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‘Creepshow Animated Special’ Trailer: Two Animated Tales of Terror

Shudder’s Creepshow series is coming back just in time for Halloween with an animated special. Our first official glimpse of the special arrived today in the form of a trailer teasing plenty of cartoony terror in the form of adaptations of stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill (who just happens to be Stephen King’s son, making this special a bit of a family affair). Watch the Creepshow Animated Special trailer below, if you dare! A Creepshow Animated Special Trailer  I was disappointed...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Animation, Kiefer Sutherland, Joey King, Joe-Hill, Greg Nicotero, Nicotero, Creepshow, Shudder, Melanie Dale, Stephen Joe, Creepshow Animated Special, Melanie Dale Halloween

What Glen Keane Carried With Him From Disney, and From Life, for His Feature Directorial Debut ‘Over the Moon’ [Interview]

“I never do this,” Glen Keane muses as he swivels his laptop around his office at Netflix, filled with stacks of drawings and doodles — half thought-out ideas that the legendary animator had while working on his feature directorial debut Over the Moon. Through the grainy Zoom video screen I can see reams of sheets that are hung around the room. Some of them storyboards that Keane has drawn for Over the Moon (“I drew more for this movie than I did for The Little Mermaid,” he remarks dryly), othe...
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The Key to Making ‘Once Upon a Snowman’ Was to “Let Olaf Be Olaf” [Interview]

If you have questions about the Frozen universe, Becky Bresee and Peter del Vecho can answer them. She was a supervising animator on the first film and the head of animation on the second. He is the producer of the entire franchise. Now, she’s the head of animation and he’s a producer and creative consultant for Once Upon a Snowman, a new prequel short film about Olaf the talking snowman’s first day of existence. I spoke with Bresee and del Vecho ahead of the short’s streaming premiere and lear...
Tags: Frozen, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Warner Bros, Anna, Peter, Chris Buck, Becky, Olaf, Raya, Short Films, Featured Stories Sidebar, Peter Del Vecho

The 10 Scariest G-Rated Movies

Halloween is a time for horrors, haunts, and movies with a lot of blood. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the most terrifying films out there are the ones that are considered “safe” for all ages. Here are our picks of the 10 scariest G-rated movies in modern history. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Kids, Disney, Animation, Scary, Spooky, Monsters Inc, Pinocchio, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Princess And The Frog, Toy Story 3, Andromeda Strain, Watch It Nerds, The Brave Little Toaster, A Little Princess

‘Once Upon a Snowman’ Directors Explain How ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Inspired Their ‘Frozen’ Prequel Short [Interview]

What happened to Olaf the talking snowman in the window of time between his creation and his first meeting with Anna during Frozen? The new Disney short Once Upon a Snowman answers that question. It turns out that Josh Gad’s warm hug-loving character had a bit of an adventure, full of hijinks and existence-defining moments. And according to directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, it was all inspired by Back to the Future Part II. Once Upon a Snowman is streaming now on Disney+, so before or aft...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Movies, Interview, Disney, Features, Animation, Anna, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Dan, Trent, Olaf, Looney Tunes, Sven, Josh Gad

‘Once Upon a Snowman’ Clip: Watch Olaf Become Self-Aware in the Animated Short Available on Disney+ Today

Remember when the runtime Pixar’s Coco was increased by nearly a third of the film’s total length due to the fact that Disney attached the 22-minute short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure to it? It was a brutal experience, especially for families who just wanted to take their kids to see a Pixar movie. Well, Disney is at it again with a new Frozen short film focusing on Olaf. Thankfully, Once Upon a Snowman clocks in around only seven minutes, and you can watch one minute of it right now On...
Tags: Amazon, Elsa, Frozen, Movies, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Peter, Olaf, Josh-Gad, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Disney Today, Becky Bresee

Enjoy 90 minutes of creepy vintage Disney cartoons for Halloween

Disney's Halloween Treat was a special 1982 Halloween episode of the Walt Disney television series featuring excerpts or full vintage cartoons with a creepy, supernatural vibe. The segments include the likes of "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia (1940), "Donald Duck and the Gorilla" (1944), and "Pluto's Judgement Day" (1935), and a bit of Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Video, News, Films, Disney, Filmmaking, Animation, Cartoons, Pluto, Donald Duck, Walt Disney, Bald Mountain, Animation History, Cartoon History

Lupin III: The First Is a Gorgeous Adventure About Finding Family and Punching Nazis

Monkey Punch’s beloved gentleman thief has been an animated icon for decades, giving us oodles of cinematic and small screen escapades. But Lupin’s latest heist is an epic unlike anything he’s done before, and not just because he’s been stunningly realized in a whole new medium.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Takashi Yamazaki, Anime, Lupin III, Marza Animation Planet, GKids, TMS Entertainment, Monkey Punch, Lupin Iii The First

‘Animaniacs’ Trailer: Come for the Zany, Stay for the Brainy in the New Hulu Reboot

The Animaniacs are back, and they’re zanier than ever. The celebrated animated series that was originally executive produced by Steven Spielberg has received a fresh reboot from Hulu, with Spielberg once again exec producing the series with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation. And since it’s been 22 years since Animaniacs went off the air, Yakko, Wakko and Dot — and yes, returning fan favorites Pinky and the Brain — have more than two decades worth of self-referential jokes and fourth-...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Animation, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Looney Tunes, Amblin Television, Pinky, Darryl Frank, TV Trailer, New Hulu, Animaniacs

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Trailer: Kelly Marie Tran is a Warrior on an Epic Quest in Disney’s New Animated Film

Disney has released the official teaser trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon, the studio’s highly anticipated Southeast Asian-inspired fantasy epic. And boy, does it look epic. The short trailer shows the titular lone warrior, voiced by Kelly Marie Tran, as she embarks on her quest to save the realm of Kumandra by searching for — you guessed it — the last dragon. Watch the Raya and the Last Dragon trailer below. Raya and the Last Dragon Trailer “My whole life I trained to become a guardi...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Indiana, Animation, Movie Trailers, Tuk Tuk, Paul Briggs, Don Hall, Raya, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Osnat Shurer, Peter Del Vecho

First Trailer for Disney Animation's 'Raya and the Last Dragon' Movie

"Now to restore peace, I must find the last dragon. My name is Raya." Disney has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Disney Animation's exciting new action adventure movie Raya and the Last Dragon, being directed by the filmmakers Don Hall (of Big Hero 6, Moana) and Carlos López Estrada (of Blindspotting, Summertime). In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. However, along her journey...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Don Hall, Raya, Disney Animation, To Watch, Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Raya Disney, Lumandra, Sisu Walt Disney Animation Studios Raya

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Poster Arrives Ahead of Tomorrow’s Trailer

Raya and the Last Dragon, the latest from Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is set to debut a new trailer tomorrow on GMA. Before that, though, we have a new poster, which is just stylish and vague enough to catch some attention. In the upcoming film, which features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina, “a lone warrior sets out to find the last dragon in existence and save the kingdom of Kumandra from the villainous Druun.” Check out the poster below. Hey, that...
Tags: Animation, Disney/Pixar, Poster, Raya and the Last Dragon

How Over the Moon Changed a Disney Legend's Perspective on the Future of Animation

Glen Keane is a name you might not know by heart, but his work is certainly in your heart. A veteran of Disney animation for almost 40 years, Keane designed and animated characters like Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Elliot in Pete’s Dragon. He worked on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Tangled, just to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Little Mermaid, Glen Keane, Margaret Cho, John Cho, Elliot, Pete, Ken Jeong, Keane, Kimiko Glenn, Sandra Oh

1970s Japanese pop hit "Southpaw" redone with recorders and animation

The Kuricorder Quartet redid the 1978 Pink Lady hit Southpaw in their own inimitable style, adding a delightfully weird animated dance sequence. If you're not familiar with the original, here you go: If you are of a certain age, you may even recall that Pink Lady had a variety show on NBC with Jeff Altman, called Pink Lady & Jeff. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Nbc, Animation, Japanese culture, Pop Music, Pink Lady, Jeff Altman, Pink Lady Jeff Read

Genies updates its software development kit and partners with Gucci, Giphy

Genies , has updated its software development kit and added Giphy and Gucci as new partners to enable their users to create personalized Genie avatars. The company released the first version of its sdk in 2018 when it raised a $10 million to directly challenge Snap and Apple for avatar dominance. Now, with the latest update, the company said it has managed to create a new three dimensional rendering that can be used across platforms — if developers let Genies handle the animation. Genies b...
Tags: Apple, TC, Films, Tech, Avatar, Animation, Justin Bieber, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Player, Major League Baseball, Gucci, Giphy, Sdk, Snap, Akash Nigam

Animated sci-fi short based on 'Blindsight' by Peter Watts

Blindsight is a gorgeous animated short by Danil Krivoruchko that teases the possibility of a film adaptation of the 2006 Peter Watts book. Peter himself gives the backstory: Image: YouTube / Danil Krivoruchko
Tags: Video, News, Sci-fi, Animation, Short Film, Peter Watts, Peter, Danil Krivoruchko

Japan’s Nippon TV Launches Animation Division

Japanese broadcaster and content investor Nippon TV has created a dedicated animation division for the first time. Launched as part of the company’s international business division, the anime department will be headed by Kuwahara Kako, as executive VP of business development. The division will launch with 12-part fantasy series “Tsukumichi – Moonlit Fantasy” adapted from […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Animation, Anime, Nippon TV, Kuwahara Kako, Nippon TV Launches Animation Division

New ‘Peanuts’ Specials and 70th Anniversary Documentary Coming to AppleTV+, Along With Your Favorite ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Classics

AppleTV+ is ordering more Peanuts from the menu. The streaming service already had a deal in place to produce series like Snoopy in Space and the upcoming The Snoopy Show, but AppleTV+ will soon become a hub for all things Peanuts, including brand new specials centering on Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and more; as well as a 70th anniversary documentary; and beloved specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Get the details ...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Movies, Abc, Peanuts, Animation, Charles Schultz, Charlie Brown, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Ron Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Philistine, Comic Book/Superhero, Family Films, Morgan Neville, Appletv

Watch: Don Hertzfeldt's 'World of Tomorrow Episode Three' is Out

"These would not have been the clones that will ever carry your primary consciousness." It's out now! Don Hertzfeldt's latest mind-melting sci-fi short film World of Tomorrow Episode Three is now available to watch online. This final chapter is a continuation of his radical, remarkable World of Tomorrow sci-fi series about a girl named Emily. If you haven't seen any of them, we recommend starting with Episode One and Episode Two before this one. Don explains: "at one point this was going to ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, David, Animation, Short Film, Don, To Watch, Don Hertzfeldt, Hertzfeldt

Official Trailer for Funky Animated Horror Film 'Attack of the Demons'

"Did you see that?! His head flew off!" Dark Star Pictures has released the official trailer for a homemade animation horror film titled Attack of the Demons, the latest creation from Austin, TX-based animator / filmmaker Eric Power. Direct from a notably well-received festival run (beginning at Cinepocalypse last year), and arriving in theaters this Halloween, the frighteningly-fun animated horror treat just for adults! Described as "South Park meets The Evil Dead" with a "grisly and gorgeo...
Tags: Movies, Colorado, South Park, Trailer, Horror, Power, Animation, Austin TX, To Watch, Fulci, Dark Star Pictures, Cinepocalypse, Eric Power, Andreas Petersen Thomas Petersen Katie Maguire, Eric Power Attack of the Demons

‘Once Upon a Snowman’ Trailer: Find Out Olaf’s Unlikely Beginnings in this ‘Frozen’ Prequel Short

Everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman has another animated short dedicated just to him. In Once Upon a Snowman, we finally get to see Olaf’s unseen origins in a Frozen prequel short film coming to Disney+ this month. Watch the Once Upon a Snowman trailer below. Once Upon a Snowman Trailer The film, which is set to debut on Disney+ later this month, “follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.” And as we see f...
Tags: Frozen, Movies, Disney, Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Movie Trailers, Abraham, Olaf, Josh Gad, Gad, Short Films, Arendelle, Correy, Peter Del Vecho, Once Upon a Snowman, Trent Correy

Cute animation about sending 1990s online messages

IN_BOX is a sweet little story about two coworkers who send AIM style computer messages to each other, but the message itself is a physical form that moves between the two terminals. Image: YouTube / Adult Swim
Tags: Video, News, Aim, Animation, 1990s

Dirty Projectors drop video for "Earth Crisis" from new EP

Earth Crisis is an experimental short inspired by Brooklyn indie band Dirty Projectors. It's from the fourth of five EPs the band plans to release in 2020. The animation was directed by Isaiah Saxon. Earlier this year, they did a pandemic version of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: Image: YouTube / Dirty Projectors
Tags: Videos, Video, News, Brooklyn, Animation, Npr, Dirty Projectors, Isaiah Saxon

"Black Sheep Boy," a cartoon on loss in lo-res world

Despite the retro style, Black Sheep Boy is a pretty deep story about childhood and happiness and loss. Director James Molle summarizes it: A young hatted boy's adventures through a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures. Searching for some happiness he does not know how to find, he engages into a philosophical and personal quest. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Animation, Loss, Philosophy, James Molle

All ‘The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror Episodes Are Now Available in One Collection on Disney+

About six months ago, Disney+ introduced various collections of The Simpsons episodes with some recurring themes that have appeared over the years. There’s a collection of episodes following the family taking various trips, another collection featuring all of their sports-related antics, and even a collection of episodes that contain the frequently surprising prescient predictions that the show somehow made, such as Disney buying 20th Century Fox and Donald Trump becoming president. However, th...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Disney, Fox, Animation, Donald Trump, The-Simpsons

She-Ra and Kipo’s Karen Fukuhara on Her Animated Journeys Coming to a Close

It’s hard to say goodbye to a show you love, let alone two. Karen Fukuhara saw the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in May and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts this month. Now, the actor is sharing what it’s like to have been part of these two fan-favorite shows, as well as how Kipo would convince The Boys’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, RA, The Boys, Karen Fukuhara, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power

New ‘Rick and Morty’ Loot Crate Brings the Existential Crisis of the Butter Robot to Your Dinner Table

The fourth season of Rick and Morty has come and gone, and it’s already available on Blu-ray and DVD. While fans are eagerly anticipating the show’s return for season five (whenever that may be), Loot Crate will attempt to hold them over with a new box of exclusive Rick and Morty gear and collectibles to kick off 2021. A new Rick and Morty Loot Crate is going on sale starting tonight, and the theme is “DYS-FUNCTION,” as it is with almost every episode of the Adult Swim animated series. There wi...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Animation, Gear, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Morty, Rick, Jerry, Rick And Morty, New Rick, Loot Crate, Jerri

Star Trek: Lower Decks' Mike McMahan on Making Sure Cameos Matter

Lower Decks is a show that rejoices in the nerdy little details of Star Trek. From Pakleds to Exocomps, from Kirk punches to movie riffs, its first season delivered a show that earnestly loved Trek’s ideals and the callbacks that made it such a rich franchise in the first place. But when the show wanted to pull out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Deanna Troi, Star Trek, Animation, Streaming, Cbs, Exclusive, Trek, Cbs All Access, Kirk, Colm Meaney, Jonathan Frakes, Mike McMahan, Marina Sirtis, Star Trek Lower Decks

‘LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’ Adds the Voices of Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels, Reveals New Poster

In 1978, CBS aired The Star Wars Holiday Special, a gauzy, cocaine-fueled whatsit that gave birth to Boba Fett and was then quickly disowned by everyone. The special became an infamous must-see trainwreck, pirated over the years and never officially released on home media. It was, for a while, something some people would rather forget all about. But over the years, folks have come to embrace the special in a so-bad-it’s-good way. And now, Disney+ is giving it a sequel! Sort of. The LEGO Star Wa...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Animation, Cbs, Lucasfilm, Billy Dee Williams, Boba Fett, Skywalker, Lego Group, Jedi Temple, Anthony Daniels, Star-Wars, Kelly Marie Tran, Dee Bradley Baker, Josh Rimes

Official US Trailer for Animated Werewolf Poodle Comedy '100% Wolf'

"The best wolves don't have the sharpest claws or the pointiest teeth, they have the biggest hearts." Viva Pictures has released an official trailer for an animated movie called 100% Wolf, made by an Australian animation filmmaker named Alexs Stadermann (of the hit Maya the Bee Movie previously). This opened in the UK & Australia earlier in the summer, and it's out now in select theaters in the US. For anyone curious. 100% Wolf centers on Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolv...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Animation, Wolf, Jai Courtney, Freddy, UK Australia, To Watch, Viva Pictures, Freddy Lupin, Alexs Stadermann, Loren Gray Samara Weaving Jane Lynch, Ilai Swindells