About Animation Fascination

This podcast focuses on the world of animation! Each episode we will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!

Please Vote for Us for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards

PodcastAwardsAFWe at Animation Fascination love creating our podcast for you and we hope that you love it, too. We would be extremely honored if you’d consider voting for us for the Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards (http://www.podcastawards.com).

Voting is easy: Go to the People’s Choice Podcast Award website and under the People’s Choice or Movies/Films categories enter podcast name “Animation Fascination” and podcast URL [https://animationfascination.wordpress.com/] then click Submit.

The submission is deadline is 11:59 p.m. on October 15th. The awards will be presented in January 2014.

Thank you for your consideration!

“Animation Fascination” Episode 42: Nicktoons

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Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, NickNick, Nick Nick, Nickel-od-eon.

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by Animation Fascination writer Matt Hardeman to discuss Nicktoons!

All your favorites are here; from Doug, Rugrats, and Angry Beavers, to Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, & The Wild Thornberrys.

So sit back, grab some powdered toast, rock out with The Beets, and tell old football head to move it, because this is sure to be a hoot!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 41: Cal Brunker – Writer/Director of ‘Escape from Planet Earth’

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Scorch me, baby! Straight from Planet Baab all the way to the Dark Planet itself, we’re back with another episode.

Marc and Matt interview Cal Brunker the writer/director of Rainmaker Entertainment’s Escape from Planet Earth. They discuss Cal’s introduction into the world of animation, what it’s like working at different animation studios, and the zombie version of Gary Supernova.

Also discussed: review of Dreamworks’ The Croods, new trailers for Despicable Me 2 and Turbo, and whole slew of animation news.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 40: The Disney Afternoon

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Step right up and come on in, here’s where the fun begins!

In this episode there’s so much to do, getting ready just for you, everybody’s busy, bringing you a Disney afternoon! In case you haven’t guessed yet Marc and Matt are joined by Justin Vactor to discuss the early 90s era of Disney animation on TV.

From Darkwing Duck, to Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Gargoyles, and Gummi Bears, all the favorites are discussed as well as much, much more..

So what to do? Just grab onto some duck tails and let’s get dangerous.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 39: Oscar Recap 2013

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In this episode Matt is away so Marc is joined by Rudie Obias (from “AuteurCast“). They recap the 85th annual Academy Awards nominees and winners, as well as their opinions on the films.

Also discussed: new Blu-ray/DVD releases from Disney and Pixar, the VFX protests, and new trailers including Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 38: The Disney Renaissance

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In this episode Marc and Matt become renaissance men with guest host Josh Spiegel (from “Mousterpiece Cinema“). From The Little Mermaid up to Tarzan, we discuss Disney’s most successful era that began in the late 80s and ended around the year 2000.

Also discussed: the new release Escape from Planet Earth, some new clips from Monsters University, as well as news from Dreamworks and Illumination Entertainment.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 37: Alex Mandel – Pixar Composer

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Can you hear the music?

In this episode Marc and Matt interview Annie Award nominated Pixar composer Alex Mandel. We discuss Alex’s influences on his music, how he came to work for Pixar, Mickey Mouse-ing, and what it’s like to have an iTunes library in your head. Alex also talks about the collaborative process at Pixar and the 25 verse version of one of the songs he wrote for Brave.

The new trailers for Monsters University and From Up on Poppy Hill as well as our recommendations are also brought up.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 36: Live-Action Toy Story Project

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To inifinity and beyond!

In this episode Marc and Matt interview the “Live-Action Toy Story Project” group led by Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta  (as well as part of thier crew, Kimberley Ruano and Amy Shufelt).

Amongst things discussed: Peter Pan, Teddy bears with swords, Kevin Smith, and fresh guacamole. So grab Buzz and Woody, sit back, and enjoy!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 35: [adult swim]

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What time is it?!? It’s podcasting time!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest host George Underwood to discuss Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] and their similar shows. They also weigh in on the Oscar nominations for animated features and shorts. So join us on the Planet Express as we go on this podcasting adventure.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 34: The Best Green Lantern of Sector 2012

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Happy New Year! In the first episode of 2013 Marc and Matt are joined by returning guest host, Ralph Apel. Amongst things discussed are “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”, our best of 2012 lists, and what we’re excited for in 2013.

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