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

In episode 109 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, the Rotoscopers review Pixar's second feature to be released in 2015, The Good Dinosaur.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why is Pixar held to a higher standard by critics and viewers?
  • Main Discussion: The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • Mini discussion about our thoughts on the new short Sanjay's Super Team.
  • Better titles for The Good Dinosaur brought to you by Mason Smith!
  • The film's troubled production history. To understand the film, you need to understand this.
  • Real talk: photo-realistic backgrounds. Did they work?
  • Animation: wow, they nailed it!
  • Characters: small cast, but lots of favorites!
  • Best parts of the film in our opinion: T-Rexes, Arlo and Spot's relationship.
  • The story is good, but not necessarily totally original.
  • The rotten fruit sequence. Some people think it makes it seem like doing drugs was fun. Agree or disagree?
  • Would it have been better for Spot to be domesticated or to run free with his kind? Is there some sort of anti-domestication message going on here?
  • Voicemails: Alissa, Gabbi, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts109 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:54:18, 83.5 MB

Direct download: 109_The_Good_Dinosaur_-_Brought_to_You_By_Montana.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 7:15pm MDT

108 The Peanuts Movie - Are There Peanuts Brand Peanuts?

The Rotoscopers jump into the world of Charles Schulz for Blue Sky Studios' 2015 animated film The Peanuts Movie.

Highlights

  • Mini Main Discussion: Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
  • Main Discussion: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • What we thought about the animation and the translation to CGI.
  • The Peanuts Movie is about a small, bald Odysseus.
  • A very simple, episode story without hard driving plot.
  • Lots of promotion and marketing for this film!
  • Were the Red Baron scenes overkill?
  • Voiced all by real kids! Except Fifi.
  • The IMDB hate filter.
  • Favorite scenes?
  • Voicemail: Sinjon, Vanessa
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts108 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:24, 58.5 MB

Direct download: 108_Peanuts_Movie_-_Are_There_Peanuts_Brand_Peanuts.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

107 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Walkin' in a Render Wonderland

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • General info and box office results.
  • Flint is a great protagonist. Animation style is so unique to Sony.
  • Even Sony uses one of the most common animation tropes: the dead parent.
  • Sam and her conflict of having to dumb her self down to be accepted.
  • Wins the award for "Least Annoying Monkey Character in a Film".
  • Great cast of characters: Baby Brent, Mayor, and Earl.
  • Tim Lockwood: misunderstood
  • The animation marvels that were achieved in this film. The jello!
  • The ice cream snow. Much more appetizing than mashed potatoes.
  • The ending drags a bit.
  • Was there ever any doubt that Flint and Sam would get together?
  • Voicemail: Ryan, Mark
  • Listener question: What is your favorite quote? Twitter | Facebook
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts107 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:28:55,  65.5 MB