The first Women in Animation World Summit will be held this year in June at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
In a relatively quiet fashion, the animated film The Secret Life of Pets has been a box office juggernaut. It’s made over $300 million domestic, another $100 million internationally, and now Universal Pictures has officially announced the sequel.
During his Saturday Comic-Con panel, writer and actor Max Landis announced that he is composing a script for a Warner Brothers full-length feature on Pepe Le Pew. Pepe, if your memory fails you, is the amorous French skunk from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies who never learned the word “consent.”
The one thing that Dory remembers is that she can’t remember. During a flashback in Finding Dory, Pixar’s follow-up to 2003's Finding Nemo, we discover it was always this way, via a baby Dory with thick eyelids and red eyes that made her look like the cutest widdle stonder who ever took bong rips through gills. “I…
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.
This is the first real look at the rebooted, updated and live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. But does it meet our very high "glamour and glitter, fashion and fame" standards? Eehhhhh...
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.
These two astronauts may come from warring species, but alone in space they become valued company, exchanging tokens of affection each time they encounter one other in orbit. But what happens when disaster threatens one of the space-faring pair?
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…