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

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