“Animation Fascination” Episode 67: AF News – April 2014

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Stanford Clark joins Marc Vibbert to review a whole slew of Blu-rays & DVDs, amongst them Saving Mr. Banks, The Pirate Fairy, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 casting rumors, Rio 2 review, new trailers for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Planes: Fire and Rescue, and so much more…

(Recorded on 04/15/14)

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Watch This: Final ‘Rio 2’ Trailer Features Jemaine Clement

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Are you getting ready to go back to Rio? 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the final Rio 2 trailer prior to its U.S. release on April 11th. The trailer features Nigel, voiced by the fantastic Jemaine Clement, doing a hilarious cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco standard “I Will Survive.” Background vocals are provided by the lovely and talented Kristen Chenoweth, the voice of Gabi the poison dart frog who appears to be number two to Nigel’s number one. Check out the trailer after the jump…

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Spring 2014 Animated Feature Film Preview

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2014 is off to a great start with the huge success of Warner Bros.’ hilarious and extremely clever hit The LEGO Movie. The animated feature films scheduled to open in the U.S. over the next few months will offer filmgoers a variety of stories, styles, and experiences that all look “awesome” to us. Marc Vibbert and Tom Fonss discuss the spring features in episode 62 of the Animation Fascination podcast. Here’s my take on what to expect with the animated features coming to theaters this spring.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 62: Spring Movie Preview ’14

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Tom Fonss is back as our recurring monthly co-host! During the episode Marc and Tom discuss the four films being released during the late winter and spring. Among them; Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, Dreamworks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Blue Sky’s Rio 2, and Summertime Entertainment’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.

Also Discussed: Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to Netflix Instant, Game of Thrones, and tangents galore.

(Recorded on 02/17/14)

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2014 Animated Feature Film Guide

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Coming to a theater near you in 2014—lots of animated films! 2014 looks to be a great year for animated motion pictures. Here is Animation Fascination’s guide to all of the new animated movies scheduled to be released in theaters this year.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 55: Holiday Festivus

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It’s a Festivus for the rest of us. Marc and Matt get together once again to discuss all the best holiday specials and films to watch this time of year.

Also discussed: Disney’s Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks, Golden Globe nominations, and the trailers for Rio 2 and The Nut Job.

(Recorded on 12/23/13)

“Animation Fascination” Episode 53: Jessica Forer – DreamWorks Animation

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For the first time on the podcast we’re joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.

Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer’s love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!”, and the closure of Pixar Canada.

(Recorded on 10/20/13)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 50: Fascinated by Animation

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It’s our fiftieth epiversary and the gang’s all here!

We’ve done a lot in the past 49 episodes, and spoken to quite a few amazing people from the animation industry along the way.

In this special episode, Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest are joined by Justin Vactor, Jon Hueber, Matt Hardeman, Stanford Clark, and Phil Shenton to discuss the past and look towards the future. The guys face off in a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs trivia showdown, but who will come out victorious?

All this, plus so much more!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

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