After what has seemed like 10,000 years (which can give you such a crick in the neck, as you know), Aladdin, one of our favorite film’s from Disney Animation’s second golden age, has finally been released in the U.S.A. in glorious HD.
Stanford Clark and Tim Costello join Marc Vibbert to pay tribute to the legend that was Robin Williams, as well as discuss all the news that came out of San Diego Comic Con. Also announced is an exclusive Big Hero 6 promotion from the Animation Fascination team.
Also Discussed: the August Disney Blu-ray releases reviewed, Disney and LAIKA say that 2D hand drawn animation is still very much alive, the next Toy Story holiday special, awesome toys from Mondo Tees, new trailers from DreamWorks and Paramount, and so much more …
(Recorded on 08/13/14)
To pay tribute to Robin Williams, Disney is going to screen its 1992 animated motion picture Aladdin on Disney Channel, Disney X-D, and Disney Junior this weekend.
We join with voices around the world in expressing sadness, disbelief, and grief with the news of the passing of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams.
The New York Times reports that Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California, on August 11, 2014. The Marin County sheriff’s office said in a statement that it “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia” and that an investigation was underway. The Times reported that Mr. Williams’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement that Mr. Williams “has been battling severe depression.” He was 63 years old.