“Animation Fascination” Episode 78: AF News – November 2014

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It’s a vintage AF team up in the latest news edition, Marc Vibbert is joined by Justin Vactor to discuss all the latest animation industry news from November.

Amongst the topics in this episode are reviews for Big Hero 6, Penguins of Madagascar, and the new Studio Ghibli Blu-ray releases. The announcement of Toy Story 4, The LEGO Movie sequel writers, Hullabaloo, and much, much more are also discussed.

(Recorded 11/22/14)

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New ‘Cars Toon’ Short on the Way in 2015

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Our friends over at Pixar Post are reporting that a new Cars Toon short will be released in 2015 and it sounds like its going to be a lot of fun. To Protect and Serve tells the story of how two police rookies take their burgeoning authority a bit too far with our friends in Radiator Springs.

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New ‘Radiator Springs 500 1/2’ Short Now Available on Disney Movies Anywhere App

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Lightning McQueen, Mater, and all of your favorite Cars characters have returned again to the small screen. Radiator Springs 500 1/2, a new “Tales from Radiator Springs” short, is now available for your viewing pleasure exclusively on the Disney Movies Anywhere website and Apple iOS app.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 66: AF News Special – Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

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Tom Fonss and Stanford Clark join Marc Vibbert to discuss Big Hero 6. From its Marvel comic book origins to what Disney has released so far about the film, we cover it all.

Also Discussed: Sequels to Cars and The Incredibles, Blue Sky’s Peanuts teaser trailer, and Party Central / Muppets Most Wanted.

(Recorded on 03/24/14)

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Pixar Closes Canadian Studio

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Pixar Animation Studios this week closed its three-year-old Pixar Canada studio. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pixar Canada is reported to have employed over 100 people, all of whom are now out of work. The Canadian studio primarily worked on short films which starred “legacy” (aka existing) Pixar characters, including Small Fry, Partysaurus Rex, and episodes of Mater’s Tall Tales. 

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Watch This: New Cars Toons “Tales from Radiator Springs” Shorts Now Online

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Pixar Animation Studios released three new Cars Toon “shorty shorts” (short films that clock in under two minutes each) on Disney Channel over the weekend. The series named Tales from Radiator Springs focuses on favorite Cars characters dealing with humorous situations.