“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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“Animation Fascination” Episode 75: The Spectacular Greg Weisman

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In this episode the man, the myth, the legend himself, Greg Weisman, joins Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert.

Weisman’s Shakespearian background, the origins of Gargoyles (and it’s twentieth anniversary), hopes for the possible futures of both The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice, as well as voice acting on Star Wars: Rebels are all spoken of. Plus so much more…

Also Discussed: Doctor Who and Transformers – Beast Machines reviews, Donald Glover as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, and a flying Baymax.

(Recorded on 09/12/14)

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 74: AF News – Week of July 10, 2014

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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)

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Premiere Dates Announced

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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the premiere dates for its upcoming animated TV series Star Wars Rebels.

The one-hour series premiere entitled “Spark of Rebellion” will make its debut on Disney Channel on October 3rd on Disney Channel. Regularly scheduled episodes begin airing on October 13th at 9pm ET/PT (check your local listings) on Disney X-D.

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San Diego Comic-Con Begins Today, But It’ll Take the TARDIS to Get Me In

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So, as much as I have always loved comics, cartoons and everything related to the world of being a nerd, generally, I have never attended or paid much attention to the many, varying comic conventions that are so popular these days. Maybe because I haven’t lived in SOCAL that long, but I now realize how incredibly out of the loop I am. In researching what, in relation to animation, this year’s Comic-Con has to offer, I have been bowled over by all the cool exhibits, guests and products available to the 130,000 fans that managed to get tickets to this exclusive event. I went online to try to pick up a ticket for Sunday because I am off work, but apparently I need to locate the Doctor about traveling back in time, since they are all long sold-out.

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Watch This: Obi-Wan Returns in New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer

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We were stoked to learn that actor James Arnold Taylor is reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series. Check out the new trailer that was released this week from Disney and Lucasfilm.

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