How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

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… »10/06/15 12:00pmToday 12:00pm

The 7 dark original stories that inspired 7 popular Disney movies

Disney movies almost always have happy endings but in order to get to the living happily ever after part, some pretty dark things usually have to happen. But they’re not as dark as the original stories the movies are based on. Those are basically horrific tales of torture that have been cleverly repurposed to… »10/05/15 8:00pmYesterday 8:00pm

The 12 steps that basically every hero in a movie goes through

It’s pretty simple even if we don’t want to acknowledge it: movies are pretty much set up all the same and a hero’s journey roughly follows a pretty universal 12-step process. Or at least that’s what Iskander Krayenbosch thinks in his animation The Hero’s Journey. He deftly utilizes characters from popular movies to… »10/03/15 2:30pmSaturday 2:30pm

Let's Wildly Speculate That Cartoon Network Is Making a New Justice League Series

A Reddit user took the above photo at what appears to be a Warner Bros. Animation office of some kind. As you can see, the posters include current Cartoon Network series like Teen Titans Go, but also recently announced upcoming series such as Bunnicula and Be Cool Scooby-Doo. Then there’s a few that haven’t been… »9/03/15 12:00pm9/03/15 12:00pm

A Group of Historians Debates How the World Ended, But Their Evidence Is...Funny

The short anime comedy Bureau of Proto Society takes us to a post-apocalyptic bunker, when the last remnants of humanity live isolated from the world. The bunker’s historians gather each day to try to debate how the world ended—and once you see their historical sources, you’ll understand their confusion. »8/28/15 8:40pm8/28/15 8:40pm

Scooby-Doo Will Return to the Big Screen the Way He Should: Animated

Over a decade has passed since everyone’s favorite, slobbery, mystery-solving dog was on the big screen—and even then Scooby-Doo was presented in an unfamiliar, live-action form. Warner Bros. has now announced he’s coming back to theaters in 2018 the way he should, in a feature-length animated film. »8/17/15 3:30pm8/17/15 3:30pm

This Mad Max/Adventure Time Cartoon Is Shiny and Chrome Beyond Imagining

Hey, remember that bewilderingly awesome Adventure Time and Mad Max: Fury Road mash-up art made by Ryan May? Well, Egor Zghun has taken it into the world of animation, and the results are just as fantastic. Now, if someone would please make an entire shot-for-shot Adventure Time-themed remake of Fury Road, that would… »8/11/15 5:00pm8/11/15 5:00pm