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

You guys asked for it and we delivered! In is our very first listener-request episode, The Rotoscopers review, discuss, dissect, analyze, and goof around with Disney's 1998 film Mulan.

Highlights:
■ Feeling gypped by Disney’s Netflix offering.
■ Nerdy Couch Discussion: Disney Princess 2013 redesigns 
■ Mulan with blue eyes?!, Whitewashing the Princesses, Disney redesigns over the years, crazy curls, plastic surgery.
■ Main Discussion: Disney’s Mulan.
■ Basic info, what are the directors doing now?, “This movie’s awesome!” 
■ Animation laws of the universe: Thou shalt make a crappy DVD cover.
■ Animation style and design is very modern, yet true to Asian aesthetics.
■ Act 1: cool intro, big fan of Shan Yu, Mulan = typical Disney oddball, how do you get the matchmaker job?, hair cutting scene music. 
■ Act 2: Pokémon style guardian battle, what happened to the great stone dragon?, Mushu = facilitator, no villain song, Shang just wants to impress his dad, “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” is Mulan’s transformation song, swimming scene.
■ Act 3: Huns battle on the mountain, very “Star Wars”, Chinese-made rope, “apparently there’s a hidden Mickey...”, Animation Law #2: Disney women must not have short rule, “It’s ok to cross dress”, Jafar giving Shan Yu villain tips, letter of the law (Chi-Fu) vs. spirit of the law (Emperor), no love story, strange “party” ending.
■ We rate it!
■ Bloopers: Rotoscopers pledge, DreamWorks woes, quotes.
 

Runtime: 1:17:39, 38.9 MB

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■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: TwitterInstagram
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■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
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Direct download: 32_Mulan_-_Yodeling_Huns.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:53pm MST

It's the one-year anniversary episode of the podcast! Join Chelsea, Morgan and Mason as they take a walk down memory lane as their discuss the Disney Renaissance and its first classic film, The Little Mermaid.


Highlights:
News: fake Frozen posters, DreamWorks pushes Mr. Peabody and Sherman release date and massive staff cuts, LAIKA’s new feature The Boxtrolls
Nerdy Couch Discussion: Waking Sleeping Beauty and the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999).
Morgan gives a brief history on the Disney Renaissance.
Favorite movies from the era, the better part of the era (1989-1994), the second half of the era (1995-1999).
Would animation be the same if there wasn’t a Disney Renaissance?
Main discussion: The Little Mermaid
Howard Ashman key to its success, first film to use the CAPS system.
The real Hans Christian Anderson story of The Little Mermaid.
First thoughts and recollections: VHS, animation masterpiece, The Little Mermaid pool effect,
The beginning: prologue song, the seahorse, the sisters have the best names, the shipwreck and shark, Scuttle, how many mer-kings are there?, Triton’s trident’s powers.
Three most iconic moments: the grotto hand reach, singing on the rock, and the hair flip.
Where does Eric fall on the Disney Prince hotness scale? Is Eric under appreciated?
"Part of Your World": love the lyrics, clever singing fish.
Ariel’s grotto: the Eric statue, Triton’s rage issues, Captain Ahab, Flotsam & Jetsam’s creepy voices.
Ursula: she's a cecaelia, best villains of all time, designed after a drag queen, differences between her powers and Triton’s.
Ariel as a human: Is Eric’s castle the best Disney castle?, are they in France?, working girls conversation, similarities to Tangled and Edward Scissorhands.
Eric’s flute moment, enter Vanessa, the wedding, Triton polyp.
The climax: super fast, all the poor mermaid decision makers return back to society, drunk Triton, the Disney chorus, mermaid-human relations, shameless mockery of the French.
The sequels: TV series, song “Harmony”, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, The Little Mermaid Broadway musical.
We rate it!
Don’t forget the bloopers!

Runtime: 1:49:43, 52.7 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

Direct download: 31_The_Little_Mermaid_-_Now_with_More_Product_Placement.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:03pm MST

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