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

Morgan, Chelsea and Mason get to see Pixar's Brave and give all their thoughts on the summer blockbuster. They talk anything and everything about the film, so be ready for SPOILERS! Catch the spoiler-free review here on episode 13!

Highlights:
■ Mason finally gets into an advance movie screening!
■ News: Wreck-It Ralph TrailerMr. Peabody & Sherman Poster, Disney’s Frozen announced with Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, D23 Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features
■ Main Discussion: Brave
■ Mason’s initial thoughts: stunning authentic visuals, great 3D, the hair!
■ The good and bad of 3D films: Thor and Madagascar 3
■ Legend of Zelda similarities: archery shooting range, will o’ wisps = stray fairies, Koume and Kotake
■ Act 1: Morgan was tricked by the bear spell, who is the bear?, too long, Scottish Boomhauer
■ Which son and Lord is your favorite?
■ Conundrums: Are the Lords relatives of Fergus? Are Fergus and the Lords descendants of the four brothers from the legend?
■ Is the film a ripoff or original?
■ Women in the castle: Elinor is THE authority figure, comedy relief maid
■ The witch & her hut: Pizza Planet truck, not a “bad guy”
■ Lots of Harry Potter voice connections
■ Biggest surprises about the bears and completely predictable scenes
■ Rude humor MPAA PG rating: lots of butts and boobs 
■ “The Compromise Scene”: Merida still relies a lot on her mom at the end
■ The weirdest and most confusing part of the movie: the tapestry
■ Morgan thinks she has Pixar all figured out
■ Mor’du conundrums: confusing backstory, empty revenge on Fergus
■ Last fight scene: shows Elinor’s protective side, too short
■ Critics: “Disappointed in Pixar because it’s not an original story.”
■ Morgan’s rant on “this would be great if it were DreamWorks, but since it’s Pixar we expected more” critic mentality
■ Merida face character, Brave Barbie dolls, the Pocahontas Braided Beauty Barbie
■ Cheap Indian Brave knock-off: Kiara the Brave. Now at Redbox!
■ Our response to all the negative reviews: it doesn’t follow the “Princess formula” at all, 
■ What we rate it!
■ Mason visits the King of the Hill production archives at TSU
■ Bloopers: hearing voices,

Runtime: 1:16:08, 36.6 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
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■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
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Direct download: 14_Brave_Review_Part_2_with_Spoilers.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 4:38pm MDT

Morgan and Chelsea get to see an advance screening of Pixar’s hotly anticipated film, Brave. They share their spoiler-free thoughts and impressions about the film.  

**We tried to keep the review as spoiler free as possible, but our definition of spoiler might be different that your definition. So if you don’t want to know anything about the film before it’s released, don’t listen!**

Highlights:
■ Is Brave overhyped?
■ The HAIR is the star of the film
■ Madagascar 3 vs. Brave
■ Setting: old Scotland is beautiful
■ Despite the mystical elements, Brave feels the most “real” of Pixar’s films
■ Did they just do that?!
■ The clans: loveable, who’s your favorite Lord?
■ The suitors: not so desirable, Kronk bodyguard
■ The triplets: hilarious, free reign through the castle
■ Humor: not too over the top, just right
■ Merida and Elinor’s mother/daughter relationship drives the plot
■ Brave is not “the Scottish Mulan”, but it is a LOT like another Disney animated film
■ The music: makes you want to dance, hummable 
■ The directors: Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews
■ Very quotable film
■ Best animated film of 2012 so far
■ Merida’s face shape and the official princesses
■ How old is Merida?
■ What do they rate it?
■ Thoughts on La Luna: tender, clever, multi-generational story
■ Always stay till the end

Runtime: 0:39:40, 18.2 MB

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Direct download: 13_Brave_Review_Part_1_Spoiler_Free.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:11pm MDT

The gang is back together for a full episode. This episode features a long discussion about the 1997 animated classis Anastasia. And where did the Nerdy Couch Discussion go, you may ask? Don't worry, this episode is a bit unconvential and the NCD is nestled in the middle of the main discussion.

Highlights:
■ News: Maggie Simpsons 3D short, Pixar Disney California Cruise, A Cat in Paris released
■ Main Discussion: Don Bluth and Gary Goldman’s Anastasia
■ Gary Goldman: the forgotten part of the Bluth duo
■ Is Anastasia the pinnacle of Don and Gary’s career?
■ “My Fair Lady” plot?
■ Making-of featurettes hosted by...Aaliyah?
■ Mini Nerdy Couch Discussion:  R&B songs over the credits in the 90s
■  Gangster Anastasia & greasy Dimitri 
■ Why do so many people think Anastasia is a Disney movie?
■ Dimitri: face doesn’t match the actor, best looking animated mantagonist?, “I don’t know what to tell you”
■ Anastasia: a witty romcom leading lady; grand duchess, not princess; first to elope,
■ Where would Anastasia rank among the Disney princesses?
■ Would there be an uprising by Disney or Bluth fans is Disney bought the rights to Anastasia? 
■ Rasputin: should we fear or pity him as the villain?, eternal leprosy
■ Mason’s 3 reasons why Rasputin is a pathetic villian
■ Bartok and Rasputin’s unhealthy relationship
■ Conspiracy time and villian metaphysics: no time in limbo aka the TIME VORTEX! 
■ Why do kings always keep the creepy advisors around?
■ Pooka: the REAL villain of the movie, throwaway character
■ Sophie: voice actress thought her character's design was too big
■ Vladamir: member of the royal court, quotes
■ Need to know Russian history to understand the film?
■ Songs: Disney playlist worthy, “people sing when they are too emotional to talk anymore”, is “Once Upon a December” or “Journey to the Past” the more memorable song
■ Lots o’ CGI: problems with objects, beautiful layouts, innovative, the pegasus
■ Live action reference or full on rotoscoping?
■ Clarification: we don’t think rotoscoping is the greatest thing ever
■ Best scenes: travel montage, glowing mystical sparkles, very Haunted Mansion-esque ghostly people 
■ Unanswered questions: Russia and Anastasia's memory, Dimitri and the music box, Mason’s enchanted palace theory
■ Morgan and Chelsea debate Anstasia’s changing hair length
■ Listener trivia question: How do you feel about Rasputin as a villain?
■ Let’s rate it!
■ “Art of Brave” contest new deadline: June 30. Enter now!
■ Bloopers: cool ringtone, Chelsea can’t speak today, Princess Tanya

Runtime: 1:28:14, 41.4 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: 12_Anastasia_-_Rasputin_The_Dork_of_the_Night.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

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