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

Highlights

  • 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
  • WERE THE HUNTERS THERE ILLEGALLY? (do we even care?) A “SHOT-BY-SHOT” ANALYSIS by Mason
  • 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.'

Highlights

  • 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!

 Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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.

 

Highlights

  • 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
  • THE VERY FIRST ANIMATED FILM BASED ON A SMARTPHONE APP
  • 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!

Highlights

  • 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!

Highlights

  • Main Discussion:
  • 1967 Not the most well-crafted Disney film but just plain FUN!
  • “BAGHEEEERRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!”
  • 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.
  • 2016 LIVE ACTION ADAPTATION
  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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"

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