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

Mason and Chelsea join the Rotoscopers new writer, Alex Parker, as they discuss Disney's CGI animated film Meet the Robinsons.

Highlights:

  • Chelsea tweets Robert Lopez and Mason meets Don Bluth.
  • CATCH AND FIRE WITH GRR ALEX!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: “You can do anything you want” theme in animated films. (*Note some spoilers to other movies). 
  • Main Discussion: Meet the Robinsons.
  • The stats, Disney's 47th animated feature, John Lasseter's influence.
  • What is "Real D" vs 3D? More stats, commentary on the visuals, and music.
  • Where did the term "Easter Eggs" come from?
  • Based on a book called "A Day with Wilber Robinson" by William Joyce.
  • Insta-buildings, bubble tavel, and segways.
  • Things Mason doesn't get, Chelsea gets cynical, Tom Selleck.
  • “You lied to me?!” Most overused line in kids’ movies.
  • Lewis chills under a ginormous teapot shaped shrub.
  • Bowler Hat Guy’s ending and the “Disney point”.
  • Keep Moving Forward!, what we've learned in our own lives, Chelsea should be a motivational speaker.
  • Twitter questions, cameo by Morgan, and listener voicemail.
  • We rate the film: 4 Stars!
  • Bloopers: Forgot the title and our special ghost host; kivin' that dorm life, Aggie invasion; Rock-a-Doodle and Titan A.E; "Give her the Thunder Tube, Chelsea!"; Looking forward to Halloween; Saving Mr Banks commentary; what songs should Chelsea put in the podcast?

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Direct download: 46_Meet_the_Robinsons_-_Blame_You_Wins_Hands_Down.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Join Mason as he interviews Kevin Schreck, the director of Persistence of Vision, a documentary of the story behind the animated film by Richard Williams, The Thief and the Cobbler.

Highlights:
  • Kevin's interest in stop motion.
  • Catch and Fire: Jafar and Iago were college roommates.
  • Where did you get the name? What was the process of making this documentary?
  • Who was the most fascinating to interview? The Fan Letter. Shout out to Canadian animators.
  • Animation archeology.
  • Sean Connery...why?
  • The timeline of the documentary.
  • What is the more important story: The Thief or Richard Williams?
  • What were Richard's best qualities as a producer?
  • How did his studio affect the world of animation? "A very special place."
  • Life lessons learned.
  • "The Supper Secret Project!" -Will show soldiers in a field.
  • How Kevin got an internship at DreamWorks. "Unpaid" plug.
Final thoughts
  • Fan letters of today: The power of appreciation
  • Next episode: Disney's "Meet the Robinsons!" Send us a voicemail!
Persistence of Vision: 
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/38413085
Twitter: @PoVDoc

Where To Find The Rotoscopers:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblrinstagram, hypable & Animated Views.
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail

Where To Find The Hosts:
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: TwitterInstagram
■ Chelsea Robson: TwitterFacebook

Direct download: 45_Kevin_Schreck_Interview_Director_of_Persistence_of_Vision.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

A conference call with Disney songwriters and legends Alan Menken and Richard Sherman, where they talk about their upcoming concert where the sing from "The Disney Songbook."

"It's like Comic Con with Better Security!" -Robert Downy Jr.
This is a great interview with many of the writers from major Disney fan outlets. The first 15 minuets are questions just for Alan Menken.
  • What are your favorite songs in the Disney Song Book? (outside of your own)
  • What songs are you most excited to share?
  • What is it about the Disney Song book that touches people?
  • What is it like for you to perform for Disney Fans?
  • How do you go about writing your songs?
  • "You want to poke fun but you don't want to poke fun in a way that is hurtful."
  • "The story doesn't get written without us." "We are very involved in the writing process."
  • Do you have a say in who sings the songs?
  • Will there be any 'Fan Boy' nervousness when you perform with Richard Sherman?
  • Which of your more obscure Disney songs are you most proud of?
After which, we were joined by Richard Sherman when they were asked how the Concert would flow. Was it difficult choosing your songs? They'll share a little about how they got into Disney and some of their Non-Disney material as well. Both will share highlights in their careers and a few lesser known numbers.
  • What movies would you both love to see go to the stage.
  • What songs were surprise hits?
  • "'Disney' is a wonderful platform for non-cynical material"
  • Which of the other's songs do you like the best?
  • What are you looking most forward to at the D23 Expo? - "Friends"
I felt like this interview was very open. I think the fact that they don't do press conferences a lot, even fewer together, that left them a lot more natural in answering questions. It felt almost like it was just a phone call between the two of them at times. I loved hearing the respect and appreciation between the two Disney Legends. 
After Mr Menken was released, Richard Sherman (85 years) entertained the press as he talked about Mary PoppinsChitty chitty Bang Bang and song writing.
  • Did (the late) Robert Sherman know the appreciation of the Disney fans? Did he enjoy performing?
  • What song was the most challenging to write?
  • What songs do most people talk to you about?
  • Walt's favorite song
  • What is the difference between writing for a Movie VS an attraction?
  • You have written many catchy and memorable songs. How do you do that without being repetitive?
  • I have a good time. I've always been blessed to do what I love to do: writing songs
  • "We didn't write the songs for the actors. We wrote for the character"
  • Which of your more obscure Disney songs are you most proud of?
  • What do you enjoy most about performing?
Listener Voicemails
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Runtime: 1:05:47; 33.2 MB

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■ Morgan Stradling: TwitterInstagram
■ Chelsea Robson: TwitterFacebook
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■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
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Direct download: 044_D23_Expo_Pre-show_Interview_with_Alan_Menken_and_Richard_Sherman.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:46am MDT

Love it or hate it, the Rotoscopers discuss the history, making and drama behind the movie The Thief and the Cobbler.

Highlights:

■ Mason want’s to go back to school and Chelsea’s moved to Nashville!
■ What is a masterpiece?
■ Is it possible to be an artist and have money? Commercial successes and a tale about the woes of mismanagement.
■ Academy Award winner for the animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit
■ Storytelling and storyboards. ‘Pose to Pose’ animation vs ‘Straight Ahead’ animation.
■ Art Babbit and Ken Harris: legendary animation masters.
■ Ah, the “animator’s wife.” This post is from a lady who calls herself an “EA widow.”
■ Signed a deal in 1988 with Warner Bros for $25 Million for production and $25 million for promotions.
■ Was Disney’s Aladdin a copy of The Thief and the Cobbler?
■ Where’s the merchandise?
■ Beware ‘The Completion Bond Company!’
■ Richard Williams is said to be working on a super secret project. Want to be his assistant?
■ What can we learn from this?
■ Main Discussion: The Thief & the Cobbler (Miramax Version)
■ Characters, animation, voice actors, songs, and favorite moments.
■ The dessert, the War Machine, the Medieval Emperor Zurg.
■ Jafar vs Zig Zag, 3D Roses.
■ Mail bag!
■ Bloopers: Mason learns about Chelsea, Mason's going to be nerdishly positive from here on out., coming up on Episode 50! What should we do?!, Chelsea knows ‘How to Win Friends and hypnotize people’, Pokemon--our highest downloaded day ever! Chelsea’s a "Gen 1: Lass"

Runtime: 1:48:01; 53.5 MB

Other Links
■ Trailer for Persistence of Vision a documentary of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler 31 years in the making! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aidc7gS1-II
■ Miramax version can be found on Netflix
■ Recobbled version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bggDbbKyuXk
■ World’s fastest Banjo Player http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HXYdGGKV2k

Audible Book recommendations:
■ Chelsea mentions ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie
■ Mason mentions the concept of “10,000 Hours” which can be found in the books:
■ Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell or Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
■ Book by Geoffrey Colvin

You can download one of these books as a FREE trial www.therotoscopers.com/audible

Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblrinstagram, hypable & Animated Views.
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: TwitterInstagram
■ Gary Wright: TwitterInstagramgarywrightonline.blogspot.com
■ 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: 43_The_Thief_and_the_Cobbler_-_I_Love_You.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:06am MDT

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