Fascinating Rants: The Year of a Million Elsas

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Walt Disney’s birthday was on December 5th, which also happened to be the day that Disneyland announced the full-blown Frozen overhaul coming to the resort in less than a month. Both of these milestones meant a lot to me, and in maddeningly different ways.

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“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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“Animation Fascination” Episode 74: AF News – Week of July 10, 2014

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Stanford Clark and Tim Costello join Marc Vibbert to pay tribute to the legend that was Robin Williams, as well as discuss all the news that came out of San Diego Comic Con. Also announced is an exclusive Big Hero 6 promotion from the Animation Fascination team.

Also Discussed: the August Disney Blu-ray releases reviewed, Disney and LAIKA say that 2D hand drawn animation is still very much alive, the next Toy Story holiday special, awesome toys from Mondo Tees, new trailers from DreamWorks and Paramount, and so much more …

(Recorded on 08/13/14)

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New ‘Frozen’ Special Coming to ABC

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Walt Disney Animation Studios announced on their Facebook page an upcoming TV special about the making of Frozen. The special, called The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, will make its debut on Tuesday, September 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET (check your local listings) on the ABC Television Network.

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Easter Eggs in ‘Big Hero 6’ Trailer

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Have you had fun trying to spot some of the cool Disney-themed Easter Eggs that the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios have placed in the latest Big Hero 6 trailer? We have! Here are some of the ones we’ve spotted. Let us know what else you’ve found.

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More About the ‘Frozen’ Storyline Coming to ‘Once Upon a Time’

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Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the writers/producers of ABC‘s hit show Once Upon a Time, talked in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly and shared more details about how they are incorporating characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen into the show. Check out the full interview on EW.com.

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Elizabeth Mitchell Joins ‘Once Upon a Time’ Cast

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Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of ABC’s hit TV show Once Upon a Time. She will be part of season four’s Frozen storyline, joining actors Elizabeth Lail (Anna), Georgina Haig (Elsa), and Scott Michael Foster (Kristoff) in an undisclosed role, perhaps even playing a villain (TBA).

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