“Animation Fascination” Episode 66: AF News Special – Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

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Tom Fonss and Stanford Clark join Marc Vibbert to discuss Big Hero 6. From its Marvel comic book origins to what Disney has released so far about the film, we cover it all.

Also Discussed: Sequels to Cars and The Incredibles, Blue Sky’s Peanuts teaser trailer, and Party Central / Muppets Most Wanted.

(Recorded on 03/24/14)

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New Poster and Clip for Pixar’s ‘Party Central’

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Pixar Animation Studios released a new poster and a new clip from their upcoming short film Party Central. The new clip picks up where the previously released clip left off as Mike and Sulley begin to execute their plan to make the greatest campus party of the year happen at the Oozma Kappa house.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 61: AF News – Week of February 9th, 2014

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In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss The LEGO Movie and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of The Jungle Book coming to Blu-ray this week.

Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.’s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar’s Party Central preview, the trailer for Postman Pat, and the voice cast for Sausage Party.

(Recorded on 02/10/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 57: AF News – Week of January 13th, 2014

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It’s our first AF News episode! Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss all the latest news in animation from the past few weeks.

News Highlights Discussed: Actor Sam Witwer Q & A, Golden Globe for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to Frozen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars final Darth Maul story arc, Pixar’s Party Central, Disney’s Big Hero 6, Turbo: FAST on Netflix Instant, and a fifth Ice Age film.

(Recorded on 01/13/14)

Pixar’s ‘Party Central’ Short to Play in Front of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

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Happy news—Pixar’s fantastic Party Central short will be playing in front of Disney’s new motion picture comedy Muppets Most Wanted which opens in U.S. theaters on March 21st.

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D23 Expo: Pixar Film Clips Steal the Show

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At Friday’s “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation, chief creative officer John Lasseter was the host for a 3+ hour presentation on the current slate of films at Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios. The Pixar slate was presented first and the crowd (myself included) was completely wowed by the clips shown by the Pixar filmmakers.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 47: Monsters University Orientation with Chris Chua and Austin Madison

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Hop on the bus with Marc and Matt as they head to Monsters University for orientation. Joining them on campus are Pixar story artist Austin Madison and animator Chris Chua to give us an in-depth look at the production of the film as well as a little bit about The Blue Umbrella.

Hear it here first: details about the MU short that will appear on the Blu-ray this fall, Party Central directed by Kelsey Mann.

Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous, so stay tuned!

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