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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 00:53:04, 40.1 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 44:46, 43.6 MB

Links

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'!

Highlights

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

Runtime: 00:53:49, 38.4 MB

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 00:48:11, 36.8 MB

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:17:31, 57.3MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime:  01:14:13 

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

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

 

Highlights

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

Runtime: 54:33, 41 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 53:32, 40 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

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


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

 

Highlights

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