“Animation Fascination” Episode 37: Alex Mandel – Pixar Composer

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In this episode Marc and Matt interview Annie Award nominated Pixar composer Alex Mandel. We discuss Alex’s influences on his music, how he came to work for Pixar, Mickey Mouse-ing, and what it’s like to have an iTunes library in your head. Alex also talks about the collaborative process at Pixar and the 25 verse version of one of the songs he wrote for Brave.

The new trailers for Monsters University and From Up on Poppy Hill as well as our recommendations are also brought up.

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Dr. Suess’ The Grinch Gets Reboot

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It’s been 13 years since Jim Carrey donned the Grinch make up and ensured that children everywhere had a once beloved story turned into nightmare fuel. Feeling that enough time has passed, Universal and its animation division Illumination Entertainment are moving forward with a brand new CG animated take on Dr. Suess’ classic tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 33: Holiday Special – 2012

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Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah! In this festive episode Marc and Matt are joined by the host of Christmas past, Justin Vactor. All of your favorite animated holiday specials are discussed as well as some recent releases on Blu-ray and DVD. So grab your magic top hat, decorate the loneliest tree, and get ready to poke the Grinch with a 39 1/2 foot pole.

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