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083 Mickey's Christmas Carol - They're Just Actors

For the annual Christmas episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review the 1983 short Mickey's Christmas Carol.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
  • One of many adaptations of Dicken's Christmas Carol.
  • Lots and lots of cameos. All these characters are actors.
  • Pre-Bill Farmer Goofy is so out of character.
  • Ghost of Christmas Past: Jiminy Cricket.
  • Morgan has a lot of love for Daisy Duck.
  • Mail bag: Mark, Dustin, Rachel, S, Eric, Alice, Rob, Mike.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts83 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:13:27, 18.0 MB

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Direct download: 83_Mickeys_Christmas_Carol_-_Theyre_Just_Actors.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MST

082 Interview with Glen Keane

Disney Legend, Glen Keane, takes a moment out of his very busy schedule to talk to Mason and Chelsea about his new short, Duet! Check it out! You won't be disappointed!

Highlights

  • Intro of Glen Keane and his short interactive film "Duet" 
  • What?! Glen listens to The Rotoscopers?
  • CATCH N’ FIRE!
  • Glen talks about Duet and its inspirations.
  • Why graphite?
  • Listener questions:
    • Thomas Van Acker: What do you think is the most important aspect of animation that should be taught by teachers? Or what did you miss in your animation classes?
    • Bridget Monica: What story (that hasn't been done!) would you love to see transformed into a full length animated film?
    • Jessica Wersky: What role does faith play in your creative life?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts82 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • Blooper! Can we get Glen back?

Glen was so kind and went on to the Facebook fan page and replied to many of the the questions personally. Check it out here!

Runtime: 0:53:12

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Direct download: 82_Interview_with_Glen_Keane.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:46am MST

The Rotoscopers continue with their Mice & Rats podcast series by reviewing one of Pixar's most critically acclaimed films: Ratatouille.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Ratatouille (2007)
  • First thoughts and recollections of the film.
  • Chelsea can't get over the fact that the main character's a rat. Morgan and Mason love it.
  • Morgan's experience searching for ratatouille, then being terribly disappointed with its taste.
  • Our love for Anton Ego: the antagonist who has a change of heart at the end.
  • The pre-Monsters University lighting/rendering really shows.
  • Animation tropes: "This is me" narration opening and firearms not running out of ammo until you need it.
  • Anton Ego's transformation and final monologue.
  • Crappy knock off time! Ratatoing!
  • Mail bag: Logan, Joshua K., Tom, Drew
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts81 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:29:43, 20.84 MB

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Direct download: 81_Ratatouille_-_Da_Brad_Bird.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:27pm MST

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