11 Great Songs That Prove The Misfits Were Better At Girl Power Than Jem

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. » 7/03/15 10:00am Friday 10:00am

Help Celebrate And Preserve The Amazing Art Of Animated Short Films

Some of the coolest movies ever made are short animated features. In a shorter film, without the constraints of live-action, you can let your imagination run wild. That’s why it’s totally worth giving your support to the Animation Show of Shows Kickstarter campaign, which ends in 11 hours. » 7/02/15 11:01am Thursday 11:01am

The Rick and Morty Season 2 Trailer Is Gross and Weird (and Great)

Ever since the first season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty knocked our socks off with a sock-removal ray, we’ve been counting down the days until the show’s return. Finally, the end is in sight—season 2 begins on July 26. Let’s get this dumb universe rollin’! » 7/01/15 8:12am Wednesday 8:12am

Vampire Hunter D Starts Hunting Vampires Again in a New Animated Series

Before Alucard was hunting his vampiric kin on Hellsing there was Vampire Hunter D. A cult favorite among those people who knew the word “anime” back in the ‘80s, D spawned a sequel movie titled Bloodlust in 2000, and now will star in a new animated series! But note I said “animated” and not “anime.” » 6/30/15 7:48am 6/30/15 7:48am

Roger Ebert's Poignant Thoughts On Film Are Even Better When Animated

PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series, which takes interviews with interesting people and then animates them, is just a delight, and this interview with Roger Ebert is no exception. Ebert talks about his issues with film school, who has the biggest ego, and why his favorite love scenes aren’t about passion.
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Mel Brooks Is Dracula's Grumpy Dad In Goofy Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer

Dracula is a grandfather in the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, and he’s determined to bring out his toddling grandson’s inner monster. When Drac’s daughter Mavis considers moving out of the hotel to find a safer home for her kid, Drac gets desperate — and things get worse when Mel Brooks shows up as Drac’s… » 6/18/15 10:11am 6/18/15 10:11am

Weird New Sitcom Stars An Animated Barbarian And His Live-Action Family

Yes, you read that right; Son of Zahn, a new TV series developed by Hollywood golden boys Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street and The Last Man on Earth fame), is on the way, starring a cartoon barbarian who returns to his living, breathing wife and kids after a decade terrorizing cartoon… » 6/18/15 7:30am 6/18/15 7:30am

An Animated Musical About Lilian Todd, First Woman To Design An Airplane

In 1910, Didier Masson successfully flew a biplane designed and built by self-taught engineer Lilian Todd. In the short film Miss Todd, Todd’s life — with the challenges the came with being a woman in early aviation — is turned into an animated musical, although her life takes a slightly different turn. » 6/17/15 6:00pm 6/17/15 6:00pm

How Pixar Came Up With A Whole New Way Of Showing A Child's Mind

Even for Pixar, Inside Out is an ambitious film. After all, it’s largely set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, and tries to metaphorically explain all of the wonderful, frustrating, and confusing things that go on inside the human head while exploring a sort of emotional truth. So how on Earth did it all come… » 6/16/15 1:58pm 6/16/15 1:58pm