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

Before they go on hiatus, Morgan and Chelsea take your calls and talk about the past 6 years of the Animation Addicts Podcast! 


  • We are so overwhelmed with the kind words and posts the fans have given us! As announced last episode, we will be taking a hiatus from podcasting as we work on other goals in our lives. This episode we loved hearing from old friends and first time callers alike! 
  • Voicemails: Alex, Alisa, Amy, Bethany, Bill, Chelsea, Crystal, Daniel, DJ, Dylin, Edden, Eli, Erik, Esther, Hannah, Jace, Jack, Jonathan, Matt, Milan, Naybeth, Olivia, & ((Unknown))
  • Things we've learned from podcasting
  • What are we going to do now?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts170 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:33:27,  65.2 MB


Direct download: 170_Voicemail_Listening_Party_-__Imaginary_Party_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:56am MDT

It's was the end on an era! Chelsea and Morgan jump over to Sunnyside and review the movie, Toy Story 3!


  • Main discussion: Toy Story 3
  • First recollections
  • Love the desert opening!
  • Beanie Babies. We still got 'em.
  • Does this spark joy?
  • The transition years
  • "No owners means no heartbreak." -Lotso
  • It's all about Barbie and Ken
  • They earned everything.
  • Mr. Chuckles for the win!
  • Is Buzz's "Spanish Mode" funny outside the USA?
  • Tortilla Head
  • Smell-o-vision  
  • "The CLAW!" 
  • Passing the torch.
  • End Credits
  • ...And we're back with 4!
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Amy & Alex
  • An announcement. Send us your voicemail: or call (406) 646-6575.
  • Bloopers: MuggleCast, Chocolottie, More Beanie Babies, 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts169 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:30:22

Direct download: 169_Toy_Story_3_-_Chocolattie.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:11pm MDT

We finally finished reviewing the Disney Renaissance! Morgan and Chelsea take on Walt Disney Feature Animation's Pocahontas! 


  • Main discussion: Pocahontas (1995)
  • It wasn't Lion King.
  • "How do we win another Academy Award for Best Picture?"
  • “Choose the smoothest course”
  • Let’s talk Kocoum.
  • #HairGoals
  • Glen Keane needs to draw "the most idealized and finest woman ever made."
  • Making friends with raccoons. Not smart.
  • The Disney Playlist: What songs from this movie will you always/never skip?
  • A modern American attitude started with John Smith.
  • That really is an impressive wind.
  • Historical accuracy
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Alex, Rose, Bethany, & Sol
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts168 when talking about this episode on Twitter!


Direct download: 168_Pocahontas_-_Its_the_Magical_Leaves.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:15pm MDT

It's not the original. But it's so extreme. Toon Disney's 'An Extremely Goofy' is on the docket for today. Beware: Chelsea Rants. 


  • Main discussion: An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • First thoughts and recollections. 
  • This movie was brought to you by the X Games.
  • Chelsea's predictions
  • Was the Music "goofy" enough?
  • Jim Cummings alert!
  • Beret Girl in Cafe
  • They can only find jobs for people with college degrees? I feel another rant coming on...
  • Goofy plays a good Travolta
  • Sylvia is the new “Adriane!” (Rocky)
  • There seriously were no fire trucks at this thing?
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Alex & Sol 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts168 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:06:33, 49 MB

Direct download: 167_An_Extremely_Goofy_Movie_-_So_Extreme.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:19pm MDT

Chelsea and Morgan talk about trading places as they review Japan's 4th largest grossing 2016 film, "Your Name."


  • Main discussion: Your Name (2016)
  • They hit it BIG with this film. 
  • The Boob Shot.
  • Yes. We judge books by their covers.
  • Are they trading places right now?
  • “I hate this place. It’s so small and towny!”
  • Can you really get to know someone by walking in their shoes?
  • Dreams. Do you remember them?
  • That was some strong soke. 
  • "The girls go crazy for a sharp dressed man."
  • The Live Action remake by J.J. Abrams
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Alex and Rachel
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts166 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:44:49, 65.6 MB


Direct download: 166_Your_Name_-_Space__The_Final_Frontier.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:23pm MDT

Morgan and Chelsea put their big girls superhero panties on and review DreamWorks' 2017 film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: What kind of pranks/hijinks did you get into when you were young?
  • Voicemails: Sol & Brian
  • Main discussion: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
  • The books. The backlash. The fans
  • When should you make a movie?
  • Welcome to our tree house
  • It's not the end of Captain Underpants!
  • Favorite moments
  • Our very achievable expectations. 
  • Themes
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Dante, Matthew & Alex
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts165 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 165_Captain_Underpants_Movie_-_Potty_Humor__Its_so_evergreen.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:25pm MDT

Can you hear the "Jungle Rhythm?" Morgan and Chelsea go wild and review The Jungle Book 2.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: What are some Direct to Video Disney releases that you could send to theaters?
  • Main discussion: The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  • Voice Cast discussion
  • "Boy Bands are really big right now."
  • Where is King Louie? -Good on you, lawyers.
  • Bagheera's untold story
  • How many pits of lava are there in india?
  • The plan for "The Jungle Book 3" that was cut.
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemail: Alex, Sol. Lauren, and Ryan
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts164 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:53:12, 77.7 MB


Direct download: 164_Jungle_Book_2_-_Good_on_You_Lawyers..mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:20pm MDT

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! 


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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!'


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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!


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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. 


  • 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 MDT

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 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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! 


  • 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 MDT

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


  • Main discussion:
  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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


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

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


  • 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 MDT

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!


  • 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 MDT

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?


  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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



  • 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 MDT

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


  • 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 MDT

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


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.



  • 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 MDT

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!)


  • 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 MDT

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!


  • 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 MDT

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!


  • 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 MDT

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'!


  • 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 MDT

137 Who Framed Roger Rabbit - I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way

Tom Bancroft from 'The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast,' along with Roto-Writer, MJ Edwards, joins Chelsea for this fun chat about the 1988 Touchstone/Amblimation film, 'Who Framed Rogger Rabbit'!



  • Catch 'N' Fire with MJ and Tom
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: The Roger Rabbit Shorts!
  • Who's the guy in the rabbit costume?
  • Andreas Deja's favorite nickname
  • History of Touchstone 
  • Tom's top selling book that never was
  • Main Discussion: 
  • Money, Money, Money, Money!
  • How many artists does it take to clean up after themselves?
  • Cameras, Props, and 'Star Wars' comparisons
  • We love the 40's
  • Bob Hoskins did so much better than Scooby Do
  • Daffy and Donald take the stage
  • Shave and a Haircut
  • "He makes me laugh"
  • An animator's view and the Red Line
  • Best. Line. Ever. 
  • The ending is kind of weird... all five of them.
  • Voicemail: Steve Hickner, Sydney, Mystery Man, Danny L, & DJ Slope
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:41:35, 73.2 MB

Direct download: 137_Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit_-_Im_Not_Bad_Im_Just_Drawn_That_Way.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 2:19am MDT

136 Moana - Let the Man-Tears Flow

Get the boats ready we are sailing off to talk about Disney's new animated film, 'Moana!' Welcome to guest hosts, RotoWriter, Pablo Ruiz, and Ryan Prieto!


  • Catch 'N' Fire with Ryan Prieto
  • Main Discussion: Basic Facts
  • Will 'Moana' beat 'Frozen' at the box office?
  • The original plot points prior to the research trip. Who are these brothers?
  • That's a lot of research! Is the soundtrack in Fijian?
  • Characters - Long hair and water!
  • Let's just talk about what we all want to: the music, song by song.
  • Tears. So many tears!
  • Only a few negatives.
  • This is why I'm here! -More tears.
  • Let the audience make the connection
  • Voicemail: Alex B, Jack, Jess A, Mark, and Sydney
  • Please tell us where you are listening from!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts136 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:35:23, 69.8 MB

Direct download: 136_Moana_-_Let_the_Man-Tears_Flow.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:06pm MDT

135 Trolls - We Will Not Be Trolled

The internet trolls are out to get us but the Rotoscopers will not be stopped! Welcome guest hosts: Chad Lewis, of LewToons YouTube fame, and RotoWriter and YouTuber Rachel Wagner


  • Main Discussion:
  • So many emotions in so many movies!
  • I'll never EVER be happy! 
  • I 'felt' it! - Lisa Frank Character designs
  • Who are all these trolls?
  • Overcoming horrible teaser trailers
  • Bridgett and Roller Rinks
  • "Oh, that my life were a music video" -Chelsea
  • Can we just talk about Justin Timberlake for a while?
  • Can we talk about Mumbai Musical for a while?
  • Another tangent: Captain Underpants!
  • MySpace references in Toy Story
  • Let's drive back to the 90's for a second: Animated Musicals
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemail: Daniel L, Josh K, Mystery Man, & Christian
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts135 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 135_Trolls_-_We_Will_Not_Be_Trolled.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:31am MDT

134 Finding Nemo - The B*Fished Episode

This fun episode submerges Mason and Chelsea in a sea of nautical puns and technical difficulties but nothing stops them from reviewing this great Disney Pixar film, 'Finding Nemo!'


  • Main Discussion: Finding Nemo
  • Original Story by Andrew Stanton!
  • Money and Critical Response
  • Research and scuba dives in the Great Barrier Reef
  • The Shark Tale comparison
  • Characters and favorite scenes
  • Quote-off!
  • Voicemail: Mystery Man, Ryan P., Tara, Dylan, Jeremiah, & Simon
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts134 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:55:38, 41.2 MB

Direct download: 134_Finding_Nemo_-_The_B_Fished_Episode.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

133 Wall-E - Alright, We'll Recycle Already!

Mason and Morgan take the show into the world of Pixar's 'Wall-E!"


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Mason and Morgan take Variety’s Pixar Quiz!
  • Main Discussion:
  • Award Blitz. This film brought home the bling!
  • WALL-E and EVA: Robots in love
  • Directive A113! - “Computer, define ‘hoedown’”
  • Voicemail: Cassidy W., Mystery Man, Dan, Daniel L, Jeremiah, & Ryan P
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:10:53, 35.5 MB

Direct download: 133_Wall-E_-_Alright_Well_Recycle_Already.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 3:18pm MDT

132 Storks - RotoPack! Form a Podcast!

The Rotoscopers are all back and ready for takeoff! Join them as they talk about the newest film from Warner Brothers Animation: Storks!


  • Main Discussion:
  • Going into this film...
  • Let's talk about the directors!
  • Voice Actors: Give me a little more Kelsey Grammer
  • Humor for a new generation: Do we really talk like that?
  • A few Simpsons quotes go a long way.
  • Family: Isn't it about TIME?
  • Voicemail: No Name, Rachel Wagner, & Ryan R.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 132_Storks_-_RotoPack_Form_a_Podcast.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:13pm MDT

131 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Cat R. Waul VS Ratigan

Way out west, the Rotoscopers are at it again, dog-gone-it! This time they review 'An American Tail: Fievel Goes West'


  • Main Discussion:
  • So many connections to Beauty and the Beast!
  • Mini Nerdy Couch Discussion - Who would win in a fight?
  • Chelsea is lost in the jungle
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail:
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:15:03, 55.3 MB

Direct download: 131_An_Amerincan_Tail_Fievel_Goes_West_-_Cat_R._Wall_VS_Ratagan.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:18am MDT

130 Kubo and the Two Strings - Who's the Monkey?!

Kubo and the Two Stings hits theaters, check out what the Rotoscopers thought!


  • Main Discussion: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  • Kubo at the box office. Why hasn't it done very well?
  • What is the deal with the mom? Dementia? Brain damage? Other?
  • The design of the sisters was amazing. 10 out of 10.
  • What's the deal with Monkey? We explain it to Mason.
  • Voicemails: Alec, Dylan, Hannah, Joey, Ryan, and Sarah

Runtime: 01:16:53, 36.9 MB

Direct download: 130_Kubo_and_the_Two_Strings_-_Whos_the_Monkey.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

129 The Little Prince - He Just Said the 'B' Word

The Little Prince has finally been made available! Check out what our hosts, Chelsea, Mason and Morgan, thought!



  • The back story of 'The Little Prince' - A Netflix Original Movie
  • Main Discussion:
  • The Animation Style - Mixes CG with Stop Motion
  • The “magic suitcase”
  • Celebrity voices and their characters
  • they “showed” and didn’t “tell”
  • Themes - Death, Loss, Growing up but not forgetting, Dystopian corporate wasteland vs fantasy world, Businessmen are evil!
  • Did anyone think that the film was boring?
  • Music/Score
  • Critic Reviews: The Independent VS Vox
  • Voicemail: Jeremiah, Brandon, Ryan P., & Sarah
  • HOUSEKEEPING - Morgan’s PSA about us being “Critics” and Status on Writing applications
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:12:14, 53.1 MB 

Direct download: 129_The_Little_Prince_-_He_Just_Said_the_B_Word.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 3:11pm MDT

128 Bambi - 'Twitter'pated

The Rotoscopers have gone on STRIKE! Last minute they decided to review the Walt Disney Classic, Bambi, instead of Ice Age 5. Was it a good decision? You be the judge!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why we decided to record Bambi today.
  • Main Discussion: Patron Pick by Greg Wilde
  • The movie is based on Bambi, A Life in the Woods (1923) by Austrian author Felix Salten.
  • Naturalism - not set in a fantasy world
  • Tyrus Wong did a lot of the background paintings. At age 105, he is still going strong!
  • “April Showers” arguably the most complex piece of animation in the film.
  • We gotta talk about BAMBI’S MAMA (spoiler: she dies!)
  • Conservationist / Environmentalist message / Backlash
  • We Rate It!
  • Mini Discussion on Ice Age 5
  • Voicemail: Rachel and Jeremiah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:13:24, 52.8MB

Direct download: 128_Bambi_-_Twitter-pated.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:40pm MDT

127 'The Secret Life of Pets' - The Snake in My Pantry

What do your pets do when you are away? Mason and Chelsea welcome special guest host Rachel Wagner to talk about the new Illumination Entertainment's 'The Secret Life of Pets.'


  • Main Discussion- Special Guest Host: Rachel Wagner
  • Production notes “The first film to open over $100 million in the United States that is not a sequel nor based on previously published material.”
  • Mason’s theatre report
  • The Mower Minions Short
  • Going into the film we all had low expectations but it was just "too cute!"
  • Voice Cast: Albert Brooks (Tiberius)...just think of a really creepy Marlin.
  • So many pet-isms
  • The snake in Chelsea's pantry.
  • Sausage trip. These kinds of sequences should be expected from Illumination.
  • New York! The cityscapes and skylines and building designs were gorgeous.
  • Voicemail: Kelsey and Hannah
  • Blooper: PokémonGO Conversation
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:21:45,  56.2 MB

Direct download: 127_Secret_Life_of_Pets_-_The_Snake_in_My_Pantry.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:45pm MDT

126 Finding Dory - Octophile

The Rotoscopers couldn't hold back their excitement to discuss Pixar's new sequel Finding Dory!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Piper (2016)
  • Main Discussion: Finding Dory (2016)
  • First thoughts and expectations--it blew us out of the water!
  • Improvements in the animation, except for Marlin
  • Were Marlin and Nemo necessary?
  • New characters: Hank the septipus, Bailey the Beluga and Destiny the whale shark.
  • Where's Maya Rudolph in this film?
  • Baby Dory is adorable. Heart eyes for those eyes!
  • Where are all the easter eggs in Finding Dory?
  • Where does this rank as far as Pixar sequels go? Do you prefer Zootopia or Finding Dory?
  • Voicemail: Daniel, Dylan, & Sarah

Runtime: 01:22:41, 60.7 MB

Direct download: 126_Finding_Dory_-_Octophile.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:44am MDT

125 Song of the Sea - The Great Stone Giant

It's RotoTheropy time as the hosts get into a great discussion based on the 2014 film, Song of the Sea!


  • Main Discussion:
  • General info and box office
  • The Art: A kaleidoscope of color
  • Morals of the story
  • The little details
  • I with I knew Irish folklore
  • Irish music
  • "If someone could take all your pain away, would you let them?"
  • Morgan's unanswered questions
  • Voicemails: Chloe, Jack, Kurt, Rachel, Ryan P, Sarah, Tonya
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts125 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:21:27, 57.5 MB

Direct download: 125_Song_of_the_Sea_-_The_Great_Stone_Giant.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

124 The Angry Birds Movie - Gen-a-twoer

The entire RotoGang is back to discuss 2016'2 newest animated release by Rovio Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks The Angry Birds Movie.



  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Video games and animation
  • What animated films/shows would we like to see?
  • Are animation based on games more popular with fans or are there some that are universally beloved?
  • Main Discussion: The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • Production Drama
  • Animation quality is quite good.
  • Where did they go right and wrong?
  • Voicemails: Jeremiah, Melissa, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah, and MJ
  • We rate it!

Runtime:01:38:42,  68.3 MB

Direct download: 124_The_Angry_Birds_Movie_-_Genatur.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:51pm MDT

123 Titan A.E. - Space Snakes

Mason and Chelsea hammer out the details of this Don Bluth, cult classic, film!


  • Main Discussion:
  • Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
  • 20th Century Fox took a huge hit with this one. Oof.
  • Voice Cast
  • Don Bluth Dazzle. Lot’s of Dazzle.
  • 'Titan A.E.' vs 'IRON GIANT' vs 'Treasure Planet'
  • Is this a 'Kid's film'? -It’s a DON BLUTH kid’s film! Big difference.
  • She’s got gadget and gizmos aplenty!
  • Where did the sun come from?
  • Why wasn't this more successful?
  • Chat Question: Who is your favorite character?
  • Voicemail: Sinjon & MJ
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:06:45,  45.9 MB

Direct download: 123_Titan_A.E._-_Space_Snakes.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:13am MDT

122 The Jungle Book Double Feature - Bagheera!

It's a Double Header! The Rotoscopers are taking on, not only the 1967 animated classic, but also Disney's new 2016 live action adaptation! Join in on all the fun!


  • Main Discussion:
  • 1967 Not the most well-crafted Disney film but just plain FUN!
  • The score is so unique.
  • Directing Animators: Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas
  • “Man-Cub? Man-Cub!”
  • “I Wanna Be Like You” sequences is probably one of my all-time pieces of classic Disney animation.
  • Scarlett Johansson as Kaa?
  • Christopher Walken as King Louie?
  • Voicemail: Mystery Caller, Jenny, Josh, Kurt, Laura, Ryan, Mark, Sarah, & Rachel!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:35:30, 91.7 MB 

Direct download: 122_The_Jungle_Book_-_Bagheera.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:21am MDT

121 The Lion King II - Don't Go Over There or the Plot Will Commence

For the first time ever, the Rotoscopers are discussing a direct-to-video sequel, Disney's 1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.


  • Thanks to Jasmine for this Patron Pick!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: 2D films in the Disney canon that don't have sequels.
  • Main Discussion: The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
  • One of the top-selling direct-to-video release of all time
  • Scenes that are directly ripped off from the original film
  • Kovu’s Mom is like a pageant mom whose kid got disqualified.
  • Kovu aka Jason Marsden. That one guy from that one show…
  • Polygamy!
  • “Deception! Disgrace!” Sing it, Mr’s Antelope and Zebra!
  • Voicemails: Jack, Daniel, Jeremiah, Josh, Sarah, and Kurt
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts121 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:18:15, 37 MB 

Direct download: 121_The_Lion_King_II_-_Dont_Go_Over_There_or_the_Plot_Will_Commence.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 2:02am MDT

120 The Princess and the Frog - All That and a Bag of Chicks

Morgan and Chelsea are flying solo to review Disney's 2009 2D animated film The Princess and the Frog.


  • Main Discussion: The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • First impressions, character breakdowns, and what's Chelsea's beef?
  • The Music! - Randy Newman a.k.a. The Pixar Guy
  • Plot development: What did you think of...
  • Too many frogs?
  • Engagement... too soon?
  • That DRESS!
  • Voicemails: Chad, Mystery Caller, Mark, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts120 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:29:55, 87.6 MB

Direct download: 120_Princess_and_the_Frog_-_All_That_and_a_Bag_of_Chicks.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:14pm MDT

119 - It’s Such a Beautiful Day - By Don Hertzfeldt

It's the Patron Pick! Our hosts pick apart a few of the shorts by Don Hertzfeldt, most notably, "It's a Beautiful Day"


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Animation at the 2016 Accademy Awards
  • More Shorts by Don Hertzfeldt and why we really look up to him as an artist.
  • Main Discussion: It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt
  • Parental Notice: Not for General Audiences. (reff to porn and profanity)
  • "Bill felt USED."
  • Don’t let the simple animation fool you.
  • "An existential artsy way of expressing the mystery of death."
  • Chelsea got the wrong assignment.
  • Voicemail: Jon North
  • Thanks goes to our patron, ALEX D., for picking this film to review!
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts119 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:16:47, 70.3 MB

Direct download: 119_Its_Such_a_Beautiful_Day_-_By_Don_Hertzfeldt.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:29am MDT

118 Zootopia - Vote Mason for President!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: 
  • Catch 'N' Fire with AJ Howell & Animation Duel
  • Can we talk about the “furry” in the room?
  • Main Discussion:
  • This film is actually about the evils of walking around naked.
  • Blatant pop culture references & Loads of big-name Hollywood stars
  • Was Clawhauser the breakout character?
  • Flash the sloth, Mr. Big, and Disney got us with ANOTHER surprise villain!
  • THE DISSENT: only two out of 142 critics’ reviews gave Zootopia a “rotten” rating on RottenTomatoes
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Jesse, Rachel, Dylan, and... Eric?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:41:06, 48.5 MB

Direct download: 118_Zootopia_-_Vote_Mason_for_President.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:12pm MDT

117 Oscar 2016 Nominated Animated Short Films - The Chelsea Invasion

The Rotoscopers are joined by RotoWriter Max den Hartog to discuss this year's batch of nominees for Best Animated Short Film.


  • Rei, Michael, and Mary win our "How Well Do You Know the Animation Addicts Podcast" quiz!
  • Congratulations to Vanessa for winning our iTunes review contest!
  • Main Discussion: 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films
    • Bear Story
    • Sanjay's Super Team
    • World of Tomorrow
    • We Can't Live without Cosmos
    • Prologue
  • Voicemail: Tara
  • Who do you think will win vs. who do you want to win?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts117 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 117_Oscar_Nominated_Shorts_-_The_Chelsea_Invasion.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 3:33pm MDT

116 Kung Fu Panda 3 - It's Inner Peace, Man!


  • Main Discussion:
  • #diplomacy - First major American animated feature to be co-produced by a Chinese firm
  • KAI. How does he compare as a KFP villain?
  • How many major themes can we put into this?
  • Inner Peace smells funny
  • It is finally time to introduce Chi.
  • Split families: Both my dads
  • Meet the Pandas
  • Mai Mai
  • Po is in the 'Friend Zone'
  • Mason's 'How it should have ended'
  • we want 6 movies?
  • Furious 5 Voicemails: DJ Slope, Jack, Joshua, Sarah, Rachel
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:13:25, 35.2 MB

Direct download: 116_Kung_Fu_Panda_3_-_Its_Inner_Peace_Man.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:55am MDT


  • Welcome to Pablo!
  • First Thoughts: Why can't we remember this one?
  • Nominated for one Oscar
  • So many Ant Movies!
  • Pixar, always going further and further with technology
  • The Music: We Love Randy Newman
  • Wonderful voice cast and quotes
  • The old “climactic battle” has so much chaos in it! The rainfall is terrifying.
  • Geri’s Game played in front of this!
  • Voicemail: “I only got 24 hours to live and I ain’t gonna waste it here!” DJ Slope & Mark
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:25:55, 41.2 MB

Direct download: 115_A_Bugs_Life_-_Oh_Morgan_Where_Art_Thou_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

114 Interview with Bibo Bergeron - Director of 'A Monster in Paris'

Mason and Chelsea chat with the French director of of movies like 'Road to El Dorado,' 'Shark Tale' & 'A Monster in Paris,' Mr. Bibo Bergeron!


  • How Bibo got in to animation
  • The people that helped him get where he is.
  • Comments on the making of 'A Monster in Paris'
  •  What he's doing now and what we have to look forward to.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:34:22, 45.3 MB 

Direct download: 114_Interview_with_Bibo_Bergeron_-_Director_of_A_Monster_in_Paris.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:12am MDT

113 The Boxtrolls - Oh, Mason, Where Art Thou?!

Mason is out of town so it's another good ol' 'Morgan & Chelsea episode' in the same room! The girls take on LAIKA's third stop motion animated film, The Boxtrolls!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Travis Knight - Laika CEO, Producer, & Lead Animator
  • Main Discussion: General info, budget, & the melodic saw.
  • 12 Boxtrolls facts you probably didn’t need to know.
  • Themes: Social climbing, cheese, and living "outside the box."
  • Voice cast, character development, aiming high in story development.
  • Aesthetics and difficult scenes to animate
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts113 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 00:59:43

Direct download: 113_Boxtrolls_-_Oh_Mason_where_art_thou_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

112 Best of 2015 - Rotoscopers Awards & Roto Trivia with Chad Lewis of LewToons

It's our annual end-of-year episode and to celebrate, we bring out a special guest host, Chad Lewis of LewToons YouTube fame!


  • Introducing special guest, Chad Lewis!
  • Rotoscopers Awards Results 
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Top News Articles with the most traffic 
  • RotoTrivia - How Well do You Know the Animation Addicts Podcast with the Rotoscopers?!
  • Voicemail: Frank, Sarah, & Vanessa 
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:30:29,  44.7MB

Direct download: 112_Best_of_2015_with_Chad_Lewis_of_LewToons.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:40am MDT

111 Treasure Planet - With a Very Pleasing 'Gold Coin to Precious Jewel' Ratio

The gang is ready to talk about the 2002 Disney Sci-fi flick, from the directors Ron Clements and John Musker, 'Treasure Planet!'


  • Main Discussion: Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Why didn't it do better in the box office?
  • Animation Raves "It takes you back"
  • Disney Theory: Is Jim a descendant of Tarzan?
  • Character designs: Who was more appealing?
  • Mini Nerdy Couch Discussion: Should supervising animators get more recognition for animating their characters?
  • Sidekick time: Morph vs. B.E.N. Technical nitpicking by Mason. #crazyrobot #theplushtoy
  • We're still on 'the gold thing'.
  • How does this portal work, exactly? Is it always open?
  • The villain countdown
  • Voicemail: Sinjon, Jack, Matt, MJ, Rachel, Rei, Vanessa, Mark
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts111 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

110 Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo - Interview with Don Bluth & Gary Goldman

The animation world has been abuzz since animation legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman announced they were doing a crowdfunding campaign for a sizzle reel for Dragon's Lair: The Movie. The duo first started on Kickstarter, but recently moved over to Indiegogo last week.

In less than a week, the new Indiegogo campaign has amassed over $200K, reaching 80% of its $240K goal. However, they don't want to stop at $250K, they have a lot of awesome stretch goals, contests, giveaways and more sneak peek's for backers in the the coming weeks.

The Rotoscopers had the opportunity to sit down with Don and Gary to discuss the campaign and film. Check it out in the newest episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast!


  • A little bit about Dragon's Lair's history and cult status.
  • Why they made the jump from Kickstarter to Indiegogo.
  • A little tease at the plot: it's a prequel!
  • We all wish Walt Disney happy harmony!
  • What they're going to do with the money from the campaign.



Support the Campaign

If you are interested supporting the Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo campaign, click here!

Direct download: 110_Dragons_Lair_Indiegogo_-_Interview_with_Don_Bluth__Gary_Goldman.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 9:27am MDT

In episode 109 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review Pixar's second feature to be released in 2015, The Good Dinosaur.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why is Pixar held to a higher standard by critics and viewers?
  • Main Discussion: The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • Mini discussion about our thoughts on the new short Sanjay's Super Team.
  • Better titles for The Good Dinosaur brought to you by Mason Smith!
  • The film's troubled production history. To understand the film, you need to understand this.
  • Real talk: photo-realistic backgrounds. Did they work?
  • Animation: wow, they nailed it!
  • Characters: small cast, but lots of favorites!
  • Best parts of the film in our opinion: T-Rexes, Arlo and Spot's relationship.
  • The story is good, but not necessarily totally original.
  • The rotten fruit sequence. Some people think it makes it seem like doing drugs was fun. Agree or disagree?
  • Would it have been better for Spot to be domesticated or to run free with his kind? Is there some sort of anti-domestication message going on here?
  • Voicemails: Alissa, Gabbi, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts109 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:54:18, 83.5 MB

Direct download: 109_The_Good_Dinosaur_-_Brought_to_You_By_Montana.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 7:15pm MDT

108 The Peanuts Movie - Are There Peanuts Brand Peanuts?

The Rotoscopers jump into the world of Charles Schulz for Blue Sky Studios' 2015 animated film The Peanuts Movie.


  • Mini Main Discussion: Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
  • Main Discussion: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • What we thought about the animation and the translation to CGI.
  • The Peanuts Movie is about a small, bald Odysseus.
  • A very simple, episode story without hard driving plot.
  • Lots of promotion and marketing for this film!
  • Were the Red Baron scenes overkill?
  • Voiced all by real kids! Except Fifi.
  • The IMDB hate filter.
  • Favorite scenes?
  • Voicemail: Sinjon, Vanessa
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts108 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:24, 58.5 MB

Direct download: 108_Peanuts_Movie_-_Are_There_Peanuts_Brand_Peanuts.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

107 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Walkin' in a Render Wonderland


  • Main Discussion: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • General info and box office results.
  • Flint is a great protagonist. Animation style is so unique to Sony.
  • Even Sony uses one of the most common animation tropes: the dead parent.
  • Sam and her conflict of having to dumb her self down to be accepted.
  • Wins the award for "Least Annoying Monkey Character in a Film".
  • Great cast of characters: Baby Brent, Mayor, and Earl.
  • Tim Lockwood: misunderstood
  • The animation marvels that were achieved in this film. The jello!
  • The ice cream snow. Much more appetizing than mashed potatoes.
  • The ending drags a bit.
  • Was there ever any doubt that Flint and Sam would get together?
  • Voicemail: Ryan, Mark
  • Listener question: What is your favorite quote? Twitter | Facebook
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts107 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:28:55,  65.5 MB

106 Lilo & Stitch - Bait and Stitch

It's the annual Halloween episode of the Animation Addicts podcast, and even though we're not reviewing a spooky film, the Rotoscopers still got dressed up in their costumes to review Disney's 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch.


  • Main Discussion: Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • It's a special Halloween episode, where the Rotoscopers dressed up in costumes. Mason's No Face costume FTW!
  • General facts about the film. 2002 wasn't that great of a year for animation, was it? (Except for a few exceptions.)
  • Stitch mania was everywhere! Stitch is incredibly popular in Japan.
  • The film's marketing and Stitch-takeover trailers.
  • Character designs are so appealing, yet much different from typical Disney animated films.
  • Lilo and Nani are the breakout characters!
  • Favorite moments, quotes and scenes. “Oh good, my dog found the chainsaw.”
  • Film explores the themes of loneliness, broken homes, adoption, and more.
  • The music. Not your traditional Disney musical. A few Hawaiian-esque songs plus Elvis Presley.
  • Listener question: Who is your favorite character in Lilo & Stitch and why?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Adriana, Crystal, Ellen, Gabbi, Mark, Rachel and Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts106 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:26:06,  62.2 MB 

Direct download: 106_Lilo__Stitch_-_Bait_and_Stitch.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:40pm MDT

105 Hotel Transylvania 2 - "I Love Your Chocolate Cereal!"

The Rotoscopers get together for episode 105 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, where we review Sony's 2015 animated film HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2.


  • General Info and the review embargo.
  • ANIMATION: Even MORE cartoony than the last film! Are we watching Looney Toons?
  • "You know who the real monster is… Diabetes!”
  • Thoughts on technology prevalence in films.
  • The Plot and the Ending. Did they work?
  • Obligatory dance party!
  • Listener Twitter and Facebook questions.
  • Voicemail: Rachel and Sarah
    • How long do you wait to see a movie when it comes to theaters?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts105 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime:  01:18:01,  56.8 MB 

Direct download: 105_Hotel_Transylvania_2_-__I_Love_Your_Chocolate_Cereal_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 7:01am MDT

104 Hotel Transylvania - Everyone Killed the Wife


  • 'Lilo and Stitch' Schedule Change
  • Main Discussion: Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • First thoughts of 'Hotel Transylvania'
  • World Rabies Day...Are we celebrating rabies?
  • Genndy Tartakovsky: Dexter's Lab & Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack film?, panned 'Popeye' film, animation icon, master of timing
  • 6 directors for this film
  • Animation style of 'Hotel Transylvania': Chuck Jones/Tex Avery... Wait, no live action reference?
  • Morgan's Motion Blur rant makes an appearance again in the podcast
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, but animated...and w/monsters
  • Voice actors: Adam Sandler and phonebook friends, "Happy Madison Gang," Selena Gomez replaces Miley
  • Universal monsters fiasco: Why isn't Dracula's cape red on the inside? Why isn't Frankenstein green and where are the bolts in the neck?
  • Sony releases free rig for bellhop character
  • Are the tables monsters?
  • Jonathan respects Dracula instead of rebels
  • Other Characters: Werewolf, kids, Mummy, Frankenstein's Bride, Quasimodo
  • Have all the voice actors worked with each other?
  • Dance party at the end
  • Morgan is seeing 'Hotel Transylvania 2' twice
  • Ratings, Listener Twitter question
  • Voicemail: Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts104 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:18:44,  57.3 MB

Direct download: 104_Hotel_Transylvania_-_Everyone_Killed_the_Wife.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

103 Fantastic Mr. Fox - Are You Cussing at Me?


  • Main Discussion: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • General info and box office results
  • Authentic production design and a "primitive" style adds charm.
  • Characters: Who did we like most?
  • Why the “Cuss”? - Do you think it’ll catch on?
  • THE WOLF - What was that all about?
  • Listener Twitter question
  • Voicemail: Melissa, MJ, Ryan, and Sarah

Runtime: 1:23:05, 58.8 MB

Direct download: 103_Fantastic_Mr_Fox_-_You_Cussing_At_Me_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

102 Over the Garden Wall - Candy Camouflage

It's our first episode picked out by one of the awesome Rotoscopers' patrons. RotoNation member Rachel Wagner selected the 2014 Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for this episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast.


  • Main Discussion: Over the Garden Wall (2014)
  • General background and Cartoon Network info
  • Voice Cast: Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Lloyd, and more!
  • Fairytale Story line. "How dare they make us think!"
  • Art style and Themes
  • What is the "Unknown?"
  • Voicemails: Rachel, Asja, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts102 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:20:51, 59.4 MB

Direct download: 102_Over_the_Garden_Wall_-_Candy_Camouflage.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

101 Shaun the Sheep Movie - It's a Classy Fart Joke

The Rotoscopers are together for their very first live video show with a discussion and their reviews of the critically acclaimed Aardman Animations stop-motion film Shaun the Sheep Movie.


  • Main Discussion: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
  • Did very poorly at the US box office despite being critically acclaimed. Why do you think that happened?
  • No dialogue! Makes the other elements of the film (visuals, comedy, score) step up.
  • No need to be a Shaun the Sheep TV viewer to jump right into this film!
  • Amnesia in films. A common trope to create drama and tension.
  • The dog catcher is probably just a former cop who was let go from the squad.
  • It isn't a pet movie with a trip to the dog pound.
  • The Farmer's social media/viral rise to stardom as a celebrity hairstylist.
  • Chelsea enlightens us on what a "classy fart joke" is.
  • What makes Shaun the Sheep Movie so great: Shuan, dumb sheep herd, filthy party pigs, and the adorable baby sheep Timmy.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts101 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 101_Shaun_the_Sheep_-_Its_a_Classy_Fart_Joke.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:21am MDT

Morgan, Mason, and Chelsea are celebrating the 100th episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast by coming together for the first time ever! Join them as they reminisce on good times and great memories from the podcast over the years!


  • Roto-Rama weekend rundown: Mason and Chelsea finally meet! The Rotoscopers are all finally together!
  • Don Bluth Front Row Theater, commentaries, and Disney Scene It?
  • What's going on in Morgan, Mason and Chelsea's lives?
  • Favorite episode moments: interviews, jokes, and what we've learned.
  • Voicemails: Dylan, AJ, Katie, Mark, Sarah, Chris, Danielle, Gabi, Hannah W., Jess, Melissa, Ryan P., and Vanessa!
  • Rotoscopers' confessions: animated films Mason has never seen (a.k.a. Mason shaming).
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why do some animation fandoms have rabid fan bases, but the others not so much. What's the difference?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts100 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:30:45,  43.6 MB


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Direct download: 100_Animation_Addicts_100th_Episode_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:17am MDT

099 Minions - It is What it is, Just Go with it!

We go back to the dawn of time to the inception of everyone's favorite little yellow henchmen with a review of Illumination Entertainment's 2015 film Minions.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Humor in animated films
  • Potty humor. Is it necessary?
  • Main Discussion: Minions (2015)
  • Our first Illumination Entertainment film!
  • A little history about the studio Illumination Entertainment.
  • Minionese and their language. Is it the mother of all languages?
  • Minions discussion at the physical therapy office.
  • The awesome villain family and VillainCon!
  • How do you like Scarlet Overkill as a villain?
  • The music. The 60s offer a great treasure trove of songs for the soundtrack.
  • Herb and his weapons. Which weapon was your favorite?
  • Voicemail: Ryan
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 99_Minions_-_It_is_what_it_is_just_go_with_it.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

098 Inside Out - Is It Really for Kids?

The Rotoscopers review Pixar's newest and most imaginative animated film Inside Out.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: a Lava review and Pixar shorts
  • What are our top 3 Pixar shorts?
  • Main Discussion: Inside Out (2015)
  • Inside Out is a movie that has sparked a lot of discussion.
  • A dramatic reading on the Pixar Brain Trust from Creativity, Inc. by Mason Smith.
  • Is Inside Out for kids?
  • The five emotions + one deleted emotion.
  • Bing Bong steals the show!
  • The new surprise villain is no villain.
  • Is this the best pixar film ever? (Poll)
  • Voicemail: Matthew, Katie, Melissa, Ryan, Jack
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts98 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:31:44, 45.8 MB

Direct download: 98_Inside_Out_-_Is_It_Really_for_Kids_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

097 Peter Pan - It's the Peyote!

The Rotoscopers head to Neverland with special guest host Lou Mongello from WDW Radio as they review Disney's 1953 animated film Peter Pan.


  • Catch and Fire with Lou Mongello.
  • Main Discussion: Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lou wins the award for the best first recollection: he saw the play on Broadway with his mom.
  • The meaning behind “This has all happened before and will all happen again…”
  • Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Lost Boys and more!
  • Voicemails:  Mason, Blake, Sarah, Kimber
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts97 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:34:43, 45.1 MB

Direct download: 097_Peter_Pan-_Its_the_Peyote.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

096 The Simpsons Movie - I Was Beat in Tic-Tac-Toe by a Chicken

It's been a longtime coming: the Rotoscopers get together to talk about the 2007 hit The Simpsons Movie.


  • We're so close to hitting our first milestone on our Patreon!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: The Simpsons the phenomenon.
  • What is the future for The Simpsons?
  • A little history about the show and our history with The Simpsons.
  • Main Discussion: The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  • Initial thoughts about the seeing the film.
  • Love the intro, Green Day cover of the theme song, and Itchy & Scratchy episode. They introduce a lot of familiar elements from the beginning, making it feel like just another episode.
  • Spider Pig, one of the most memorable parts of the film.
  • When the jokes/film get too current, is when it starts to date itself and the film goes downhill.
  • Quality animation in this film. Some things don't work like the 3D mob.
  • Listener Twitter Question: What is your favorite quote from The Simpsons Movie?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Sarah, Dylan, Billy
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts96 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • JK! We actually just hit our first milestone on Patreon!
Direct download: The_Simpsons_Movie_-I_Was_Beat_in_Tic_Tac_Toe_by_a_Chicken.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:15am MDT

095 FernGully: The Last Rainforest - Not Lorax Approved

We're heading back to the early 90s to review yet another film about saving the earth. This time it's the 1992 animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Environmentalism in animated films.
  • Why so many animated films about environmentalist/conservation messages?
  • Main Discussion: FernGullyThe Last Rainforest (1992)
  • This movie isn't quite bad! It's actually all right!
  • A little history, box office results and more fun facts!
  • Gotta love the bodacious babe, the red-dress fairy herself Crysta! Gotta love the red-headed mullet guy fairy.
  • Music is neither good nor memorable.
  • Batty is a boring character. Not really even the amazing Robin Williams can save him. His dated 90s rap is horrible.
  • Hexxus is a great villain. Definitely wins the award for creepiest villain. Talk about GREAT animation!
  • Voicemail: Deon, Katie, Mason 2.0, Mark, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts95 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:32:41, 42.5MB

Direct download: 95_Ferngully_-_Not_Lorax_Approved.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

094 The Brave Little Toaster - Let the 'Toy Story' Comparisons Begin!

The Rotoscopers take a look back at an interesting 1980s animated film, Disney's 1987 film The Brave Little Toaster.


  • Morgan give the update of the Disney's third multi-plane camera and Chelsea has big news!
  • Main Discussion: The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  • A little production history and John Lasseter's actual involvement in production.
  • Let the Toy Story comparisons begin!
  • We had a hard time relating to...appliances.
  • Talking about the voice actors: Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman.
  • Where did all these songs come from? They didn't quite work.
  • The animal scene is just bizarre. Same with Toaster's dream. Yikes!
  • Mason favorite movie trope: the characters searching for each other and JUST miss each other.
  • The new electronics are fancy...but mean!
  • The dump. Gotta love the 80s/90s making trash evil.
  • Voicemail: Mark, Catherine, Chad, Mason, Ryan, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts94 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 94_The_Brave_Little_Toaster_-Let_the_Toy_Story_Comparisons_Begin.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:32am MDT

When you wish upon a podcast, you get the Rotoscopers reviewing Walt Disney's 2nd masterpiece, the 1940 animated classic Pinocchio.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion:
  • Main Discussion: Pinocchio (1940)
  • Talking about the production history.
  • Diving into the original 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio. What did they change from the original story?
  • Jiminy Cricket is the perfect lovable Disney sidekick.
  • Geppetto is a cute, relatable character. But what out! tobacco warning!
  • Talk about the score by Paul Smith and the Pinocchio Legacy Collection.
  • Stromboli is an excellent example of squash and stretch.
  • We meet Honest John and Gideon again.
  • Aw, Pleasure Island. The place of all vices: beer, smoking...and pool!
  • Monstro is one of the main things Mason wants to see in the the live-action remake.
  • Love love love the water effects during this scene.
  • Voicemails: Mark, Sarah, Mark
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts93 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
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Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

092 Watership Down - Complete with Criterion Snobbery

The Rotoscopers go across the pond to review a cult classic and highly requested 1978 British film Watership Down.


  • Main Discussion: Watership Down (1978)
  • First thoughts of hearing about the film and ultimately seeing it.
  • Mason breaks down the bonus features on the Watership Down Criterion Collection Blu-ray.
  • Based on a popular and famous book of the same name.
  • One of the highlights of this film is the sense of realism.
  • Overview of bunny religion.
  • Beautiful watercolor backgrounds juxtaposed with bad animation.
  • This film can be broken down by the three different societies they encounter.
  • Oops...we forgot the females.
  • Chelsea breaks down the soundtrack.
  • The last 10 minutes are insanely bloody and violent.
  • CGI reboot news!
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Jemma, Sarah, Chris
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts92 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:41:12, 47.5 MB

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Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:28am MDT

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!


  • 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

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Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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088 Shrek - The Anti-Fairytale

The Rotoscopers review DreamWorks' second CGI animated film, the amazing, hilarious, irreverent Shrek.


  • Main Discussion: Shrek (2001)
  • Morgan and Chelsea saw this movie in theatres together and bonded over the fairy tale and Disney parodies.
  • Mason goes in depth about the lighting, rigging, animation and character designs.
  • Animation technology really shows its age.
  • So quotable!
  • John Powell did the score. He's like a Rotoscoper for music--Disney, DreamWorks, and everything in between.
  • New DREAMWORKS theory: all DreamWorks films are biblical.
  • Which Eddie Murphy character is better? Donkey or Mushu?
  • This movie works because it points out the ridiculousness of fairy tales.
  • Duloc is a ripoff of Disneyland. But it's hilarious.
  • Donkey is so dense, but it's what makes him so endearing.
  • The theme of layers really is critical to the whole film.
  • The blatant transformation ripoff of the Beast's transformation. The toes!
  • Voicemail: Angela
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts88 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:30:53    Size: 45.2 MB

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Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:18am MDT

087 The Secret of NIMH - Too Many "J" Names

All good things must come to a close--it's the final film in the Rotoscopers' Mice & Rats podcast series,  Don Bluth's debut film The Secret of NIMH.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion:
  • Main Discussion: The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  • Shout out to to the fan-made trailer by ELO1138.
  • The staples of a Don Bluth film: dazzle, Dom Deluise, and knobbly hands.
  • The opening: one of the best writing in any of Bluth's film.
  • Why do we love Mrs. Brisby?
  • Classic movie trope: fear of flying.
  • The drama with Mrs. Frisby and Frisbee.
  • The owl and Nicodemus have elements of the same character.
  • Jenner: is he a good villain?
  • The amulet and its powers aren't quite explained. The scientific elements make sense; the mystical, not so much.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Sarah, Eric.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts87 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:16:55  Size 38.2 MB


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086 Once Upon a Forest - How Alvin and the Chipmunks Save the Forest

The fans voted and the Rotoscopers delivered! Chelsea, Morgan, and Mason continue the Rats and Mice series with Once Upon a Forest! 



  • Main Discussion: Once Upon a Forest
  • It's ok. Not bad. But just ok.
  • Classic James Horner. There's alway a wind instrument solo.
  • Mason soapbox moment: Why are there animals that are selectively clothed and selectively naked?
  • It's the 90s! Look at all the orphans and single parent households.
  • Everyone rants about the environmentalist message.
  • Message of the movie: stop driving cars and kill all the owls.
  • The owls in this film remind of the movie.
  • How many people are actually trying to climb up there to get the flower?
  • Humans are evil, but not really!
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Help Kimber with her senior project! Email her at
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts86 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:05:46, 32.3MB


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Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:56pm MDT

085 Cinderella - Mason Dubs

We're continuing with our Mice & Rats podcast series with rag-to-riches story, Disney's 1950 classic Cinderella!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why are Cinderella, Snow White and Aurora seen as "weak" characters?
  • Main Discussion: Cinderella (1950)
  • Great example of human character animation.
  • Epic Morgan rant on the horrible HD restoration.
  • Cinderella was never poor. Poor is a state of mind.
  • Introducing the mice, who really sidetrack the movie.
  • Lucifer and Clean Flicks.
  • The King and the Grand Duke are amazing. Wish we had more time.
  • Wait, the King wants the ball to happen...TONIGHT?!
  • You know your dress is bad if the mic thing it looks old.
  • The Mary Blair influence really starts coming to life during the ball.
  • Gotta love the King and Duke's interactions.
  • Love Cinderella because she's never bitter, angry or entitled, just grateful.
  • Voicemail: Cody
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Runtime: 1:40.23, 96.3MB


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Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

084 Best of 2014 Show

Welcome to the Animation Addicts Best of 2014 show! This episode is our celebration of the best that 2014 had to offer in animation and the Animation Addicts podcast.



  • Looking back at 2014. What were some of our favorite moments and movies?
  • Time to announce the winners of the 2014 Rotoscopers Awards!
    • Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6 (24%)
    • Best Animated Short: Feast (55%)
    • Best Animated TV Show/TV Special: Toy Story That Time Forgot (26%)
    • Best Voice Acting (Male): Chris Pratt  (30%)
    • Best Voice Acting (Female): Cate Blanchett (36%)
    • Best Animated Character: Baymax (70%)
    • Best Animated Sidekick Character: Hiro (45%)
    • Breakout Character: Baymax (55%)
    • Best Villain: The LEGO Movie (41%)
    • Best Song: "Everything is Awesome!!!" (43%)
    • Best Score: How to Train Your Dragon 2 - John Powell (48%)
    • Best Quote/Line: "Bla-la-la-la." - Baymax (44%)
    • Best Marketing Campaign: Big Hero 6 (32%)
    • Best Screenplay: Big Hero 6 (29%)
    • Best Animated Movie Trailer: Big Hero 6 (42%)
    • Most Anticipated Animated Movie of 2015: Inside Out (63%)
    • Best Animation Addicts Podcast Episode: Episode 80 - Big Hero 6 - Don't Even Compare it to Frozen (29%)
    • Best Opinion Piece: Tangled vs. Frozen: Which is the Better Movie? - Gary Wright (34%)
  • Now to the best clips from the Animation Addicts podcast in 2014!
  • One big ol' mailbag segment featuring all the remaining emails of 2014.

Runtime: 2:25:45, 70.6 MB


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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.


  • 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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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!


  • Intro of Glen Keane and his short interactive film "Duet" 
  • What?! Glen listens to The Rotoscopers?
  • 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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Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:46am MDT

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


  • 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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Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:27pm MDT

080 Big Hero 6 - Don't Even Compare It to Frozen!

We review Disney's newest animated feature, the superhero film that everyone loves: Big Hero 6.


      • Main Discussion: Big Hero 6 (2014)
      • Impressions from our screenings and Morgan's experience from the Big Hero 6 premiere.
      • Thoughts about the backgrounds and city of San Fransokyo.
      • Technical mumbo with Mason! Disney's Hyperion image engine.
      • First weekend box office numbers!
      • Thoughts about Tadashi and act 1. Problems with telling and not showing.
      • Who we thought the villain was at the beginning.
      • Let's talk about the Big Hero 6 gang. We need more of them!
      • Baymax was adorable. Much more lovable than Olaf. Great sidekick character who morphed into a main character.
      • Where were Hiro's powers?
      • How to we feel about the villain?
      • The final battle was very "final battle"!
      • We rate it!
      • Listener Twitter Question: What was your favorite moment from Big Hero 6?
      • Voicemail: August, Sirose, Bri, Dylan
      • Mail bag: Daniel, S, Eric, Alice, Rob, Mike
      • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts80 when talking about this episode on Twitter!



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For the next film in our 'Mice & Rats' series, we cover Don Bluth's 1986 mouse film An American Tail.


  • More stories from Chelsea!
  • Main Discussion: An American Tail (1986)
  • A little history of the film and how Fievel got his name.
  • Who's who in a Don Bluth production.
  • Talk of the figurative and literal meaning of "cats".
  • How we feel of Fievel as a main character.
  • Classic Don Bluth scariness in the ocean.
  • Welcome to NYC! Fievel wandering and meeting a lot of different people.
  • Lots of accents happening here (plus a speech impediment).
  • The cats going to Hong Kong is depicting how cats really ended up in that city.
  • When will we get the Rotoscopers band together?
  • The Don Bluth dazzle is strong with this one.
  • Mail bag: Joshua K, Sarah, Dan, Henrieke, Drew
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts79 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:25:26, 20.6 MB


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The Roto-SPOOKERS make an appearance for their annual Halloween episode. This time, they tackle the last of Disney's package films, The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad


  • A little insight about Disney's package film era.
  • Main Discussion: The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949)
  • Initial thoughts. Differences between the two films.
  • Mr. Toad is a frustrating character. Why do his friends try to help him?
  • Both of these films have pretty good gags.
  • Cyril Proudbottom is not a good friend. Also, Winky is creepy.
  • Onto the one we all want to get to...The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!
  • Ichabod is a really flawed character. And why do all the women like him? Actually, everyone here is flawed.
  • The old frolic!
  • The music makes this film. Bing Crosby is gold!
  • We rate it!
  • Mail bag: Joshua, Mark, Jemma, Catherine, Simba's Guard, Adrienne
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:26:12, 21.8 MB


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Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Rotoscopers discuss the first film in their 'Mice & Rats' podcast series, Disney's 1986 The Great Mouse Detective.


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Mice in animation
  • Main Discussion: The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • First thoughts and memories. 1992 VHS release.
  • The whole film takes place in one night. Perhaps a time vortex is at work?
  • Why doesn't that flower ballerina toy exist in real life?
  • There's way too much pink in Rattigan's hideout.
  • Is the sexy singing bar mouse really ok?
  • The first ever semi-use of CGI in a Disney animated film. The clock's cogs are in CGI, then traced onto paper.
  • Rattigan reveals his real form.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Dustin, Dylan, JK and Michael.
  • Mail bag: Joshua, Hannah, Krissy, Kate, Catherine, Catherine, MoonDisneyPower.
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts77 on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:33:59, 23.6 MB


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076 Sleeping Beauty - Make It Pink! Make It Blue!

It's Chelsea's birthday episode! The Rotoscopers finally review one of the Disney films that they've had on their bucket list since they started the show: Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.


  • Catch and fire with Chelsea!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Origins of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale from the Sleeping Beauty art book.
  • Main Discussion: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • The making-of documentary from the end of the VHS tape.
  • Discussion about the unique art style, backgrounds, and Eyvind Earle.
  • The fairies are like midlevel Powerpuff Girls.
  • The king's choir is always ready to serenade.
  • Big discussion on Maleficent, her design, her backstory and the 2014 film Maleficent.
  • The goons are based on classical art.
  • Why Prince Phillip is the best Disney prince ever (the girls agree!).
  • The eternal debate: pink or blue?
  • New Disney Theory: Is this film a predecessor to The Sword in the Stone?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Erik, CJ, Adriana, Maegan, & Animated Madness.
  • Emails: Joshua K, Sarah, Tris, Rob.
  • Don't forget to buy the Rotoscopers T-shirt!

Runtime: 2:05:05, 31.3 MB


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The Rotoscopers head back to medieval times to discover King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and a really bizarre movie, Quest for Camelot.


  • Main Discussion: Quest for Camelot (1998)
  • Morgan has faint memories of seeing this with Chelsea, but...remembers nothing of the film.
  • The movie poster turned Morgan off.
  • This is an example of what happens when oblivious executives meddle in a film.
  • The music suffers. What is it trying to be? Serious? Comical? A musical?
  • Gandondorf aka Ruber: "Now all of Hyrule knows you are here."
  • Garett: He has a bird companion who is not evil!
  • The conjoined twin dragons are the worst part of this film. Why the goofy, obnoxious song?
  • Why do animated films feel the need to dumb it down?
  • What we (and our Twitter followers)would have done to make this movie better.
  • Voicemail & emails: Jaclyn, Vishal, Joshua, Dan, Holly, Phoebe, Kristopher, Karifa.
  • Don't forget to buy the Rotoscopers T-shirt!

Runtime: 1:27:49, 22.0 MB


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074 We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story - That's Why You Don't Join the Circus


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Two new Disney theories!
  • Wreck-It Ralph theory that the Disneyverse is one giant computer.
  • Disneyverse has its own Disney within the Disneyverse.
  • Main Discussion: We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
  • The early '90s were the era of the dinosaur.
  • Vorb tops the list for annoying side character.
  • Is this movie just a giant commercial for the cereal companies?
  • Check out that '90s penthouse!
  • Screweyes does know his audience.
  • What a creepy villain death. That definitely stands out as one of the best villain deaths ever
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails & emails: Mark, Joshua, Miguel, MJ, Tony, and Mike

Runtime: 1:25:15 82.8MB

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Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

It's an animated film of mammoth-size proportions: Blue Sky's first film, Ice Age.



  • Main Discussion: Ice Age
  • History of Blue Sky Studios. It started out as a VFX and commercial studio.
  • Interesting to see that a lot of studios start out as a commercial-making studio and then slowly grow to making features.
  • Mother Gothel: "Enough with the migrations."
  • Surprising voice talent. What the Jack Black?
  • The dodo sequence!
  • The big moment that pays off: the cave painting sequence. It helps you really understand Diego...finally.
  • Sequelitis: we rant about sequels. "And this is how we end up with Ice Age 5."
  • The random but pivotal moment of the sudden lava.
  • Voicemails: Eddie
  • Mail bag: Joshua, Frank, John, Matthew, Miriam

Runtime: 1:13:44 71.9 MB



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In this episode, the Rotoscopers have a riveting discussing about one of Disney's most forgotten about animated films Dinosaur.


  • Main Discussion: Dinosaur
  • Only the hardest of hard core fans remember this film.
  • It is not recognized as a Disney classic in the UK? Wait what?
  • Lots of hype, but a lot of disappointment after seeing it.
  • Lack of character development. Unappealing characters make you not care about them.
  • Theme of abundance vs. scarcity.
  • Why does it seem that almost every dinosaur animated film has to be about a migration? This is one reason why we're looking forward to Pixar's The Good Dinosaur.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Jess, Thomas.
  • Emails: Joshua, Mary Kate, Chris C., Patrick, Jess.

Runtime: 1:08:59, 36.3 MB


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