Animated ‘Transformers: The Movie’ Returning to Theaters for One Night Only

Before Michael Bay unleashed Bayhem with his live-action Transformers films, there was 1986’s animated The Transformers: The Movie. Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory have come together to bring the animated cult classic back to theaters for one night only in September, presenting a remastered HD copy of the film. Audiences will also get a special sneak-peek […]

‘Museum Of Symmetry’ Builds Joy & Wonder With Its Colorful, Animated Virtual Reality Lands

Museum of Symmetry aims to take you on a journey through vibrant places inspired by nature and geometry. Through interacting with the places around you and wandering the beautiful paths that lead through the game, you’ll be able to lose yourself in sumptuous environments, taking in the surreal, pleasantly-dreamy corners of this imaginary world. Museum […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Infinity War’ Set to Celine Dion’s ‘Ashes’, Making ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Figures & More

Did a Funko POP spoil a new suit from the upcoming Spider-Man PS4 game? Are you ready for Celine Dion‘s song “Ashes” laid over footage of Avengers: Infinity War? Did a featurette interview with Robert Downey Jr. spoil a certain scene in Avengers 4? How prominent will Superman be in this year’s Arrowverse crossover? All […]

The Animated ‘Star Wars’ Shows Owe a Great Debt to a Classic Sonny Chiba Samurai Film

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired, or help us better understand, George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: Shogun’s Shadow.) Samurai films have been a strong influence on the Star Wars saga since its very earliest days. When George Lucas was sitting down to […]

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Animated Film Will Retell the Story From Toto’s Perspective

Ever watched The Wizard of Oz and thought: this could be better if it was told entirely from the perspective of Dorothy’s dog, Toto? Well you’re in luck because Warner Bros. is developing an animated film based on Michael Morpurgo‘s children’s book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz. Because let’s be honest, we could […]

Superhero epic ‘Invincible’ heads to Amazon as an animated series

Amazon Studios has greenlit an animated series based on the comic Invincible, which was created by artist Cory Walker and writer Robert Kirkman, who made The Walking Dead. The new show’s source material tells the story of Mark Grayson, an ordinary teen whose father is the planet’s Superman-like guardian. When Mark manifests powers himself, he […]

10 Great Animated Shorts That Aren’t From Pixar or Disney

(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: here are the most essential stop-motion animated movies.) With every new Pixar movie comes the promise of another one of the studio’s beautifully constructed, deeply felt animated shorts. And the upcoming short paired with the highly anticipated Incredibles 2, the […]

Oprah Winfrey joins John Legend’s VR animated film, Crow

Baobab Studios’ latest VR movie, the John Legend-produced Crow: The Legend, just revealed an all-star cast ahead of its premiere at Cannes Next this weekend. We already knew that Legend himself would play the titular role in the VR animation, but Baobab recently confirmed that Oprah Winfrey would be joining him as The One Who […]

Netflix snags ‘Next Gen,’ a star-studded animated film about robots

Just because Netflix’s films got shut out of competition at Cannes doesn’t mean the streaming titan stayed home. The company won a worldwide (except for China) distribution deal worth $ 30 million for the animated film Next Gen with a star-studded cast about a pair of “two unlikely friends in a world filled with robots,” […]