“Animation Fascination” Episode 76: AF News – Week of October 5th, 2014

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It’s another edition of AF News with Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert! On today’s show they discuss and review a whole slew of recent animated TV Blu-ray releases, Stanford’s upcoming trip to New York Comic Con, as well as Laika’s The Boxtrolls and Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

Also Discussed: Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition, special episodes of Phineas and Ferb, and new trailers for Pixar’s Inside Out, Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya & Disney’s Big Hero 6. Plus, a whole bunch more…

(Recorded on 10/06/14)

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‘South Park’ Season 17 Coming to Blu-ray on September 16th

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Ready to see Cartman infiltrate the NSA? Or watch the boys as they tackle shopping on Black Friday? You’re in luck because South Park: The Complete 17th Season is coming to Blu-ray on September 16th.

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“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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2013 Animation on Blu-ray/DVD Holiday Gift Guide

AF holiday guide 2The movie studios are spreading lots of holiday cheer this year by releasing new animated films and series on Blu-ray just in time for the big gift giving season. We’ve recently reported on new titles coming to Blu-ray from the Walt Disney Studios. Here are some other items to consider giving to the animation fans in your life…

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Writers Guild ‘101 Best Written TV Series’ List Includes Two Animated Series

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The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has published a list of the “101 Best Written TV Series”, honoring the outstanding creativity and writing from television’s inception to today’s massive landscape of channels and programs. Out of the 101, two animated series made the list: The Simpsons and South Park.

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Power Outage Delays Delivery of Latest ‘South Park’ Episode

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A power outage at the South Park Studios in Los Angeles prevented this week’s episode of South Park from being finished and delivered to Comedy Central for broadcast. It’s the first time in the 17-year history of the show that they’ve missed a scheduled airdate.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday September 24, 2013

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Greetings, animation fans! This week’s new releases bring us a variety! From the most popular adult-oriented shows on the air, to a classic show that everyone has loved. We have Family Guy: Volume Eleven, South Park: The Complete Sixteenth Season, American Dad! Volume Eight, and our featured release, Scooby-Doo: 13 Spooky Tales Ruh-Roh Robot!

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Creative Arts Emmy Awards Handed Out

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On September 15th, the 65th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles, California. The Creative Arts Emmys are typically awarded a week before the full-blown–and more hyped–Emmy Awards, which focuses more on above-the-line names and front-of-camera talent.

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2013 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

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The Academy for Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are the nominees in their animation-specific categories… Continue reading

Comedy Central Announces Details for San Diego Comic-Con Panels

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Comedy Central is bringing its animated programming to San Diego Comic-Con in a big way next week. It is also taping a one-hour comedy special with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt in San Diego during the convention. Check out the details after the jump…

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