“Animation Fascination” Episode 77: All Hollow’s Eve

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Happy Halloween boys and ghouls!

Prepare for a very eerie episode with Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert as they discuss Halloween classics new and old (as well as some forgotten favorites).

Also discussed: Reviews for Disney’s Maleficent & Planes: Fire and Rescue, Beware the Batman, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Blu-ray, as well as the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, plus so much more!

(Recorded on 10/24/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 70: AF News – Week of June 8, 2014

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Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert are joined by returning guest Otis Frampton as he hops on to discuss his new animated shorts series ABCDEFGeek and the upcoming release of his comic Oddly Normal.

Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 and The Book of Life trailers, Phoenix Comicon (including a Q and A with John Ratzenberger), a contest for LAIKA’s The BoxTrolls, and reviews for Maleficent, The Lego Movie, and An Adventure in Space and Time.

(Recorded on 06/08/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 69: X-Men – Days of Animated Past

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The mutant brotherhood of Marc Vibbert, Stanford Clark, and Tom Fonss unite to talk all about the X-Men. They discuss their favorite animated incarnations of these astonishing mutants on television and film throughout the years.

So join them as they enroll at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, bub!

Also Discussed: the voice acting documentary I Know That Voice, what’s next for Star Wars, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and the Disney Blu-ray releases in August.

(Recorded on 05/19/14)

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition Coming October 7th

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The Walt Disney Studios has released the details on the upcoming Blu-ray re-release of its 1959’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Most likely to coincide with promotions for Disney’s live-action Maleficent film (we anticipate the Blu-ray release for Maleficent on or near the same date), the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition will be released on October 7th. It will be available in a 2-disc “Superset” which will include a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy. It will also be re-released as a standalone DVD.

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Hot Topic Releases Exclusive ‘Maleficent’ Merch

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As no-brainers go, this is a 100% lobotomy. Of course Hot Topic is going to carry Disney’s Maleficent products! This is like the culmination of all things Hot Topic—Disney (check!), edgy-borderline goth villain (check!), curious teen tempted by the dark side (check!), possibilities for an infinite amount of dark, cool hipster apparel and accessories from aforementioned checklist (CHECKMATE!).

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 54: Top Ten Animated Disney Films of All Time with Tom Fonss

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It’s a Walt Disney Animation Top Ten episode, so who better to join Marc for this best of list other than Tom Fonss himself. Are any of your favorite films on either of their lists? Maybe… probably. But you can’t know for sure unless you listen.

Also discussed: Doctor Who, Rocky and Bullwinkle returning to the big screen, the 19 films that may or may not get nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, and trailers for The Lego Movie, Maleficent, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

(Recorded on 11/24/13)

Blu-ray Diamond Editions of ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Coming in 2014

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We’ve learned this week that the Walt Disney Studios will be releasing in 2014 the animated classics The Jungle Book and Sleeping Beauty as part of its Blu-ray Diamond Edition collection.

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