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 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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Review: ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’


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.

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Adds Some ‘Bad’ With Cranston; Mikkelsen, and a ‘Rebel.’


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
new movie.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 14: Keep Moving Forward

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.

  • Annie Awards Winners
    • Best Animated Feature
      • Rango
    • Best Animated Short Subject
      • Adam and Dog by Minkyu Lee
    • Best Animated Television Production (General Audience)
      • The Simpsons
    • Directing in a Feature Production
      • Jennifer Yuh Nelson for Kung Fu Panda 2
    • Music in a Feature Production
      • John Williams for The Adventures of Tintin
    • Voice Acting in a Feature Production
      • Bill Nighy as Grandsanta in Arthur Christmas
    • Writing in a Feature Production
      • Rango
  • If you want to see all the nominees & winners check them out at annieawards.org
  • New Releases (Reviews)
    • Lady and the Tramp BLU-RAY (2/7)

    • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas BLU-RAY (2/7)

  • Our favorite animated films from 2011
    • Marc’s Favorites
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Puss in Boots
      • The Adventures of Tintin
      • Cars 2
    • Matt’s Favorites
      • Arthur Christmas
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Rio
      • Winnie the Pooh
  • Looking forward to in 2012

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