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

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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!