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.
Jon Hueber and Stanford Clark join Marc to interview Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation at DreamWorks Animation about his career as well as Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
We talk about his work at Weta Digital on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, moving up the ranks at DreamWorks, and receiving philosophical wisdom from a random guy on a sand dune.
Also Discussed: trailers for The BoxTrolls and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, the DreamWorks short Almost Home, Frozen on Blu-ray, breaking news about Cartoon Network, and so much more…
(Recorded on 03/10/14)
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)
On March 7th, Star Wars fans will finally be able to get closure on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series as Lucasfilm and ABC/Disney have announced that the last season–abbreviated as it is–will be coming to Netflix.
It’s our first AF News episode! Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss all the latest news in animation from the past few weeks.
News Highlights Discussed: Actor Sam Witwer Q & A, Golden Globe for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to Frozen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars final Darth Maul story arc, Pixar’s Party Central, Disney’s Big Hero 6, Turbo: FAST on Netflix Instant, and a fifth Ice Age film.
(Recorded on 01/13/14)
When the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series was abruptly cancelled last spring as part of the Disney/Lucasfilm acquisition, fans wondered if the still-dangling storylines would ever be resolved.
We are gearing up for a major barrage of all things Star Wars in 2014. With filming set to begin on Episode VII, the Clone Wars wrap up episodes, and the premiere of the new Star Wars: Rebels series this fall, 2014 should be a year full of great news, rumors, and overall awesomeness in the Star Wars universe.
Hello, animation fans! This week’s new releases will have something for the entire family! We are given a spooky Halloween compilation and an epic galactic tale! Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Fifth Season are heading our way!
Star Wars animation fans can breathe a sigh of relief–even though we won’t be getting new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars anytime soon (if ever), a new animated series from Lucasfilm has been announced today entitled Star Wars: Rebels. Set in the decades between Episode III and IV, the series “takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledging rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.” The first episode will air as a one-hour “special telecast” on Disney Channel in the fall of 2014 with the regular series set to broadcast worldwide on Disney XD shortly thereafter.