Viewpoint: ‘Big Hero 6’ and the Unexpected Year

Los Angeles Premiere Of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Big Hero 6" - Red Carpet

Last year, I set a simple, clear, well-defined goal—get invited to a screening of Big Hero 6 at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was a goal that I wanted ardently and one that I etched into my psyche. I mean, I even wrote it down (because “a goal not written is only a wish,” true?). I figured that if mommy bloggers and other fan sites could get invited to a day at the vaulted Disney Studio lot, why not Animation Fascination and why not for this film?

Continue reading

Advertisements

Animation Fascination Purchased by Pixar, to Become Official Podcast of Studio

Pixar_Animation_Studios_gate

In an unprecedented move, Pixar Animation Studios today announced that they have acquired the Animation Fascination podcast and website. The venerable podcast will become the official podcast of Pixar and co-founders Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest will join the staff of Pixar Animation Studios.

Continue reading

Attention: Writers, Graphic Artists, and Videographers Wanted

AF Channel Art V3

Are you passionate about animation?

Do you want to share your love and knowledge of animated movies and TV shows?

We here at Animation Fascination are on a constant lookout for talented WRITERS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS, and VIDEOGRAPHERS to expand our team and make our site the go-to animation news destination on the Internet.

Continue reading

Return to Bloomsbury: Two Conversations with Peter Pan‘s Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins

KBPCAFinterview

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Disney is bringing its much beloved classic, Peter Pan, to the High Definition world with a wonderful Blu-ray package. In anticipation of this upcoming February 5th release, I was extremely fortunate enough to chat with Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy Darling (as well as Alice in Alice in Wonderland) and Paul Collins, the voice of John Darling. Check out the interviews after the jump…

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 29: Bill Farmer – Voice Acting Legend

Listen Now!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by voice acting legend Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy, Pluto, Foghorn Leghorn, & Yosemite Sam as well as many others). Interview includes discussion of inspiration for Mr. Farmer’s career, great stories, and thoughts on stop motion animation. Marc and Matt also debate the ending of Bambi, all this and much, much more…

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 28: Darrin Butters – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Listen Now!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by CG character animator Darrin Butters of Walt Disney Animation Studios to talk about magic, animation, internet trolling, and the awesomeness of Glen Keane.

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 27: Hal Hickel – Industrial Light and Magic

Listen Now!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by Oscar winner Hal Hickel (Animation Director, “Rango”) of Industrial Light & Magic  to discuss his career in animation and visual effects. Plus much, much more…

Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 26: An Endless Summer of Animation

Listen Now!!

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest hosts “The Rotoscopers” (Morgan Stradling, Chelsea Robson, and Mason Smith) to discuss this summer’s animated films & preview next year’s. Plus “Disney Animation” on Blu-ray reviews and much, much more…

Continue reading

[CONTEST] “ParaNorman” Prize Pack Giveaway

*ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES

Leave us a written review on iTunes, take a screen cap of it and email it to:
Once we reach 25 new written reviews on iTunes we’ll assign each review a number and place them into a random number generator to pick a winner at random from those reviews to win the ParaNorman prize pack.