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

The RotoSUPERS assemble to discuss the classic Pixar movie The Incredibles directed by Brad Bird. Sit down with Morgan, Mason, Chelsea and special Rotoscopers writer and guest host, Pablo Ruiz!

Highlights

  • Get to know Pablo--recording from Bogata, Columbia!
  • Catch 'n Fire with Pablo!
  • Game: What's my super hero name?; "3 Thunder Tubes and you're out!"
  • Main discussion: The Incredibles.
  • Tights! Where director, Brad Bird, got the idea (just a heads up... we are very pro Brad Bird).
  • Challenging effects, hair, time period, Western story form, and the Fantastic 4 vs. a whole family of Supers!
  • Favorite scenes, teaser trailer, and Brad Bird really loves Pablo.
  • Where do the Supers come from?; Where did the bad guys go?; the characters.
  • Uncle Rico, iPads, 30 Rock, hippies, The Terminator, and Jurassic Park!
  • Syndrome: this guy's got a lot of issues; Brad Bird look-a-like.
  • Edna E Mode: Golden. Brad Bird's voice and THE CAPES!
  • Quotes, fight scenes, and the low point.
  • Almost 2 hours long! Who do they think they are? The Rotoscopers?!
  • John Ratzenberger cameos! How would YOU rate them?
  • Mason's plan to force Brad Bird make a sequel... or prequel?
  • Twitter, Mail Bag, the music!
  • Rate the film!
  • Bloopers! Muggle Cast comes out of retirement, epic music, mis-quotes, Mason gets a text, Chelsea's lost.

Links

Where To Find The Rotoscopers

  • Where To Find The Hosts
Direct download: 49_The_Incredibles_-_Meet_the_RotoSUPERS.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Steve Hickner is the writer of the new book Animating Your Career, which is a guide to help creative people learn how to stay and progress in the animation industry. Hickner has a rich, 30-year career in animation working at a variety of studios such as Disney, Amblination, and DreamWorks. He's known as the "pro's pro" and has done nearly every job in animation. He is most notably known for co-directing The Prince of Egypt and Bee Movie.

This interview discusses his new book, his advice for creative professionals, as well as telling different anecdotes and lessons learned from his career.

Highlights:

  • Steve discusses the two parts of his book: working in the animation industry and managing a team of creative people.
  • He wouldn't be anywhere today without the support of other people.
  • Catch and Fire; the 3 fan letters he's written to other studios.
  • "The truest test of talent is longevity."
  • "A great leader never misses an opportunity to build others up."
  • Attitude, attitude, attitude! "You'll know the guys who are going to make it because they are so passionate about it."
  • Expert tip: stop working right before you get to the best part.
  • The cat and dog = goofus and gallant.
  • Surround yourself with the best of the best.
  • What are some myths about the animation industry?
  • There are no unimportant scenes in a movie; every scene is a chance to do something great.
  • Johnson Principle: Person is promoted to his level of unhappiness.
  • What vision did he have for the Cats animated film?
  • What was it like working with Richard Williams during Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Thoughts on traditional animation and the future of entertainment.
  • Single most important thing of great leadership: "Put down the phone and listen."
  • What's in the future for Steve?
  • Working at DreamWorks since the beginning and high praise for Jeffrey Katzenberg.
  • Bloopers: nerd discussion, kindred spirits with Chelsea.

Other Links:

087_DreamWorks 1995 Crew

Where To Find The Rotoscopers

Where To Find The Hosts

Direct download: 048_Interview_with_Steve_Hickner_writer_of_Animating_Your_Career.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Schools back in session and summer's over, so Morgan and Chelsea thought it was fitting to talk about one of the greatest looniest animated movies of all time: Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (TTA:HISMV).

Highlights

Links

Where To Find The Rotoscopers

  • Where To Find The Hosts
Direct download: 47_Tiny_Toons_Adventures__How_I_Spent_My_Vacation.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

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