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How Wish packed in over 100 Disney easter eggs
Jennifer Lee on Wish and leading Disney Animation
NSYNC reunites… for Trolls Band Together screening
Marvel’s What If…? Season Two trailer debuts
Pixar teases new emotion in first Inside Out 2 trailer
Annecy Festival to expand scope with $27 million animation hub
Paddington In Peru sets late 2024 UK release, early 2025 for US
Doctor Who wants to keep animating its missing history
Skydance Animation jumps from Apple to Netflix
From the Archives: The Animated News Weekly

After some excavation deep into the embarrassingly cluttered AV archives, we discovered some long lost content: the newsletters we published in the years after our 2003 launch!

Best Animated Year Poll – 20th Anniversary Edition

On our 10th anniversary we asked you to pick the best year for animation during our existence. Now it’s time to vote again, this time for the top annual slate of movies during our second decade.

Twenty Years of AV

Wow. Twenty years. There’s no way we’ve been doing this for two decades! But it’s true. Animated Views turns 20 today. Thanks puts us among the ranks of Wikipedia, YouTube, and Twitter – in terms of longevity, at least!

Hulu launches adult animation, anime hub “Animayhem”
Fox sets premiere dates for The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and Krapopolis

Fox Sets Premiere Dates for The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and Krapopolis

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a beautiful looking film, featuring a predictable plot, some irritating characters, and a too-easily-wrapped-up ending. But none of that drags it down too much for kids.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken opens

DreamWorks’ Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is now playing in 3,400 theatres, according to The Numbers. The film is just staying afloat with the critics, earning a 58% score from Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is littered with too much flotsam and jetsam from better animated features to stand as a true original, […]