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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

097 Peter Pan - It's the Peyote!

The Rotoscopers head to Neverland with special guest host Lou Mongello from WDW Radio as they review Disney's 1953 animated film Peter Pan.

Highlights

  • Catch and Fire with Lou Mongello.
  • Main Discussion: Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lou wins the award for the best first recollection: he saw the play on Broadway with his mom.
  • The meaning behind “This has all happened before and will all happen again…”
  • Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Lost Boys and more!
  • Voicemails:  Mason, Blake, Sarah, Kimber
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts97 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:34:43, 45.1 MB

Direct download: 097_Peter_Pan-_Its_the_Peyote.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

096 The Simpsons Movie - I Was Beat in Tic-Tac-Toe by a Chicken

It's been a longtime coming: the Rotoscopers get together to talk about the 2007 hit The Simpsons Movie.

Highlights

  • We're so close to hitting our first milestone on our Patreon!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: The Simpsons the phenomenon.
  • What is the future for The Simpsons?
  • A little history about the show and our history with The Simpsons.
  • Main Discussion: The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  • Initial thoughts about the seeing the film.
  • Love the intro, Green Day cover of the theme song, and Itchy & Scratchy episode. They introduce a lot of familiar elements from the beginning, making it feel like just another episode.
  • Spider Pig, one of the most memorable parts of the film.
  • When the jokes/film get too current, is when it starts to date itself and the film goes downhill.
  • Quality animation in this film. Some things don't work like the 3D mob.
  • Listener Twitter Question: What is your favorite quote from The Simpsons Movie?
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Sarah, Dylan, Billy
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts96 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • JK! We actually just hit our first milestone on Patreon!
Direct download: The_Simpsons_Movie_-I_Was_Beat_in_Tic_Tac_Toe_by_a_Chicken.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 6:15am MDT

095 FernGully: The Last Rainforest - Not Lorax Approved

We're heading back to the early 90s to review yet another film about saving the earth. This time it's the 1992 animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Environmentalism in animated films.
  • Why so many animated films about environmentalist/conservation messages?
  • Main Discussion: FernGullyThe Last Rainforest (1992)
  • This movie isn't quite bad! It's actually all right!
  • A little history, box office results and more fun facts!
  • Gotta love the bodacious babe, the red-dress fairy herself Crysta! Gotta love the red-headed mullet guy fairy.
  • Music is neither good nor memorable.
  • Batty is a boring character. Not really even the amazing Robin Williams can save him. His dated 90s rap is horrible.
  • Hexxus is a great villain. Definitely wins the award for creepiest villain. Talk about GREAT animation!
  • Voicemail: Deon, Katie, Mason 2.0, Mark, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts95 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:32:41, 42.5MB

Direct download: 95_Ferngully_-_Not_Lorax_Approved.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

094 The Brave Little Toaster - Let the 'Toy Story' Comparisons Begin!

The Rotoscopers take a look back at an interesting 1980s animated film, Disney's 1987 film The Brave Little Toaster.

Highlights

  • Morgan give the update of the Disney's third multi-plane camera and Chelsea has big news!
  • Main Discussion: The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  • A little production history and John Lasseter's actual involvement in production.
  • Let the Toy Story comparisons begin!
  • We had a hard time relating to...appliances.
  • Talking about the voice actors: Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman.
  • Where did all these songs come from? They didn't quite work.
  • The animal scene is just bizarre. Same with Toaster's dream. Yikes!
  • Mason favorite movie trope: the characters searching for each other and JUST miss each other.
  • The new electronics are fancy...but mean!
  • The dump. Gotta love the 80s/90s making trash evil.
  • Voicemail: Mark, Catherine, Chad, Mason, Ryan, Sarah
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts94 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 94_The_Brave_Little_Toaster_-Let_the_Toy_Story_Comparisons_Begin.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:32am MDT

When you wish upon a podcast, you get the Rotoscopers reviewing Walt Disney's 2nd masterpiece, the 1940 animated classic Pinocchio.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion:
  • Main Discussion: Pinocchio (1940)
  • Talking about the production history.
  • Diving into the original 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio. What did they change from the original story?
  • Jiminy Cricket is the perfect lovable Disney sidekick.
  • Geppetto is a cute, relatable character. But what out! tobacco warning!
  • Talk about the score by Paul Smith and the Pinocchio Legacy Collection.
  • Stromboli is an excellent example of squash and stretch.
  • We meet Honest John and Gideon again.
  • Aw, Pleasure Island. The place of all vices: beer, smoking...and pool!
  • Monstro is one of the main things Mason wants to see in the the live-action remake.
  • Love love love the water effects during this scene.
  • Voicemails: Mark, Sarah, Mark
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts93 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
Direct download: 93_Pinocchio-_Now_Thats_How_You_Do_A_Disney_Sidekick.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

092 Watership Down - Complete with Criterion Snobbery

The Rotoscopers go across the pond to review a cult classic and highly requested 1978 British film Watership Down.

Highlights

  • Main Discussion: Watership Down (1978)
  • First thoughts of hearing about the film and ultimately seeing it.
  • Mason breaks down the bonus features on the Watership Down Criterion Collection Blu-ray.
  • Based on a popular and famous book of the same name.
  • One of the highlights of this film is the sense of realism.
  • Overview of bunny religion.
  • Beautiful watercolor backgrounds juxtaposed with bad animation.
  • This film can be broken down by the three different societies they encounter.
  • Oops...we forgot the females.
  • Chelsea breaks down the soundtrack.
  • The last 10 minutes are insanely bloody and violent.
  • CGI reboot news!
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Jemma, Sarah, Chris
  • Don't forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts92 and #AnimAddicts when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:41:12, 47.5 MB

Direct download: 92_Watership_Down_-_Complete_with_Criterion_Snobbery.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 5:28am MDT