interpreting Big Hero 6 for the big screen and it looks kind of cute. Obviously they're gearing the team more towards kids than the other Marvel properties as ...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Flix for Short: Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb is a wonderful animated short by animator Alex Grigg about a couple's struggles physically and psychologically after a motorcycle accident. The animation and design of the characters and settings is simple but s...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 05.15.2014

How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot

The Power Rangers series is an odd one. It started out as one of Saban Entertainment's many attempts to re-dub a Japanese kids show for American audiences and turned into a juggernaut spanning 21 seasons, comics, videogames, ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Flix for Short: Birder Dash

Birder Dash is the first animated short from Russian illustrator and artist Max Litvinov. It's a pretty cool little short, the animation style is full of repetitive yet somehow fresh movement - it feels more like a comic bro...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Flix for Short: Johnny Express

The year is 2150. Johnny is a great delivery man. He is however, incredibly lazy. All Johnny wants is to sleep in his automated space delivery ship. All he has to do is deliver the packages he's sent. However, his deliveries...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 05.08.2014

New Flintstones film in the works

It appears that the Flintstones films are about to get a reboot. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, this new Flintstones reboot will, given the duo's past history, feature inappropriate jokes, awkward situations, and ei...

Jonathan Wray

9:00 AM on 05.05.2014

Flix for Short: Steadfast Stanley, a tale of a Corgi in the zombie apocalypse

Steadfast Stanley, a short film created by third year CalArts student John Cody Kim, is the story of a Corgi pup trying to find his lost boy in the zombie apocalypse. It's the most heartbreaking, yet heartwarming thing I've ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 04.25.2014

Teaser poster and images for next Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There

While I'm not the most well versed Studio Ghibli fan at Flixist, even someone with little knowledge like myself can't deny how beautiful their films are. Based on the book by Joan G. Robinson, and handled by The Secret World ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 04.21.2014

First trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham looks boring

Taking place within the same world as the Arkham series of Batman videogames (rather than the New 52 the DC animated films are in now) is Batman: Assault on Arkham. As the straight to home video DC films are hit and miss (fo...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Flix for Short: Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond

Boy did I love Batman Beyond. It was a sequel to the Batman: The Animated Series (technically Justice League Unlimited and Static Shock also), starred my main man from Boy Meets World (and Kim Possible) Will Friedle, bu...

Nick Valdez

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

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