Animation Addicts Podcast - Animation News, Movie

Animation Addicts Podcast - Animation News, Movie


Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Don Bluth & everything in between! Each episode, the Rotoscopers—Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson & Mason Smith—discuss the news in the animation world, an animation principle & have a hilarious in-depth discussion about an animated film. Join in for all the news & laughs in the world of animation! For more news, reviews and interviews and to join the community, go to!


151 My Neighbor Totoro - Cat Bus. Why Didn't I Think of That?  

Chelsea and Morgan are left with more questions than answers in this review of Studio Ghibli's 'My Neighbor Totoro.'

Highlights Main discussion: PATRON SHOUT OUT! General Info (rom Box Office Mojo, IMDB, & WIKIPEDIA and the great and powerful internet. Cultural impact and Critical reception Trailer Reaction We watched the Disney 2005 dub. The film is partially autobiographical. The theme song. Chelsea wants Owl City. Lost in translation Are these spirit legends real or is he just a good dad? Well, that escalated quickly. “What is the theme/lesson this story is supposed to be teaching?” So many questions.  Cat Bus. What, where, when, why, how?  Real but not real. Commit! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddictsXXX when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:04, 40.1 MB

150 Despicable Me 3 - Imaginary Party  

The Rotoscopers are fresh off from an advance screening to talk about Illumination Entertainment's newest animated release, Despicable Me 3.

Highlights A retrospective into the Despicable Me franchise Main discussion: Despicable Me 3 (2017) A little history of the Despicable Me franchise. Our villain: Balthazar Bratt The theme of turning away from the bad, temptation and resisting. Lots of subplots: unicorn hunting and the Minions. There weren't really a lot of stakes at play. We start getting bored toward the end. We rate it! Support the show: check out our new Patreon perks! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts150 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 44:46, 43.6 MB

Links Watch Despicable Me 3: Buy movie tickets Buy Despicable Me 3 soundtrack: CD | Digital | iTunes Morgan's written review of Despicable Me 3
149 Cars 3 - Tixar  

Morgan and Chelsea are off to the races with this review of Pixar Animation's 18th feature film, 'Cars 3'!

Highlights Welcome to the RotoNation, Alex and Cloe! Pixar Short: LOU We all know THAT kid. Some of us were THAT kid. Love that animation style! Main Discussion: Cars 3 Morgan's 'Cars 2' rant Director Spotlight: Brian Fee Sally. Is she really right for McQueen? The Dark Teaser Trailer - Parent's freak out. The player/mentor relationship Lightning's just hanging out in his primer aka underwear.  They 'Cashed Out.' "You have hit a wall." -The Simulation It's 'Nascar Country' for a reason! That trophy, though... That plot twist, though... Dinaco: Pixar theory expanded. The music: Randy Newman We Rate It! New Patron Perks!  Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts149 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:49, 38.4 MB

148 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - The Vegg  

Your favorite duo is back talking about everyone's favorite animated duo from 'across the pond!' Chelsea and Morgan discuss Wallace & Gromit in their first full length feature: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit!

Highlights Main Discussion: What's in a name? Was it a success? You'll never get it out of your head. Gromit's Characterization  Aardman humor: So innocent and yet cheeky How would you feel if your exterminator had your picture in their living room? Ode to Stopmotion Bunnies!!!!!! Voicemail: Danile L Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts148 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:48:11, 36.8 MB

147 Fantasia 2000 - You're Such a Snob  

Rotoscopers review Disney's Fantasia 2000, the sequel to the 1941 film, Fantasia. Classical music has never been this polarizing. Are you #TeamMorgan or #TeamChelsea?

Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: Welcome Satria! Existing Disney shorts that got or are getting the Fantasia treatment? What piece of classical music would you like to see in animation? Favorite Animation Concert? Main Discussion: Fantasia 2000! General Info First Thoughts “Symphony No. 5” (first movement) - Beethoven Steven Martin “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin Bette Midler “Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102” by Dmitri Shostakovich James Earl Jones “The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnival des Animaux), Finale” by Camille Saint-Saëns Penn Jillette & Teller “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” by Paul Dukas Mickey intro “Pomp and Circumstance – Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4” by Edward Elgar Angela Lansbury. “Firebird Suite—1919 Version” by Igor Stravinsky Ending & Post credit: Steve Martin Voicemail: Danny, Jonathan, Annie Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:17:31, 57.3MB

146 Fantasia - It's All About the Hippos  

In episode 146 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review Disney's third theatrical animated film, 1940's Fantasia!

Highlights Main Discussion: Fantasia (1940) What a backstory! Finally made it's money back! First impressions Scene by scene Chelsea's getting hungry Top 3 scenes? We rate it! Voicemail: Alex B, Rachel, Dan S, Daniel L, Gabbi, Jon Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts146 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime:  01:14:13 

145 Joseph King of Dreams - Dang it, Wrong Musical.  

The Rotoscopers take on DreamWorks' only direct-to-video film, the sequel that's actually a prequel, Joseph: King of Dreams!


Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) Main Discussion Patron Pick! Thanks Holly! The market for of Bible Videos Did it need to be a musical? The world's first Millennial  The story behind the "Half Brothers" Luke Skywalker vibes Potiphar's wife has some swagger You Know Better Than I Tell Pharaoh!!!  Lessons we learn from this story Triggers.  April Fools!  The fat guy in the band makes it all worth it. We Rate it! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 54:33, 41 MB

144: Dumbo - Worst. Circus. Ever.  

Chelsea and Morgan hit The Big Top and talk about Disney's shortest animated feature film, Dumbo!


Main Discussion: Dumbo Basic production info Can we get a Dumbo Art Book by J.B. Kaufman? Where does Dumbo fall in history? Initial thoughts Look out for Mister Stork! Chelsea's sister, Marisa. The building the circus song and Mamma Jumbo gets mad Song: Baby All Mine Pink Elephants on parade. When I see an Elephant fly The Magic Feather and Ending We rate it! Our thoughts on the upcoming live action remake directed by Tim Burton Bloopers! "It's better to be nice." Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts144 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 53:32, 40 MB

143 Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Can We Get Helga Workout Videos, Please?  

Morgan and Chelsea submerge themselves in the Language, style, and forgotten gems of this 2001 Disney Film


Main Discussion: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Basic Details and the Terrific Trio
What was 'Par for the course?'
"No Songs. More Explosions." We were HIP!
They made up a language?
Poor boy's in the boiler room. We love Michael J Fox!
"I LOVE HELGA!" -Morgan
Walk-in Fireplace A.K.A. #Goals
The ensemble cast and who we love.
Where is the emotional weight?
Kita: The Forgotten Disney Princess
"Don't look into the light!" -Bugs Life
"P.T. Barnum was right" Suckers!
So many unanswered questions!
"I always wanted to use that spell" -Professor McGonagall
There made sure to cover their bases with the cat.

Voicemail: Alex
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Runtime: 00:53:03, 57.6 MB

142 - Happily Ever After - Why Laser Beams from the Eyes?  

Morgan and Chelsea are back for another Patron Pick film. This time they review Filmation's 1990 animated film about Snow White, Happily Ever After.


Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: A little history of Filmation Main Discussion: Happily Ever After (1990) You can't find this movie anywhere legally online, but it's uploaded to YouTube with 4.2 MILLION views. What other animated films came out in 1993? YouTube and Amazon reviews for this film. Gotta love the SNES Amazon page for the video game!  Plurality of the word "dwarf". What's with the unnecessary critters? Why are they singing?  Laser beams out of Malice's eyes? What? Lots of reused animation in this film. The budget for this film: pennies? This horse is almost is worthy of being an honorary Disney Horse Introducing the Dwarfelles AKA the Disney fairies The songs...ouch. The Shadow Man AKA "whatever it is" The stone critters they didn't want to animate anymore Moral: Kids don't spoke We rate it! Voicemail: Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts142 when talking about this episode on Twitter! Bloopers!
141 Aladdin and The King of Thieves - They're Finally Getting Married  

Morgan and Chelsea invite you to join them on the Nerdy Couch. Put your nostalgia goggles on and join in on the fun and maybe even some signing! (OK, a lot of singing!)

Highlights Main Discussion: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) The epic VHS trailer! The "trilogy" explained History: 'Direct to Video' sales & Tad Stones from The Disney Afternoon Ode to Robin Williams and the full returning voice cast & soundtrack Movie Breakdown: So many quotes! So much singing! You've been warned.  Morgan's new rug We Rate It! Voicemails: Alex, Lauren, & Jeremiah Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts141 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:20,  39.3 MB

140 Five Year Anniversary - Truncate Silence  

After five years of podcasts the whole gang is together to reminisce about the opportunities that have come from the show, the fans, the inevitable tangents, and the future of the show!

Highlights Remembering the first episodes Mason always interrupts, Morgan always get's her way, and Chelsea will edit you out. It's just the Rotoscopers' way. Funny titles of episodes we don't even remember doing. So many people are our favorite people. Touring Animation Studios The Glen Keane Interview The Steve Hickner Interview The Don Bluth Interviews #1 & #2  Roto-Rama: Next time in Rome! Mason loves Shanna Personality Profiles! Pottermore/Myers Briggs Our Amazing Fans, RotoWriters, and the RotoNation Roto-Enemies Turned Roto-Allies We are for FANS by FANS. Please don't take us too seriously! More favorite episodes! So many quotes! Frozember and all that Frozen stuff Most viewed Roto YouTube Videos "IRL" What's next? Chelsea's New Music Patreon Mason's Etsy Morgan's new projects yet to be disclosed! What's next for the podcast? #MakeRotoscopersGreatAgain So long Mason! We love you and can't wait for you to graduate! Bloopers! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts140 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:11:29, 59.3 MB


139 Megamind - I Had the Time of My Shhlife  

Chelsea and Mason are joined by the Head of Character Animation for DreamWorks' 2010 film, Megamind, Jason Schleifer! Get ready for an in-depth look behind the scenes and at the future of animation!

Highlights Jason Sheilfer: A History Nimble Collective Megamind: The Film Jason's advice for going into management His work on the upcoming film, Boss Baby One last Easter egg to look for when you watch the film Bloopers! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts139 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:49:36, 75.3 MB

138 Emperor's New Groove - Kronk Out!  

New Year means a New Groove! Mason's back with Chelsea as they welcome animator and director, Tony Bancroft, as they talk about Disney Animation's 'The Emperor's New Groove'!

 Highlights The Sweatbox - Kingdom of the Sun Favorite quotes When Tony joined the team/Tony's Journey The Kronk Off! Mason vs. Tony Esma vs Cruella DeVile Angle vs Devil Kronk Muscle Magazines  How do you rank this film? IMDB standing Why were the box office results so low? Music - Sting. What's Chelsea's problem? Chat Questions: How did Tony hear about the Rotoscopers? God Speed, Kronk.  Voicemail: Alex, Jack Song & Jeremiah  Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts138 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:38:13,  72.5 MB

137 Who Framed Roger Rabbit - I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way  

Tom Bancroft from 'The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast,' along with Roto-Writer, MJ Edwards, joins Chelsea for this fun chat about the 1988 Touchstone/Amblimation film, 'Who Framed Rogger Rabbit'!


Highlights Catch 'N' Fire with MJ and Tom Nerdy Couch Discussion: The Roger Rabbit Shorts! Who's the guy in the rabbit costume? Andreas Deja's favorite nickname History of Touchstone  Tom's top selling book that never was Main Discussion:  Money, Money, Money, Money! How many artists does it take to clean up after themselves? Cameras, Props, and 'Star Wars' comparisons We love the 40's Bob Hoskins did so much better than Scooby Do Daffy and Donald take the stage Shave and a Haircut "He makes me laugh" An animator's view and the Red Line Best. Line. Ever.  The ending is kind of weird... all five of them. Voicemail: Steve Hickner, Sydney, Mystery Man, Danny L, & DJ Slope Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:41:35, 73.2 MB

136 Moana - Let the Man-Tears Flow  

Get the boats ready we are sailing off to talk about Disney's new animated film, 'Moana!' Welcome to guest hosts, RotoWriter, Pablo Ruiz, and Ryan Prieto!

Highlights Catch 'N' Fire with Ryan Prieto Main Discussion: Basic Facts Will 'Moana' beat 'Frozen' at the box office? The original plot points prior to the research trip. Who are these brothers? That's a lot of research! Is the soundtrack in Fijian? Characters - Long hair and water! Let's just talk about what we all want to: the music, song by song. #PutMirandaInTheVault Tears. So many tears! Only a few negatives. This is why I'm here! -More tears. Let the audience make the connection Voicemail: Alex B, Jack, Jess A, Mark, and Sydney Please tell us where you are listening from! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts136 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:35:23, 69.8 MB

135 Trolls - We Will Not Be Trolled  

The internet trolls are out to get us but the Rotoscopers will not be stopped! Welcome guest hosts: Chad Lewis, of LewToons YouTube fame, and RotoWriter and YouTuber Rachel Wagner

Highlights Main Discussion: So many emotions in so many movies! I'll never EVER be happy!  I 'felt' it! - Lisa Frank Character designs Who are all these trolls? Overcoming horrible teaser trailers Bridgett and Roller Rinks "Oh, that my life were a music video" -Chelsea Can we just talk about Justin Timberlake for a while? Can we talk about Mumbai Musical for a while? Another tangent: Captain Underpants! MySpace references in Toy Story Let's drive back to the 90's for a second: Animated Musicals We Rate It! Voicemail: Daniel L, Josh K, Mystery Man, & Christian Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts135 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
134 Finding Nemo - The B*Fished Episode  

This fun episode submerges Mason and Chelsea in a sea of nautical puns and technical difficulties but nothing stops them from reviewing this great Disney Pixar film, 'Finding Nemo!'

Highlights Main Discussion: Finding Nemo Original Story by Andrew Stanton! Money and Critical Response Research and scuba dives in the Great Barrier Reef The Shark Tale comparison Characters and favorite scenes Quote-off! Voicemail: Mystery Man, Ryan P., Tara, Dylan, Jeremiah, & Simon Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts134 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:55:38, 41.2 MB

133 Wall-E - Alright, We'll Recycle Already!  

Mason and Morgan take the show into the world of Pixar's 'Wall-E!"


Nerdy Couch Discussion: Mason and Morgan take Variety’s Pixar Quiz! Main Discussion: Award Blitz. This film brought home the bling! LIVE ACTION PART ONE: WALL-E ON EARTH WALL-E and EVA: Robots in love PART TWO: ABOARD THE AXIOM Directive A113! - “Computer, define ‘hoedown’” Voicemail: Cassidy W., Mystery Man, Dan, Daniel L, Jeremiah, & Ryan P Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:10:53, 35.5 MB

132 Storks - RotoPack! Form a Podcast!  

The Rotoscopers are all back and ready for takeoff! Join them as they talk about the newest film from Warner Brothers Animation: Storks! Highlights Main Discussion: Going into this film... Let's talk about the directors! Voice Actors: Give me a little more Kelsey Grammer Humor for a new generation: Do we really talk like that? A few Simpsons quotes go a long way. Family: Isn't it about TIME? Voicemail: No Name, Rachel Wagner, & Ryan R. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

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