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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.
  • 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

Direct download: 136_Moana_-_Let_the_Man-Tears_Flow.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

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!
Direct download: 135_Trolls_-_We_Will_Not_Be_Trolled.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:31am PST

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

Direct download: 134_Finding_Nemo_-_The_B_Fished_Episode.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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

Direct download: 133_Wall-E_-_Alright_Well_Recycle_Already.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:18pm PST

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!
Direct download: 132_Storks_-_RotoPack_Form_a_Podcast.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:13pm PST

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

Direct download: 131_An_Amerincan_Tail_Fievel_Goes_West_-_Cat_R._Wall_VS_Ratagan.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:18am PST

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

Direct download: 130_Kubo_and_the_Two_Strings_-_Whos_the_Monkey.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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 

Direct download: 129_The_Little_Prince_-_He_Just_Said_the_B_Word.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

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

Direct download: 128_Bambi_-_Twitter-pated.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:40pm PST

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

Direct download: 127_Secret_Life_of_Pets_-_The_Snake_in_My_Pantry.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:45am PST