Shiver me Timbers! Hook Croons in New ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Clip

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Ahoy there! Your official The Pirate Fairy news coverage continues with a new clip of Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers) as Hook singing “The Frigate that Flies.” This clip may actually turn some away from what was beginning to look like an interesting addition to the Pixie Hollow treasury as the song isn’t exactly Frozen-esque in its awesomeness (or lack thereof.)  Singing pirates? Check it out for yourself.

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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)

June Foray, The First Lady of Voice Acting, to receive 2013 Governors Award

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will honor the great June Foray, the undisputed First Lady of Voice Acting, with the lifetime Governors Award at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on September 15th.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday August 20, 2013

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Hello, once again! For animation fans young and old alike, this week’s new releases bring something for everyone! This week, we have Peter Pan: Diamond Edition, its sequel,  Peter Pan in Return to Neverland, and our featured release, Epic.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 44: Peter Lord – Aardman Animations

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Get ready to board the Pirate Captain’s ship and head across the pond as our site writer Phil Shenton interviews Mr. Peter Lord, the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations.

Peter Lord has produced many of Aardman’s films and television series, as well as directing The Pirates! Band of Misfits (or The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) and Chicken Run.

Marc and Matt also discuss Pixar’s first holiday special, new Disney Animation Blu-ray releases, MeridaGate, and much, much more.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 36: Live-Action Toy Story Project

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To inifinity and beyond!

In this episode Marc and Matt interview the “Live-Action Toy Story Project” group led by Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta  (as well as part of thier crew, Kimberley Ruano and Amy Shufelt).

Amongst things discussed: Peter Pan, Teddy bears with swords, Kevin Smith, and fresh guacamole. So grab Buzz and Woody, sit back, and enjoy!

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Return to Bloomsbury: Two Conversations with Peter Pan‘s Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins

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In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Disney is bringing its much beloved classic, Peter Pan, to the High Definition world with a wonderful Blu-ray package. In anticipation of this upcoming February 5th release, I was extremely fortunate enough to chat with Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy Darling (as well as Alice in Alice in Wonderland) and Paul Collins, the voice of John Darling. Check out the interviews after the jump…

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 29: Bill Farmer – Voice Acting Legend

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In this episode Marc and Matt are joined by voice acting legend Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy, Pluto, Foghorn Leghorn, & Yosemite Sam as well as many others). Interview includes discussion of inspiration for Mr. Farmer’s career, great stories, and thoughts on stop motion animation. Marc and Matt also debate the ending of Bambi, all this and much, much more…

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