“Animation Fascination” Episode 75: The Spectacular Greg Weisman

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In this episode the man, the myth, the legend himself, Greg Weisman, joins Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert.

Weisman’s Shakespearian background, the origins of Gargoyles (and it’s twentieth anniversary), hopes for the possible futures of both The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice, as well as voice acting on Star Wars: Rebels are all spoken of. Plus so much more…

Also Discussed: Doctor Who and Transformers – Beast Machines reviews, Donald Glover as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, and a flying Baymax.

(Recorded on 09/12/14)

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San Diego Comic-Con Begins Today, But It’ll Take the TARDIS to Get Me In

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So, as much as I have always loved comics, cartoons and everything related to the world of being a nerd, generally, I have never attended or paid much attention to the many, varying comic conventions that are so popular these days. Maybe because I haven’t lived in SOCAL that long, but I now realize how incredibly out of the loop I am. In researching what, in relation to animation, this year’s Comic-Con has to offer, I have been bowled over by all the cool exhibits, guests and products available to the 130,000 fans that managed to get tickets to this exclusive event. I went online to try to pick up a ticket for Sunday because I am off work, but apparently I need to locate the Doctor about traveling back in time, since they are all long sold-out.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 73: Doctor Who – Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow

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Geronimo! Welcome to the second episode of our special animated sci-fi month. In this episode Marc Vibbert and Tom Fonss are joined by veteran Whovians Kevin Kittridge and Bob Mitsch to discuss everyone’s favorite timelord, Doctor Who!

So sit back, have a jelly baby, and come along with us as we explore all of time and space with the Doctor on his animated adventures. Remember, bow ties are cool.

Allons-Y!

Also Discussed: Reviews for Orphan Black and Transcendence on Blu-ray, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in theaters, recommendations for the film Boyhood, Monty Python Live, The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, and some classic Doctor Who episodes.

(Recorded on July 20, 2014)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 71: DreamWorks’ Dragons – Roundtable

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In this bewilderbeast-sized episode Marc is joined by Tom Fonss, Jessica Wersky, and the prodigal son himself Matt Quest.

Matt catches us up on what he’s been up to for the past six months as Tom and Jessica assist Marc in our How to Train Your Dragon 2 roundtable discussion. Special guests Jessie Forer and Jennifer Harlow hop on to talk about their favorite parts of the film and share some insight into their work on it as well.

Also Discussed: a whole gaggle of Blu-ray, DVD, and book reviews about – Doctor Who, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ernest and Celestine, Alexander, and The Nutty Professor.

(Recorded on June 15th, 17th, & 22nd, 2014) 

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 64: AF News – Week of March 2, 2014

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Site columnist Jessica Wersky joins Marc to catch up on and discuss all the latest animation news. This episode is full of Disney properties with a dash of DreamWorks and Reel FX.

News discussed this episode: Frozen joining the one billion dollars club at the box office as well as winning the Oscar for best animated feature and a possible ride we’d like to see built at Disney World/Disneyland. Star Wars Rebels character profiles, and a possible new Shrek film in the future.

(Recorded on 03/03/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 61: AF News – Week of February 9th, 2014

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In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss The LEGO Movie and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of The Jungle Book coming to Blu-ray this week.

Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.’s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar’s Party Central preview, the trailer for Postman Pat, and the voice cast for Sausage Party.

(Recorded on 02/10/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 56: The Best of 2013 and What to Look Forward to in 2014

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Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss their personal top five animated films of 2013. Which of your favorites from last year made their lists? They also look towards the future and discuss all of 2014’s upcoming animated films.

Also discussed: Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary and Christmas Specials, The Lone Ranger, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Mary Poppins.

(Recorded on 01/06/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 54: Top Ten Animated Disney Films of All Time with Tom Fonss

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It’s a Walt Disney Animation Top Ten episode, so who better to join Marc for this best of list other than Tom Fonss himself. Are any of your favorite films on either of their lists? Maybe… probably. But you can’t know for sure unless you listen.

Also discussed: Doctor Who, Rocky and Bullwinkle returning to the big screen, the 19 films that may or may not get nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, and trailers for The Lego Movie, Maleficent, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

(Recorded on 11/24/13)

“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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