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

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