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

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

Morgan and Chelsea invite you to join them on the Nerdy Couch. Put your nostalgia goggles on and join in on the fun and maybe even some signing! (OK, a lot of singing!)

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
  • The epic VHS trailer!
  • The "trilogy" explained
  • History: 'Direct to Video' sales & Tad Stones from The Disney Afternoon
  • Ode to Robin Williams and the full returning voice cast & soundtrack
  • Movie Breakdown: So many quotes! So much singing! You've been warned. 
  • Morgan's new rug
  • We Rate It!
  • Voicemails: Alex, Lauren, & Jeremiah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts141 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:20,  39.3 MB

Direct download: 141_Aladdin_and_The_King_of_Thieves_-_Theyre_Finally_Getting_Married.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:29am MST