Animation Addicts Podcast - Animation News, Movie

Animation Addicts Podcast - Animation News, Movie

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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 Rotoscopers.com!

Episodes

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!"

 Highlights

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!

131 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Cat R. Waul VS Ratigan  
Way out west, the Rotoscopers are at it again, dog-gone-it! This time they review 'An American Tail: Fievel Goes West' Highlights Main Discussion: So many connections to Beauty and the Beast! Mini Nerdy Couch Discussion - Who would win in a fight? Chelsea is lost in the jungle We rate it! Voicemail: Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:15:03, 55.3 MB

130 Kubo and the Two Stings - Who's the Monkey?!  

Kubo and the Two Stings hits theaters, check out what the Rotoscopers thought!

Highlights Main Discussion: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo at the box office. Why hasn't it done very well? What is the deal with the mom? Dementia? Brain damage? Other? The design of the sisters was amazing. 10 out of 10. What's the deal with Monkey? We explain it to Mason. Voicemails: Alec, Dylan, Hannah, Joey, Ryan, and Sarah

Runtime: 01:16:53, 36.9 MB

129 The Little Prince - He Just Said the 'B' Word  

The Little Prince has finally been made available! Check out what our hosts, Chelsea, Mason and Morgan, thought!

 

Highlights The back story of 'The Little Prince' - A Netflix Original Movie Main Discussion: The Animation Style - Mixes CG with Stop Motion The “magic suitcase” Celebrity voices and their characters they “showed” and didn’t “tell” Themes - Death, Loss, Growing up but not forgetting, Dystopian corporate wasteland vs fantasy world, Businessmen are evil! Did anyone think that the film was boring? Music/Score Critic Reviews: The Independent VS Vox Voicemail: Jeremiah, Brandon, Ryan P., & Sarah HOUSEKEEPING - Morgan’s PSA about us being “Critics” and Status on Writing applications Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:12:14, 53.1 MB 

128 Bambi - 'Twitter'pated  

The Rotoscopers have gone on STRIKE! Last minute they decided to review the Walt Disney Classic, Bambi, instead of Ice Age 5. Was it a good decision? You be the judge!

Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why we decided to record Bambi today. Main Discussion: Patron Pick by Greg Wilde The movie is based on Bambi, A Life in the Woods (1923) by Austrian author Felix Salten. Naturalism - not set in a fantasy world Tyrus Wong did a lot of the background paintings. At age 105, he is still going strong! “April Showers” arguably the most complex piece of animation in the film. We gotta talk about BAMBI’S MAMA (spoiler: she dies!) Conservationist / Environmentalist message / Backlash WERE THE HUNTERS THERE ILLEGALLY? (do we even care?) A “SHOT-BY-SHOT” ANALYSIS by Mason We Rate It! Mini Discussion on Ice Age 5 Voicemail: Rachel and Jeremiah Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:13:24, 52.8MB

127 'The Secret Life of Pets' - The Snake in My Pantry  

What do your pets do when you are away? Mason and Chelsea welcome special guest host Rachel Wagner to talk about the new Illumination Entertainment's 'The Secret Life of Pets.'

Highlights

Main Discussion- Special Guest Host: Rachel Wagner Production notes “The first film to open over $100 million in the United States that is not a sequel nor based on previously published material.” Mason’s theatre report The Mower Minions Short Going into the film we all had low expectations but it was just "too cute!" Voice Cast: Albert Brooks (Tiberius)...just think of a really creepy Marlin. So many pet-isms The snake in Chelsea's pantry. Sausage trip. These kinds of sequences should be expected from Illumination. New York! The cityscapes and skylines and building designs were gorgeous. Voicemail: Kelsey and Hannah Blooper: PokémonGO Conversation Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:21:45,  56.2 MB

126 Finding Dory - Octophile  

The Rotoscopers couldn't hold back their excitement to discuss Pixar's new sequel Finding Dory!

 Highlights

Nerdy Couch Discussion: Piper (2016) Main Discussion: Finding Dory (2016) First thoughts and expectations--it blew us out of the water! Improvements in the animation, except for Marlin Were Marlin and Nemo necessary? New characters: Hank the septipus, Bailey the Beluga and Destiny the whale shark. Where's Maya Rudolph in this film? Baby Dory is adorable. Heart eyes for those eyes! Where are all the easter eggs in Finding Dory? Where does this rank as far as Pixar sequels go? Do you prefer Zootopia or Finding Dory? Voicemail: Daniel, Dylan, & Sarah

Runtime: 01:22:41, 60.7 MB

125 Song of the Sea - The Great Stone Giant  

It's RotoTheropy time as the hosts get into a great discussion based on the 2014 film, Song of the Sea!

Highlights Main Discussion: General info and box office The Art: A kaleidoscope of color Morals of the story The little details I with I knew Irish folklore Irish music "If someone could take all your pain away, would you let them?" Morgan's unanswered questions Voicemails: Chloe, Jack, Kurt, Rachel, Ryan P, Sarah, Tonya Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts125 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:21:27, 57.5 MB

124 'The Angry Birds Movie' - Genatur  

The entire RotoGang is back to discuss 2016'2 newest animated release by Rovio Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks The Angry Birds Movie.

 

Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: Video games and animation What animated films/shows would we like to see? Are animation based on games more popular with fans or are there some that are universally beloved? Main Discussion: The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Production Drama THE VERY FIRST ANIMATED FILM BASED ON A SMARTPHONE APP Animation quality is quite good. Where did they go right and wrong? Voicemails: Jeremiah, Melissa, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah, and MJ We rate it!

Runtime:01:38:42,  68.3 MB

123 'Titan A.E.' - Space Snakes  

Mason and Chelsea hammer out the details of this Don Bluth, cult classic, film!

Highlights Main Discussion: Don Bluth & Gary Goldman 20th Century Fox took a huge hit with this one. Oof. Voice Cast Don Bluth Dazzle. Lot’s of Dazzle. 'Titan A.E.' vs 'IRON GIANT' vs 'Treasure Planet' Is this a 'Kid's film'? -It’s a DON BLUTH kid’s film! Big difference. She’s got gadget and gizmos aplenty! Where did the sun come from? Why wasn't this more successful? Chat Question: Who is your favorite character? Voicemail: Sinjon & MJ Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:06:45,  45.9 MB

122 The Jungle Book Double Feature - Bagheera!  

It's a Double Header! The Rotoscopers are taking on, not only the 1967 animated classic, but also Disney's new 2016 live action adaptation! Join in on all the fun!

Highlights Main Discussion: 1967 Not the most well-crafted Disney film but just plain FUN! “BAGHEEEERRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” The score is so unique. Directing Animators: Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas “Man-Cub? Man-Cub!” “I Wanna Be Like You” sequences is probably one of my all-time pieces of classic Disney animation. 2016 LIVE ACTION ADAPTATION Scarlett Johansson as Kaa? Christopher Walken as King Louie? Voicemail: Mystery Caller, Jenny, Josh, Kurt, Laura, Ryan, Mark, Sarah, & Rachel! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:35:30, 91.7 MB 

121 The Lion King II - Don't Go Over There or the Plot Will Commence  

For the first time ever, the Rotoscopers are discussing a direct-to-video sequel, Disney's 1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Highlights Thanks to Jasmine for this Patron Pick! Nerdy Couch Discussion: 2D films in the Disney canon that don't have sequels. Main Discussion: The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) One of the top-selling direct-to-video release of all time Scenes that are directly ripped off from the original film Kovu’s Mom is like a pageant mom whose kid got disqualified. Kovu aka Jason Marsden. That one guy from that one show… Polygamy! “Deception! Disgrace!” Sing it, Mr’s Antelope and Zebra! Voicemails: Jack, Daniel, Jeremiah, Josh, Sarah, and Kurt Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts121 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:18:15, 37 MB 

120 'The Princess and the Frog' - All That and a Bag of Chicks  

Morgan and Chelsea are flying solo to review Disney's 2009 2D animated film The Princess and the Frog.

Highlights Main Discussion: The Princess and the Frog (2009) First impressions, character breakdowns, and what's Chelsea's beef? The Music! - Randy Newman a.k.a. The Pixar Guy Plot development: What did you think of... Too many frogs? Engagement... too soon? That DRESS! Voicemails: Chad, Mystery Caller, Mark, Sarah Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts120 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:29:55, 87.6 MB

119 - It’s Such a Beautiful Day - By Don Hertzfeldt  

It's the Patron Pick! Our hosts pick apart a few of the shorts by Don Hertzfeldt, most notably, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion: Animation at the 2016 Accademy Awards More Shorts by Don Hertzfeldt and why we really look up to him as an artist. Main Discussion: It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt Parental Notice: Not for General Audiences. (reff to porn and profanity) "Bill felt USED." Don’t let the simple animation fool you. "An existential artsy way of expressing the mystery of death." Chelsea got the wrong assignment. Voicemail: Jon North MASON PSA Thanks goes to our patron, ALEX D., for picking this film to review! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts119 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:16:47, 70.3 MB

118 Zootopia - Vote Mason for President!  
Highlights Nerdy Couch Discussion:  Catch 'N' Fire with AJ Howell & Animation Duel Can we talk about the “furry” in the room? Main Discussion: This film is actually about the evils of walking around naked. Blatant pop culture references & Loads of big-name Hollywood stars Was Clawhauser the breakout character? Flash the sloth, Mr. Big, and Disney got us with ANOTHER surprise villain! THE DISSENT: only two out of 142 critics’ reviews gave Zootopia a “rotten” rating on RottenTomatoes We rate it! Voicemail: Jesse, Rachel, Dylan, and... Eric? Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:41:06, 48.5 MB

117: 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films - The Chelsea Invasion  

The Rotoscopers are joined by RotoWriter Max den Hartog to discuss this year's batch of nominees for Best Animated Short Film.

Highlights Rei, Michael, and Mary win our "How Well Do You Know the Animation Addicts Podcast" quiz! Congratulations to Vanessa for winning our iTunes review contest! Main Discussion: 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Bear Story Sanjay's Super Team World of Tomorrow We Can't Live without Cosmos Prologue Voicemail: Tara Who do you think will win vs. who do you want to win? Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts117 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
116 Kung Fu Panda 3 - It's Inner Peace, Man!  
Highlights Main Discussion: #diplomacy - First major American animated feature to be co-produced by a Chinese firm KAI. How does he compare as a KFP villain? How many major themes can we put into this? Inner Peace smells funny It is finally time to introduce Chi. Split families: Both my dads Meet the Pandas Mai Mai Po is in the 'Friend Zone' Mason's 'How it should have ended' So...do we want 6 movies? Furious 5 Voicemails: DJ Slope, Jack, Joshua, Sarah, Rachel Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:13:25, 35.2 MB

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