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

Blow Me Bagpipes! Chelsea and Morgan take a trip down nastajia lane and talk the Disney Afternoon and review DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp! 

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: It's the Disney Afternoon!
  • Anastasia, a Disney Princess?
  • The 4 season or 65 episode rule
  • The DuckTales Reboot
  • Main discussion: DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
  • DisneyToon Studio Era explained.
  • Collie Baba - the dog thief
  • Gotta love the catch phrases
  • As far as villains go, Merlock isn’t bad and that's good!
  • So that’s where we got to story of Aladdin!
  • What would your 3 wishes be?
  • That amulet. -Convenient and unexplained.
  • What about Atlantis?
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemail: Jonathan North & Alex
  • Bloopers: #EnterBaby
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddictsXXX when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:54:15, 40.1 MB

Direct download: 163_DuckTales_the_Movie_-_It_Never_Works_Out_For_the_Rat.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:22pm MST

Jump onboard The Polar Express (2004). Chelsea and Morgan are joined by Pablo Ruiz for this festive ride down holiday line on!  -You comin'?

Highlights

  • Welcome back, Pablo!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Christmas Holiday Specials
  • Main discussion: The Polar Express (2004)
  • The animation. That Mocap "uncanny valley"
  • That budget, though.
  • The Music - Chelsea's biases 
  • Morgan's advice to Chelsea 
  • When we stopped hearing the bell.
  • Chelsea's cautionary tale. 
  • We finally talk about the plot.
  • "Runaway Train" & "That flying ticket"
  • If you don't believe by now... Nothing's going to help you.
  • Did somebody say "Believe?!"
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemail: Daniel
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts162 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:05,  54.4 MB

Direct download: 162_The_Polar_Express_-_Its_a_Water_Baby.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

It was the most successful movie of all time in Mexico. It was the biggest movie of the Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. Morgan and Chelsea give their thoughts of Pixar's 2017 film, 'Coco!'

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’
  • The Meme That Disney Didn't Intend 
  • Main discussion: COCO (2017)
  • The rocky beginnings.
  • Our initial thoughts going in. This is not 'Book of Life.'
  • Very "accessable."
  • "I'm burning all my pictures after the age of 40" -Chelsea  
  • "You don't have to forgive him but we shouldn't forget him." -Miguel (Coco)
  • "That goes against... EVERYTHING!" -Morgan
  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Pablo Ruiz 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts161 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:04:54,  44.6 MB

Direct download: 161_Coco_-_Sweet_Homemade_Guitar.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 7:09am MST

Get ready for full on Disney fan-girling as Morgan and Chelsea celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of Disney's "Enchanted!"

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: 
  • Animation sequences were NOT done at Disney. 
  • Why Giselle isn't a Disney Princess
  • Main discussion: Enchanted (2007)
  • General Info
  • We did not see this movie together. Nostalgia Goggles On!
  • The Ultimate Disney Quizes 
  • So… why did they hire Idina Menzel?
  • Shall we finally talk about the movie?
  • We love the characters!
  • Fabulous Quotes and Cameos
  • Disenchanted, the sequel. 2018?
  • "This is so much better than last year!"
  • “Oscar, how could you?!” -Chelsea
  • "Realists, get out!" -Chelsea
  • Epilogue: So they just switch places?
  • RotoNation chimes in!
  • Voicemail: Chris & Daniel
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts160 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:13:45, 54.6 MB

Direct download: 160_Enchanted_-_Its_So__Romanic_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Morgan and Chelsea take on a more serious film; the 2009 stop-motion film Mary and Max.

Highlights

  • Main discussion: Mary and Max (2009)
  • The two main characters: Mary, Max
  • This film has a great sense of humor
  • More mature, but not necessarily adult
  • Many themes in this movie:
  • Pen pal experiences: Morgan and Bulbapedia, Chelsea and Chelsea
  • The wide spectrum of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. We are not experts! This is just our view of it from the film.
  • Theme of chocolate. We wonder if he got any Tim Tams.
  • The ending was bittersweet.
  • We rate it!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts159 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 44:03, 44.02MB

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Direct download: 159-mary-and-max.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:25am MST

It's the Rotoscopers' Halloween Spooktacular! Morgan and Chelsea go back to the classic 1995 film, Casper!

Highlights

  • Chosen from our “Scary movie poll” that also included Return of Jafar
  • Main discussion: Casper (1995)
  • It wouldn't be the 90 if you didn't have...
  • Who owns Casper now?
  • If you were a girl in the 90's, this was a thing!
  • Christina Ricci was the 90s alternative IT girl
  • "Can I keep you?" - Little creepy
  • Ghosts or not, that house is AWESOME!
  • The Super Squatters
  • Who are Fatso, Stinky and Stretch?
  • And somehow it's now ok to kill people.
  • Why doesn't Carrington lose her memory?
  • Awesome Halloween costumes
  • Why come back in red?
  • That's the song!
  • Human Casper... It was a thing!
  • Free house with continental breakfast!
  • Voicemail: Jared, Chad, & Alex
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts158 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:58:02, 41.1 MB

Direct download: 158_Casper_-_Our_Questions_for_J.J._Abrams.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:38am MST

Friendship is Magic but how does 'My Little Pony: The Movie' (2017) rate amongst fans and newbies? Chelsea and Morgan let you know in this fun podcast!

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Welcome Leigh-Ann Cruz!
  • Catch 'n' Fire!
  • "I am a product of the Disney Renaissance (yay!), so I am curious about how that impacts how you feel about animation today and how that compares with how the kids of this era feel about animation."
  • Main discussion: My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
  • What is a "Brony?"
  • Who is your favorite pony?
  • Chelsea's 20 Questions
  • Taye Diggs as the Capper the Cat
  • Kristen Chenowith as Princess Skystar 
  • Sia as Songbird Serenade
  • What's up with the pearl?
  • It's Time to Be Awesome! My Little Pony Soundtrack discussion.
  • Chelsea's high expectations
  • Major renovations with every new princess!
  • We love the villain, Tempest!
  • We Rate It!
  • Traditional Animation!
  • Voicemail: Morgan's new rating
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts157 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:27, 57.2 MB

Direct download: 157_My_Little_Pony__The_Movie_-_The_Alicorn_of_Podcasts.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:25pm MST

It's the xerox era! Morgan and Chelsea take on Disney's 1963 classic, The Sword in the Stone!

Highlights

  • Thank you to our patron, Chloe Boyd, for nominating this episode! 
  • Catch 'n' Fire with with our special guest and patron, Alex Pilgrim!  
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Music in animation through the ages and to come.
  • Main discussion: 
  • This came from the novel, The Once and Future King
  • Disney Storybook Opening: Can you name them all?
  • ....And we’re singing!
  • Music and Lyrics by the Sherman Brothers with George Bruns with the score
  • The Xerox Era: "Say what you want, I like it" -Chelsea
  • Arthur was voiced by three different boys
  • Merlin was the predecessor to the Genie.
  • Merlin, what is the point?! 
  • How do they have so many dishes?
  • “What what?! What what what?!” Archimedes: Owl, or transformed human?
  • What is Merlin’s past relationship with Madam Mim?
  • Voicemail: Bethany, Jared, Alex, & Andres 
  • Bloopers: It's a Wizard's Duel! Flynn Rider a.k.a. Eugene from Tangled VS. Dimitri from Anastasia
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts156 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

 

Runtime: 01:28:57,  65.8 MB

Direct download: 156_Sword_in_the_Stone_-_Return_of_the_Disney_Theories.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:08am MST

You either like it or you hate it! Morgan and Chelsea talk about Don Bluth's 1994 animated film, Thumbelina

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Top 5 B list Heroes and Villains
  • Main discussion:
  • Don Bluth and Finding Distribution 
  • Morgan's Book Review. -Buy the book!
  • Voice Cast: Jody Benson, Gilbert Gottfried, & Charo
  • Cuci Cuci! Chelsea loses her youth points
  • Taking it song by song
  • "Marry the Mole" - The theme song for people who settle.
  • Voicemail: Bethany, Daniel, & Rachel
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts155 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 155_Thumbelina_-_Cuchi_Cuchi.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:41pm MST

The long awaited review of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is here! Chelsea and Morgan tackle this dynamic and controversial telling of Victor Hugo's classic tale. 

Highlights

  • Today’s Patron Pick is by: Alex Pilgrim!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion:
    • The major differences between the movie and the book... a.k.a. Book Review!
    • Who decided this would be a good kids' movie?
  • Main discussion: 
    • Time capsule
    • Character discussions 
    • Quasimodo VS. Claude Frollo 
    • Still waiting for Morgan's brothers' rendition of "I am deformed"
    • Should they have "gone there?"  
    • Morgan & Chelsea's Devotional
    • The Gypsies 
    • Esmeralda: She plays the “Just friends” card like nobody’s business.
    • God Help the Outcasts
    • Phebus - What a hunk!
    • The Gargoyles - The era of the side kicks
    • The visuals and the score really enhanced each other.
    • Clopin - Can we really trust him?
    • Where did the gypsies get the skeleton pjs?
    • Let’s play the game “What is Frollo’s deal?!”
    • Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 - Golden Bell?
    • The Off Broadway musical - Why didn't it go to Broadway?
    • We Rate It!
  • Voicemail: Andres, Alex, Dylan, & Stephanie
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts154 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:21:23,  57.4 MB

Direct download: 154_Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame_-_Skeleton_PJs.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:16am MST

This is a very special public release of the Rotoscopers Patron cast: This Week in Animation. We wanted to give you a taste of what the patron's get every week!

As a patron each person gets a feed that is unique to them based on their level of patronage. For as little as $1 a month you get access to this gem of a podcast where the host gives you their slant on favorite news stories of the week.

This was last week's episode and we may only post one more example on this feed so if you are interested in becoming a patron and staying up to date on what is current, just go to Rotoscopers.com/patron to get access to even more news, reviews , and fun... and oh yah! Stickers! 

Direct download: Bonus_-_TWiA_Tease.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:47pm MST

Rotoscopers go back to The Road to El Dorado, a 2000, American, animated, adventure, musical, fantasy comedy film!

Highlights

  • Thank you to the patrons and specifically to Jason for making this movie is "Patron Pick!"
  • PSA: Big Idea  and episode 152 correction.
  • Main discussion: The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  • DreamWorks is still starting out.
  • "Save the sequels for Shrek!"
  • Animated films of the year 2000.
  • Are they really the sidekicks? Comparing them to the minions.
  • "El Dorado is the embodiment of Tradigital convergence.” -Dan Phillips, Digital Supervisor.
  • Bob Hope/Bing Crosby-style buddy comedy.
  • We heart Jim Cummings.
  • Altivo, “The Fabio of horses”. What other horses in animation do you like?
  • "Serendipity" and that's just the first 30 minutes, my friends.
  • The soundtrack features songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as composers Hans Zimmer AKA "The award winning team from the Lion King!”
  • “We did it so many times…” Chelsea says, “Quit complaining, you nincompoops.”
  • Fable me this: Atlantis vs Pocahontas vs Road to El Dorado,
  • Disney/DreamWorks crossover theory.
  • Someone is always going to be offended.
  • Chel - What do you think of her?
  • Critical response and we rate it!
  • Voicemail: Danny & Alex
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts153 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:08:35, 49.4 MB

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Direct download: 153_The_Road_to_El_Dorado_-_Its_Tradigital_Gold.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Rotoscopers take a look into the wide world of VeggiTtales as they cover Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie from Big Idea. Thank you to our patron, Mathew L., for choosing this film! 

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Studio - Big Idea
  • Main discussion: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  • We love quotes!
  • What kind of family is this?
  • The lost tradition of the car Sing-a-long
  • Who is this 'Jonah' guy?
  • Before 'Pirates' were cool.
  • Do we really need that much padding?
  • Bring in the Gospel choir!
  • "Can I tell a tangent?" -The gospel of NBC vs Veggietales according to Morgan.
  • Is 'The Slap of No Return' a euphemism?  
  • What is the origin story of the talking Veggies?
  • Live the Golden Rule.
  • They should have brought back the gospel choir.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Jared & Joshua K.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts152 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:00:44, 44.9MB 

Direct download: 152_Jonah__A_Veggietales_Movie_-_If_Only.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:06am MST

Chelsea and Morgan are left with more questions than answers in this review of Studio Ghibli's 'My Neighbor Totoro.'

Highlights

  • Main discussion:
  • PATRON SHOUT OUT!
  • General Info (rom Box Office Mojo, IMDB, & WIKIPEDIA and the great and powerful internet.
  • Cultural impact and Critical reception
  • Trailer Reaction
  • We watched the Disney 2005 dub.
  • The film is partially autobiographical.
  • The theme song. Chelsea wants Owl City.
  • Lost in translation
  • Are these spirit legends real or is he just a good dad?
  • Well, that escalated quickly.
  • “What is the theme/lesson this story is supposed to be teaching?”
  • So many questions. 
  • Cat Bus. What, where, when, why, how? 
  • Real but not real. Commit!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddictsXXX when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:04, 40.1 MB

Direct download: 151_My_Neighbor_Totoro_-_Cat_Bus._Why_Didnt_I_Think_of_That_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 2:52pm MST

The Rotoscopers are fresh off from an advance screening to talk about Illumination Entertainment's newest animated release, Despicable Me 3.

Highlights

  • A retrospective into the Despicable Me franchise
  • Main discussion: Despicable Me 3 (2017)
  • A little history of the Despicable Me franchise.
  • Our villain: Balthazar Bratt
  • The theme of turning away from the bad, temptation and resisting.
  • Lots of subplots: unicorn hunting and the Minions.
  • There weren't really a lot of stakes at play.
  • We start getting bored toward the end.
  • We rate it!
  • Support the show: check out our new Patreon perks!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts150 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 44:46, 43.6 MB

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Direct download: 150_Despicable_Me_3.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Morgan and Chelsea are off to the races with this review of Pixar Animation's 18th feature film, 'Cars 3'!

Highlights

  • Welcome to the RotoNation, Alex and Cloe!
  • Pixar Short: LOU
  • We all know THAT kid. Some of us were THAT kid.
  • Love that animation style!
  • Main Discussion: Cars 3
  • Morgan's 'Cars 2' rant
  • Director Spotlight: Brian Fee
  • Sally. Is she really right for McQueen?
  • The Dark Teaser Trailer - Parent's freak out.
  • The player/mentor relationship
  • Lightning's just hanging out in his primer aka underwear. 
  • They 'Cashed Out.'
  • "You have hit a wall." -The Simulation
  • It's 'Nascar Country' for a reason!
  • That trophy, though...
  • That plot twist, though...
  • Dinaco: Pixar theory expanded.
  • The music: Randy Newman
  • We Rate It!
  • New Patron Perks! 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts149 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:49, 38.4 MB

Direct download: _149_Cars_3_-_Tixar.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:16am MST

Your favorite duo is back talking about everyone's favorite animated duo from 'across the pond!' Chelsea and Morgan discuss Wallace & Gromit in their first full length feature: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion:
  • What's in a name?
  • Was it a success?
  • You'll never get it out of your head.
  • Gromit's Characterization 
  • Aardman humor: So innocent and yet cheeky
  • How would you feel if your exterminator had your picture in their living room?
  • Ode to Stopmotion
  • Bunnies!!!!!!
  • Voicemail: Danile L
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts148 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:48:11, 36.8 MB

Direct download: 148_Wallace__Gromit__The_Curse_of_the_Were-Rabbit_-_The_Vegg.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Rotoscopers review Disney's Fantasia 2000, the sequel to the 1941 film, Fantasia. Classical music has never been this polarizing. Are you #TeamMorgan or #TeamChelsea?

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Welcome Satria!
  • Existing Disney shorts that got or are getting the Fantasia treatment?
  • What piece of classical music would you like to see in animation?
  • Favorite Animation Concert?
  • Main Discussion: Fantasia 2000!
  • General Info
  • First Thoughts
  • “Symphony No. 5” (first movement) - Beethoven
  • Steven Martin
  • “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi
  • “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
  • Bette Midler
  • “Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102” by Dmitri Shostakovich
  • James Earl Jones
  • “The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnival des Animaux), Finale” by Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Penn Jillette & Teller
  • “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” by Paul Dukas
  • Mickey intro
  • “Pomp and Circumstance – Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4” by Edward Elgar
  • Angela Lansbury.
  • “Firebird Suite—1919 Version” by Igor Stravinsky
  • Ending & Post credit: Steve Martin
  • Voicemail: Danny, Jonathan, Annie
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:17:31, 57.3MB

Direct download: 147_Fantasia_2000_-_Youre_Such_a_Snob.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:00am MST

In episode 146 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review Disney's third theatrical animated film, 1940's Fantasia!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Fantasia (1940)
  • What a backstory!
  • Finally made it's money back!
  • First impressions
  • Scene by scene
  • Chelsea's getting hungry
  • Top 3 scenes?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Alex B, Rachel, Dan S, Daniel L, Gabbi, Jon
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts146 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime:  01:14:13 

Direct download: 146_Fantasia_-_Its_All_About_the_Hippos.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:22am MST

The Rotoscopers take on DreamWorks' only direct-to-video film, the sequel that's actually a prequel, Joseph: King of Dreams!

 

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
  • Main Discussion
  • Patron Pick! Thanks Holly!
  • The market for of Bible Videos
  • Did it need to be a musical?
  • The world's first Millennial 
  • The story behind the "Half Brothers"
  • Luke Skywalker vibes
  • Potiphar's wife has some swagger
  • You Know Better Than I
  • Tell Pharaoh!!! 
  • Lessons we learn from this story
  • Triggers. 
  • April Fools! 
  • The fat guy in the band makes it all worth it.
  • We Rate it!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 54:33, 41 MB

Direct download: 145_Joseph_King_of_Dreams_-_Dang_it_Wrong_Musical.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:12pm MST

Chelsea and Morgan hit The Big Top and talk about Disney's shortest animated feature film, Dumbo!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Dumbo
  • Basic production info
  • Can we get a Dumbo Art Book by J.B. Kaufman?
  • Where does Dumbo fall in history?
  • Initial thoughts
  • Look out for Mister Stork!
  • Chelsea's sister, Marisa.
  • The building the circus song and Mamma Jumbo gets mad
  • Song: Baby All Mine
  • Pink Elephants on parade.
  • When I see an Elephant fly
  • The Magic Feather and Ending
  • We rate it!
  • Our thoughts on the upcoming live action remake directed by Tim Burton
  • Bloopers! "It's better to be nice."
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts144 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 53:32, 40 MB

Direct download: 144_Dumbo_-_Worst._Circus._Ever..mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:52am MST

Morgan and Chelsea submerge themselves in the Language, style, and forgotten gems of this 2001 Disney Film

Highlights

Main Discussion: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Basic Details and the Terrific Trio
What was 'Par for the course?'
"No Songs. More Explosions." We were HIP!
They made up a language?
Poor boy's in the boiler room. We love Michael J Fox!
"I LOVE HELGA!" -Morgan
Walk-in Fireplace A.K.A. #Goals
The ensemble cast and who we love.
Where is the emotional weight?
Kita: The Forgotten Disney Princess
"Don't look into the light!" -Bugs Life
"P.T. Barnum was right" Suckers!
So many unanswered questions!
"I always wanted to use that spell" -Professor McGonagall
There made sure to cover their bases with the cat.

Voicemail: Alex
Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Runtime: 00:53:03, 57.6 MB


Morgan and Chelsea are back for another Patron Pick film. This time they review Filmation's 1990 animated film about Snow White, Happily Ever After.

 

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: A little history of Filmation
  • Main Discussion: Happily Ever After (1990)
  • You can't find this movie anywhere legally online, but it's uploaded to YouTube with 4.2 MILLION views.
  • What other animated films came out in 1993?
  • YouTube and Amazon reviews for this film.
  • Gotta love the SNES Amazon page for the video game!
  •  Plurality of the word "dwarf".
  • What's with the unnecessary critters? Why are they singing?
  •  Laser beams out of Malice's eyes? What?
  • Lots of reused animation in this film.
  • The budget for this film: pennies?
  • This horse is almost is worthy of being an honorary Disney Horse
  • Introducing the Dwarfelles AKA the Disney fairies
  • The songs...ouch.
  • The Shadow Man AKA "whatever it is"
  • The stone critters they didn't want to animate anymore
  • Moral: Kids don't spoke
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail:
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts142 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • Bloopers!
Direct download: 142_Happily_Ever_After_-_Why_Laser_Beams_from_the_Eyes_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:37am MST

Morgan and Chelsea invite you to join them on the Nerdy Couch. Put your nostalgia goggles on and join in on the fun and maybe even some signing! (OK, a lot of singing!)

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
  • The epic VHS trailer!
  • The "trilogy" explained
  • History: 'Direct to Video' sales & Tad Stones from The Disney Afternoon
  • Ode to Robin Williams and the full returning voice cast & soundtrack
  • Movie Breakdown: So many quotes! So much singing! You've been warned. 
  • Morgan's new rug
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemails: Alex, Lauren, & Jeremiah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts141 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:20,  39.3 MB

Direct download: 141_Aladdin_and_The_King_of_Thieves_-_Theyre_Finally_Getting_Married.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:29am MST

140 Five Year Anniversary - Truncate Silence

After five years of podcasts the whole gang is together to reminisce about the opportunities that have come from the show, the fans, the inevitable tangents, and the future of the show!

Highlights

  • Remembering the first episodes
  • Mason always interrupts, Morgan always get's her way, and Chelsea will edit you out. It's just the Rotoscopers' way.
  • Funny titles of episodes we don't even remember doing.
  • So many people are our favorite people.
  • Touring Animation Studios
  • The Glen Keane Interview
  • The Steve Hickner Interview
  • The Don Bluth Interviews #1 & #2 
  • Roto-Rama: Next time in Rome!
  • Mason loves Shanna
  • Personality Profiles! Pottermore/Myers Briggs
  • Our Amazing Fans, RotoWriters, and the RotoNation
  • Roto-Enemies Turned Roto-Allies
  • We are for FANS by FANS. Please don't take us too seriously!
  • More favorite episodes! So many quotes!
  • Frozember and all that Frozen stuff
  • Most viewed Roto YouTube Videos
  • "IRL"
  • What's next?
  • What's next for the podcast? #MakeRotoscopersGreatAgain
  • So long Mason! We love you and can't wait for you to graduate!
  • Bloopers!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts140 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:11:29, 59.3 MB

 

Direct download: 140_Five_Year_Anniversary_-_Truncate_Silence.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MST

139 Megamind - I Had the Time of My Shhlife

Chelsea and Mason are joined by the Head of Character Animation for DreamWorks' 2010 film, Megamind, Jason Schleifer! Get ready for an in-depth look behind the scenes and at the future of animation!

Highlights

  • Jason Sheilfer: A History
  • Nimble Collective
  • Megamind: The Film
  • Jason's advice for going into management
  • His work on the upcoming film, Boss Baby
  • One last Easter egg to look for when you watch the film
  • Bloopers!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts139 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:49:36, 75.3 MB

Direct download: 139_Megamind_-_I_Had_the_Time_of_My_Shhlife.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:47am MST

138 Emperor's New Groove - Kronk Out!

New Year means a New Groove! Mason's back with Chelsea as they welcome animator and director, Tony Bancroft, as they talk about Disney Animation's 'The Emperor's New Groove'!

 Highlights

  • The Sweatbox - Kingdom of the Sun
  • Favorite quotes
  • When Tony joined the team/Tony's Journey
  • The Kronk Off! Mason vs. Tony
  • Esma vs Cruella DeVile
  • Angle vs Devil Kronk
  • Muscle Magazines 
  • How do you rank this film? IMDB standing
  • Why were the box office results so low?
  • Music - Sting. What's Chelsea's problem?
  • Chat Questions: How did Tony hear about the Rotoscopers?
  • God Speed, Kronk. 
  • Voicemail: Alex, Jack Song & Jeremiah 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts138 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:38:13,  72.5 MB

Direct download: 138_Emperors_New_Groove_-_Kronk_Out.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MST

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