Animation Addicts Podcast - Animated Movie Reviews & Interviews for Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar & everything in between!
Chelsea's out of town so the Rotoscopers have a special guest host as they tango with Tangled, Disney's 50th animated feature film!

Highlights:
■  A wild guest host appears!
■  Morgan attended an advance screening of The Pirates: Band of Misfits featuring director Peter Lord
■  Nerdy Couch Discussion: Top Disney Princesses
■  Main discussion: Tangled

■  Original plot and voice actors (Kristen Chenoweth)Is it a princess movie that appeals to guys?
■  Name changes: Rapunzel (European title), Rapunzel UnbraidedRapunzel: A Tangled Tale
■  Mother Gothel's singing voice
■  Favorite songs on the soundtrack
■  Is Tangled a watered down version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame?
■  Standout characters: Maximus the horse, Captain of the Guard, Rapunzel's parents
■  "See the Light" lantern scene 
■  "Digital painting" blending classical animation elements with CGI
■  Rapunzel's hair: how much does her 70 feet of hair weigh?, changing length during the movie
■  Dislikes: Pascal, Rapunzel's teeth, Eugene's name
■  What other Disney villains have fallen to their death? 
■  Conundrum: Did Mother Gothel fall to her death or die of old age? Or both?
■  First princess movie to get a PG rating. Does PG vs. G even matter anymore?
■  Unrealistic lighting in the Snuggly Duckling scene
■  Foreshadowing in Rapunzel's baby mobile
■  Do you prefer Rapunzel with long or short hair?
■  Listener question: Is Tangled a Disney classic?
■  We rate it!

Runtime: 1:17:05, 37.0 MB 

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Direct download: 08_Tangled_-_The_Princess_Pantheon.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:07am MST

The Rotoscopers discuss the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature, Rango.

Highlights:

  • Morgan and Chelsea watched the documentary "The Sweatbox"
  • News: Glen Keane leaves Disney, The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty, and trailers for Secret of the Fairy Wings, Hotel Translyvania, and Rise of the Guardians
  • Nerdy couch discussion: shift in character design and spinoffs
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design changes over the years
  • X-Men then and now
  • Sabertooth then and now
  • Disturbing animation style in the motion comic Astonishing X-Men: Gifted 
  • Main discussion: Rango
  • When was the last time there was a western animated film? 
  • Is Rango just the "Johnny Depp show"?
  • What classic Disney characters would you see Johnny Depp voicing?
  • What we like about the film: atmosphere, character appeal and country critters
  • Describe this movie in one word: texture 
  • Music: the mariachi owls = the Muses from Hercules + the mice from Babe
  • The big question: which animals in animated films are beast of burden and which wear clothes
  • What didn't we like: crude humor, should it have been rated PG-13, redundant plot (a la Aladdin)
  • Is the film anti-religious and pro-spirituality? Or neutral religious-wise?
  • Condundrums: not following his shadow, why did Tortoise John need the water?, what was Rango's real name
  • Our rating: Four stars all around
  • Our first mail bag segment!
  • Bloopers: the time vortex returns from episode 1, Mason and Chelsea's southern accents

Runtime: 1:17:55, 37.4 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: 07_Rango_-_The_Creepy_Critters.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:01am MST

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