“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)

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A Fascinating Day In Animation History: Disney’s ‘Robin Hood’ (1973)

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This segment will pay homage to great (and not-so-great) animated films in history.

So, forty years ago a movie came out that may have had an exceedingly low-budget, but also has an incredibly high quotability and musical ranking. Walt Disney’s Robin Hood released in the US on November 8, 1973 to great critical acclaim. It has an 83 minute running time and about 587 classic one-liners:

“Sire, if you don’t mind my saying, you have a very loud thumb.”

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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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New Releases – Week of Tuesday August 6, 2013

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A new week means new Blu-ray and DVD releases! Featuring My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Adventures in Zambezia, Robin Hood: 40th Anniversary Edition, Oliver and Company: 25th Anniversary Edition and our featured release, The Sword in the Stone: 50th Anniversary Edition.

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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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Disney’s ‘The Sword in the Stone’ and ‘Robin Hood’ Coming to Blu-ray on August 6th

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The “Disney Vault”  is being very generous with its HD Blu-ray releases this year. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Sword in the Stone and Robin Hood will be released for the first time on Blu-ray on August 6th joining the previously announced release of Oliver and Company on the same day. Details of the new releases are as follows.

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