Episode 103: Nintendo + llumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Episode 103: Nintendo + llumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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“What about the accent? Is it… is it too much?”

In this episode, Marc and Stanford head to the Mushroom Kingdom with Mario and Luigi to take on Bowser and save Princess Peach. At the same time, they give a spoiler-filled review of Nintendo + Illumination’s new film THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE! Also discussed in this episode: Animation Fascination’s panel at PHOENIX FAN FUSION is announced, Disney Live-Action remakes of animated films are on the verge of reaching the singularity, and a whole slew of new trailers, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Friday, April 21st, 2023)

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Episode 101: AF News Edition – Sequels, Reboots, and Awards Season

Episode 101: AF News Edition - Sequels, Reboots, and Awards Season

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“Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre for kids. It is a medium.”

In this AF news edition, Marc and Stanford cover all the latest from the animation industry including upcoming sequels, reboots, and awards season galore! The 95th Oscars Feature Animation nominees are discussed, PHINEAS AND FERB is coming back and so are Hank Hill & BARNEY THE DINOSAUR, and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is getting a live-action remake, all that, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Monday February 20th, 2023)

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Episode 100: Fascinating Animation | 2015 — 2022

Episode 100: Fascinating Animation | 2015 — 2022

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Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.”

It’s a blast from the past in the 100th episode, Marc Vibbert and Stanford Clark are joined by past co-hosts Trent Vactor (of The Vactor-Verse) and Matt Quest (of Fisher-Price) to discuss their favorite films and television series from 2015 to 2022.

Also Discussed: reminiscing on highlights from past episodes, podcast origins, plus much, much more…

(Recorded on January 30th, 2023)

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Episode 98: DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Episode 98: DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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“Oh. I didn’t count it. I am not really a math guy, you know?”

Happy New Year! In this end-of-the-year bonus episode, Marc and Stanford pray for mercy from, DreamWorks Animation’s PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH!

(recorded on: Thursday, December 29th, 2022)

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Episode 96: Walt Disney Animation’s Strange World

Episode 96: Walt Disney Animation's Strange World

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“Do you mind if I call you Splat? You just kind of give me Splat vibes.”

Prepare yourself for a journey beyond what is possible, as Marc and Stanford proudly present their review of Walt Disney Animation’s STRANGE WORLD! 

Also discussed: trailers for Pixar’s ELEMENTAL and Illumination’s THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Tuesday December 6th, 2022)

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Episode 95: AF News Edition – Kevin Conroy Tribute

Episode 95: AF News Edition - Kevin Conroy Tribute

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“Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.”

In this AF news edition, Stanford and Marc pay tribute to Kevin Conroy, THE voice of Batman. Also discussed: SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE casting, a return to CLONE HIGH, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Monday November 14th, 2022)

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Episode 89: Skydance Animation’s Luck & Warner Animation Group’s DC League of Super-Pets

Episode 89: Skydance Animation's Luck & Warner Animation Group's DC League of Super-Pets

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“Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long, you’ll have good luck. // Sit, Stay, Save the World.”

In this double feature episode Stanford and Marc review two films with talking animals, Skydance Animation’s LUCK and Warner Animation Group’s DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS. Also discussed, KUNG FU PANDA 4, Warner Bros. Discovery removing nearly 40 titles from HBO Max, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Wednesday August 24th, 2022)

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Episode 81: DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys

Episode 81: DreamWorks Animation's The Bad Guys

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“Good is No Fun at All…” 

Gather your crew for quite the caper this week as Stanford & Marc review the new DreamWorks film THE BAD GUYS. Discussion about the end of Scrat, Hayden Christensen binged Star Wars animation, our weekly recommendations including YOUNG JUSTICE & Floyd Norman at the TCM Film Festival, all that plus much more… 

(recorded: Monday April 25th, 2022)

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Episode 80: An Oscar Tale – The 94th Academy Awards

AF 80 Academy Awards

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And the Oscar goes to…

We’re back this week recapping the Academy Award winners and nominations from this year’s ceremony. Discussion of animation being seen as “less than” and “only for kids,” our weekly recommendations including the films “Flee” and “Melody Time,” all that plus much, much more…

(recorded: Monday April 4th, 2022)

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Episode 79: Disney•Pixar’s Turning Red

AF 79 Pixar's Turning Red

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We’re back!

After a little over seven years in hiatus we’ve returned to the podcasting realm. In this episode Stanford Clark joins Marc Vibbert to talk over and review the new Disney•Pixar film TURNING RED! They do a quick recap on changes in the animation industry since 2015 as well as recount their favorite animated films from the past seven years. 

(recorded: Monday March 21st, 2022)

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