“Animation Fascination” Episode 76: AF News – Week of October 5th, 2014

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It’s another edition of AF News with Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert! On today’s show they discuss and review a whole slew of recent animated TV Blu-ray releases, Stanford’s upcoming trip to New York Comic Con, as well as Laika’s The Boxtrolls and Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

Also Discussed: Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition, special episodes of Phineas and Ferb, and new trailers for Pixar’s Inside Out, Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya & Disney’s Big Hero 6. Plus, a whole bunch more…

(Recorded on 10/06/14)

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Possible Character Designs for DreamWorks’ ‘B.O.O.’

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Some art has been circulating online which appears to be a cover of an upcoming Walter Foster Learn to Draw book for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Steals the Show at SDCC DreamWorks Animation Panel

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DreamWorks Animation took to Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Com to show off their upcoming slate of feature films. Craig Ferguson was the moderator for the panel, which included peeks at The Penguins of Madagascar and Home.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator!

We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the Animation industry.

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DreamWorks and Hasbro Ink Major Toy Deal

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DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro have signed an agreement to make games and toys based on DreamWorks’ upcoming animated features B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and Trolls. According to Animation World Network, Hasbro will create products across their major toy categories supporting both films. B.O.O. is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 5, 2015 and Trolls is scheduled for November 4, 2016.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 46: Yuri Lowenthal – It’s Hero Time!

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Strap on your Omnitrix, contact the Legion of Superheros and head with us to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.

In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by voice actor Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Naruto, Wolverine and the X-Men) to discuss his voice acting career. We talk about his original web series Shelf Life, geeking out around other actors, and how he joined John Connor to fight SkyNet.

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Melissa McCarthy Goes ‘B.O.O.’

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Deadline is reporting that actress Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, TV’s Mike and Molly, The Heat) has joined the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. McCarthy joins Seth Rogen (Monsters vs. AliensKnocked Up, This Is the End) in this CG animated comedy that is being directed by Anthony Leondis (Igor).

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Fox Announces Release Dates Through 2018

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20th Century Fox (which we believe is still the name of the film division of the newly renamed 21st Century Fox, the entertainment group spinoff of News Corp.) has announced release dates for all of its film slate through 2018. 20th Century Fox is home to Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios and is now the exclusive distributor for films from DreamWorks Animation.

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