Animation Addicts Podcast - Animated Movie Reviews & Interviews for Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar & everything in between!
091 Kung Fu Panda 2 - The Kaboom of Doom

We just love kung fu! Last episode we reviewed Kung Fu Panda and we just couldn't get enough. This episode, we review the 2011 sequel Kung Fu Panda 2!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Kung Fu Panda 2
  • General info, box office results, and first thoughts and recollections.
  • Morgan thought the intro was going to be a lot more epic.
  • The score by Hans Zimmer and John Powell really does a great job of drawing you in. It's very lyrical and dictates what is happening on screen.
  • Big plot problem: Po's "Who am I? Where did I come from?" dilemma comes out of no where. Needed more build up.
  • Lord Shen is an amazing villain.
  • This is one of the most emotional DreamWorks films.
  • Did Shen survive? In frame by frame, you see him crushed by his canon.
  • So that's where all the pandas went!
  • Voicemail: Katie, Sarah
  • Listen Twitter question: What is your favorite scene or quote from Kung Fu Panda 3?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts91 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:20:18, 39.9 MB

Direct download: 91_Kung_Fu_Panda_2_-_Kaboom_of_Doom.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:00am MST

It's back-to-back DreamWorks films for the Rotoscopers! This episode we tackle the 2008 CGI film Kung Fu Panda.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Kung Fu Panda
  • Drama at the Annie Awards. Panda sweeps!
  • First thoughts and recollections about the movie.
  • Is it easier to do martial arts in animation?
  • The 2D opening sequence is by the amazing James Baxter.
  • The Furious 5 meet Po.
  • Tai Lung and his epic escape out of the prison.
  • Morgan has issues with how long it took Po to be a master.
  • What we think about the message "there is no secret ingredient."
  • Major theme of the movie: You need to be ok with you.
  • Another theme: turning your weaknesses into strengths.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Mark
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts89 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:08:57, 67.6 MB

Links

Find The Rotoscopers

Find The Hosts

Direct download: 90_Kung_Fu_Panda_-_How_to_Train_Your_Panda.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MST

 Mason is flying solo as he interviews Christopher Knights, the voice of Private from Penguins of Madagascar.

Highlights

  • Chris talks about his job at DreamWorks Animation as an editor and how he got into voice acting.
  • Mason asks about other DreamWorks films like Shrek, Trolls, Me and My Shadow, and Mumbai Musical. 
  • Chris also answers a question we had on a previous episode, We're Back! A Dinosaurs Story.
  • Tell us what you thought of the interview! Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts89 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:17:46, 37.3 MB

Links

Find The Rotoscopers

Find The Hosts

Direct download: 89_Interview_with_Christopher_Knights_-Penguins_of_Madagascar.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:06am MST

1