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


106 Lilo & Stitch - Bait and Stitch

It's the annual Halloween episode of the Animation Addicts podcast, and even though we're not reviewing a spooky film, the Rotoscopers still got dressed up in their costumes to review Disney's 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • It's a special Halloween episode, where the Rotoscopers dressed up in costumes. Mason's No Face costume FTW!
  • General facts about the film. 2002 wasn't that great of a year for animation, was it? (Except for a few exceptions.)
  • Stitch mania was everywhere! Stitch is incredibly popular in Japan.
  • The film's marketing and Stitch-takeover trailers.
  • Character designs are so appealing, yet much different from typical Disney animated films.
  • Lilo and Nani are the breakout characters!
  • Favorite moments, quotes and scenes. “Oh good, my dog found the chainsaw.”
  • Film explores the themes of loneliness, broken homes, adoption, and more.
  • The music. Not your traditional Disney musical. A few Hawaiian-esque songs plus Elvis Presley.
  • Listener question: Who is your favorite character in Lilo & Stitch and why?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Adriana, Crystal, Ellen, Gabbi, Mark, Rachel and Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts106 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:26:06,  62.2 MB 

Direct download: 106_Lilo__Stitch_-_Bait_and_Stitch.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:40pm MDT

105 Hotel Transylvania 2 - "I Love Your Chocolate Cereal!"

The Rotoscopers get together for episode 105 of the Animation Addicts Podcast, where we review Sony's 2015 animated film HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2.

Highlights

  • General Info and the review embargo.
  • ANIMATION: Even MORE cartoony than the last film! Are we watching Looney Toons?
  • COMEDY STYLE: So many one-liners! GAGS UP THE WAZZOOOOO
  • "You know who the real monster is… Diabetes!”
  • Thoughts on technology prevalence in films.
  • CHARACTERS
  • The Plot and the Ending. Did they work?
  • Obligatory dance party!
  • Listener Twitter and Facebook questions.
  • Voicemail: Rachel and Sarah
    • How long do you wait to see a movie when it comes to theaters?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts105 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime:  01:18:01,  56.8 MB 

Direct download: 105_Hotel_Transylvania_2_-__I_Love_Your_Chocolate_Cereal_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 7:01am MDT

104 Hotel Transylvania - Everyone Killed the Wife

Highlights

  • 'Lilo and Stitch' Schedule Change
  • Main Discussion: Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • First thoughts of 'Hotel Transylvania'
  • World Rabies Day...Are we celebrating rabies?
  • Genndy Tartakovsky: Dexter's Lab & Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack film?, panned 'Popeye' film, animation icon, master of timing
  • 6 directors for this film
  • Animation style of 'Hotel Transylvania': Chuck Jones/Tex Avery... Wait, no live action reference?
  • Morgan's Motion Blur rant makes an appearance again in the podcast
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, but animated...and w/monsters
  • Voice actors: Adam Sandler and phonebook friends, "Happy Madison Gang," Selena Gomez replaces Miley
  • Universal monsters fiasco: Why isn't Dracula's cape red on the inside? Why isn't Frankenstein green and where are the bolts in the neck?
  • Sony releases free rig for bellhop character
  • Are the tables monsters?
  • Jonathan respects Dracula instead of rebels
  • Other Characters: Werewolf, kids, Mummy, Frankenstein's Bride, Quasimodo
  • Have all the voice actors worked with each other?
  • Dance party at the end
  • Morgan is seeing 'Hotel Transylvania 2' twice
  • Ratings, Listener Twitter question
  • Voicemail: Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts104 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:18:44,  57.3 MB

Direct download: 104_Hotel_Transylvania_-_Everyone_Killed_the_Wife.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

103 Fantastic Mr. Fox - Are You Cussing at Me?

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • General info and box office results
  • Authentic production design and a "primitive" style adds charm.
  • Characters: Who did we like most?
  • Why the “Cuss”? - Do you think it’ll catch on?
  • THE WOLF - What was that all about?
  • Listener Twitter question
  • Voicemail: Melissa, MJ, Ryan, and Sarah

Runtime: 1:23:05, 58.8 MB

Direct download: 103_Fantastic_Mr_Fox_-_You_Cussing_At_Me_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

102 Over the Garden Wall - Candy Camouflage

It's our first episode picked out by one of the awesome Rotoscopers' patrons. RotoNation member Rachel Wagner selected the 2014 Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for this episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Over the Garden Wall (2014)
  • General background and Cartoon Network info
  • Voice Cast: Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Lloyd, and more!
  • Fairytale Story line. "How dare they make us think!"
  • Art style and Themes
  • What is the "Unknown?"
  • Voicemails: Rachel, Asja, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts102 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:20:51, 59.4 MB

Direct download: 102_Over_the_Garden_Wall_-_Candy_Camouflage.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

101 Shaun the Sheep Movie - It's a Classy Fart Joke

The Rotoscopers are together for their very first live video show with a discussion and their reviews of the critically acclaimed Aardman Animations stop-motion film Shaun the Sheep Movie.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
  • Did very poorly at the US box office despite being critically acclaimed. Why do you think that happened?
  • No dialogue! Makes the other elements of the film (visuals, comedy, score) step up.
  • No need to be a Shaun the Sheep TV viewer to jump right into this film!
  • Amnesia in films. A common trope to create drama and tension.
  • The dog catcher is probably just a former cop who was let go from the squad.
  • It isn't a pet movie with a trip to the dog pound.
  • The Farmer's social media/viral rise to stardom as a celebrity hairstylist.
  • Chelsea enlightens us on what a "classy fart joke" is.
  • What makes Shaun the Sheep Movie so great: Shuan, dumb sheep herd, filthy party pigs, and the adorable baby sheep Timmy.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts101 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 101_Shaun_the_Sheep_-_Its_a_Classy_Fart_Joke.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:21am MDT

Morgan, Mason, and Chelsea are celebrating the 100th episode of the Animation Addicts Podcast by coming together for the first time ever! Join them as they reminisce on good times and great memories from the podcast over the years!

Highlights

  • Roto-Rama weekend rundown: Mason and Chelsea finally meet! The Rotoscopers are all finally together!
  • Don Bluth Front Row Theater, commentaries, and Disney Scene It?
  • What's going on in Morgan, Mason and Chelsea's lives?
  • Favorite episode moments: interviews, jokes, and what we've learned.
  • Voicemails: Dylan, AJ, Katie, Mark, Sarah, Chris, Danielle, Gabi, Hannah W., Jess, Melissa, Ryan P., and Vanessa!
  • Rotoscopers' confessions: animated films Mason has never seen (a.k.a. Mason shaming).
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Why do some animation fandoms have rabid fan bases, but the others not so much. What's the difference?
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts100 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:30:45,  43.6 MB

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Direct download: 100_Animation_Addicts_100th_Episode_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 8:17am MDT

099 Minions - It is What it is, Just Go with it!

We go back to the dawn of time to the inception of everyone's favorite little yellow henchmen with a review of Illumination Entertainment's 2015 film Minions.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Humor in animated films
  • Potty humor. Is it necessary?
  • Main Discussion: Minions (2015)
  • Our first Illumination Entertainment film!
  • A little history about the studio Illumination Entertainment.
  • Minionese and their language. Is it the mother of all languages?
  • Minions discussion at the physical therapy office.
  • The awesome villain family and VillainCon!
  • How do you like Scarlet Overkill as a villain?
  • The music. The 60s offer a great treasure trove of songs for the soundtrack.
  • Herb and his weapons. Which weapon was your favorite?
  • Voicemail: Ryan
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 99_Minions_-_It_is_what_it_is_just_go_with_it.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

098 Inside Out - Is It Really for Kids?

The Rotoscopers review Pixar's newest and most imaginative animated film Inside Out.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: a Lava review and Pixar shorts
  • What are our top 3 Pixar shorts?
  • Main Discussion: Inside Out (2015)
  • Inside Out is a movie that has sparked a lot of discussion.
  • A dramatic reading on the Pixar Brain Trust from Creativity, Inc. by Mason Smith.
  • Is Inside Out for kids?
  • The five emotions + one deleted emotion.
  • Bing Bong steals the show!
  • The new surprise villain is no villain.
  • Is this the best pixar film ever? (Poll)
  • Voicemail: Matthew, Katie, Melissa, Ryan, Jack
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts98 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:31:44, 45.8 MB

Direct download: 98_Inside_Out_-_Is_It_Really_for_Kids_.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT