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

Highlights

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
Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Runtime: 00:53:03, 57.6 MB

Direct download: 143_Atlantis__The_Lost_Empire_-_Can_We_Get_Helga_Workout_Videos_Please_.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:42pm PDT

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!
Direct download: 142_Happily_Ever_After_-_Why_Laser_Beams_from_the_Eyes_.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:37am PDT

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

Direct download: 141_Aladdin_and_The_King_of_Thieves_-_Theyre_Finally_Getting_Married.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

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?
  • 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

 

Direct download: 140_Five_Year_Anniversary_-_Truncate_Silence.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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

Direct download: 139_Megamind_-_I_Had_the_Time_of_My_Shhlife.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:47am PDT

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

Direct download: 138_Emperors_New_Groove_-_Kronk_Out.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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

Direct download: 137_Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit_-_Im_Not_Bad_Im_Just_Drawn_That_Way.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 1:19am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT