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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:19:05,  54.4 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:04:54,  44.6 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:13:45, 54.6 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 44:03, 44.02MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 00:58:02, 41.1 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:19:27, 57.2 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

 

Runtime: 01:28:57,  65.8 MB

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

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

Highlights

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

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

Highlights

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

Runtime: 01:21:23,  57.4 MB

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

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

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

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

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