Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school…
One of the saddest things about the live-action Jem & the Holograms movie is that Jem’s rival band, the Misfits, are nowhere to be found. That’s incredibly dumb—because the Misfits are an integral part of why the 80s cartoon was so amazing. And, if you believe the opening theme, their songs are actually better.
Disney has announced that a Frozen 2 film is a go, thus ensuring that Frozen madness will never end and an entire generation of children of global warming will recall fondly shared childhood memories of watching a movie about the extreme cold.
Breasts swing. They sag. They flop. They can move. Over the years, many games have tried to emulate the way breasts behave. There's even a term for it: "Breast physics."
The '80s were the heyday of children's animation, when weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings were packed full of cartoons. Some were great; some were just okay, and some were unbearably wretched. Here are a dozen '80s cartoons that don't deserve to be remembered at all, let alone fondly.
Love is hard and, for some, dating is even harder. Especially when you are new to that game. Friend zones, disastrous dates, mismatched expectations, awkwardness... Remus Buznea and Kyriaki Kyriakou asked some twentysomethings about their experiences and animated them. Fun to watch—and as real as it gets.
Rainbow Brite returns from the '80s to remind you all that colors are magic and to revive those slutty Rainbow Brite halloween costumes. We don't know what it will look like or what it will sound like; all we know is that Brite is BACK.
We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens.
Pixar brass have broken their silence (or, you know, just started talking now because they weren't entirely sure before) about the plot of the studio's forthcoming animated feature, due in theaters next summer. Inside Out will take place entirely inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, and it will tell the story of a…
Zak Cheney-Rice at Policy Mic puts it simply: "Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character." That's about to change with Home, a new DreamWorks Animation film hitting theaters in November.
Last fall, Marcia Wallace, the voice of Bart Simpson's teacher Edna Krabappel, passed away just shy of her 71st birthday after a long battle with breast cancer. On Sunday, Wallace's character Mrs. Krabapple made her final appearance on the show, and the tribute was predictably sweet and sad.
I've been crying a lot lately. Frozen, The Lego Movie — even the Mr. Peabody & Sherman screening had weeping into my hat. And then it became clear: all of these animated movies for kids contain at least one hard-hitting "cry scene." Because it's a cartoon, and they can kill all the animated animals they want, without…
There are no cats in America and the streets are drawn with diiiiiiiiiiicks!
Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and the rest of the Frozen cast took the stage for a private concert. And that means Disney is finally accepting that sometimes it's better to let the Broadway singers take central stage — instead of hiding them in the shadows and foregrounding terrible pop-recreations of their movie hits.
If Disney ever does get into the fancy perfumery business they had better use these brilliant little bottles for packaging. Gaston: a musky cologne with a hint of whisky, tobacco and stag fur. Ursula: a brine infused scent with a touch of sea grass. We could do this all day...
What happens when you take some of the best television creators of all time, tie them up, and then force them to think of show ideas? Spoiler: It doesn't go super great.
From creator Natasha Allegri — the very same woman who sang the theme on the gender-bending episode of Adventure Time! — comes Bee and PuppyCat, a new series of animated shorts following the lives of human Bee and puppycat PuppyCat. In the first episode, recently fired Bee rescues puppycat, who is either a puppy or a…
Gene Kim started his NYU Tisch undergraduate thesis film Fighting Spirits before Black Swan came out, but it also plays with the classic image of dueling ballerinas in black and white. But when these ladies battle on stage, they fight with something heavier than toe shoes.
Do you ever watch Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella or Brave and think to yourself "These Olde Europe-based cartoons are great and all, but I wish they would be a more accurate portrayal of the times!"? Of course you do! Luckily, musician and comedian Rachel Bloom has you covered and is ready to…