Rejected Princesses: the Weirder Tales Disney will never do

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. » 6/19/14 1:59pm 6/19/14 1:59pm

Next Pixar Film Will Take Place Inside the Mind of an 11-Year-Old Girl

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… » 6/11/14 12:40pm 6/11/14 12:40pm

Here's Mrs. Krabappel's Sweet Final Appearance on The Simpsons

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. » 3/11/14 12:10pm 3/11/14 12:10pm

All The "Cry Scenes" That Prove Animated Films Are Anguish Porn

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… » 3/05/14 3:44pm 3/05/14 3:44pm

Cast of Frozen sings for fans live -- and here's why that's a big deal

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. » 2/10/14 5:41pm 2/10/14 5:41pm

Bee and PuppyCat Is an Adorable and Hilarious New Animated Series

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… » 7/11/13 9:30pm 7/11/13 9:30pm

Finally! A Disney Princess Story with More Black Death

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… » 5/21/13 7:15pm 5/21/13 7:15pm

Guy's Drunk Wife Tells Him a Lame Joke; He Animates the Result

Remember the other day when you were saying how much you loved the sketch series "Drunk History" but that you wished how instead of history it was a corny joke about tortilla chips that Morgan Patch told her husband Adam while sauced off her ass on a bottle of wine, which he then turned into an animated short? » 5/03/13 10:49am 5/03/13 10:49am

A Threesome Involving a Talking Paper Monster Would Be Waaay Too…

If you're one of the people who manages to see any of the Oscar-nominated short films before the Academy Awards, you were probably charmed by Paperman, Disney's delightful little 3D-2D hybrid about the prolonged, agonizing death of the newspaper industry, and the lovers who find each other in the indsutry's twilight… » 3/19/13 12:10pm 3/19/13 12:10pm

Watch an Adorable New Animated Short With Heart Transplants,…

I Have Your Heart is a four-minute stop-motion animation film that took illustrator Molly Crabapple, animator Jim Batt, and musician Kim Boekbinder nearly two years to produce. Boekbinder and Crabapple had the idea for the film, which they scored to the former's song "The Organ Donor's March," and together they… » 11/19/12 4:30pm 11/19/12 4:30pm

A Cartoon Tribute To Ryan Gosling In 'Drive'

If you aren't a fan of violence and haven't yet seen Ryan Gosling in Drive, this animated homage to the film by animators Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku may not be for you. For the rest of us, this is a tribute to the gruesome onslaught that occurs in the movie — and how intensely attractive Gosling looked in that… » 12/02/11 2:30pm 12/02/11 2:30pm