Episode 93: Lucasfilm Animation’s Tales of the Jedi

Episode 93: Lucasfilm Animation's Tales of the Jedi

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“Everywhere there is life, but you must face death. Honor it. Do not fear it.”

In this episode, Jedi masters Stanford and Marc are joined by Padawan Mike Sawran (of The Holdo Maneuver, South of Normal) to learn the ways of the Force in the new Disney+ anthology series, TALES OF THE JEDI. Also discussed: Cartoon Network as we knew it is no more, SAUSAGE PARTY sequel tv series, Peter Safran will head DC animation, and new release reviews from CineMarc, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Tuesday October 27th, 2022)

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Episode 92: Netflix’s Entergalactic

Episode 92: Netflix's Entergalactic

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“Love will find us all.”

In this episode, Marc and Stanford take a look at Kid Cudi’s new film on Netflix, ENTERGALACTIC. Also discussed: new release reviews from CineMarc, Disney’s Figment is getting a movie, trailers for THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE, STRANGE WORLD, and VELMA, INVINCIBLE season three, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Tuesday October 11th, 2022)

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Episode 91: Disney’s D23 Expo 2022

Episode 91: Disney's D23 Expo 2022

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“The ultimate Disney fan event!”

In this episode, Stanford and Marc recap Disney’s recent D23 Expo including all of the animation announcements, surprises, footage & trailers shown, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Monday September 19th, 2022)

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Episode 90: Netflix’s Lost Ollie

Episode 90: Netflix's Lost Ollie

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“Tough don’t mean you can’t cry.”

In this episode, Marc and Stanford review the new limited series from director Peter Ramsey, Netflix’s LOST OLLIE. Also discussed, the cast for Laika’s WILDWOOD, the trailers for WENDELL AND WILD & BEE AND PUPPYCAT: LAZY IN SPACE, plus much, much more…

(recorded on: Monday September 5th, 2022)

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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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Oscar Nominees Announced for Best Animated Feature Film

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Five animated features have been nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Here are the nominees with links to the films’ official websites or Facebook pages.

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Top Ten Most Fascinating Animated Characters: Number 10

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Yesterday I began to contemplate specific aspects of character development in animation and my musings have turned into a series of articles—namely, analyzing which animated characters from history are the most fascinating. First, as any Socratic thinker knows, I have to define my terms: by fascinating characters, I mean interesting—in and of themselves. These characters attract as much attention—or more—than the plot, itself. They are like disco balls (or train wrecks in some cases)—you can’t not watch them.

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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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‘The Boxtrolls’ Soundtrack is Now Available

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LAIKA‘s new animated feature The Boxtrolls opens this weekend on September 26th. The official soundtrack to the film became available on CD and digital download yesterday on September 23rd and it’s rather cool.

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