“Animation Fascination” Episode 69: X-Men – Days of Animated Past

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The mutant brotherhood of Marc Vibbert, Stanford Clark, and Tom Fonss unite to talk all about the X-Men. They discuss their favorite animated incarnations of these astonishing mutants on television and film throughout the years.

So join them as they enroll at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, bub!

Also Discussed: the voice acting documentary I Know That Voice, what’s next for Star Wars, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and the Disney Blu-ray releases in August.

(Recorded on 05/19/14)

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Watch This: Behold the Beauty of Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life’ Trailer

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The first trailer for producer Guillermo Del Toro and writer/director Jorge Gutierrez‘s new animated film The Book of Life is now available online. First reaction: this movie looks beautiful. Check it out after the jump…

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 68: The Amazing Animated Spider-Man

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Marc is joined by Tom Fonss to talk all about everyone’s favorite web-slinger. They cover every animated incarnation of the wall-crawler from 1967 to today, and choose their favorites.

Also Discussed: Son of Batman on Blu-ray, Art of Book reviews, the first five minutes of How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Disney’s Gargoyles.

(Recorded on 04/28/14)

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Inside Scoop on ‘Inside Out’

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Well, maybe it isn’t a scoop as much as it is a sample spoon, but you know what they say about a spoonful of Pixar. It helps the slow animation season go down in a most delightful way! And those flavorful rascals from Emeryville have released a little more about their elusively thought-provoking upcoming feature, Inside Out, directed by the equally ineffable Pete Docter.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 67: AF News – April 2014

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Stanford Clark joins Marc Vibbert to review a whole slew of Blu-rays & DVDs, amongst them Saving Mr. Banks, The Pirate Fairy, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 casting rumors, Rio 2 review, new trailers for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Planes: Fire and Rescue, and so much more…

(Recorded on 04/15/14)

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Cool Off This Summer at Disneyland: ‘Frozen’ Added to Soundsational Parade

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Full disclosure for those who don’t know—I work at the Happiest Place on Earth. One of my roles there is guest control for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, which is the parade currently running at Disneyland. It is a cute parade with a “musical celebration” theme tying the floats together. I’ve seen it about 15,000 times now and I have to admit that I still really enjoy it. It’s no Parade of Dreams, but it’s really fun. A few days ago, Disney Parks officially announced that they will be adding a pre-parade float to the Soundsational mix starring Arendelle’s sweethearts, Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Let the madness begin.

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John Lasseter Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from CalArts

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The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) bestowed John Lasseter, animation director and chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with an honorary doctorate degree. Lasseter received the CalArts’ 2014 honorary Doctor of Arts degree “in celebration of his originality, creativity and extraordinary contributions to the art of animation and contemporary filmmaking.” Lasseter received the honor from CalArts president Steven Lavine in a ceremony held on May 16, 2014.

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Watch This: Teaser Trailer for ‘Big Hero 6’

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a teaser trailer for its 54th animated motion picture, Big Hero 6. The teaser is brought to you by Yahoo! Movies, check it out after the jump…

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Disney Debuts New ‘Big Hero 6’ Teaser Poster

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After months of silence since last August’s D23 Expo, Walt Disney Animation Studios has started its official marketing campaign for its 54th animated motion picture Big Hero 6. With this week’s article in USA Today including new information and stills from the film and a new teaser set to debut on May 22nd, Disney fans were also treated to a new and very cool teaser poster. High in Japanese style (and also showing that Baymax’s armor has awesome jet packs in its shoes), it’s great to see the campaign launched.

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‘The LEGO Movie’ Now Available for Digital Download and Coming to Blu-ray June 17th

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Everybody sing together “Everything Is Awesome” because Warner Bros.’ animated feature film The LEGO Movie is now available for digital download and will be coming to Blu-ray on June 17th.

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