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


  • 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

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Direct download: 07_Rango_-_The_Creepy_Critters.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:01am MDT