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…
DreamWorks definitely has a questionable track record in my mind when it comes to animated features. I absolutely love some of their films (Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Chicken Run) but I have also been extremely bored and even annoyed with others (Shark Tale, Bee Movie, Turbo). I still try to go into seeing every film I see with a totally open mind, hoping (as just happened with me for The LEGO Movie) to be pleasantly blown away. That said, my Mr. Peabody & Sherman experience was neither Shark Tale nor Shrek, but right in the middle around Megamind.
DreamWorks Animation is hard at work on the eagerly anticipated Kung Fu Panda 3,
which will hit theaters on Christmas, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed
that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal TV
Series) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) will be joining regulars Jack
Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan and Dustin Hoffman for the
Welcome back to the Animation Fascination podcast. Each episode will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!
Today, Marc & Matt discuss their favorite animated films of 2011, what they’re looking forward to in 2012 and the winners of the Annie Awards.