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

The Rotoscopers jump into the world of Japanese animation by reviewing their first ever anime: Studio Ghibli's fantasy-adventure film Spirited Away. Mason also introduces a new super duper anime trivia game and tries to stump Morgan and Chelsea. So join the Rotoscopers for all the news and laughs in the (Japanese) animated world!

Highlights:
■ The Rotoscopers: The Band!
■ News: Epic trailer is epic, DreamWorks theme parkPenguins of Madagascar movieKung Fu Panda 3; get more news at our websiteand hypable.com
■ Mason discusses anime music and theme songs
■ New Game! 'Super Awesome Fun Time Anime Synopsis Game Deluxe Bean Burrito Game!' Mason reads a description of an anime and Morgan and Chelsea have to guess if it’s a real show or made up
■ Main discussion: Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away
■ Animes are like awkward conversations: you just can’t jump into them
■ Spirited Away is awesome because it stands out visually from other traditional animes
■ Characteristics of animes that deter Western viewers
■ Thoughts on grotesque character design: Yubabba’s big head, Chihiro’s dull design
■ Chihiro: her transformation throughout the film, “what’s up with that guy?”
■ Shifts away from traditional Western story telling: lowest point at the beginning
■ Story: static characters help move the forward; characters don’t grow up, but discover inner strength inside of them; Chihiro can’t go back, just forward
■ Standout scenes: the beginning is very typical of a scary movie, abandoned amusement parks
■ Mason’s theory alert: Chihiro & her parents died on the car ride & are entering the afterlife
■ Unanswered question: were the parents under a spell when they were eating the food?
■ What’s with the roasted newt?
■ Similarities with Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio; Crow Yubabba is similar to Maleficent’s crow Diabolo
■ Chihiro’s defining moment, slow character evolvution
■ Susan Egan as Lin; Jason Mardsen as Haku aka a 'voice acting hero'
■ Voice actor tangent: are some voices too recognizable and distracting?
■ No Face: unresolved character, Mason discusses fan theories about who No Face is
■ Morgan’s had a No Face in her life
■ Yubabba: great enjoyable character, stays nasty till the end, motivated by only money and her baby
■ Conundrum: how did Chihiro know that none of the pigs were her parents?
■ Themes: generosity vs. greed, love vs. infatuation
■ Rich with symbolism, lots of moments for reflection
■ Last lines of the film (added for English dub): “I think I can handle it.”
■ What both our listeners and The Rotoscopers rate it! ★★★★★
■ A big ol’ mail in the mail bag!
■ Plug to listen to past episodes!

Runtime: 1:19:53, 38.5 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: 16_Spirited_Away_-_This_Aint_Your_Typical_Western_Story.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:00am MST

015 Wallace & Gromit - Claymation Hitchcock

The Rotoscopers gang is back with some exciting news! They also cover new territories this episode by diving into stop-motion animation and animated shorts. The main discussion focuses on the four classic Wallace & Gromit shorts.

Highlights:
■ Big News! Now apart of the Hypable Podcast Network
■ Winner for 'The Art of Brave' contest announced! 
■ Animation Spotlight: stop-motion animation
■ What is stop motion? Is all stop motion claymation?
■ Is stop motion more technical than hand-drawn or CGI animation?
■ Jurassic Park was going to be stop motion?! WHAT?!
■ Mason expounds the wonders of stop motion in Star Wars and other films over the years
■ Main Discussion: The Wallace & Gromit shorts  
■ Director's Spotlight: Nick Park
■ The Simpsons’ episode "Angry Dad the Movie"; “I’m more clay than man.”
■ Animated shorts spoofs: Mixar's Condiments & Nick Park's Willis & Crumble 
■ A Grand Day Out (1989):Can you SAY claymation?! 
■ Wallace and Gromit saved the Wensleydale cheese factory!
■ The Wrong Trousers (1993): the jump in quality is shocking!
■ How do they do they animate water and floating objects?
■ Mason loves creepy penguins & Mason’s conspiracy theories
■ Trivia: Let’s play the name game!
■ A Close Shave (1995): say hello to Shaun the Sheep
■ Wallace is the king of hand touching
■ Tiny Toons Adventures and WB TV tangent
■ Wallace’s pick up lines
■ A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
■ Is the W&G mystery/crime theme over done?
■ Last thoughts, favorite shorts and ratings
■ Listener question & mail bag
■ And of course...bloopers! 

Runtime: 1:29:48, 41.2 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
Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com 

Direct download: 1520Wallace202620Gromit20-20Claymation20Hitchcock.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:22am MST

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