“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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Snotlout Joins the Teaser Poster Series for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

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DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 has another teaser poster to add to its already impressive collection. This time, it’s Snotlout (with some mustache fuzz very appropriate to his character) along with his dragon Hookfang.

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Check This Out: South Korean Poster for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

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While we’ve been getting some pretty fantastic teaser posters here in the U.S. for DreamWorks Animation upcoming animated feature How to Train Your Dragon 2, the South Korean market has received an exceptionally beautiful poster for the film.

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“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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Yet Another New ‘Dragon 2’ Poster

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DreamWorks Animation has released yet another teaser poster for their upcoming feature film How to Train Your Dragon 2. In addition to the teaser posters featuring Hiccup and Astrid, now dragon nerd Fishlegs gets his own poster (along with Meatlug).

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Astrid Stars in New ‘Dragon 2’ Character Poster

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DreamWorks Animation has a new character poster for their upcoming film How to Train Your Dragon 2. The poster features a more grown up Astrid (the sequel takes place five years after the original film ended), who in the film is voiced again by actress America Ferrera. The poster also features Astrid’s dragon Stormfly.

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2014 Animated Feature Film Guide

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Coming to a theater near you in 2014—lots of animated films! 2014 looks to be a great year for animated motion pictures. Here is Animation Fascination’s guide to all of the new animated movies scheduled to be released in theaters this year.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 49: In the Pacific Rim with Hal Hickel

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Join Marc and guest host Jon Hueber as they head to the Pacific Rim to talk with returning guest Hal Hickel, of Industrial Light and Magic.

Hal discusses in-depth the production of the film and what it was like to work with Guillermo del Toro, who he’d co-pilot a Jaeger with, what Kaiju was his favorite, and where he’d like to see the story go in a sequel.

So sit back and enjoy, because today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

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