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Animated Films

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs: An Epic Classic Now On Blu-Ray and Digital HD

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.20.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film was designed for all ages and I still agree. I recommend it for ages 6 to 13 specifically. Younger kids will enjoy the bright colors, dancing and singing. Older kids can appreciate how difficult it was to make this film and the storyline itself.

Norm Of The North - Laughs, Appealing Characters, Yet Represents Something Bigger

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

From our friends at Splash Entertainment comes the new animated feature, Norm of the North. This delightfully friendly story features a polar bear named Norm along with his three lemming friends who end up in New York City where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland, the Arctic.

Hotel Transylvania 2 Set Design, Although Animated, Is Still Serious Business

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.14.2016 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

This week, Sony Animation released a video on the production design of their Dracula-based animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2. Even though the movie...

Neshama: 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer and Directing Animated Film

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Neshama Ryman is a smart and tenacious 10-year-old girl who has toughed out treatment for stage 4 cancer and several reconstructive surgeries over t...

Why Experimental Animation Is Better (And Weirder) Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

You may remember being glued to the TV screen as a kid, watching "Looney Tunes" on repeat until your parents switched off the set with a directive of...

Why I Saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 Twice?

Malek Mouzon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Malek Mouzon

I know, I know, my title may sound a bit redundant but the truth is the first time I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 I...hated it. Not loudly or emphatically but with a quiet burning dislike.

Master Animator Bill Plympton Brings Cheatin' to America, and Opens the HollyShorts Film Festival

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Cheatin' is the new feature film from Bill Plympton, animator par excellence and big hit in France, where the populace gets him. Well, America, it's our turn.

The Five Greatest Disney Villainesses of All Time

Colleen Oakes | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Colleen Oakes

Cruella: She's the woman you want to shop with, but not necessarily someone you want to have watch your puppies. Or children. Or plants.

2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animated Appetizers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

This year's animated shorts are an impressive testament to the talents working in today's animation, harnessing the potential of the medium's inherent freedom.

VIDEO: An Awful 1960 Horror Movie, Animated

Scott Bateman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Back in 2009, I got a bright idea: I would take the awful, awful 1960 Italian horror film Atom Age Vampire, throw away the visuals and animate a new, feature-length movie to the sound.

Apparently Making Female Disney Characters Is 'Really, Really Difficult'

Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

If over the holidays you decide to indulge your inner child and see the new Disney film "Frozen," keep an eye out for the times when the two female ch...

'I Said, Goddamn!'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

For a lot of Quentin Tarantino fans, "Pulp Fiction" is a favorite. In fact, this film is so good, it's easy to watch over and over again. But all t...

WATCH: The Best Way To Sit At Work

William Goodman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Important news usually calls for sitting down, but in this case, we'd like you to stand up. That's because, as you may have heard, the sitting pos...

12 Surprising Animated Celebrity Voices

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 08.13.2013 | Celebrity

Animated movies and television shows have a way of staying with us. There's a certain nostalgia associated with your favorite Disney movie or Nickelod...

A Visit With the Walt Disney of Italy, Writer/Director Iginio Straffi

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Iginio Straffi's journey to becoming an entertainment mogul began with drawing comics at six years old and selling them to friends. Today, Straffi is best known as the creator of the Winx Club, an animated action/fantasy series.

21 Animated Features Hoping For An Oscar Nod

AP | Posted 01.03.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Brave," "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Rise of the Guardians" are among the animated features angling for an Oscar nomination. The motion...

A.M. Homes Gets Animated

Electric Literature | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Electric Literature

2012-09-11-ElectricLiteraturevideo.jpg Gretta Johnson brings to life a sentence from "Hello Everybody" by A.M. Homes. Featuring original music by Micheal Asif, this video is the latest addition to our Single Sentence Animation series.

Comic-Con 2012: Jay and Silent Bob Launch "Too Fat To Fly" App (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The game features an Angry-Bird-type launching mechanism, but instead of birds, it's actually Silent Bob.

Joe Satran

'Brave' And Pixar's Redheaded Conspiracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment

Pixar's new movie "Brave," which hits theaters on Friday, could quite possibly have the largest share of redheaded characters of any major studio rele...

Fehérlófia: The Most Beautiful Psychedelic Trip You've Ever Seen

Network Awesome | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

Without knowing you at all, I can say that Fehérlófia is unlike any other movie you've seen.

'Aladdin' The Musical in Seattle

Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts

Disney's 1992 animated musical movie Aladdin made a debut as a full-length staged musical in Seattle on July 7th. Book of Mormon Director and choreogr...

Will Classic Animation Or Special Effects Win Out?

Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

Most things from childhood become less compelling with age, like that book you loved ("Where the Red Fern Grows," in my case) and subsequently ruined ...

WATCH: Stop Motion 'Zero' Questions The Value Of Life

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

"Zero" is beautiful stop motion short film about a world where people are born into a numerical class system. Our hero is born with a zero on his ches...

'Space Butter': The Final Frontier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Remember all those times you've looked to the heavens and screamed, "Why can't someone just make an animated short set in space starring sticks of but...

Cinematic Enchantment via Lubitsch & Chomet: Cluny Brown Revived at Film Forum, The Illusionist Debuts in NY/LA

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

It's natural to conflate Cluny Brown and The Illusionist : Both arrive just in time to transport us -- during a holiday season fraught with troubling domestic and international affairs -- to days gone by.