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

In this episode, Wreck-it Ralph’s Animation Supervisor--Renato Dos Anjos--talks about his life and work at Disney Animation Studios.

Highlights
■ About Renato: originally from São Paulo, Brazil and wanted to be in comic books
■ Started with Disney--it’s all about who you know
■ How did he get involved in the Wreck-It Ralph project?
■ Relationship with the director, Rich Moore
■ How Disney fills positions within the company 
■ Working with Art Director, Mike Gabriel 
■ Did Episode 10 really go through the whole animation department? YES! ...but did they like it?
■ Test screenings: The rush before and after
■ Technical achievements: how they educated the crew, glided between worlds and all the CGI challenges
■ Always go the extra mile because these movies change you
■ Award for largest cast: new friends and iconic Characters
■ Disney’s plan for staying on top: Goal #1 - Support the creative spirit. Be open, help the community, and get rid of egos.
■ Favorite scenes/work in Wreck-It Ralph? Rich Moore, animation teams, and every department “Bring their best game” 
■ Favorite character? Vanellope von Schweetz
■ Animation had the biggest impact on this film than any other he’s worked on. Day in the life of a “animation supervisor” at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Toys, Posters, promotions... everything! 
Keep your head down!
■ Wrap party and the “supernatural” buzz about the film. It has only gotten better since the test screening!
■ Renato has powers over the internet! He’s going to unplug us!

Runtime: 0:32:26, 15.7 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

Additional Info:
Wreck-It Ralph Trailer
Animated short--Paperman--to open before Wreck-It Ralph
Episode 10: Our thoughts from the Wreck-It Ralph test screening



This is Halloween! The Rotoscoper gang discussese Disney's cult classic Halloween-Christmas film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Highlights:
■ The Thunder Tube!
■ News: New Disney and Pixar release dates (Phineas & Ferb, Ron & Jon 2D animated film, Untitled Pixar Film), viral website for Monsters UniversityThe Swan Princess Christmas
■ Remember to send in your submissions for the Best of 2012 Show!
■ New game segment: Wizard’s Duel!
■ Main Discussion: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
■ Misconceptions: Tim Burton did not direct this film; Henry Selick did! 
■ Touchstone release, do you consider it a Disney film?
■ Hardcore Nightmare Before Christmas fans
■ Design & animation: popup book aesthetic, spindly characters
■ The beginning: starts with a rythme, not “scare-the-pants-off-of-you” scary, “This is Halloween”, fangirl witches, muppets cameo?
■ Jack Skellington: iconic Burton character, naive, eccentric genius, James and the Giant Peach cameo
■ Danny Elfman: the film's composer and singing voice of Jack
■ Does the love story between Sally and Jack work?  
■ Other characters: Sally; the Mayor; Santa; Lock, Shock & Barrel
■ Who is Vincent van Ghoul? Vincent Price tangent
■ The songs: subpar, quick and complex, “What’s This?”, “Oogie Boogie’s Song”, “Sally’s Song”, “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”, Nightmare Revisted CD
■ What would be your favorite holiday town?
■ Scenes of note: the swirly hill, relationship between Sally and the mad scientist
■ Lesson and morals of the film? Morgan’s specialization/globalization rant
■ Sequel talk and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland
■ Who is the real villain? Jack or Oogie Boogie?
■ Don't forget to check out our movie/Blu-Ray/art book reviews! Also enter our Snow White art book contest!

Runtime: 1:25:29, 41.1 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: 24_The_Nightmare_Before_Christmas.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 4:15pm MDT

Morgan and Chelsea have the incredible opportunity to interview legendary voice actor, Bill Farmer. Bill is most notably known for being the voice of Goofy for the past 25 years, but he also has voiced numerous other famous cartoon characters such as Horace Horsecollar, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn, Slyvester the Cat and lots of other crazy voices along the way.

Highlights:
■ What has Bill been up to recently?
■ All about Goofy’s yell
■ Other voices he has done: Horace Horscollar, Pluto, Foghorn, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Bugs, Daffy, Robot Chicken, Sam & Max Hit the Road & lots of incidental voices
■ The day in the life of Bill Farmer
■ Working with other voice actors or solo?
■ Favorite recording experiences
■ How grueling is voice acting on one's voice?
■ His thoughts on replacing voice actors
■ What advice does he have for future voice actors?
■ Does he ever get star struck?
■ Restrictions on using the Goofy voice
■ What was his first recording gig like?
■ Goof Troop and A Goofy Movie memories
■ What would he like to see Disney do with Goofy next?
■ Has he ever had the chance to dress up like Goofy?
■ Favorite Goofy cartoon?
■ Thoughts on his Disney Legend award
■ Making documentaries, photography
■ Dawes Butler as his mentor
■ Make-A-Wish Foundation 
■ His company ToonHouse Inc: voice coaching, demos, etc.
■ What’s in Bill’s future?

Runtime: 1:13:00, 30.4 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: 23_Interview_with_Bill_Farmer.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:13am MDT

The Rotoscopers kick off their spooky animated film month (aka October) by tackling Laika's Coraline

Highlights:
■ News: 13th International Computer Graphics Conference in Turin, Italy; Help us Plan our #Bestof2012 show!
■ New segment: "Catch and Fire" with Mason, “Rotoscopers make you choose!”
■ Audible.com: Audio book synopsis
■ Main discussion: Coraline
■ Studio Spotlight: Laika vs. Laika House
■ “From the makers of Nightmare Before Christmas...” = False advertising?
■ Not going to be fun and happy the whole time
■ Michigan water witch; what’s with the well?; Chelsea has dowse doubts
■ Characters: Dakota Fanning is “one of the gems or our generation”
■ Be careful what you name your children
■ Why Wybie? Should we like him? Morgan’s "Real-life Wybie"
■ The real parents vs. the "Other Parents" (aka the animated versionStepford Wives)
■ How Laika does amazing stop motion. “Captivating”
■ First impressions: genuinely creepy; parents beware!; not for kids
■ Major difference between the real life and the ‘other life’ is the gravy train
■ The Pink Palace: Coraline's new house and odd neighbors
■ Chelsea’s rant: She’s all out of "nice"
■ Video games? Why?!…and what’s up with the cat?
■ Similarities to Alice in Wonderland and Spirited Away 
■ ParaNorman’s blatant theme vs. Coraline’s deep thinker
■ Meaning of the button eyes?
■ Mason’s theory: Is it really a happy ending?
■ Fun quotes & listener responses
■ We rate it! 3 & 4 stars
■ Bloopers: No tangents guys, yoyos & groovin'

Runtime: 1:13:00, 35.0 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: Coraline.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:07am MDT

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