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

Highlights

  • 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
  • MASON PSA
  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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'
  • So...do 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

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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!'

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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 birthday...in harmony!
  • What they're going to do with the money from the campaign.

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMnRKij0PTU

Links

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