“Animation Fascination” Episode 59: AF News – Week of January 26th, 2014

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The forecast for this episode is cloudy with a chance of awesome!

Stanford and Marc are joined by Jessica Wersky to discuss her studio visit to Sony Pictures Animation for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray press event. Jessica’s interviews with the co-director of the film Cody Cameron, and the director of the Blu-ray animated shorts David Feiss are included as well

Also Discussed: Stanford’s interview with actor Will Friedle (Bumblebee, Transformers: Prime), How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser posters, Pixar’s Toy Story Christmas special, and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming slate of films.

(Recorded on 01/25/14)

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Illumination Entertainment Announces Release Dates for 3 New Films

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced this week release dates for three films in their pipeline.

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June Foray, The First Lady of Voice Acting, to receive 2013 Governors Award

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will honor the great June Foray, the undisputed First Lady of Voice Acting, with the lifetime Governors Award at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on September 15th.

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Dr. Suess’ The Grinch Gets Reboot

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It’s been 13 years since Jim Carrey donned the Grinch make up and ensured that children everywhere had a once beloved story turned into nightmare fuel. Feeling that enough time has passed, Universal and its animation division Illumination Entertainment are moving forward with a brand new CG animated take on Dr. Suess’ classic tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 33: Holiday Special – 2012

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Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah! In this festive episode Marc and Matt are joined by the host of Christmas past, Justin Vactor. All of your favorite animated holiday specials are discussed as well as some recent releases on Blu-ray and DVD. So grab your magic top hat, decorate the loneliest tree, and get ready to poke the Grinch with a 39 1/2 foot pole.

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