Fri, 8 September 2017
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
-- posted at: 1:41pm MDT
Fri, 25 August 2017
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
Mon, 14 August 2017
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!
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This was last week's episode and we may only post one more example on this feed so if you are interested in becoming a patron and staying up to date on what is current, just go to Rotoscopers.com/patron to get access to even more news, reviews , and fun... and oh yah! Stickers!
Direct download: Bonus_-_TWiA_Tease.mp3
-- posted at: 1:47pm MDT
Fri, 11 August 2017
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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Fri, 28 July 2017
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
Fri, 14 July 2017
Chelsea and Morgan are left with more questions than answers in this review of Studio Ghibli's 'My Neighbor Totoro.'
- 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
Fri, 30 June 2017
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
-- posted at: 5:30am MDT
Fri, 16 June 2017
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
-- posted at: 10:16am MDT
Fri, 2 June 2017
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
- 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
Fri, 19 May 2017
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
-- posted at: 12:00am MDT