ANIMATED FEATURE

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“At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The ...
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Nobody can touch Ari Folman’s approach to animation – he, like Miyazaki, is rewriting the rules. If you’ve not yet seen The Congress give it a whirl. It is unlike anything I’ve ever seen – imaginative, dark, beautiful. I expect ...
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Best Animated Feature Big Hero 6 – 
Walt Disney Animation Studios Cheatin’ – Plymptoons Studio How to Train Your Dragon 2 – DreamWorks Animation Song of the Sea – GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon The Book of Life – Reel FX The Boxtrolls ...
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(press release) LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Big Hero 6” “The Book of Life” “The ...
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Thanks to Vulture who posted a pic with the following synopsis of what looks to be a female-driven plot for Pixar, the second in their history since Brave. Directed by Pete Docter, written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine). Growing ...

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“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” “Epic” “Ernest and Celestine” “The Fake” “Free Birds“ “Frozen” “Khumba” “The Legend of Sarila” “A Letter to Momo” “Monsters University” “O Apóstolo” “Planes” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the ...

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(Press release) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category. In this category, the new ...

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Sure, it might not be as good as past Pixar fare and sure, it follows a more traditional narrative structure and yes, it just didn’t meet critical expectations BUT don’t -and I repeat- DON’T discount Pixar’s “Brave” as nothing but ...

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  Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” ...

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And they are: “The Adventures of Tintin” “Alois Nebel” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” “Arthur Christmas” “Cars 2” “A Cat in Paris” “Chico & Rita” “Gnomeo & Juliet” “Happy Feet Two” “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” “Kung Fu Panda 2” ...

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Adapted from May Norton’s classic children’s adventure The Borrowers, Arriety is a Fairy Tale in the truest sense of the term. Hiromasa Yonebayashi directs for Studio Ghibli, home of Hayao Miyazaki. The UK version features the voices of Saorise Ronan, ...

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(created two years after the Korean War, this cute scene looks a lot uglier 5 decades later with its casual racism aimed at the ‘Red Chinese.’ Never mind that the ‘Siamese’ should represent our Thai allies. At this point in ...

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Posters and more stills from Dark Horizons, after the cut.

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With animation houses already rolling out major 3D eye-poppers for the year, now’s a good time to survey upcoming animated features. The grim box-office for Mars Needs Moms ($7 mil opening weekend) marks the year’s first toon casuality but I’m ...
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Dreamworks takes flight with the first FYC inception of the season. Thanks to Kevin K. for the tip via In Contention. An invitation to experience How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen, this promotional calendar is a bold ...

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Instead of asking if Despicable Me can possibly come close to Toy Story 3 or How to Train Your Dragon, maybe a fairer question would be to ask how Despicable Me compares with a dozen other tentpole tarballs gumming up ...

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Pixar escalates its relentless crusade to put smiles on our faces. (via Slashfilm)

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Tangled — Disney’s 50th animated feature — opens Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th. Back in February, Slashfilm had details about the visual approach. Previous director Glen Keane developed a new look for this computer animated film, which is said to look ...

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