Animation Addicts Podcast - Animated Movie Reviews & Interviews for Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar & everything in between!

For this special mini episode, we bring you audio straight from the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF). The LAAF held a special charity screening of Brad Bird's The Iron Giant. After the screening, there was a panel discussion with Brad Bird and other crew members who worked on the film.

Moderator: Tom Sito

Panel:
Brad Bird - Director
Steve Markowski - Storyboard Artist
Mark Whiting - Production Designer
Eli Marienthal - Voice of Hogarth Hughes
Alan Bodan - Art Director
Ted Gielow - CG Developer/Supervisor
Brad Booker - 3D Animator
Eddie Rosas - 2D Animator

Thank you to one of our listeners who attended the screening and panel and recorded this for us!

To view the transcipt of the panel, click here.
Runtime: 0:41:54, 19.3 MB 
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■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
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Direct download: 06_The_Iron_Giant_Panel_at_the_Los_Angeles_Animation_Festival_LAAF.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 2:21pm MST

The Rotoscopers tackle their first Pixar film, Toy Story! (Because you're not an official animation podcast unless you've covered Pixar). Morgan & Chelsea share their experience of meeting Don Bluth. Also covered is the animation news for the week, the introduction of a new segment called the "Nerdy Couch Hour" and, of course, a hilarious discussion about the first CGI feature-length animated film Toy Story. 

Highlights:

■ We have a cricket problem
■ Morgan & Chelsea go to Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
■ Quick News Segment: Lorax opening weekend $70.2 million, new Japanese Brave trailer & Robert Sherman passes away
■ Nerdy Couch Hour: The movie name change trend
■ Main Discussion: Toy Story
■ Is the entire movie quotable?
■ VHS & 90s movie preview tangent
■ Toy Duel
■ Why Barbie wasn’t in the first Toy Story film
■ Conundrums: What kind of toy is Bo Peep?
■ Favorite scenes: Andy’s playtime & the birthday party
■ The music: no characters singing in the film & potential Sid Phillips villain song
■ The characters: lots of characters but not too many, Rex’s voice actor & Billy Crystal was supposed to be Buzz
■ The Pixar movie experience
■ Pizza Planet: the delivery guy, whack-a-alien & alien juice dispenser
■ Disneyland’s Red Rockett’s Pizza Port: the futuristic Red Robin?
■ Items that are in every Pixar film
■ The green alien men cult
■ Sid Phillips character discussion: crazed genius, pop tarts for breakfast & appearances in Monsters’ Inc. comics
■ Conundrums: Buzz syndrome, Zurg’s secret weapon & batteries for toys
■ Trivia: Woody and Andy’s last name & early working titles for the film
■ Mrs. Nesbitt’s tea party with Marie Antoinette and her sister
■ What we rate the film
■ Bloopers: no flushing allowed, the lego table, multiple interruptions by the cricket & nerdy kid in his room

Runtime: 1:13:08, 33.1 MB

Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail

Direct download: 05_Toy_Story_-_Buzz_Syndrome2.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 3:20pm MST

This week The Rotoscopers talk about Sony Animation's 'Surf's Up.' They also discuss the animation news, Mason chats with his friend about documentary films and, of course, lots and lots of bloopers. 
Highlights:
-  Who is Jessica Rabbit’s live action body double?
-  Duke Grayson, private eye
-  And the Oscar goes to….
-  New trailer and poster for Pixar’s Brave
-  Mason’s segment: He discusses documentaries with his friend, Jacob Johnson
-  Main discussion: Surf’s Up
-  Why penguins? Why so many animated films about penguins?
-  They discuss all their dreams and hope for future careers in animation
-  Is it a mockumentary or a documentary?
-  Arnold and the little penguins
-  Authentic surf experience
-  Breaking the comedic “Rule of 3”: Sideshow Bob style!
-  Chicken Joe has all the answers to life’s questions
-  Random trivia fact time!
-  Morgan discusses her goal in life
-  Chelsea teaches us about “Smile on Your Brother”
-  The 4 Antagonists
-  We’re split on the number of stars we give it
-  Finally, we’re doing a Pixar film next week! Toy Story!
-  Lots and lots of bloopers: Morgan just can’t get Chelsea’s name right, the Simpsons voice actors’ salaries, growling stomachs
Runtime: 1:04:12, 30.2 MB
Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail
Direct download: 4__Surfs_Up_-_Smile_on_Your_Brother.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:03am MST

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